Backup migrate restore fails silently

I just wanted to migrate a database from my dev server to my local environment (after having updated from OS X 10.6.8 to 10.9 the other day) and was surprised that the restore on my local machine silently failed. No error message, nothing. First I guessed that this had something to do with permissions in the file system. I checked and everything was fine. So where to look next?

Additional exposed filter block for views

Modules like Better Exposed Filters can help you create great user experiences for accessing all the content you want to be found on your website using views filters. Something that I have often missed though, is the ability to have multiple exposed filter blocks, e.g. one in the sidebar, with a subset of filters, and then another one directly above the search results that provides additional filters and / or options that control the display of the search results. All that good stuff that is already built into views can only be displayed in one block. I know I'm not the only one missing this so I decided to give it a try and solve this problem in way of a module.

Getting the word out

Ok, so I read this blog post.
And although I find the argumentation in parts a little exaggerated, I can still see the point. So I have set up this blog (thanks to the author of the other blog post for the theme). Let's see if I can integrate writing posts into my daily work flow.