We use the Events module to manage workshops here in the Teaching & Learning Centre, and use the “Upcoming Events” block to display the next few workshops on our website. Works great, but the default text leaves a bit to be desired. By default, it shows the event title, and “(2 days)” - which indicates that the event begins in 2 days.
But, it could also mean that the event lasts for 2 days.
So, I just added a trivial change to the event.module file, adding the following line of code at line 1847 (on my copy of the file, which was checked out on June 4, 2007):
$timeleft = 'starts in ' . $timeleft;
That changes the text indicator in the “Upcoming Events” block to read:
(starts in 2 days)
Which is much clearer in meaning. Easy peasy. I just have to remember to edit the module after updating, if this doesn't make it in…