Insights

Progressive Movementarians in The New York Times

The New York Times published an article about how bloggers and online activists are finding the experience of preparing for the Democratic National Convention in Denver. They asked Advomatic what we were going to do while we were there. My answer: “I’m telling everyone to meet me at The Big Tent,” said Fred Gooltz, 30,

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Click-to-Call Tool for HCAN Featured in The Huffington Post

Advomatic’s innovative Click to Call tool is gaining some fans on the interwebs. Advomatic recently partnered with Health Care for America NOW! to urge Congress to provide quality, affordable health care for all Americans. Alan Rosenblatt from the Internet Advocacy Center writes at the Huffington Post: Also on the health care front, Health Care for

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Splash Screen for Media Player!

Drupal Media Player. Splash screen. lz.embed.swf({url: ‘/sites/all/modules/media_player/bundled_flash_player/media_player.lzx.lzr%3Dswf8.swf?lzproxied=false&file=http://drupal-multimedia.org/files.dm/videos/20051210-w50s.flv&display_logo=1&logo=/sites/all/modules/media_player/bundled_flash_player/resources/druplicon.png&color_bg=blue&image=http://aaronwinborn.com/sites/aaronwinborn.com/files/wave-splash.jpg’, bgcolor: ‘blue’, width: ‘500’, height: ‘400’, id: ‘media-player-0’, accessible: ‘false’}); Please enable JavaScript in order to use this application. A picture is worth a thousand words. (Image credit reway2007)

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Drupal, WordPress, or Joomla? (A Trick Question)

I was recently asked my opinion of whether to use Drupal or one of those other ones. I was going to just write a flippant reply, when I realized I’m not actually qualified to answer the question. I have never personally used WordPress. I read a comparison of it and Drupal some years ago, and

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My Plans for August

Sadly, my plans for August don’t include Drupalcon Szeged. Already too much travel this summer, and the dates conflict with a training my partner is doing, so that would be hard on our 4yo. Back in June, I made a list of personal project plans, so I figure I’ll revise that list for the rest

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Media Player with Dynamic Logo!

Made some progress last night with the Drupal Media Player that I blogged about recently. Dynamic logos! lz.embed.swf({url: ‘/sites/all/modules/media_player/bundled_flash_player/media_player.lzx.lzr%3Dswf8.swf?lzproxied=false&file=http://spindowners.com/files.dm/videos/20051210-w50s.flv&display_logo=1&logo=//sites/aaronwinborn.com/files/my-logo.png&color_bg=black&image=/sites/all/modules/media_player/bundled_flash_player/resources/druplicon.png’, bgcolor: ‘black’, width: ‘500’, height: ‘400’, id: ‘media-player-1’, accessible: ‘false’}); Please enable JavaScript in order to use this application. This was created with an hour of tweaking the OpenLaszlo XML, and then pasting the following into

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Home-Brewed Drupal Media Player in the Works!

Here’s a sneak peek of the new flash Drupal Media Player, developed by yours truly with OpenLaszlo! Obviously, it’s still rough on the edges, and all the options in the theme function aren’t hooked up yet. Although it works already (after a fashion), don’t use it yet unless you’re willing to suffer the consequences. lz.embed.swf({url:

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Erik Gecas’s Art Show

So my brother in law (Erik Gecas) has an art exhibit, Painting Physical Presence, that’s just opened in Las Vegas! Particularly exciting for me (though admittedly only slightly relevant to the world of Drupal) is that I created his web gallery a few months ago, with Drupal of course. The show is in tandem with

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SimpleTests for hook_file in Media Code Sprint (Status Report Two)

The Media Code Sprint has been a great success thus far! We have built a fairly comprehensive test suite for hook_file. It still needs to be rounded out, so that, for instance, all the cases for file saving are covered. However, validation is fleshed out, and the framework is pretty much usable and ready for

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Drupal Camp Colorado

On Saturday, July 26, at DrupalCamp Denver, I’ll be doing a remote presentation and overview of the multimedia options for Drupal. We’ll examine best practices for handling Images, Video, and Audio on your sites. We’ll cover the modules best suited to specific tasks, with some hands-on examples and site recipes. I’ll be presenting with Andrew

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