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Media Code Sprint: Status Report One

As announced, we’ve begun the Media Code Sprint to put better media handling into Drupal core! It’s been a great time so far. In the morning, drewish compiled a file function guessing game (free beer!), and andreiashu took the bait and completed the first round with great feedback about how unusable the current state is.

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Media Code Sprint (Top 3 Goals)

Andrew Morton (drewish), Darrel O’Pry (dopry, remotely), and I are heading up a Media Code Sprint in Portland this week! Come help, in person or remotely, if you’re interested in multimedia and Drupal! It has now officially started, and as I’ve volunteered to help keep folks updated, here goes… First the reasons. Number One: Better

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Click-to-Call VoIP As a Political Tool

Advomatic got a great press hit today that we’re happy to share with you. VoIP News, a niche news and information publication dedicated to covering all aspects of the VoIP and Internet Telephony marketplaces wrote about our Click-to-Call system. Robert Poe writes: Advomatic application lets advocacy groups wage calling campaigns using an online interface. …The

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Netroots Nation AdvoStyle

For the third year Advomatic was a major sponsor to the convention of netroots activists now known as Netroots Nation. We spoke on panels, we worked the booth in the exhibitors hall, and we did a great deal of facilitating numerous interpersonal networking events… ie. parties. There were also daytime shenanigans. In one unibrow classy

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JavaScript Theming, a Paradigm Shift

Oleg Terenchuk (litwol) is now developing the JavaScript Theming module. The five second elevator spiel: this will move theming from the server to the client. The longer explanation is a bit more exciting. This module plans to abstract the core of Drupal theming into a javascript layer. This will allow a JSON feed to pass

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Built a New Widget!

Neil Drumm and I just launched a new widget with Advomatic, over at MapLight. This widget is fully customizable, and returns a dynamic image with data created on the fly. I did the image part of things. I’ll do a write up someday soon. I promise! Busy with book editing and work this week… Edit:

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Magic Local Video Recipe!

If you haven’t already, make sure to check out Sean Effel’s latest Filefield + jQuery Media screencast! As was his earlier Feed API + Emfield video tutorial, this is a joy to watch: he does things in thirteen minutes that took developers hours or more to do even a few short months ago, and that’s

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Drupal Multimedia Book Announcement at Drupal.org

So I just made a formal announcement of the pending publication of Drupal Multimedia to Drupal.org, which was promoted to the front page of d.o! What a fun and nerve-wracking task that was. Trying to distill several months of work into a small list. Tweaking every word to make sure it’s right. Then even in

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Raise Your Voice! – Click to Call Tool

The flexibility of Drupal plus Advomatic’s expertise in implementing custom politech solutions for important progressive fights results in the next generation of online advocacy. Last year, one of our clients, Senator Dodd, filibustered AT&T’s amnesty bill. For this fight, Advomatic was able to do what we do best – fit the optimum advocacy tool to

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Wii Couldn’t Help it…

So Lullabot just bragged on Drupal, rightfully so. I was thinking, “Well of course, they can handle 20k comments in 24hrs… Drupal is scalable!” Still, it’s nice to see that in action. Of course, as my family and I finally broke down and got a Wii this summer, the first video gaming experience my wife

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