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Future of Drupal FTP

On IRC, Károly Négyesi (better known as chx) asked me about the status of the Drupal FTP project. He was concerned that it stores FTP usernames and passwords, which could open up the possibility for security holes and malware if extended or used improperly. Additionally, one of its stated goals was as a possible means

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5 Second Game Widget Mock-Up

Here is a rough mock-up for a widget for the upcoming 5 Second Game Drupal module that Morbus Iff and I are developing. It doesn’t do anything yet, but check back soon… Basically, this mock-up is for one of several planned widgets that are meant to be embedded in blogs and other posts. As a

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No More Teasers!

I just read We don’t need no Pagination, which describes a technique to replace the read more of a page with an automatic page loader for the next section. I think this could easily be done in Drupal, maybe as a plug-in for Views and teasers. As a start, I could easily envision teasers automatically

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Aaron’s Project Plans in June

This list is partly to inform interested others of my personal Drupal plans this month, partly to get feedback, and partly as a reminder for myself when I see my blog. The order is roughly in order of priority for me. We’ll see how it actually pans out… Finish writing Drupal Multimedia! (I’ve finished 10

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5 Second Game (Concept)

The engine for 5 Second Game is built on a Rock-Scissors-Paper concept. There are three stats, corresponding to that, and everything modifies that: character classes, skills, combat, etc. It is meant to be a fast paced, easy to grasp, infinitely extensible game. The game is designed to be fit into an embeddable widget, so that

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Drupal Next Year…

…will be on mobile phones… EVERY MINUTE 1,000 people around the world sign up for a cellphone. (Found at the NY Times)

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Embedded Expression Engine in the Works

You want to support a provider not included automatically with Embedded Media Field? Just can’t wait for the maintainers of the module to write a new include file for FrenchBlingVideoMashup.TV? But you don’t know RegEx parsing from red beets and parsnips? Fret no more. Soon, you will be able to build your own provider parser,

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I am Singularity?

I just learned about Singularity, an online web developer’s conference schedule for October. Not to be confused with the Singularity, our potential post-human future. This conference will feature many renowned speakers, such as Tim O’Reilly and developers from CERN, Yahoo, EA, Linden Lab (SL), and other influential organizations. A quick search on the site for

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Map a Video Feed!

Sean Effel from drupaltherapy.com recently created an excellent Feed API + Emfield Recipe video tutorial. He shows you step-by-step how to take a video feed from Blip.TV (or any other provider supported by Embedded Media Field) and aggregate it on your own site, videos, thumbnails, and all, automatically turning the remote videos into nodes on

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RPG Achievements

So I have recently implemented and committed RPG Achieve in the RPG module series for Drupal. This allows games to record achievements of players, such as “You have slain 14 dragons”, or “You were the first to summit Ploggers Peak”. Next in that progression will be RPG Quest, which will allow achievements to be grouped

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