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Module Development during DrupalCon

So I was just updating the Contributed Modules Status page at gdo to reflect that I plan to work on upgrading Embedded Media Field to Drupal 6.x during DrupalCon, and noticed that fago also plans to work on Workflow-ng “after the drupalcon”. So I scanned through the list to see if anyone else was planning

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Hotlinking Images? No. Wget Instead.

There’s an open feature request for the Embedded Media Field to allow editors to link to a live image on any arbitrary site. Although this is technically possible, and easy to implement in the module’s framework, this practice is also known as hot-linking, and I’m not particularly interested in enabling that sort of functionality. However,

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Embedded Media Import Roadmap

So I had a dream last night. About Drupal, as I often do. I envisioned a way to make Embedded Media Import, which is bundled with Embedded Media Field, far more useful than it currently is. And I don’t think it’ll be too difficult to implement either. I plan to work on this at DrupalCon,

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HoverIntent in Air America Header

I’ve set up a sliding show schedule header for Air America, although unfortunately, you can’t preview it yet. (That’ll launch in April). I found a good use for the hoverIntent module there: when you scroll over a show icon, the upcoming show information will be displayed below. Usually, you would just use jQuery’s .mouseOver event

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This Blog is Built in Drupal 6

I’ve finally decided to set up a personal blog, which you are looking at right now. I can usually find a few minutes a day to write about whatever’s going on, but haven’t had a decent forum for some of it, or stuff gets all scattered. As most of my day is spent working with

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Drupal Multimedia Panel at DrupalCon

I will be the lead presenter of the Drupal Multimedia panel at Boston DrupalCon next week. I am teaming up with James Walker (walkah), Darrel O’Pry (dopry), and Nate Haug (quicksketch) on Monday, March 3, in the Site Building track, with a live demonstration integrating images, video, and audio onto your sites. This 90 minute

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Hollywood Influence on Online Politics

When Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am released the “Yes We Can” video mashup of Obama’s speech / song, many wondered why the file was uploaded to a relatively unknown site called DipDive.com. Phase 2 of the DipDive project is phenomenal. Collective video making – as users upload or share photos of Obama rallies to the site,

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Early Innovators Are We

The Nation, America’s oldest weekly magazine and most widely read journal of opinion reported recently on the “new tools and new talent” that is infusing the Democratic Party and buttressing the progressive left. It is fitting that when the article describes early instances of the online infrastructure progressives built and the flaws of the older

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Young Pakistani Facebook Political Action – Will The Village Notice?

Recently, there has been an extraordinary amount of sneering, dismissive media attacks on America’s young people and the utility of the internet in politics. This website, Future Majority, dedicated to beat reporting on millennial politics has tried to correct the condescending, disdainful narratives time and time and time and time and time again but yet

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Playing With Widgets and Data

Here at Advomatic, we’re getting pretty good at the whole widget thing. The data thing has been our forte for a while, but now there’s the widgets that we keep nailing, and of course we’re still pretty good at the whole the speaking truth to power thing. Let’s discuss: The non-partisan Drum Major Institute for

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