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Low Hanging Fruit

During our Drupal Multimedia panel on Monday, Nate Haug (quicksketch) mentioned that soon we will be discontinuing the Image module, and providing a migration for existing Image Nodes to ImageField (or its replacement). The same thing needs to happen to the Video module. That could happen now. The module that provides a migration path for

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Drupal China gets Embedded Media Field!

Jacob Redding (jredding), Robert Scales, and John Zhu conducted a panel about Drupal in China yesterday at DrupalCon. We all learned about why and how China is beginning to embrace Drupal. I plan to do a better write-up for the Drupal Newsletter, so you’ll have to wait till then to hear more about it. However,

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Drupal Text Editor Brainstorming

Oleg Terenchuk (litwol) and I were discussing the Rich Text Editor (RTE) in core thread on the developer’s list the other day. He has a great idea to create some hooks to allow this to be simple, powerful, and easily extendible. It would be written in jQuery, and allow buttons to be built on top

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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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