Insights

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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Embedded Media Field gets Thickbox Support!

The good folks at Zivtech (Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg and Jody Hamilton) have been plugging away at Embedded Media Field while I was away. It has bling now! Check out their Drupal Video page. Click on a thumbnail, go ahead. Thickbox! Here’s a screenshot, just in case you didn’t do that yet: It’s in the latest dev

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jQuery Media Release

I made an official release for the jQuery Media module. This is a wrapper for the jQuery Media plugin. I have made this a full featured module, an aid for developers and themers. We are using it for the audio clips of Air America Radio. From its help page: The jQuery Media plugin will turn

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Plans for jQuery Media and jMedia Support

I’ve just created the jQuery Media and jMedia wrapper modules for those two jQuery plugins. I am excited about both of them, which are similar. I’m already using jQuery Media for the audio player for Air America Radio (to be launched next week), and found out about jMedia today while researching other uses for the

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YouTube Expands API: Good for Embedded Media Field

So YouTube just added some new features to their API: Upload videos and video responses to YouTube Add/Edit user and video metadata (titles, descriptions, ratings, comments, favorites, contacts, etc) Fetch localized standard feeds (most viewed, top rated, etc.) for 18 international locales Perform custom queries optimized for 18 international locales Customize player UI and control

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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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