Tagging Events

One of the great things in DeanSpace was the ability to load events from Dean for America into DeanSpace websites via a patched RSS feed. The folks at CivicSpace, the follow on to DeanSpace, have been looking at how this can be done in a more generalized way.

With my work with the Center for Online Investigative Research, I stumbled across the the IPTC’s EventsML. On that mailing list, was a pointer to Scott McMullan’s blog where he has an entry entitled Google/Internet Archive, Meet Mr. Event

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Drupal and Media Wiki

I've been playing with both Drupal and Media Wiki quite a bit recently, and even have an installation or two where I have Drupal and Media Wiki using the same database.

In CivicSpace there is a module, dkosfilter which allows you to easily link from Drupal to dkosopedia, a popular Media Wiki based wiki. Some people had asked for a way to link to wikipedia, another very popular Media Wiki based site.

A little levity

I've spent a lot of time today working on packaging an open source project. It was challenging, and a tad mind numbing at times.

So, this evening, I checked out Sigmund, Carl and Alfred to help gain some much needed perspective.

They have a wonderful entry about online quizes.

Inspired by their post, I have created my my own quiz. Take it, have fun.

Yesterday...

“It was twenty years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play, “

It was twenty-four years ago today, that I woke up in an old spice factory that had been converted to loft space in the Navy Yard section of Brooklyn. I was working as a computer programmer for a large life insurance company. One of my roommates was a food service manager at CBS. He had to get in early to feed everyone who wanted breakfast at the broadcast center.

The direction of the Democratic Party, and the role that Blogs can play

(Originally published in Greater Democracy)

The talk today is about how Oregon DNC member Mary Botkin has been unseated by Jenny Greenleaf! Blue Oregon has particularly good coverage of this, and Political State Report and DailyKOS are also talking about this.

Blue Oregon also notes that Sal Peralta decided not to run against Wayne Kinney. I am disappointed that Sal didn’t run. I love democracy and I love to see it take place when it comes to electing the leadership of the party. I am very excited to see the democratic fervor sweep parts of the party as we decide who the next DNC Chair will be.

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