Jan
25
2009
1

The Inaugural Podcast in HD

Caution: File is 1.5 GB

Thanks to Mark Fancher for the soundtrack. Check him out on iTunes!

Update: Some of you may have noticed I posted this yesterday and had to take it down. There is something going on with my host and large files. When you start to download this podcast, it may take up to 5 minutes to start downloading. I’m working on a solution but at this point you have to just sit tight and wait. I recommend just subscribing to it via iTunes and let iTunes take care of the download for you. Thanks again!

Jan
25
2009
1

nickganga’s inaugural online experience

loopt-syndication

For the inauguration of President Barack Obama this year, I wanted to make a point to include as many people in the experience as I could. Being an avid user of Facebook, Loopt, WordPress and now Twitter, it was important to find a way to bring all these services together and syndicate the information between them all. Originally, I wanted to use Loopt to track myself, but without a Blackberry Bold client, had moved to TwitterBerry and some lightweight Twitter location updating client. While I was searching for an adequate solution, I was reading through Blackberry Forums and found that the 8830′s Loopt client ran on the Bold without too many glitches (Open wap.GetJar.com with your mobile -> Quick Download -> enter Quick Download Code 29639). Loopt it is.

Loopt Link SyndicationHaving used Loopt in the past, I had known about the Loopt feature called “Loopt Link” that will syndicate the last 10 or so journal entries in the Loopt application to Twitter, Facebook, A Web Widget & RSS feed. For Tuesday’s ceremony, I implemented all but the RSS feed into my web applications to allow for maximum visibility which put my Blackberry in control of every Loopt journal entry, Tweet, Facebook Status and post here at nickganga.com.

Loopt Widget & Journal Entries

Loopt’s blog widget is a great way to show your journal entries on an interactive map. I featured the widget here on this site in the header from Monday January 19, 2009 – Wednesday January 21, 2009 as family and friends followed us on our journey to the nation’s capital.

Loopt widget tracing path from Auburn Hills, MI to Washington, DCLoopt Widget Focused on one Journal Entry


Loopt Private Journal with all DotsLoopt Private Jorunal - Individaul Entry

WordPress TwitterTools Plugin

Alex King’s WordPress plugin TwitterTools powered the WP integration for this historic event. Because Loopt delivers status updated to Twitter, this plugin listens to Twitter and was set to create an entry for each Tweet. Twitter Tools

Jan
20
2009
1

Passing Into January 20, 2009


As the clock strikes midnight, our journey takes us in January 20th, 2009. The day Barack Obama will become the 44th President of the United States of America.

Jan
19
2009
0

Inauguration Updates

Hello nickganga.com followers! In celebration of the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama, I will be traveling to Washington, DC with a group from Oakland University and tracking every part of it here! The Map located at the top of the page will follow our progress as we drive from Auburn Hills, MI to Shady Grove, Maryland and then take the train into DC. As always, comments are welcome. If you need to reach me, @nickganga on twitter is the way.

Jan
14
2009
0
Nov
05
2008
0
Oct
05
2008
1

Jay-Z Free Concert for Obama Voter Registration

And I know the audio is distorted at parts. It was loud there, can’t do much about it. Enjoy!

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Oct
05
2008
0
Oct
02
2008
1
Oct
02
2008
1
Sep
30
2008
0

Return to Sender

This past sunday, Daily Kos (any many other news outlets 1, 2) reported on a “chemical irritant” attack on a mosque in Dayton, Ohio just a few days after a fear-mongering, anti-Muslim documentary was distributed via newspaper inserts and US mail by the shady non-profit “The Clarion Fund”. Now, I don’t know about you, but I am disgusted (yet unfortunately not surprised) that people would respond the way they did to this kind of racist propaganda.

Well, today I received a copy of this hate-speech DVD in the mail (as did my mom) and was ready to set it on fire and get rid of it. But then I thought, why not take a different response to the mailing and just
    RETURN TO SENDER
.

If you are as appalled as me about receiving this in them mail, don’t open the mailing. Tell the Clarion Fund that you won’t be swayed by their hateful and fear-mongering propaganda. Write RETURN TO SENDER on the address area and drop it back in your mailbox. Tell your friends too!

This is what the mailer looks like:

JOIN ME AND SEND IT BACK

May
12
2008
0
Mar
28
2008
1

Help Hillary

Stop the bloodshed by Buying TAMPAX?!  Oh the irony. 

 

Mar
10
2008
0

Hillary is Stealing, FROM HER OWN STAFF

An excerpt from Kathy Callahan, a former Clinton aide about over $3,000 in UNAUTHORIZED campaing charges to her visa:

I voluntarily left thE Hillary Finance Committee after I discovered more than $3, 000 in unauthorized charges from HRC campaign on my own VISA card! And that set off a wave of overdrafts and $400 in bank charges that I was stuck with. And thE compliance officer Allison Wright at Hillary VA headquarters refused to reimburse me for the charges. And the senior finance reps who I notified about more than $3, 000 in Unauthorized Visa Charges: never once aplogized or empathized with my plight…Much less send me a "sorry for all the trouble" note and a check!

And my FAVORITE line:

"Kathy Callahan, you are going to be with us all the way to the White House…So let’s leave the money where it is and we’ll save time on inevitable future donations and transactions!"

 You can read the full article on Blue Jersey.

Is this really the kind of person we want to be our next President of the United States? I’m sick of people just turning a blind eye to the Republican-esq nature of Hillary’s campaing and tactics.

Jan
25
2008
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