For anyone even semi-familiar with the Internet I am sure you are aware of the Ron Paul Revolution. His name currently is the #1 googled subject right now. The Ron Paul presidential campaign has basically taken over YouTube and his support has gained reputable positions on popular social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. Although this is not a political site, I thought I would share a few tech related issues which relate to the Ron Paul campaign.
First I would like to bring attention to the Ron Paul Toolbar. This is an add on for IE or Firefox. Every time you use the toolbar a portion of the money goes to your favorite Ron Paul effort. For the exact details I would check out their website. In this example I am installing the IE version which works in both XP and Vista.
After downloading the 2.47MB executable file just double click to launch. Agree to the license agreement and accept the default path for the installation. The install is pretty straight forward.
I would advise caution on this screen of the install and uncheck the two boxes otherwise it will change you IE default search provider. Also, I am not a fan of sharing “anonymous” information with any program.
Once installed IE will automatically launch and you will see the bar. Once caveat is when you do a search in the RP toolbar, the engine is Yahoo but if your cool with that and want additional money to go to the campaign it’s not too bad.
The other cool thing included is an easy way to access Ron Paul Radio via a mini media player … You can also add whatever streaming media, Podcast, or MP3 file of you choosing.
For more information regarding Ron Paul you can check out my video blog!
Programmer by day, geek by night, The Geek, also known as Lowell Heddings, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 01/22/08