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New ShowMeDo Video: Introducing WordPress (part 1 of 2)

In the first of a two-part series, Rachel Cunliffe has made a grand 30 minute introduction to blogging with the rapidly growing open-source WordPress system.

Rachel covers everything you need to know from installing the software at a host through to publishing posts and pages. Also covered: customising WordPress with a new blogroll and [...]

Doing Car Maintenance from your Mobile Phone

Here’s a first – we have uploaded 5 videos using the 3gp protocol that plays on many modern mobile/cell phones. The videos are David Rawlinson’s car maintenance set – you could watch them from your car, or show them to friends…

Here’s an example, for David’s Good Battery video – it should play on most [...]

New ShowMeDos: Two new Car Maintenance videos

David Rawlinson adds another two ShowMeDos to his set – Checking the Oil and investigating the condition of the car’s Battery.

The Oil video is a good visual guide to checking a car’s oil, whilst the Battery video lets you hear the noise a car may make when the battery is fine but another problem stops [...]

Site outages – sorry for the downtime

Kyran and I apologise for the recent site outages.  The site went down for a part of Friday and Sunday due to my misconfiguration of our lighttpd server (fixed), and twice since for shorter periods apparently with problems at our provider.

I’ll be discussing this with our provider with the obvious aim of having a stable [...]

New ShowMeDos: Car Maintenance videos

David Rawlinson introduces basic car maintenance in this start to a larger series. Here David introduces Toolkit Contents, Selecting Tools and Coolant Inspection.

Thanks for the blog mentions, we’re now at 40k downloads!

Thanks go to Kevin Dangoor and Peter Cooper for recent blog mentions (and good luck on iterating the jobs-board extension for Code Snippets).

We passed 40,806 downloads last week (we were at 36k just over a week back!), and now we’re up to 53 videos with David Rawlinson’s latest Car Maintenance videos. Let’s keep sharing [...]

Most Loved and UnLoved ShowMeDos

Here are some stats for last week: 2,669 video downloads for the week and 36,806 downloads since January 1st. Not to be sniffed at! We also had several new video comments from users showing their appreciation and asking questions [1, 2, 3].

Our top five downloads this week (by number-of-downloads) are:

260 – PyDev
142 – [...]