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New Feature: voting on videos

On Thursday we added a new feature – now you can vote on videos that you like. Look for this big ‘Thumbs Up’ sign on each video page:

Just click on the Thumbs Up to vote, this helps our authors gain public kudos and lets them know that their efforts are appreciated by you, the [...]

New ShowMeDo: A Visually Cleaner Work-Environment

“Here’s a quick tip for making your work environment cleaner – paint (with real paint!) over any logos.” – video here, Bryce Bolton

New ShowMeDo: Secure File Transfer With WASTE

“Alice wants to share some documents with Bob. The documents contain corporate secrets, credit cards and personal information – Alice wants to be share the files with Bob confident and 3rd party eavesdropper cannot intercept the data. Enter WASTE – the “anonymous, secure, and encrypted collaboration tool”.” – video here, Russell Sayers

Get Going with Python 2: Python Development Environments (IDEs) part 2

Update (April 2009) – The Python Development Environments Learning Path covers all the following information and more.

[update - replaced link to older Wing screencast with newer 2-part Wing v3 Pro series]

Here I’ll talk about the IDE combinations I use and why…

Side note – are you learning Python?  We’ve started Club ShowMeDo which is aimed at [...]

Get Going with Python 2: Python Development Environments (IDEs) part 1

Welcome to the second part of my Get Going with Python series. In this two-part blog post I’ll try to help you choose a Development Environment.

Update (April 2009) – The Python Development Environments Learning Path covers all the following information and more.

Side note – are you learning Python? We’ve started Club ShowMeDo which is aimed [...]

New Submissions Form

We have re-written the Submissions form, this contains information on how you can make your own tutorial videos and submit them to ShowMeDo.

I have a new set of introductory videos in the works too to guide you through the process (for Windows users), more on that soon.

New Site Design

Kyran has been hard at work improving the site’s graphical design. Kyran tells me that he has aimed to:

“Improve the site’s readability and give a more coherent colour scheme”

We hope you like it!

New ShowMeDo: Saving with the Preset Manager

“The Preset Manager allows you to save sets for just about everything in Photoshop so you can keep an archive of your favorite brushes, patterns, color swatches, and so on.” – video here, Glen Moyes

New ShowMeDo: A Few Brush Examples

“To give you a few ideas on how you can creatively use brushes, as well as showing some of my favorite tricks that I didn’t cover previously, here are a few example brushes and how I made them.” – video here, Glen Moyes

New ShowMeDo: Brush Options Part 2

“Part 2 of Brush Options covers Opacity, Flow, Airbrush, Texturing Each Tip, Dual Brush, Color Dynamics, Other Dynamics, Noise, Wet Edges, Smoothing, and Protect Texture.” – video here, Glen Moyes

New ShowMeDo: Brush Options Part 1

“In this 2-part video, all of the brush options in Photoshop will be explained. Part 1 covers Brush Presets, Brush Tip Shape, Shape Dynamics, Scattering, and Texture Modes.” – video here, Glen Moyes

New ShowMeDo: Defining Brush Tips and Patterns

“The two most significant things that define the way that your brush looks are Brush Tips and Patterns. You can use any image you want to define those, and in this video you’ll see how it’s done.” – video here, Glen Moyes

New ShowMeDo: Shortcut Blocks with Symbol to_proc

“It may have a goofy syntax, but the Symbol#to_proc feature Rails adds allows you to do simple blocks very quickly and easily.” – video here, Ryan Bates

New ShowMeDo: Using with_scope

“Learn how to use with_scope – a very powerful method which will allow your custom find methods to accept any find options. Just like magic!” – video here, Ryan Bates

New ShowMeDo: Move Find into Model

“Move a find into the model to clean up the controllers and remove duplication. Also see how you can call these custom find methods through an association.” – video here, Ryan Bates

New ShowMeDo: easy_connection basics

“The basic features of easy_connection, an event-based front-end to Python sockets.” – 1 video, 8 minutes, Florian Mayer