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New Video Published: Pygame tutorial – Installation

Showmedo is proud to publish:[1780] Pygame tutorial – Installation, a video-tutorial by Kenny X This video is part of the series Using Pygame for Games

In this tutorial screencast you will learn how to install pygame on Linux, Mac, and Windows. I explain what you can find on http://pygame.org/download.shtml and how to find out if [...]

The font of knowledge

One of the nice things about the web and coding in general is the occasional little distraction thrown up in the space of toolsets, coding-practice and the like. Today those eddies in cyberspace have brought fonts to the fore, after a while in which I really hadn’t given it too much thought. But the fact [...]

Taming Flowplayer Pt. 1

Getting Flowplayer up and running on the site was not quite as smooth as the nice web-site and clean API suggested. I’ll be documenting the whole gory process in the ‘Building a Website (with Python, jquery etc..)’ series, but in the meantime I’ll mention the hideous hackery needed to get over the final hurdle that [...]

Testing wordpress-twitter plugin

If this gets through, the soon to be awesomeness of this blog will be seeping through to twitter automatically. Or crashing something somewhere. Going to keep on writing to hit the 140 limit – and see what it does with that.

New flash-player being debuted

It’s been much more work than anticipated (a definite screencast or three in there somewhere) but we’ve finally moved to the open-source flowplayer Chief benefits are:

much cleaner jquery-like API
far greater control over the video-player area. Which means…
innovative ways of directing users to new content and…
with luck much more interactivity with the video-player

p.s. the commenting [...]

New Video Published: Closing remarks and using dictionaries effectively for scientific computing

Showmedo is proud to publish:[1452] Closing remarks and using dictionaries effectively for scientific computing, a video-tutorial by unpingco This video is part of the series Scientific and parallel computing using IPython

In this final segment, we highlight concepts important for new scientific Python programmers, especially those coming from a Matlab environment. We discuss effective use [...]

New Video Published: Garbage Collection in Python – Part II -

Showmedo is proud to publish:[1451] Garbage Collection in Python – Part II -, a video-tutorial by gasto This video is part of the series Python from zero.

How to instantiate the previously created class ( Foo ) is shown, using IDLE (the Integrated Development Environment , that comes with the standard CPython distribution). 2 referrers [...]

New Video Published: Help! Manuals, Forums and Mail lists

Showmedo is proud to publish:[1444] Help! Manuals, Forums and Mail lists, a video-tutorial by Ian Ozsvald This video is part of the series OpenOffice Writer 3.1 for Microsoft Word users

For help, the first place to start is TutorialsForOpenOffice. The official documentation is complete but a bit heavy.

OpenOffice’s Support section gives many links which [...]

New Video Published: Working with an OpenDocument Format (.odt) file

Showmedo is proud to publish:[1443] Working with an OpenDocument Format (.odt) file, a video-tutorial by Ian Ozsvald This video is part of the series OpenOffice Writer 3.1 for Microsoft Word users

Now let’s look at a native document – OpenOffice works with .odt files (OpenDocument Text). Normally these are zipped structures that contain xml [...]

New Video Published: Working with Word (.doc) files

Showmedo is proud to publish:[1442] Working with Word (.doc) files, a video-tutorial by Ian Ozsvald This video is part of the series OpenOffice Writer 3.1 for Microsoft Word users

An early hurdle when switching to OpenOffice will be the question of whether you can still share documents with MS Office users. Of course you [...]

New Video Published: Installing OpenOffice 3.1 on Windows XP

Showmedo is proud to publish:[1441] Installing OpenOffice 3.1 on Windows XP (Free), a video-tutorial by Ian Ozsvald This video is part of the series OpenOffice Writer 3.1 for Microsoft Word users

In just over 2 minutes we run you through the installation of OpenOffice 3.1 on Windows XP. We also show you how you [...]