Archive of month: June 2009

New ShowMeDo series – OpenOffice Calc transition series for Excel users

I spent the weekend cracking through the creation of a new 12-part tutorial  series for ShowMeDo, the result is OpenOffice Calc 3.1 for Microsoft Excel users.  The overview is embedded below, links to all the episodes are further down.  This series was created whilst wearing my screencast production hat for ProCasts. The goal is to […]

RobotBrighton this Thursday – Tony Ellis and Invented Robots and Toys

I’m looking forward to this Thursday evening‘s RobotBrighton night @ The Skiff.  Tony Ellis (AKA ToyMaker), creator of 45 licensed toys and electronic games, will talk on his boot-strapped history (note the £5 App connection to my excitement?) with some details about his latest project. Amongst other things he’s the creator of the rather cool […]

E-UAE Amiga Emulator on Ubuntu 9.04 with Sound and a Blank Floppy Image (.adf)

In all its glory, behold the 880k-wonderfulness of a blank Amiga (.adf) floppy disk image.  Why, you might ask, do I link to this image?  Simple.  Having used the e-uae Amiga emulator on Linux a few times, each time I’ve stumbled with save-games because euae doesn’t provide the ability to format a save-game disk when […]

Running Skype on Ubuntu + QuickCam Pro 9000

I use Skype on my Win desktop and MacBook as a matter of course now, I rather like to use the video feed via the MacBook when co-working with my team on our screencasts. Since the desktop box usually runs Ubuntu 9.04, I wanted to try my new QuickCam Pro 9000.  The short story is […]

£5 App – Andy Gill, Richard Dallaway, Ben Sauer

We had a fab £5 App last night – sorry to those who tuned in looking for the live broadcast.  We had some itty-bitty bandwidth issues and uStream wouldn’t play ball so I had to record off-line.  Vimeo serves the videos just fine now.  Thanks to Jon and The Skiff for hosting us.  See photos […]

£5 App tonight – live video stream from 8pm

All going well we’ll be broadcasting tonight’s £5 App event via this uStream page.  Any last minute changes will be posted here. I gave details last week for the 3 speakers (possibly 4 now with Ben), we’re starting from 8pm @ The Skiff in the North Laines. Ian applies Data Science as an AI/Data Scientist […]

New ProCasts screencast for Orchestrate

Over in ProCasts we’ve just delivered a sales screencast production to Andy Wright (CEO) at Orchestrate to demonstrate their workforce scheduling software.  Andy and I first spoke after he created his own screencast for Orchestrate’s launch, you can see some more details and our critique of his earlier screencast here.  Andy’s blogged a very supportive […]

Starting work on a ‘How to Screencast’ eBook

Having learned an awful lot about screencasting in the last 4 years, I’m starting work in ProCasts on developing an eBook that teaches How to Screencast.  With over 3 years of tutorial screencasting in ShowMeDo and 2 years of commercial screencasting for marketing, tech-support and training that led to ProCasts, I feel rather well-qualified to […]

OpenOffice Writer tutorials at ShowMeDo

I’ve just finished a new series for OpenOffice users entitled OpenOffice 3.1 Writer for Microsoft Word users.  This series is a part of ShowMeDo’s Club, in 45 minutes I cover 11 topics for the new Writer user aimed at easing their transition across from MS Office: Series Overview in 4 minutes (OpenOffice 3.1 for Word […]