This past week, my Drupal 8 course hit 2,000,000 views on YouTube.
I was recently interviewed by Steve Burge over at OSTraining for their monthly podcast. Over the years, I've created well over 1,000 video tutorials for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Mautic and other brands.
I had a friend ask if I could create a donation/membership page for their non-profit using PayPal. The site is built in Joomla! 3.x so I naturally thought of an excellent extension like JoomDonation. However, they wanted a number of tweaks that meant modifying the extension which I hesitate to do. Enter RSForm! Pro. It's pretty much been my go-to form builder on any Joomla! site I've built over the years.
So, I'm on a plane heading to San Francisco for a week of training with OSTraining. I picked up the new Macbook this week as I prepped for a trip to San Francisco. I spent about 30 minutes playing with Apple's newest ultra-light laptop a few weeks ago and wasn't quite convinced. The new keyboard is definitely an acquired taste and the new trackpad has a ton of hidden tricks that I wasn't sure I'd ever use. The computer feels under-powered for anything beyond basic presentations, email, web browsing and hand-coding CSS or websites.
As readers of this blog know, I create a LOT of training video for OSTraining.com. I'm up around the 400 mark these days. Last week I cranked out 30 new videos for an update to our Drupal Intermediate course, first published over two years ago. The microphone I used back then was a pretty good Logitech headset (no longer available) and I thought the audio was decent enough for screencasts. I'm now using the MIC from Apogee. While this is still not a high-end"podcast" quality mic, it only cost $199.
Last year I flew almost 85,000 air miles speaking in the US, Canada and Europe. After all those miles, I've gotten pretty good at packing - especially the technology I use when I'm doing training.
This week I've been in Sussex NB, Canada teaching 2nd and 3rd year students at Kingswood University. I've taught his one week seminar every other year since 2004. Think about the changes in technology in the past 10 years!