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Work on The Automation Blog continues - next up: Video Migration

Hey everyone,

Thought I'd stop by and share a little about the continued work on the new TheAutomationBlog.com (TAB) website/

One of my goals for the updated version of TAB was to replace all the YouTube videos with Vimeo videos, and last on the list are episodes of The Automation Minute (TAM) (the Show and Podcast are already done ;-)

While watching videos on YouTube is great, on TAB I wanted visitors to have a better, commercial-free viewing experience, so on and off this week I've been slowly going through Seasons 1 - 4 of TAM replacing the YouTube embeds with Vimeo embeds.

It's a long process that requires opening and editing about 250 TAM posts on TAB, and replacing the old code with new code from Vimeo.

There's also some code cleanup I have to do on TAB and videos settings I have to modify on Vimeo, making it long and repetitive work, but easy to do after hours when I'm bored lol!

So far I've finished 68 videos in Season 1, and 27 in Season 2, leaving about 150...

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Have a question - please post it!

To all Automation.Locals.com Members,

Please post any and all questions you have right here in our community - if I know the answer I'll definitely help!

For those who don't know, members are those who pledge $5, either as a one time donation or a recurring monthly subscription.

Some non-members have been sending questions in via the "Locals.com" messaging system, and while I may use those in my future articles and videos at TheAutomationBlog.com, if you want me to reply to your question you'll need to post them here in our community by becoming a member.

Thanks as always!

Shawn Tierney of The Automation Blog, School, Show, Podcast, Minute, and Tech Tips

Weekly Update and Thank You!

First I want to send out a huge "Thank You" to our new supporters!

Now on to our weekly update:

This week I'm focusing on wrapping up a lot of loose ends so I can get back in the Studio and begin filming new content again.

Due to the state of the economy, I've been working extra hard to try to secure advertising revenue and come up with new products to keep the sites online and new content coming.

We have a long way to go, but I'm happy to announce we are expecting our first advertising buy for 2021!

The good folks over at Siemens have really stepped it up to support us and our mission to to bring industrial automation news and how-to's to the English speaking world, and I can't tell you how much that means in the current economic downturn!

So if you talk to anyone at Siemens in the coming weeks, please thank them for their support of The Automation Blog!

In case you're wondering, I did reach out to all the major automation players, and some you'd naturally expect ...

Currently Working On: Logix Live™ Online Courses

Over the last year many grade schools have instituted "remote learning," which simply put means kids stay home and connect via web-meeting to teachers for instruction.

Wondering if this had sparked any interest amongst our audience, late last year I crafted a survey to see what people thought, and to my surprise I found a lot of people preferred this type of training.

That in mind, I decided to try my hand at it and just scheduled a seven week course on ControlLogix to start on Tuesday, March 16th at 7pm ET.

The plan is to hold seven, one hour training sessions covering all the details of ControlLogix which I also cover in my pre-recorded on demand course.

To put my own spin on it, I also plan to make a replay of the course available to students after the fact, so they can come back and retake the course in the future at no additional charge :-)

I'm looking forward to this new experience, and if any of you would like to sign up I'm offering $50 off to all supporters ...

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