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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 left to do.

If you're curious who it looks, I drop in a links below:

- https://theautomationblog.com/season-2-episode-27/ (no ads - yay!)

Hopefully I'll finish them over the next few days, after which I need to work on the store connection to Printful to see if I can get that up and running again.

Do this has really be just filler work here and there as most of my time is being split between creating new videos for TAB, and working on the website update for The Automation School.

And that's about it for what's happening this afternoon at Insights In Automation :-)

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Shawn
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Mid-week musings: What's on the calendar for the next few weeks
Last night I taught my final session of Logix Live, and while I enjoyed teaching it, it will be nice to have my Tuesday nights back!

That said, next on my list is editing the replay from last nights class, and then publishing it along with the RSLogix/Studio 5000 files from the session. Then I need to create a completion certificate and the course will be complete.

I also recently decided to give my Logix Live students a free copy of my PAC Basics Extended course, and vice versa - I cover pretty much the same topics in each and I thought it would be a cool "thank you" to all my students of my most expensive course :-)

Along with that, I'm also I'm working on creating the secure USBs for my first two Mega Bundle orders with USBs and I'm very glad to have completed the long process of creating all of the HTML files needed for each of my 8 courses PLUS three of my bundles.

Currently, my Mega Bundle takes up three 64GB USBs, and encrypting each takes a good bit of time. If my ...
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Mastering Logix Applications™
Something I'm been working on for the last couple of weeks that I can't wait to share on the Blog and School is the affordable ControlLogix and RSLogix 5000 simulator we're going to start selling next week.

While it's been for sale by the developer for a few years, new customers who purchase it from my site will also be getting my brand new course, "Mastering Logix Applications" using this simulator included free of charge.

And for those who purchased the PLCLogix simulator already, I'm going to offer my new course as a standalone option for just $29.99 for a limited time :-)

Sincerely,

Shawn Tierney
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