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Totally Random - Episode 2 from concrete5 on Vimeo.

Hey!Andrewagain, and I'm going to recap the news.

This Week's News

How we assign your karma raffle numbers

For each raffle, we're going to assign a total of 1,000,000 raffle tickets to all the winner's of karma points.For this contest, we grabbed all karma points assigned from noon last Thursday to noon today (May 13th, 2010).The total?43,760 points. That means, each karma point is going to get you 22 tickets, with37,280 extra tickets dispersed randomly throughout the previous winners. THAT'S A LOT OF CHANCES TO WIN. Then, we got Prescott from the Laurelhurst Theater to roll some 6-digit numbers while we hung out on his roof. It was pretty cool.

TheWinners, and What They Got

Watch the video to find out!


It's our clear goal to get concrete5 on every well configured web server on earth. A nice script installing app called Softaculous has just added concrete5 to the stuff they support install for. That's great news to us and we're happy to be working directly with Softaculous so hopefully version updates will be smooth sailing for concrete5 fans.

Thanks Softaculous!


Totally Random - Episode 1 (pilot) from concrete5 on Vimeo.

Greetings! This isAndrew, and I'm going to recap the news, and explain how our karma contest works.

This Week's News

How we assign your karma raffle numbers

For each raffle, we're going to assign a total of 1,000,000 raffle tickets to all the winner's of karma points.For this contest, we grabbed all karma points assigned from midnight April 30th to 11:59 May 6th. The total? 50,265 points. That means, each karma point is going to get you 19 tickets, with 44,965 extra tickets dispersed randomly throughout the previous winners. That means if you got 1,000 karma points during the last week, you're going to get at least 19,000 raffle tickets. THAT'S 19,000 CHANCES TO WIN!

Pinball Probability Principle

Want to generate random numbers from pinball scores? Use this approach: no matter how many numbers your score contains, if you take three digits total, and start two digits in from the left, you're going to get yourself some random numbers. Combine two or more scores for a total of six digits, and you get yourself a raffle ticket number.That's not conjecture. THAT'S SCIENCE.

TheWinners, and What They Got

Watch the video to find out!


Well if you've been paying attention to concrete5.org recently you've seen some fairly cool new stuff like the Karma system. Now we're launching a weekly video show "Totally Random" where we share news on concrete5 and interesting things we bump into along the way. Check out our super rough but amusing pilot here:


The latest concrete5 update fixes problems that 5.4.0.3 introduced with the autonav block, and a few other minor items. A complete list of changes is available here:

5.4.0.5 Release Notes

You can download concrete5 5.4.0.5 from here:


The latest concrete5 update fixes problems that 5.4.0.2 introduced with the autonav block, and a few other minor items. A complete list of changes is available here:

5.4.0.3 Release Notes

You can download concrete5 5.4.0.3 from here:


The first update for concrete5 version 4 is now available. concrete5 5.4.0.2 includes a number of bug fixes and stability improvements. It is highly recommended for those running concrete5 5.4.0.

A complete list of changes is available here

5.4.0.2 Release Notes

You can download concrete5 5.4.0.2 from here:


Hey gang,

Just a quick note to announce some new add-ons & themes in our marketplace:
eCommerce 1.7.1 – a new version that supports with support for optional checkout parameters, price-affecting customer choices (e.g. size XL adds $3 to base cost) and more currency formatting.

Digital Downloads 1.0 – and add-on for eCommerce that lets you securely offer digital files to your customers after purchase.

RSS Feed Manager – Create and configure rich-text feeds for your site.

Tell a Friend Form – Cross promotion for your site.

Search Tools – A searchable page list interface.

Highslide Web Album – Another cool image gallery

Dojo Storyboard designer – Make a wireframe/cartoon like storyboard

And a bunch of new Themes too:

Splash
Diamond
Silk
Camilo
Creme – includes eCommerce templates!
Instill
Pluralism

Thanks to all our 3rd part developers for helping grow concrete5!


This was fun!

Got to talk about how and why concrete5 got started, what my own background is, and what makes a startup work. It's always flattering to be called a "go-getter." ;)

Here's the link to the site: http://www.go-getters.ideatewith.com

Also, here's the iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/go-getters/id337491910


Revolutionary Device Simplifies the Architecture Process for ‘Problem Clients'

Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 1, 2010 – concrete5 is an open source content management system that powers over 35,000 websites – from tiny churches to major institutions and startups. Now the concrete CMS team has created a new appliance to deliver project success with even the most difficult client.

The process of using a Web Architecture Appliance (WAA) is nothing short of shocking. A base concrete5 install is setup on a webserver, and connected to a computer using the WAA via USB. The client simply lays one hand on the sensor on top, and starts describing their vision for the site in their own tone.

"Leveraging this level of synergy has been a dream of mine for ages," says Lead Developer Ryan Tyler. "I've had clients who just couldn't communicate in real terms at all. I can't count the times I've heard ‘I'm not really sure – but you know what I'm talking about' on a fixed budget. Well I don't, but now I can hook them up to the WAA and problem solved. It's amazing."

Andrew Embler, CTO explains "hardware is not easy, and certainly inferring what someone actually needs when the direction is ‘it needs more buttons' is no small challenge either. That's why we knew we had to do this. "

Learn more about the WAA here.

http://concrete5.org/waa