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totally random episode 4 from concrete5 on Vimeo.

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

This Week's News

  • Some new stuff is in the works for the home page and about area. We also added drop downs to the documentation tab. Big deal, huh?
  • I released a new how-to detailing how to setup a demo site that resets itself ever hour.It can also be read and commented on atandrewembler.com.
  • We mention some traffic from Webdesign Ledger, Reddit, and 1stWebDesigner. Be a chum and comment there for us.

How we assign your karma raffle numbers

With three awesome prizes to give away, we decided to have three databases - one for each type of contribution (Promotion, Helping People, and Developing). For each Karma point a user has in a silo they get a number of tickets assigned to their name so we end up with 1,000,000 total tickets. Then to build random numbers we randomly picked knives out of a display case at Benchmade and used their model numbers.

TheWinners, and What They Got

Awesome Prizes:

  1. A Benchmade Knife and concrete5 T-Shirt
  2. $155 in site credit here and a Benchmade hoodie
  3. A WHOLE YEAR of free hosting on a Commercial grade account with us, and a Benchmade hoodie.

Watch the video to see who won what.


concrete5 - Totally Random Episode 3 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 yesterday (Thursday). We assigned a number of tickets to each karma point, randomized the order in our database, and rolled some ten sided dice to pick matching numbers.

TheWinners, and What They Got

Watch the video to find out!


This Week's News


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: