Last status update was in August and now it's November. I can't believe
how fast the time is flying by.
Last month, I imported the
videos. That took a while. I might still be sitting on a lightning talk, but
for the most part, they're all there.
Today, Tom sent me an email pointing out that the enclosures in the
feed weren't working. I spent an hour looking into the problem and
cobbling together a script to link check all the enclosures. I discovered
that there were a lot of problems. I balked at the workload and I sent an
email to the pycon-av list to get some help. Carl pointed me at the code
he uses for conference video post-production which allowed me to tweak
my script and fix everything myself. As of now, the enclosures for the
PyCon 2010 feed should be valid.
Valid feeds are really important because they allow you to use a podcast
client to download the videos. That makes it easier for you to watch it
on devices that are convenient to you. That's an important method of
access. I'll be running my new feed checker script on other conferences
and feeds on the site and fixing problems I discover.
In the queue of things to do:
- checking feeds for valid enclosures
- importing a few lightning talks I've been sitting on
- DjangoConf EU
- Kiwi PyCon
- PyCon APAC 2010
- PyCon India
- fixing video listing templates so they're all listing videos the "long way"
- converting Python Basics
and Advanced Python
- keeping an eye on Universal Subtitles--looking
forward to adding that to the site
We pushed out Miro 3.5, so I should have
some more time I can spend on Python Miro Community things to clear out
One last thing, I'd like to send a big welcome to Asheesh who's taken over
Miro Community development. He
also works on OpenHatch which is a site
designed to connect new contributors looking for fun projects to work on
with FLOSS projects that need help. It's exciting to have him on board at
And that's where things are at!