2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,900 times in 2010. That’s about 9 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 66 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 305 posts. There were 3 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 342kb.

The busiest day of the year was September 15th with 52 views. The most popular post that day was MLearning Projects at Unitec 2007-2010.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were last100.com, twitter.com, ferguson-digital.eu, cc.mlearnopedia.com, and en.search.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for pico projector, apple presentation, pixelpipe ipad, wordpress add attachment, and mobile with projector.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


MLearning Projects at Unitec 2007-2010 September 2010


PicoProjector – mobile video projector coming of age! January 2008


Adding attachments to WordPress Blog Posts August 2007


UPnP on Nokia NSeries May 2008


Media Streaming on the iPhone September 2008
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Creating a Podcast Show using VOX Collections

The steps involved in creating a PodCast Show using VOX and the iTunes Store are:

  1. Record your Podcast show episode and convert to either mp3 or mp4 (aac, m4a).
  2. Upload
    your audio file (Podcast episode) to your Vox blog – either as a post
    attachment or upload directly into your Vox ‘Audio’ folder in your Vox
  3. Create a ‘Collection’ in Vox and name it – e.g. ‘My Podcast Show’.
  4. Add
    your Podcast Episode to your Podcast ‘Collection’ in Vox – note
    providing a description and tag words will make it easier for listeners
    to search for your Podcast show and categorize it!
  5. Find your Vox Podcast Collection RSS feed and copy it.
    1. It will be in the form: http://thomcochrane.vox.com/podcast-show/atom.xml
    2. i.e. http://yourvoxname.vox.com/yourvoxcollectionname/atom.xml
  6. Open
    iTunes, choose ‘Advanced’, ‘Subscribe to Podcast’ and paste your
    Podcast RSS feed – iTunes will then download and play your Podcast show
  7. Share your iTunes Podcast Playlist (and your RSS feed) with the rest of the class!
  8. To get your Podcast show on iTunes:
    1. Submit your Shows RSS feed to iTunes
    2. Launch iTunes.
    3. In the left navigation column, under iTunes Store, click on the Podcasts link to go to the Podcasts page.
    4. In the left column of the Podcasts page, in the Learn More box at the bottom, click on the Submit a Podcast link.
    5. Follow the instructions on the Submit a Podcast page.
      1. Note that you will need a valid iTunes account, and you will need to be logged into iTunes.
    6. You will receive a confirmation email from Apple.

PODCAST FAQ (Apple Computer)

View slideshow of screenshots.

Newsgator RSS reader clients now FREE!


Newsgators Mac & Windows and mobile device RSS readers are now all FREE!

I’ve been using the free version of NetNewsWire for years (lite) – but now the full version is free! I’ve also been using Newsgator Go (Java application) on my cellphone for RSS synchronization – this is now free as well. Newsgator is a great RSS solution that works anyway you want to (Desktop client, web interface, mobile – all synchronizing seemlessly). They must be facing tough competition from the likes of Bloglines and Google Reader to dump their client fees!

Isn’t competition great!