Techie Update Nov9 2012

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In addition to taking some steps that will block future attempts to spam the site, I added the following features from the "Techy Todo List":

Video embedding[edit]

TL;DR version: {{#ev:youtube|9bZkp7q19f0}} works now.


The EmbedVideo parser function expects to be called in any of the following ways:

  • {{#ev:service|id}}
  • {{#ev:service|id|width}}
  • {{#ev:service|id|width|align}}
  • {{#ev:service|id|width|align|desc}}
  • {{#evp:service|id|desc}}
  • {{#evp:service|id|desc|align}}
  • {{#evp:service|id|desc|align|width}}

Services are:

  • dailymotion
  • divshare
  • edutopia
  • funnyordie
  • googlevideo
  • interia
  • revver
  • sevenload
  • teachertube
  • youtube
  • youtubehd
  • vimeo


Interview with Leon Cych about alternative models of professional development

Word-type editing[edit]

I enabled the WikiEditor extension, which will just be used by default when you edit now. You can disable it in your user preferences (via Special:Preferences) if you don't like it.

News Bulletins[edit]

Write a page tagged with [[Category:Bulletins]] and your news item will show up on the top of the ToDo List! See the category page for further details on formatting.

(Note, only the 5 most recent bulletins will be displayed.)