Day 31 of Dragon Dictate and Scrivener

October 20, 2014 5:47 AM BP: 142/95/68 fitbit: 1267 (goal is 5,000)
Day 31 of Dragon Dictate and Scrivener – Current writing streak: 13 days in a row – 3385 words today (so far).

Join me (Lindseyexplorer) in Words With Friends. Today’s first words played: yerba(20), long(16), wale(16), safe(21), put(25), run(20)
Today I used the book Story Engineering by Larry Brooks as the object of my dictation using Dragon Dictate and Scrivener. I think I want to use this book as the focus of my NaNoWriMo efforts in November 2014 instead of the book by Lee Child, Worth Dying for. Child’s book has been read for purely entertainment purposes while Brooks’ book is for education, about the process of storytelling. This is a more appropriate subject for the NaNoWriMo event.

I dictated the introduction to the book, all 3085 words of it. I fed it to the readability score program and came up with the following results:
Average Grade Level     10.4

Text Statistics
Character Count     14,192
Syllable Count     4,703
Word Count     3,163
Sentence Count     156
Characters per Word     4.5
Syllables per Word     1.5
Words per Sentence     20.3

As can be seen, the reading level has increased from the fourth grade level of Worth Dying For to the sophomore in high school level for Story Engineering. I suspect that this means also that my Dragon Dictate training is getting smarter based on the words used and their assemblage. I’m not sure if there’s a way to measure this within Dragon Dictate but I hope there is.

In an attempt to achieve near 100% accuracy with my dictation, I carefully dictated a  sentence at the time, ensuring that it was identical to the original before I went to the next line.
When I was done with the entire Introduction, I ‘fed’ it to the spell checker and found no errors. Excellent.

Day 19 of Dragon Dictate and Scrivener

October 8, 2014 5:42 AM BP: 140/94/70 BG: 107
Day 19 of Dragon Dictate and Scrivener - Current writing streak: 1 day in a row – 2753 words today (so far). I wrote yesterday but forgot to post it to so I’ve lost my streak once again and must start over.

Join me (Lindseyexplorer) in Words With Friends. Today’s first words played: he(1),fixation(61), gait(6), tag(5)

I forgot to post my word count yesterday and ruined yet another streak. Bah!

I forgot to post my word count yesterday and ruined yet another streak. Bah!

“But wait,” you say. “What happened to day 18?”

Well, I wrote it but I forgot to post it. I wrote 2061 words and forgot to post it to thereby breaking my eight day writing streak. Start again. Bah. But happy to start again and not roll over and pout. Charge!!!

Nearly ready to begin my dictation to Dragon Dictate and Scrivener with Chapter 19 of Worth Dying For by Lee Child.

Things I want to check on later today:
1. 1pm meeting with Eric to get his website straightened up a little
2. determine the cost of hosting x(less than 10) people in a WordPress for Newbies scenario lasting 3 months.
2a. creating a sample website to support paragraph 2
3. check with ACC lady re hosting a meetup at ACC
4. thinking about a blog about a 30 day (Novemeber) challenge consisting of NaNoWriMo, cooking light, treadmill exercise and ???


6:44 AM I read pages 128 through 135 of Worth Dying For. I was somewhat cautious today with my dictation. I spoke and paused to see the translation a little more frequently than I have been doing. From a cursory examination, it appears that the dictation was more accurate than usual. This chapter contained 1816 words with the following results from

Average Grade Level 5.9

Text Statistics
Character Count 7,773
Syllable Count 2,539
Word Count 1,854
Sentence Count 175
Characters per Word 4.2
Syllables per Word 1.4
Words per Sentence 10.6

Today’s business.
1. Last night I presented the 3rd in a series of WordPress for Newbies. Disappointing turnout but a lively discussion nevertheless. One of the attendees, Eric was having problems getting beyond the initial installation of WordPress and effectively using a default theme. He had lots of questions so I volunteered to help him via a telephone conversation scheduled for later today at 1 PM. I look forward to helping him get a leg up on his website. This is quite atypical of me because I don’t like to donate my time as much as I have been doing in the past. But this seemed to be a good time to do just that.
2. Before I started the WordPress for Newbies presentations, I purchased a combination domain name and web hosting package expecting it to be a good choice for hosting several people for a couple of three months as part of the presentation the basics of WordPress.
The package purchased was the professional plan for three months for a total of $31.72. This provides up to 26 websites. I need to find out exactly what that means. How do I create the second website? I’ve already created How do I go about creating EXPLORE THIS MORE.
3. I walked on the treadmill today for about 19 minutes at 2 1/2 mph and I clocked almost 8/10 of a mile. According to my Fitbit this amounted to about 1400 steps. I’m concerned about the accuracy of that count. I think the Fitbit works based on the rhythm of your dominant arm the Fitbit is located. I noticed somewhere near the end of my exercise that I had been using that hand to hold on to the treadmill’s handle. Tomorrow I will focus on learning that arm swing naturally as I do my walking.

As is my custom of trying to do more than one thing at a time, while I was walking I was also watching and listening to a video on It was presented by Hans Rosling an the topic of their presentation was “How not to be ignorant about the world.” It seemed to me that what they were trying to do to their audience of news media was to train them not to be sensationalist but optimistic observers of world events. I also felt that they were crusading to create a new label or way of observation for these media people. I’m not really sure how factual or how effective what they were processing would be for me in my daily life and my daily observation (minimalistic at the best) of my world.

As I neared the end of my walk/presentation, I also realized that although I had my iPad that I was watching, I did not have a notebook in my pocket to record the presenters, their topic, my treadmill statistics, etc. I decided that I needed once again to begin carrying a notebook in my pocket. when I returned to my home office, I broke out a fresh Moleskin Notebook and attempted to insert it into the hip pocket of my Levis 517 jeans. But I couldn’t. What had not been apparent to me was the back pockets of these genes are slightly tapered, narrower at the bottom then at the top. Frustration. Slight anger. Search for a solution. Nothing apparent at this time. Right now I’m settling for keeping the notebook in the iPad in close proximity to each other. I may bundle them with an elastic strap, they make do with a solution that best.

And one final note, as I was discussing this with my son Chris who also wears a Fitbit and tallies over 10,000 steps every day, my first walking goal will be 5000 steps per day. I will go for that bill every day from now until the end of November at which time I will reassess where I am, what’s going on, how I feel and other undefined events. After all 10,000 steps is 5 miles I believe. Not bad for someone who has not exercise regularly, who does not want an exercise induced heart attack, who is basically lazy, and who will be 74 years old on the sixth of the next month.

Day 17 of Dragon Dictate and Scrivener

October 6, 2014 7:03 AM BP: 152/92/69 BG:106

Day 17 of Dragon Dictate and Scrivener – Current writing streak: 7 days in a row – 2,061 words today (so far)

Join me (Lindseyexplorer) in Words With Friends.
Today’s first words played: vrouw(26), junto(36), hag(26), we(23) =====================================================

Dipping broccoli into catsup while waving his iPhone. Good time Tomas

Dipping broccoli into catsup while waving his iPhone. Good time Tomas

Family Time
Yesterday afternoon, we went to dinner at Joe’s Crab Shack in Round Rock, Texas – Glenna and I, Chris, Sunnie and Thomas, and Sunnie’s mom who is visiting from Minnesota. To the left is a picture of Broccoli ToMas, the only person I’ve known who dips his broccoli in catsup before eating it while at the same time, waving an iPhone around.

Quirky little boy. Quite unlike his adult male relatives. wink, wink.

After dinner, we went to Thomas’s favorite store, Toys-R-Us where his grandmother Mary bought him another toy to join the ones she had already purchased since her arrival here on Saturday. Now I have some kind of validation for buying the number of toys I get for him each month. Way to go, Mary!

And now, Thomas has five adults in residence to react to his every whim and anticipate what he needs / wants next. Way to go, ToMas!

No More Regimented Office Hours
Since I no longer go into the office (where I used to visit for about 4 hours each day), I decided to turn off my alarm for 5:15am and just let nature decide the length of my sleep. I had not reckoned with the animal desires of my Kitty who had become accustomed to being fed at 5:20AM EVERY DAY.
Meow, get up. Meow, I’m hungrrrry. Meow, where are you? Meow, I’m starving to death.
But I did sleep in until 6:20 and that’s a good thing. Now if I can work on Kitty training for lesson number 1: Don’t meow before 7AM, I will count that project as a success.

Tomorrow morning, I will do a one person meetup with a new disciple / mentee / student where I begin teaching her about the basics of WordPress, step-by-step.
Tomorrow night I will present the third session of the WordPress for Newbies Meetup. I intend to talk about blog posts, sticky blogs, categories, and tags.

National Novel Writers Month
I’m still trying to figure out what I will write 50,000 words about during the November NaNoWriMo contest.

Digital Photography
I was very pleased with the pictures that Glenna and I took at Mayfield Park on Saturday. I have a problem though. I can’t find the battery charger for my Sony A65 camera. I seem to find just the appropriate storage when I’m unpacking a new item but when I first need them, I can’t find them. Why is that? Disorganization? Guess so. As it is, as it has always been.

Ok, I’ve fiddled around with Facebook, Email, and internet marketing offers long enough. It’s time to move on to yet another day of using Dragon Dictate to put words into Scrivener. Today’s dictation will be Chapter 17 of Worth Dying For by Lee Child.
Starting now at 7:35 AM… and ended at 8:01 AM.

Today’s stats:
Average Grade Level 4.3

Text Statistics
Character Count 6,205
Syllable Count 1,871
Word Count 1,541
Sentence Count 165
Characters per Word 4.0
Syllables per Word 1.2
Words per Sentence 9.3

It’s getting easier and easier to achieve pretty good accuracy as I learn to act as if someone were taking dictation for me. I had originally tried to talk as if I were addressing someone in conversation. Does not work well and causes lots of editing to get just right. Extra editing slows down the process. Although I’m not out to set a speed record, I would like to be finished in a reasonable (to me) time each day.

Day 16 of Dragon Dictate and Scrivener


Will this make you comment on my blog? Please do.

Day 16 of Dragon Dictate and Scrivener – Current writing streak: 6 days in a row- Total words written/dictated today: 2,022

Join me (Lindseyexplorer) in Words With Friends. Today’s first words played: lit(8),filth(17),loamy(33)

October 5, 2014 6:30 AM BP:144/88/67 BG:108
Sunday morning, late rising. Ready to get started with my writing/dictating. I never did get back to yesterday’s blog to talk about what happened during the rest of the day. Those descriptions would surely have taken me over 2,000 words. Ah, well, I awoke, I wrote, I lived, I slept. I’m baaaack.
7:31 AM Chapter 17 of Worth Dying For contained 1717 words. This chapter was written with an average grade level readability of 3.9. There were 7093 characters, 247 sentences, an average of four characters per word, an average of 1.3 syllables per word, and an average of 7.2 words per sentence.
I’m much happier with today’s dictation than at any other time since I began. After a cursory examination of the translated vocal to written content, I see very few errors in translation. Of course, it WAS a cursory examination after all.

If you didn't comment on the cartoon, how about leaving a comment for this image.

If you didn’t comment on the cartoon, how about leaving a comment for this image?

<– One of 3 cameras’ worth of images taken on 10/4/2014

Yesterday, Glenna and I walked for about an hour in Mayfield Park, a nature preserve near the Laguna Gloria Museum. The day was gorgeous. It was sunny. It was cool. It was relatively quiet for all that it was located pretty near a neighborhood. We saw several couples with young children. We saw some couples who are older than we. Imagine that! We saw no dogs on leashes or off leashes since there was a policy of “No dogs allowed.”


After the walk we treated ourselves to breakfast at The Egg And I, then returned home, and played World of Warcraft for a bit. We love that game and try not to play it too much. I’m not sure how to do define “too much”.

Day 15 of Dragon Dictate and Scrivener

October 4, 2014 5:12 AM BP: 133/89/77 BG:112
Current writing streak: 5-days in a row
Join me (Lindseyexplorer) in Words With Friends. Today’s first words played: mated(9), toque(36), atomiser(57)
It’s Saturday morning and as can be seen I’m up earlier than my usual time. I’m having a bit of the time warp it seems. At least I did yesterday.

I realized that I had not signed up for a free trial with Rainmaker and that it was beyond the stated deadline for the “special good time deal.” so at about 9 PM last evening, I quickly came to my computer and signed up for it about three hours beyond the stated deadline.

Then at about 10:22 PM last night, I awakened with the start to realize that I had not wished happy birthday to my favorite youngest daughter, Deana. Out of bed, long-distance call to Portland Oregon to say happy birthday to my sweetie and exchange a bit of conversation after a couple of weeks absence.

Today I will endeavor to remember to do the things I need to do on a timely basis. And I have tentatively agreed to go to the park near the Laguna Gloria Museum this morning to take some pictures of the peacocks and other flora and fauna that we find.

Today also, Mary Wegner, daughter-in-law Sunnie’s mother, arrives at noon for a few days visit. I’m looking forward to seeing her again and I am excited about the fact that she will be able to spend some one-on-one time with our mutual grandson, Mr. Thomas Edward Allen.

Now it’s time for me to practice using Dragon Dictate and Scrivener to record Chapter 15 of the book by Lee Child called Worth Dying For.
5:55 AM Chapter 15 was 1177 words long. The average grade level of today’s chapter was 5.1. There were 4984 characters, 133 sentences, and 9.2 words per sentence.

Reading this book aloud is a very new experience for me.

Usually when I read silently, I read in chunks. Not really reading so much as scanning, a habit that I learned from surfing the Internet.

When I read aloud, I am forced to say every word separately and distinctly which allows a brief analysis of the meaning of the story as well as its architecture.

As I look back at the unedited, dictated group of words, I see some misspelled words, which means that I probably have not pronounced them clearly enough for Dragon Dictate to translate into what I meant to say.

What can I do with that knowledge? What will I do with that knowledge? Time will tell.

As of 6:04 AM, I have written/dictated 1680 words, a nice accomplishment of my daily goal of 750 words per day but a bit short of the 2000 words I had hoped to create. But the day is young and I have several things that will bear describing:

  • the meeting and greeting of Mary Wegner
  • the visit to the park and subsequent photographic captures
  • the initial introduction to the Rainmaker Platform.
  • other fortuitous events as I get out and wander about

Day 14 of Dragon Dictate and Scrivener (Pre-NaNoWriMo Thoughts)

October , 2014 6:17 AM BP: 127/81/82 BG:124 0650am before breakfast

Join me (Lindseyexplorer) in Words With Friends. Today’s first words played: we(23), waged(22), gulf(22)

Total word count today: 2399
Things didn’t go as scheduled today.

I got up an hour later than normal. I dictated part of the Chapter 14 of Worth Dying For then I had to fix breakfast because I had been asked to babysit for grandson Thomas for a few hours this morning which I did. Then when he left, I fixed lunch and resumed dictating using Dragon Dictate and placing the results into Scrivener.

Today’s word count was 2091, the longest chapter to date. The reading grade level increased to .8. There were 224 sentences with 9.6 words per sentence.

As I dictated today, I was also thinking about what I want to do for NaNoWriMo.

As I stated yesterday, I had thought to dictate a chapter from a book by my favorite author as an exercise in bettering my ability to use Dragon Dictate and Scrivener.

Another option came to mind as I was stir-frying chicken for today’s lunch. I could also write chapter length reviews of the 18 or 19 Lee Child books about Jack Reacher.

This idea came from me listening to Jeff Rutherford and his podcast called Reading and Writing Podcast., available from iTunes.

He was interviewing a guy who did book reviews for Barnes and Noble. It is my thought that not as much creativity is required to write a book review as it is to write a book. And while I have not been able to get a book written since I started thinking about doing a book several years ago, this may be my entrée into creating a book.

A book of reviews of an author’s complete output – I don’t know the legality of that. Also I don’t know the worthiness of it since these books have been published over a period of years. I expect that they are still popular and many people who read this kind of literature would be happy to hear about it. So, one more thing into my exploring hopper.

First new discovery of the day. If you hesitate while entering the title for your blog, WordPress will take what you have entered and make it the ‘slug’ which will dink up your SEO.  <– Meaningless trivia for non-WordPress folks.

Day 13 of Dragon Dictate and Scrivener (Words With Friends)

October 2, 2014 5:40 AM BP: 147/92/76
All Dictation,  All Most of the Time

TV Pilot and Co Pilot

TV Pilot and Co Pilot

Join me (Lindseyexplorer) in Words With Friends. Today’s first words played: ahi (25), zarf(32), farers(36), girth(20)
As usual, I started my day by responding to my Words with Friends challengers. There were four challenges this morning and I responded to them as shown above.

I have a stated goal of beginning writing as soon as feasible after I arise in the morning. I consider Words With Friends to be part of my writing exercise. I’ve been playing it as long as I have been doing the 750 word per day challenge. The two of them are homogeneous activities that challenge my writing creativity. They are both high points of my day and sometimes provide me with a private giggle when I post a particularly point-laden word.

As you read this post, think about challenging me to a nice game of Words with Friends. My player name is Lindseyexplorer.

Now off to my daily application of Dragon Dictate and Scrivener to capture Chapter 13 of the book, Worth Dying For by Lee Child. Current time is 6:03 AM. BRB
6:22 AM Chapter 13 was 1300 words long. The grade level reading index was 4.6 with 134 sentences, 4.1 characters per word, 1.2 syllables per word, and 9.9 words per sentence.
I have posted that dictation and the words above to – 1527 words. Three day streak with 2 of those days counting toward my response to the self-imposed challenge of writing 750 words each day of October. I’m not smug. I’m just happy that I’m on track and ahead of my word count goal.

Now, some thoughts about Words With Friends. It is an application on my iPad that is similar in many respects to the game of Scrabble that I started playing as a teenager. I’ve always enjoyed learning new words, decomposing words into as many possible other words as possible, doing crossword puzzles, and just writing for the fun of it. Writing for homework purposes was never that much fun.

Currently, I have five opponents. These are people who challenge me and who occasionally beat me. They all have a common trait that they play words that challenge me. Many times the end results are only a few points apart. Three of them live in Austin, one in Florida, and one in New York.

There is no hurry to make the next move, that is choose the next word. Sometimes a game will last a month or more. Sometimes the game is over within a week. At about 11 PM each night, I check to see if anyone has played since my last play. I don’t necessarily respond right away. I will sometimes look at what has been entered but wait until the morning to respond. I like to look at the challenges the first thing in the morning before the world has begun to act upon me. That way, responses are fresh and come from my untroubled mind.

Last thought: the fun is not in the winning but in the playing. And the exchange of pithy, snarky comments which in other venues would be called trash talking.

ACTION ITEM: Come challenge me. it’s fun. It’s educational. It’s nonthreatening. But it does require some kind of device like an iPhone, iPad, or Android thingy.

Writing Bottom Line: My total words (2062) at the end of this post is over three times as much as my goal. My informal goal is to write about 2000 words per day in anticipation of the requirement to write an average of 1667 words per day for NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo as you may or may not know is an annual contest that is more formally known as the National Novel Writers Month. The intent of that contest is to write at least 50,000 words in 30 days. Specifically a novel.

This year I have decided to use Dragon Dictate and Scrivener to better my skills with both. My content will not be original and I have not decided just yet what my topic will be or better yet who my favorite author and my favorite book by that author will be. I will probably find an author whose grade level reading is at least somewhere within the high school range. This should ensure that there will be ample opportunity to dictate more erudite words than I have been doing. This will not meant to be snobby but an attempt to better my pronunciation and add new words to my vocabulary.

Day 12 of Dragon Dictate and Scrivener (Readability Levels)

LASelfie1001-cropOctober 1, 2014 5:22 AM BP: 136/97/74
Three months left in the year. Plenty of time for a new project or two.

I just signed the October challenge with to write at least 750 words every day for the month of October. I plan to write more than that but 750 seems like a nice basement number. Basement as opposed to a ceiling. (Hey, my blog, my word creations.)

Although I’ve accepted the challenge every month, my last successful full month of writing every day was April of this year. I’ve been writing at least 750 words a day but sometimes I forget to post them to the website of the same name.

So, at 5:29 AM, I’m going away to do my daily dictation to Scrivener using Dragon Dictate and reading from the book by Lee Child called Worth Dying For. BRB.
Resuming this blog at 6:07 AM. The word count for Chapter 12 was 1541. I checked the readability score against the website called and the result was grade level 3.9. There were 199 sentences, with an average 3.9 characters per word, 1.2 syllables per word and eight words per sentence. This makes me wonder whether a fourth grader could read this and understand it.

NOTE: Just for grins, I fed the preceding content of this blog into the application and my level of writing was 5.2. So, it looks like I’m writing for fifth-graders. Hey, kid. Does your mother know what you’re reading?

Just for some more grins, I’ll look at someone else’s writing for a further comparison. Hmm, perhaps someone from the Austin American Statesman newspaper, say Omar Gallaga and his recent article about the Austin City Limits fest.
The readability of his article was at grade level 10.3, the same level as that of Walt Mossberg, former writer for the New York Times in his farewell article.

Way to go, Omar!

So, my analysis is that Lee Child and I are writing for grade schoolers while Omar Gallaga and Walt Mossberg are targeting high school sophomores. Faulty analysis? Probably. What are your thoughts? Analyze the last thing you wrote (200 words or so) and see what your writing grade level is.

Day 11 of Dragon Dictate and Scrivener

September 30, 2014 6:19 AM BP: 140/84/70

I just finished using Dragon Dictate to dictate Chapter 11 of Lee Child’s book, Worth Dying For (1001 words) into Scrivener. I noticed that there are several errors in the result however I decided not to try to change any but the most egregious errors as I do this exercise. I started at 5:52 AM and ended at 6:16 AM. So, 24 minutes for 1000 words. Not too bad.

Since September 8, 2013 I have been trying to write at least 750 words every day and record them in to the appropriately named Unfortunately, several days ago, that website did not accept my username/password combination. Although I requested assistance at least three times, it was only today that I received a temporary password from them. So now I have the largest number of consecutive elapsed days of writing for the whole year.

My emotion at this time is not anger but disappointment. But as they say, “No use crying over spilt milk.” Still have statistics showing the nearly half a million words that I’ve written during this timeframe. And I have access to each day’s material since I began.

Beginning this past weekend, I started some new changes.

  1. I shaved my beard.
  2. I began culling books that I no longer use and donated them to Goodwill. (Need to do more ruthless culling.)
  3. Decided not to go into the office anymore.

Then on Monday:
In the morning, I moved away from my office-sharing at the Business Success Center back to my home office. Reason? It was just time for a change. It was more complex than that but I’d rather not dwell on all the reasons behind that decision.

At lunchtime, while picking up a to-go order at the Catfish Parlor, I met a couple, Boyce and Linda, who were eating and reading inside the restaurant. I struck up a conversation with them by saying something like, “Reading. My favorite pastime.” We continued to chat while I waited for my order to be done and discovered several commonalities.

  • We all like to read.
  • Lee Child is a favorite author of mine and Linda’s.
  • Boyce and I are of an age and we still work.
  • Boyce and I were in the Air Force. And obviously,
  • we all like catfish.

In the evening, I joined my World of Warcraft guild mates in my first ever raid. Even Glenna joined in. It lasted for over an hour and we had a great deal of fun and were not yelled at. It was so much fun, I’m sure that we will be able to do it again without a great deal of trepidation.

And that was only what happened on Monday as I began a graceful departure from one way of life. No biggie. Just moving on.

Now I need to decide what to do with the stuff I brought home from the office:

  • an older iMac,
  • a 27 inch monitor,
  • an audio mixer,
  • several books,
  • several pens,
  • and other paraphernalia, including two long folding tables.

I’m very crowded in my home office so I’m thinking about setting up another work area and devoting it to recipes, cooking, etc. in anticipation of my resumption of more home cooking and less takeout. Note the word ‘anticipation’. To be more positive, I will say ‘intent to resume’.
NOTE: Just for the record, for the same amount of money I spend on take-out, I can and will cook some mighty fine stuff.

Day 5 of Dragon Dictate and Scrivener

September 24, 2014 6:27 AM BP: 140/89/69
1429 words dictated from Worth Dying For by Lee Child using Dragon Dictate and Scrivener. Short of my new daily word goal of 2000 words. Since I’ll be studying about WooCommerce today, writing at least another 500 words should be no great problem. and one of the nice things about deciding on wooCommerce as my e-commerce choice of plug-ins, is that last night Fito Kahn and I agreed to pursue it together.

I spoke yesterday of wanting to see what the readability level was for the book by Lee Child that I’ve been dictating. I thought that I would need to have Microsoft Word to do that but today I found and it gives a pretty good and thorough analysis of pasted text. I just ran one of my articles through it and found that it was written at the average grade level of 8.0.

Then I ran chapter 5 of Worth Dying For through the same analysis and the average grade level was fifth grade. What does that say about my reading tastes?

I’m going to put some of Jan’s MP4 files into youTube and embed them in a scratch webpage and view them with FireFox to see if they are successfully shown and play the sound. The first MP4 is the mentoring one from SXSW. Loaded at 8:04 AM on September 24, 2014.
Processed and viewable at

The embed code is
<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
SUCCESS!! Properly seen and heard on FireFox.
John created YouTube videos of each of the 5 videos and provided me with the YouTube embed codes which I inserted into a scratch file for Jan’s copy and paste actions.

I have found a series of tutorials on youTube for WooCommerce.
First one is 7minutes and is called WooCommerce Tutorial Part 1 – Building an eCommerce Site with WordPress and is located at also has a course on WooCommerce and WordPress called WordPress Ecommerce: WooCommerce. They also have the data files needed to perform the course exercises. Tomorrow morning at oh dark o’clock, I’ll be on it.

It looks like this will be a good tutorial. Caution is given not to put this online lest someone will try to buy it. After I finish the course, I’ll go back to near the beginning and start where the data has been inserted.