concrete5 Japan community-base free theme “Stucco” and free add-on “Manual Nav” are now available






concrete5 has very strong community base in Japan. It’s because there are a number of people who believe in open source, and concrete5 Japan was able to organize the strong user base. Recently, concrete5 Japan is trying to bridge the language barrier of marketplace, and succeeded in releasing a free theme, “Stucco” and a free add-on “Manual Nav” on the concrete5 marketplace. A free theme “Stucco” is now available With the help of community, Stucco theme is now available as one of the few free theme on concrete5 marketplace.  https://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/themes/stucco/ A free quality theme for all concrete5 users Shinichi Nakane (nipper), a long-time designer & concrete5 enthusiast from Kobe, Japan, […]





Cerevo LiveWedge First Impression






After a year long wait from the Cerevo, I was finally able to receive¬†LiveWedge from Cerevo, which is 4¬†channel live HDMI video switcher. I’ve paid the money and waited for a half year! When I went to InterBEE (The Japan’s biggest video and broadcasting exhibition) last November, Cerevo told me that they would release LiveWedge in January. I was very skeptical due to the multiple push back of the schedule. However, I got hold of it on January 31! Unfortunately, I have to take care of other project, so I won’t be able to review the full review yet.   But I believe this device would revolutionize the way we […]





FMLE: How to Ustream the HD, High and Low quality multi streams






Using Flash Media Live Encoder 3.2 (FMLE), you can now stream 3 different quality of streams using Ustream like SpaceVideoCast.com SpaceVidCast http://www.ustream.tv/spacevidcast As on June 6, 2011, you can only 1st Stream will be labeled as “HD” 2nd Stream will be labeled as “High” 3rd Stream will be labeled as “Low” No matter what your quality setting of FMLE. That’s probably why Ustream has not officially put this how-tos in their support yet. Requirement for this tutorial In this tutorial, you must have Fast Windows or Mac faster than Intel Core2Duo i7 6 Core Processor) Fast Internet with fast upload bandwidth More than 5Mbps upload speed is recommended Check your […]





Don’t miss WordCamp 2010 Nagoya on Oct 30






This blog post was written as a draft work for the official site. For the latest information, visit http://nagoya2010.wordcamp.jp/english . A very exciting open source event coming to Nagoya on October 30, 2010 about blogging. I am the programmers and Ustream broadcaster for the event. WordPress is a free and open source blogging software. Many of the best blog sites in the world such as TechCrunch, Engadget, Wall Street Journal Magazine, Havard University. And Microsoft just announced to embrace WordPress for its Windows Live users. WordPress is one of rapidly growing softwares in the world. WordCamp is the conference that focuses anything about WordPress from the beginner to advanced programmers. […]





Softbank did it again – Free Ustream Studio, and Free WiFi spots






One of the Japanese cell-phone cariors, Softbank is known for foreigner-friendly carrior. With its innovative mind set is somewhat similar to that of Apple. Today, they did it again. Softbank gained the Japan’s most friendly cell phone company in Japan among Twitter users. From one tweet from Japanese Twitter user to Softbank CEO, Masatoshi Son, Softbank decided to open its company building and invited 2,000 guests to show around the company building. And, one Japanese twitter suggested him to set-up a Ustream studio because Softbank announced to acquire a portion of Ustream share. Son replied immediately that he would do it. 1.5 months later, Softbank built a Ustream studio, and […]