Nine videos found through Default Filename TV

July 16th, 2019

Default Filename TV is a website by Everest Pipkin for browsing videos on Youtube that use the camera’s default file naming convention. I used to like browsing these videos kinds of videos; I guess because my videos are framed in such a careful, cold way, I like seeing photos and videos whose composition is a product of different motivations.

(edit: turns out there’s a similar site called Astronaut that does a similar thing, though it plays videos only for a short time.)

Knowing that these, often mostly unwatched, videos are out there somewhere makes me feel good things about the world.

Clean Up Efforts Underway

May 28th, 2019

I made a little piece of music for a film, and it’s currently up on Recess:

Clean Up Efforts Underway, by Erin Crouch, with text by Ainslee Meredith.

The music’s a cover of a song from an Ian Thorpe documentary. Making it was a nice little test of my fresh music-making setup. Nothing extravagent, just LMMS and a little MIDI keyboard, but it was nice to see it all working together, and to have an excuse to play with the software synths. People like to bang-on about the difficulty of making music in Linux, but I just ignored all that JACK stuff ’cause I wasn’t really relying on anything real-time. Hopefully I’ll have more music to post soon 🙂

Whoops!

May 25th, 2019

Been meaning to move a few of my Tumblr blogs over to my own web space for a while, and the other day finally logged in to start backing them up and start the transfer.

Wanted to tidy things up and delete some old blogs I wasn’t going to keep, and ended up deleting my whole account D:

So, for now, that means my illustration blog, my music blog, my facesheadsbodiesperson one, discarded diagrams, and the old antiphons thing, etc., etc. are alllllll gone.

Wayback machine only grabs the first page, if it grabs anything at all, so it’s basically useless here.

Will post updates as I slowly recreate some of them. The music one’ll be first, ’cause that’s the only one I still used.

CHAI

March 10th, 2019

Been mostly just listening to this one band for the last bunch of months (also Zombie-Chang and a bunch of different African disco and soul and funk, but—). Can’t remember where I heard of them, but I found フューチャー in my bookmarks and followed it round Youtube. I think I’d listened to it before and kinda dismissed it for being too cutesy, but hearing more of their stuff it made sense and the positivity and enthusiasm and the rhythm section really stuck in me.

Also I love this lyric:

Jellybeans, lollipop,
Chewing gum, ice cream,
Beef, gyoza, fish, oranges,
Everything yummy foods!

There are some real good live videos on YT too.

Here’re some Miis I made of the group:

Dog Foots

October 1st, 2018

10th July

July 15th, 2018

May Vids

May 24th, 2018

Had to go back to using my digital camera. If you wanna shoot 16:9 the video gets cropped, but the shot area doesn’t show up till you press record. So it’s a bit of a pain getting the right shot. Gunna have to stick some tape on the screen or something.

Replacing Soundcloud

May 16th, 2018

Decided to finally get into the muck of using RSS to follow people on RSS-unfriendly site Soundcloud, so I can delete the account I abandoned there. Technically SC accounts have RSS feeds, but they’re hidden a bit.

I made a passing reference to taking my music of Soundcloud back when I did it, but here’re some tips for people who want to either host their own music and/or keep track of things without having an account.

If you have a website, having little audio (and video) players is very easy in plain HTML now. Here’s an example using an OGG file, but you can use MP3 or whatever, even multiple types at once.

<audio src="audio/audiofile.ogg" type="audio/ogg" controls></audio>

There’s more detail on Mozilla’s website (and other places) if you want to play with other features.

If you want to get RSS feeds of SC users I’m finding getrssfeed.com useful, You just put in the URL of the page and it gives you the feed.

If you’re in the mood for RSSing stuff RSS-Bridge is really handy for getting feeds from places that don’t support them (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). I’ve been using it at bridge.suumitsu.eu.

RSS

May 14th, 2018

I’ve been using a proper RSS reader instead of Firefox’s menu-based stuff. Because of that I’m now using RSS to read whole articles instead of just going to whatever pages, and today noticed that the RSS feeds I’ve been hand-writing from my own sites could be more useful: at the moment they’re just giving a short summary, instead of the whole post.

So I’ve been learning a bit more about RSS syntax, and wanted to update the previous post I made.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<rss version="2.0">
  <channel>
    <title></title>
    <link></link>
    <description></description>
      <item>
        <title></title>
        <link></link>
        <description>
          <![CDATA[]]>
        </description>
      </item>
  </channel>
</rss>

Notes:

  • First thing I fixed is actually putting the text encoding (whoops!).
  • I haven’t included them, but there are some useful elements for dates.
  • Seems like the best way to add full articles (as well as videos and things) is by wrapping HTML within <![CDATA[]]>. Feels a bit hacky, and maybe Atom handles this stuff more elegantly, but the output is nice.

‘Blueberry’s Rust home.’

April 3rd, 2018

Internet pal Clyde interviewed me about my in-game house a while back when we were playing this game together called Rust. It’s kinda a game for jerks, but it’s fun making stuff when it’s very likely some jerko will come and kill you and steal your house.