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 t ostick some take 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.

Five songs I always have to listen to more than once

December 30th, 2017

Hot Rain – Edith Bliss

 

TV Eye – The Stooges

 

Security – Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons (cover of the Otis Redding song, via Thane Russal)

(only the live version’s on YT now 😐 )

 

Modern Love – David Bowie

 

トキメキがいたくて – Chieri Ito

Four faces from Diesel

December 30th, 2017

wiki.ryliejamesthomas.net

August 27th, 2017

I’ve been poking away at a personal wiki for a while, and I think it’s ready to tell people about.

A space for keeping track of things I learn, things I want to remember, things I want to share, things I want to connect.

wiki.ryliejamesthomas.net

I’ve been working on lots of wiki things recently, across MediaWiki, DokuWiki, PMWiki, and Wikia. And Doku’s my fave by far. Well organised, easy to customise, simple formatting syntax. MediaWiki, and especially Wikia are hellish.

Peter ‘Beandick’ Dutton

June 19th, 2017

I’ve been playing a cute little game called Tomodachi Life on the 3DS. Since the Wii, Nintendo consoles have these things called Miis—goofy people you design that you can use in some games—and this game involves filling an apartment building with them and dressing them up, making them do songs, keeping them happy, etc. The idea with Miis is that you make one to represent yourself, and yours and your friends’ live in each others’ systems. Tomodachi Life expands on this by making you give them personalities, lets you interact with them, and encourages you to make all sorts of different ones. A little searching will dig up lots of Mii versions of celebrities and things, and these can be shared with QR codes.

So I made Peter Dutton, and decided to treat him horribly. You have to give them a nickname, so I went with ‘Beandick’. Yeah, I dunno.

Here he is getting interviewed on the news:

Here he is looking lonely in a Japanese hotel while I hang on the door doing ninja stuff?

I only fed him once.

This is the time he sold colonial uniforms in the park:

Snoop Dogg wasn’t into it.

🙂

:0

Here’s a shot of him giving me money:

Here’s a song I wrote for him to sing:

And here’s his QR code if you want to borrow him: