Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

wiki.ryliejamesthomas.net

Sunday, 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.

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

So most people emoji are depicted as belonging to an other from the perspective of the assumed receiver. But personal favourite 👌 is depicted as though it is the viewer’s own hand (except in text editor I use in Linux, Geany).

RSS!

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

I finally sat down and spent 20 minutes researching making RSS feeds. They’re super simple, just a little XML:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<rss version="2.0">
    <channel>
        <title></title>
        <description></description>
        <link></link>
        <item>
            <title></title>
            <description></description>
            <link></link>
        </item>
    </channel>
</rss>

So you make a new item set for each update. You can have multiple channels per file for things like blog posts and blog comments. You can also link multiple RSS files in the head of the HTML to a similar purpose.

So now ryliejamesthomas.net, blueberrysoft.ryliejamesthomas.net and blueberrysoft.ryliejamesthomas.net/web-log all have RSS feeds.

Also I remembered that I had Google Analytics code on a bunch of websites so I cancelled that gross shit.

Website juggling

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

I’ve moved my main website over to ryliejamesthomas.net, and will now use ryliejamesthomas.com strictly for commercial things.

It’s always made me a bit uncomfortable using a .com for my main page, but I’ve always talked myself out of doing anything about it. UNTIL NOW.

That also means a bunch of subdomains have moved over: bangaiospirits.ryliejamesthomas.net, blueberrysoft.ryliejamesthomas.net, and videoworkscatalogue.ryliejamesthomas.net. There must at least be a bunch of broken blueberrysoft links floating round Internet now (again). I guess there’s also gallery.ryliejamesthomas.net, but there’s nothing there at the mo’.

illustration.ryliejamesthomas.com has stayed where it was. There will probably be a shop.ryliejamesthomas.com at some point? Haven’t thought too much about the .com, apart from putting links to my pages on etsy, bandcamp and itch.

The Game Making Tools website I’ve been working on also has a new address: gamemaking.tools 🙂 Makes it feel much less like a solo project, though there’ve only been a few wiki pages made by others 🙂

I’ve also been having fun doing more stuff with my web-hosting, like using it to host my E-mail (weening myself off web-mail), calendar, contacts, and a ‘cloud’ service.

New website

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

I’ve redone my website: www.ryliejamesthomas.com www.ryliejamesthomas.net

Also taken everything off SoundCloud and chucked it on /music.html

Cumudgeoning about Internet

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

I’ve had this list of dot-points sitting here, slowing growing, over the past few months. Though I’d wanted to turn it into a little essay, I think I just need to post it all before it rots.

So here are an assortments of thoughts on Internet. Mostly about my ideal Internet and knowledge sharing.

  • A website’s markup (the HTML and CSS) should be able to be understood. Far too many pages are completely incomprehensible when you look at their source. I want to learn things, and get an insight into the page’s maker when I right click > view page source.
  • Links should be descriptive; link shorteners are awfullllllll.
  • Websites should never block downloading images and other elements, but it’s something I see so much now.
  • ISPs should always provide free webspace.
  • There should be WAY better free tools for site making—every OS and browser should have them built-in.
  • Programs that run in your browser are kinda handy (Google Docs/Drive, for example), but most websites should not be these!
  • Pop-up messages asking me to subscribe to your newsletter :/ Remind me of the ol’ splash screen days, though I can’t even remember why those were considered annoying anymore.
  • Internet is about haring information, distributing information. This Internet seems to be about hoarding and controlling information 🙁
  • Wikipedia should be much more inclusive.
  • We are sticking our toe into an Internet that is just a bunch of corporate intranets battling for your attention and sabotaging you internet usage outside (and inside) their boxes.
  • Why are all UIs so awful and tablet focused? Fuck hamburgers. Fuck every UI improvment which seems to hide everything behind more and more clicks.
  • I suspect that the Internet I’m all nostalgic for was actually mostly white dudes though.
  • Pretty sure if books were invented now, libraries would be illegal.

Only solution I have to this is help people make websites. I’m slowly planning a basic HTML/CSS workshop, which I hope gets people playing with websites and gives them enough basic info to teach themselves further.

Also I’m redo-ing my own site so it’ll be a bit more fun~

I really wish my address was a .net instead of a .com. Maybe I’ll have both~

Video Works Catalogue version 2

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

I’ve put up a new version of Video Works Catalogue.

You can now reposition the videos and hide the introductory stuff.

videoworkscatalogue.ryliejamesthomas.com

Illustration

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Made a new website for the purposes of getting illustration work.

Just dogs and Tony Abbott up there so far↴

http://illustration.ryliejamesthomas.com/

2012 / Dialogues

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

I was going through earlier work, and was pleased to all the work I had made in 2012, in my second year of University. most of those things I’d never posted here, I assume because some I never finished properly (a series of clay heads), and some I thought were too personal (the Dialogues). I made a lot that year. Also a lot of drawings/rubbings, wood carving, and the performances I, at the time, called Monologues (they were made after these Dialogues).

I’ve made a web site for the Dialogues, and I might make a general 2012 one to link all those works together.

You can reposition the video windows by dragging them with your mouse.

http://ryliejamesthomas.com/dialogues.html

X/285 Brunswick Road

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Screenshot of X-285 Brunswick Road

A tentative step into combining webpages/text/games.

Might move some of the text to appear below the embed.

http://blueberrysoft.ryliejamesthomas.com/brunswickroad.html