Posts Tagged ‘HTML’

Replacing Soundcloud

Wednesday, 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.

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 sharing 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~