WordPress…civilization…where will it end?

WordPress…civilization…where will it end?

…in which we consider our third—or is it our fourth?—makeover…. Some time last year the various web and cultural planets I follow—perfunctorily, even lazily, I have to admit—came into alignment. I had an epiphany about the work we’re doing here at wikiGong.com. That is, an epiphany about our web page, not about the various things […]

now we are three

…in which we bemoan current travel restrictions, and admit distraction. Another year older, and a bit less to show for it, at least this side of 2011. wikiGong turned three July 26, 2012. Since last fall, we’ve had fewer travel opportunities—though audio recording gear has accompanied every trip we have managed—and have been a bit […]

raising the barn

…in which I find some of the pieces are starting to feel a bit heavy This post shares its title with the current task list over at dekalbowiki. My last two weeks have been largely devoted to the heavy lifting of whacking the MediaWiki installation into place, reimplementing the WordPress look and feel, and starting […]

ice fishing

…in which I admit to moonlighting again It’s been quite a week here for re-creation: that is, I am relearning the lessons of getting wikigong.com launched, reconfigured, and launched again, as I apply them to dekalborama.com. Now that we’re in that site’s third trimester, it seemed a little attention was in order, so on January […]

terrible twos

…in which we contemplate our second birthday. The wikiGong website will be two years old tomorrow, July 26, 2011. You can read about the trepidation leading up to the launch on our first blog entry—wikiGong countdown—or by following the countdown tag. The site is eight months younger than the domain name registration, but it’s the […]

nearing the finish line

…in which I pronounce the 2011 makeover nearly done When starting this in May, I was sure it would be wrapped up before June. Let’s just say I learned a lot. And that there was a lot of porting from way back that needed doing. Now almost three weeks into a second month, I can […]

and yet another audio experiment

Posted by on May 31, 2011 in audio, blog, site design, wikiGong sounds | 3 Comments

…in which we attempt to revert to Martin Laine’s “Audio” plug-in thanks to Safari’s behavior. Let’s repeat the experiment with the variant syntax: Brooklyn Bridge handrail [audio:http://wikigong.com/cchost/content/Mr_Yesterday/Mr_Yesterday_-_BB_handrail_01.mp3] Golden Gate Bridge handrail [audio:http://wikigong.com/cchost/content/Mr_Yesterday/Mr_Yesterday_-_GGB_handrail_SEW.mp3] And the result is….

confessions of a project junkie

…in which I admit to beating around the bush. To the end, I will insist all this hemming and hawing may lead to meaningful accomplishment. Over the course of two weekends, I’ve managed to hammer the wikiGong site into a slightly more approachable—or at least more familiar?—form. A few things are starting to work as […]

another audio experiment

…in which we attempt to use the “Degradable HTML5 audio and video” plug-in from Pavel Soukenik. This should be really simple, if we can provide a valid reference. Let’s see: Brooklyn Bridge handrail Golden Gate Bridge handrail Pretty clean and very quick. Links are directly to the downloadable mp3 files in our Sounds database. It […]

playback time?

…in which we attempt to wed ccHost audio to a blog entry. Continuing our tour of the WordPress empire, it’s time to see how the sonic dimension might be handled.  This post is an excuse to exercise the Audiobar plug-in and others. For example, can we add an audio link to wikiGong Sounds material: Take me […]