the GGB turns seventy five

…in which history repeats itself…. Couldn’t let the day go by without noting the event, though thousands of others have marked it already. A few of my favorites: Golden Gate Bridge Opening May 27, 1937 Pedestrian Walk Golden Gate Bridge Under Construction Golden Gate Opus with the Marin Symphony The SF Chronicle’s take

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 […]

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 […]

the second bridge walk

…in which we explore the Marin end and our new contact mic. Well, it happened! Sunday, Jake Dickinson and I spent four hours walking the bridge again, putting the Schertler mic to the test and shooting beaucoup rolls of Fuji 400 color print film. The weather cooperated nicely, starting with a gently clearing mist that […]

preparing for the next assay

…in which we consider scrubbing the upcoming mission for health reasons. Well, it’s time for the next assay of the Golden Gate Bridge. The crew this time out will be Jacob J. L. “Jake” Dickinson on still photography, documentation, and personal protection with Dave Ayer once again over-focused on audio sampling. The weather forecast looks […]

fixing links and pondering wiki

…in which we discover some cc links pointing to null pages. How embarrassing. The link “David Ayer” in the gongs cc attribution actually pointed to nothing at all. So much for suavely pointing recursively back to the site. And it happened twice! This upload should fix it for now. And it appears the tools required […]

wikiGong home…at last

Posted by on Jul 29, 2009 in site design, site history, tools, wikiGong | No Comments

…in which we lose all, yet still snatch victory from the jaws of oblivion. After posting…and reposting…and republishing…and re-exporting, at last we find out what caused the video to hang. Attention RapidWeaver users! Do not add a sidebar picture to a QuickTime movies page. I’ll report this to RealMac at some point. And somehow, while […]