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 […]

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 […]

a new day, a new tool

a new day, a new tool

…in which we contemplate what it is to blog. A bit over two years into this experiment, we’ve started to recognize how some of our habits fit into the Web 2.0 Zeitgeist. For example, a significant part of what we–the site admins here at wikigong.com–are doing online is blogging: talking about our projects, thought patterns, […]

putting alligators in the moat

Posted by on Aug 24, 2010 in security, site history, wikiGong | No Comments

…in which we note the waters are cloudy, just right for sharks…. We’ve been busy, though it may not show. After the wikiGong sounds launch, the focus has been on sampling and composition. There’s new stuff on the sounds site, including a number of Jacob’s oil pump recordings and the first of the European bronzes […]

a few more orbits before firing Stage 3

…in which we scrub the ccHost launch and look for a new window. shhhhh! ccHost is installed and running on wikiGong! In many ways, the last month has been a blast: hacking php and java scripts; wrestling with a new and pretty complex tool set; posting, reloading, making mistakes — I’ve completely hidden or blown […]

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 […]

success so far, and errata

…in which we ascertain the site is functional, and slightly flawed. If you haven’t been in on the hours-long conversations, this is the new audio sharing site anchored by the Golden Gate bridge project I’ve been obsessing over. This kind of crept up on me as I thought I’d be playing around with the html […]

launched

Posted by on Jul 26, 2009 in site history, video, wikiGong | No Comments

…in which we find ourselves embarked. …two…one…ignition… Ladies and gentlemen, we have ignition. The files are uploaded. Let the debugging begin! First, the video seems to have a problem. Not sure what it is or whether it’s only on certain browsers. Could be an MP4 codec issue. Could be lots of things. We’ll try some […]

omg it’s going live

Posted by on Jul 26, 2009 in blog, hosting, site history, wikiGong | No Comments

…in which events overtake us in a big way. Uploading files is like hanging in the castle tower waiting for the lightning to strike. File by file, first the video and now the audio files are inching their way ftp-ward. I really hadn’t meant it to get this far already but need to do a […]

site prep and *woah!* Ts & Cs

Posted by on Jul 26, 2009 in blog, hosting, site history, wikiGong | No Comments

…in which our webmaster buys a site hosting upgrade. OK, that was scary. We almost had advertising. No free hosting here, no way. The usual caveats about free lunch apply, blah, blah. And navigating the legalese surrounding one’s web hosting agreement is yet another matter. But we have now succeeded in activating those assets purchased […]