This is from my tumblr, as I didn’t really intend to go on such a rant, but….
Maybe if you have a Google account, you might not know how many photos are being stored by it in the “photos” app they have. I’m not sure if I like that part entirely. (In fact, I know I don’t like that part.) However, they also include a pretty cool animated GIF maker with the app. This is a two picture graphic I did as a test.
As net neutrality looks to be in a dire situation, you would think that the Democrats would focus on that. No. They would rather go on about Russia non-stop 24/7. It is almost like they want to lose.
Meanwhile, I think it is time for the tech gurus (especially the politically aware ones) to show us the way to the next technology. There has to develop another medium for the people, because the internet is slowly being turned into corporatized garbage, along the lines of what happened to radio and then TV. Although, I don’t want to be too hard on radio which glimmers with hope occasionally, and there still is shortwave radio – even in spite of the fact that shortwave isn’t what it used to be.
Alright, rant over for now….
It may be a Linux thing, but much of the time YouTube videos (and seemingly only YouTube videos) are not loading well. I often get a black box where the video should be. The fix for this is to right click, and select “reload frame.”
This is my icecast for now, but I don’t really have a consistent way of doing it. This will disappear, and if I do it again, it will need a new url.
I’ve read the WordPress help page on using code, but still it seems like in practice, what works and what doesn’t is hit or miss. For instance, the code help page states, “Flash and all other embeds are not allowed in WordPress.com posts, pages, or text widgets. For security reasons, we remove the tags needed for these to work.” The emphasis on all other embeds is mine.
Well, it some cases that is true, and they do “remove he tags needed for these to work.” But let’s test this rule here to show it is inconsistent.
That, my friends, is an embed code that appears to be working on WordPress.com. However, if I were to add the height and width code, it would not work. Inconsistency is what is bothering me. In fairness, it seems as though WordPress is treating this particular form of embed tag as a video tag.
But it is not only that, it is the fact that most of this code works throughout the internet, but not WordPress.com. This is….well, inconsistent.
“Inconsistent” seems to me to be the word to use when referring to the way html is handled on WordPress. And that is why, with the exception of the audio or video tag (most of the time), and YouTube or Vimeo (also, only most of the time), html should be avoided on WordPress.
After all, I could achieve the same end with a simple link, which WordPress apparently still supports. Thus, play or download movie.
Thank you and good day to you, and good luck. Over and out.
But it doesn’t explain all the problems. However, this one problem was my fault. So, I’ll try again to embed my Google site with a video player set up:
Oh, now I see why that can’t work because of security reasons. Never mind. My bad on that one, but some of the other embed and video tag problems still haven’t made sense to me.