Monthly Archives: August 2013

As found on the web (August 26th)

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frank shared Sprite madness.
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WP YouTube Lyte mobile audio-only degradation

stevygee1987, one of those great WP YouTube Lyte users, discovered that somewhere along the way audio-only embeds stopped working on mobile (iOS & Android).

The root-cause of the problem is that for mobile browsers YouTube does not show the bottom controls any more, even if specifically requested to do so via the iFrame API.

I’m waiting on some bright soul to provide me with a good solution (on stackoverflow, so your upvote might help), but as a temporary workaround audio-only on mobile will be rendered as a normal YouTube video (which YouTube prefers, really, you should not do audio-only if you want to stay within the Terms of Service).

Just for testing purposes, “Alone again or” by Love in a small audio-only embed (unless you’re on mobile, that is);

Love – Alone Again Or (Original Version)

Watch this video on YouTube.

As found on the web (August 19th)

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Autoptimize; JavaScript in head and some deprecated functionality

Autoptimize 1.6.5 got just pushed out, with one new feature and one notification. The new option configures Autoptimize to output the aggregated JavaScript in the head-section instead of at the bottom of the HTML. This can be useful when some of the JavaScript needs to be loaded asap and might prove useful to make jQuery plugins behave.

The notification might be less welcome for some users; YUI compression and the CDN options are marked as deprecated in this release. YUI compression was pretty exotic and required the installation of JAVA and the YUI compression jar, so I doubt anyone was actually using this. CDN options are deprecated as well; some people reported issue that I could not reproduce or fix. As I consider CDN not to be core functionality and as it can better be accomplished using e.g. WP Super Cache (which is a must-have companion of Autoptimize anyhow), CDN will indeed also be removed from Autoptimize. Expect the deprecated parts to be removed in 1.7.0 (which isn’t planned yet).

Music from our Tube; Karma Police, arrest this band

I’m not too big on reggae, but this Easy Star All Stars live cover of Radiohead’s “Karma Police” is really good.

Easy Star All Stars- Karma Police

Watch this video on YouTube.

Easy Star All Stars have a song-by-song cover album of OK Computer called Radiodread, I should have a listen.