Monthly Archives: April 2015

Music from Our Tube: LA Priest – Oino

Heard “Oino” yesterday very, very early in the morning (around 6h20, while making my lunch-sandwiches, actually) on Studio Brussel and immediately loved the clickety clackety percussion-driven weird funk-like feel to it;

LA Priest – Oino (Official Video)

Watch this video on YouTube.

Did some web-digging and learned Samual Eastgate (aka Sam Dust), the guy behind LA Priest, was also in Late of the Pier, so guess I’ll have to go listen to them as well.

Celebrating 300000 Autoptimize downloads with new release

300k-1, that isSo just now Autoptimize passed the 300000 downloads mark (6 months after reaching 200k), which feels huge to me. To celebrate I just pushed out version 1.9.3, which features -as becomes a minor release- small improvements and bugfixes. From the changelog;

  • improvement: more intelligent CDN-replacement logic, thanks Squazz for reporting and testing
  • improvement: allow strings (comments) to be excluded from HTML-optimization when comment removal is active (via API)
  • improvement: changed priority with which AO gets triggered by WordPress, solving JS not being aggregated when NextGen Galleries is active, with great help from msebald
  • improvement: extra JS exclude-strings: gist.github.com, text/html, text/template, wp-slimstat.min.js, _stq, nonce, post_id (the latter two were removed from the default “manual” exclude list on the settings-page and can be removed there if you want)
  • new in API: autoptimize_filter_html_exclude, autoptimize_filter_css_defer, autoptimize_filter_css_inline, autoptimize_filter_base_replace_cdn, autoptimize_filter_js_noptimize, autoptimize_filter_css_noptimize, autoptimize_filter_html_noptimize
  • bugfix: remove some PHP notices, as reported by dimitrov.adrian
  • bugfix: make sure HTML-optimalization does not gobble a space before a cite as proposed by ecdltf
  • bugfix: cleaning the cache did not work on non-default directories as encountered by NoahJ Champion
  • upgraded to yui compressor php port 2.4.8-4
  • added arabic translation, thanks to the ekleel team
  • tested with WordPress 4.2 beta 3 (yep, it works)

So there you have your present, no go unwrap it! Have fun! :-)

Music from Monsieur Garnier: Acid Mondays

I still have some old Gilles Petersons “WorldWide” and Laurent Garniers “It is what it is” shows on my computer and once in a while I still “discover” gems in them. Just now, while on the train, I was listening to “It is what it is” Saison Quatre, emmission 2 and heard “El Recorrido” from Acid Mondays. The tracks starts out with just a (very) fat groove, but gets really interesting as from 2:37.

Acid Mondays – El Recorrido

Watch this video on YouTube.

Ain’t it funky now?

Music from Our Tube: Sylvan Esso does the hanky panky

The studio version of Sylvan Esso‘s “Coffee” had been in my YouTube favorites playlist for a couple of months already, but it’s the first song in this NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert and it’s just as great! Warning: slightly quirky dancing ahead. :-)

Sylvan Esso: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Watch this video on YouTube.