As heard on Our Tube: Robert, Laurel & Hardy Woke up laughing

Robert Palmer was so much more then just the slick guy from his eighties videos (think “Addicted to Love”). A couple of days ago I heard “Woke up Laughing” on the radio from the 1980 album “Clues” (which also features “Johnny & Mary”) and I found this video on YouTube which features the iconic dancing Laurel & Hardy;

Robert Palmer 'Woke Up Laughing' (featuring Laurel & Hardy)

Watch this video on YouTube or on Easy Youtube.

Bye 2014, it was nice knowing ya!

this used to be an animated gif, click to see itWith 2014 finally behind us, we can start dwelling on that past as of yesterday. These are some of my 2014 facts & figures:

About my blog:

My WordPress plugins:

  • Autoptimize
    • 2 major and 7 minor releases
    • 141324 downloads, bringing the total to 241650
    • answered lots of questions and feedback on the support-forum, allowing me to improve both the code and the FAQ.
    • 2015 will bring Autoptimize 2.0 (fixing the occasional WSOD & the cache-size problem) and Autoptimize Power-Ups (extensions for professional & power-users)
  • WP YouTube Lyte:
    • 2 major and 2 minor releases
    • 36507 downloads, now totalling 210285
    • 2015 will see continued improvements and WP YouTube Lyte Power-Ups (you guessed it, extensions for professional & power-users)
  • WP DoNotTrack:
    • 2 minor releases
    • 4312 downloads, now 12009 total
    • 2015 really should see a 1.0 release, which will finally include CSP-enforced protection.

Bye 2014, it was nice knowing ya, but I’m off enjoying 2015 now!

Music from Our Tube and the Fridge; Kinoshita

Call me late to the party, but I just “discovered” Fridge, which was (is?) a band that featured (features?) Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet), Adem Ilhan, and Sam Jeffers.

Fridge – Kinoshita

Watch this video on YouTube or on Easy Youtube.

Kieran has since mostly focused on Four Tet, but based on this track I think the Fridge back-catalogue might be worth diving into.

Autoptimize minor update and beyond

I just released an update to Autoptimize, bumping the version to 1.9.2. Main new features;

  • New: support for alternative cache-directory and file-prefix as requested by a.o. Jassi Bacha, Cluster666 and Baris Unver.
  • Improvement: hard-exclude all linked-data json objects (script type=application/ld+json)
  • Improvement: several filters added to the API, e.g. to alter optimized HTML, CSS or JS
  • Some bugfixes
  • Swedish translations updated & Ukrainian added, courtesy of Zanatoly of SebWeo.com

I’m already thinking about version 2.0 (which should fix the 2 big issues some people face; exploding cache size due to page-specific inline code & the rare but nasty white screen of death due to CSS minification issues) and about some powerful new features that could extend Autoptimize for professionals and power-users in need of something more. 2015 is going to be great, hope you guys & girls will be part of that!

Anyway, enjoy the end-of-year festivities and above all, have fun & share some of the happiness!

 

Music from Our Tube; Raury hearing God’s Whisper

Guess I heard this one on KCRW as well; Raury (an 18 year-old from Atlanta who released his debut earlier this year and opened for Outkast and collaborated with SBTRKT) chanting “I am the savior”.

Raury – God's Whisper (Official Video)

Watch this video on YouTube or on Easy Youtube.

This is one of those songs that prove that you don’t need to be a guitar-god to write a great song, 3 chords can be all it takes!