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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Monday, 17 November 2014

PLAYTIME. (17/11/14)

I wonder when this rain will stop. I am sick and tired of getting wet twice a day. I was moving to Eyemouth but the field I was going to stop on is a swamp. I am staying here in Melrose for another week. I can’t see the point in wasting diesel just to see a different bit of wet countryside. Melrose has plenty to look at and if I time the dog walk right I can chat to the yummy mummies collecting their issue from the primary school next door.

I have been playing again. I decided that it would be interesting to pop an audio player into the blog so that I could talk to you, post bird song, cows mooing, dogs barking, etc. I found various bits of HTML code and chose one from a company called CINCOPA. It looks a smart set up. They have varying skins for their player and also host audio, video and photos for nothing which is always a good start.

I compose my posts in LiveWriter so can’t access HTML stuff from there nor are there many plug-ins for it. I thought I’d got it all sorted by using the Layout and Composer in Blogger Desktop. Everything was going Tickety Boo.

I thought it was but when I did a test post the audio player didn’t show up but what I’d called it did. I called it ’Adrian Speaking’. I’ll have another go this afternoon, there’s summat there. The code was there and, give or take an inch, it was where I wanted it. It was showing underneath the comments box but that was, on closer perusal, where I’d pasted it so not at all surprising really.

I can’t work out what is wrong as there is a URL for the player and it’s skin and another for the content. I checked that I hadn’t got too many http//s; no just the one. Many link boxes include an http// and then when I copy and paste URLs I get two. It never works with two. More is not better when it comes to computers.

I have been saying that I wish I knew what I was doing for so many years now that I think I’ll just accept that I’m a dumb cluck and use my tried and tested method of trial and error. Google are very understanding and do give me a test blog which nobody else can see. I can practise practicing my nonsense in private.

This is the code without the URL of my dulcet voice. That goes in the bit that starts <a href=………..>  I hope. If it doesn’t I’ll give it a whirl somewhere else or just use YouTube with a single image for the video bit. I don’t see any pixel dimensions for the player and I would have expected some. It’s all very confusing.

<div id="cp_widget_6d6fd75c-2052-45b2-9d01-ba656bc292b8">...</div><script type="text/javascript"> var cpo = []; cpo["_object"] ="cp_widget_6d6fd75c-2052-45b2-9d01-ba656bc292b8"; cpo["_fid"] = "AAIAvE8ImaoV"; var _cpmp = _cpmp || []; _cpmp.push(cpo); (function() { var cp = document.createElement("script"); cp.type = "text/javascript"; cp.async = true; cp.src = "//www..cincopa.com/media-platform/runtime/libasync.js"; var c = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; c..parentNode.insertBefore(cp, c); })(); </script><noscript>Powered by Cincopa <a href='http://www.cincopa.com/video-hosting'>Video Hosting for Business</a> solution.</noscript>

So is this script. I thought all Java and HTML code started and ended an instruction with a < and a >. I must be missing something. I am missing something. I suspect it is half a brain. I suspect this code is something weird.

Here is a picture from last week.

splashchainbridge The Chain Bridge Melrose in a gloomy mood.

Have a great week.

PS. Is there now HTML5? Does Bloogger Blugger OFF read it? Could Googly give a monkey’s bum? I’ll start again tomorrow.

36 comments:

  1. And if you had all our snow it would be a sparkling white bridge, and more snow falling on it.

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    1. Joanne, it rarely happens here. I f we get a high pressure sitting over Scandinavia then it will turn very cold. Snow and hoar frost I am praying for. It makes the world seem new.

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  2. I also have a practice blog for HTML tests. Good luck with your latest venture in the digital world.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, I have grammarians reading this. Practice is what I hope you do for law and practise is what you experiment with.....It may be the other way round. Who gives a shit anyway?
      I just thought that a bit of compressed sound would add a little to the job. Not a lot but a bit. I have just spent two hours getting nowhere. I'll run it again tomorrow. Practise makes perfect. Practice is perfect or should be. Have fun.

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    2. PS. I bet a pound to a shilling that less than 25% of native English speakers would know the difference.

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  3. Loveable the Chain Bridge, Melrose. The b/w with a tan running though it.

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    1. Tan Bob? You need tanning. This is twenty minutes of art I'll have you know. I only piss about but don't do it for acclaimism. Probably just as well.
      Pissing down here again.

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  4. I was keeping up until I got to the part where 'Adrian[s] speaking' then it all turned into a weird language that I couldn't make head nor tail of, and it would appear that you're not too sure either!
    You've definitely caught the mood with that image, it's been dark and gloomy here too...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, you kept up for longer than I did.
      I am hoping to get out later for some arty farty shots.

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  5. I don't understand the yellow writing, but I love the bridge (provided I don't have to walk over it).

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    1. Frances, it is a grand bridge. It doesn't move about.

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  6. You will never be bored. You keep finding cool projects to challenge yourself. I read your blog and understand absolutely nothing. I enjoy reading how you can bend yourself out of shape and come out of it with a solution,

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    1. Red, it will get sorted one way or another. I have several silly things on the go at the moment.

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  7. Ha.. I just read and second Red's comments. What I do know is that you'll figure it out eventually.

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    1. Hilary, I don't always sometimes I just give up.

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  8. Adrian ~ just use Souncloud ~ they have all the code built in to their sharing icon. Even if you copy and paste it.

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    1. Thanks Carol. I'll give it a try.

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    2. Yes there is HTML5 now ~ BTW

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    3. Yes Carol thanks. I want something that just drops what I have decided in there and not a load of playlists. There is a way but not without a charge. I'll stick with vimeo or YouTube.
      I bet that is what confused me. I was only joking about HTML5 but many thanks
      The blighters do it to confuse me.

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    4. What is that script? I know a bit of HTML and know more Python. Can't write either but do try.

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    5. HTML5 is the new standard for handling multimedia better particularly with mobile devices. Your old HTML tags will still work.

      You can share just one audio at a time in Soundcloud instead of a whole playlist. I have used it on my blog a couple of times. My son mixes his own music and publishes it to Soundcloud.

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    6. Carol the code looks frightening. I checked it out and realised it wasn't HTML as I know it. It's a big pity that Google don't tell dumb clucks like me what they are doing.
      Many thanks.

      I knew we were on HTLM4 but only just sussed that the code looked different '[..].What in the name of heaven or hell are they for?

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    7. Carol, I have just spent four hours with this malarkey. Now I know I'm not the brightest light on the tree but have pissed about for ages. Yes I can rip stuff off and pop it onto my Blog. No bother but I don't want to do that.
      I want to drop a bit of original audio in every now and again. It;s a right pain. Sound Cloud has more script promoting Soundcloud than Cincopoa does promoting kids music and themselves. I don't want to subject folk to that nonsense. Guess I will have to pay for a website in the long term.

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  9. I like that bridge very much.

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    1. Maria, it worked out reasonably well.

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  10. I've never understood about HTML so I avoid it like the plague. Gloomy, maybe, but this bridge is interesting with its boards, metal and the design at the sides. I notice that your blog list is from my defunct blog Scrappy Grams. You can find me now at Nonnie's Observations- http://nonniesobservations.blogspot.com Cheers!

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    1. Norma, I'll pop by and have a look.

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  11. I haven't the faintest idea what you are on about but whatever it is, it seems to be keeping you busy, doing a look to keep your brain fit and healthy. Maybe I'll understand when the project comes to fruition, maybe not. That bridge appears to be in a very bad mood, I don't want to go where it is leading.

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    1. Pauline, as I've mentioned many time before that makes two of us.

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  12. Time to visit "The Ship Inn" in Melrose methinks. A few jars of heavy and some Lamb's navy rum chasers should sort your head out. Then go and lie down in the camper van and snore the afternoon away.

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    1. YP, I'm off the drink at the moment as I have a delicate tummy. Too much meat from Mr Miller the butcher I suspect.
      I didn't get any further yesterday and today is worse as I have some pictures to add swirls to. It's not a five minute job.

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  13. Copiando ese códogo sale tu blog
    Buena perspectiva del puente.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, pasa el tiempo en un día húmedo.

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  14. I'm with Trevor on this one.

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    1. Graham. I know blogger doesn't support audio. I just thought I could work round it. My thoughts are not big enough or clever enough.

      I agree with you. Not sure I agree with Trevor. It was worth a try.

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