Archive for December 31st, 2006

I’m actually not one for resolutions. I feel that if you want to accomplish something–then you just do it; it’s as simple as that. And because I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted post about (a few ideas rolling around but not enough motivation to pick one and do it justice?) I decided to work on making this blog a bit more *fun.*

I had been wanting to add a Flash MP3 player for a while but I couldn’t find a decent free one that I liked (that worked.) And yes, I want to host my own music. I’ve seen some other folks out there playing some other “canned” stuff that is hosted by the MP3 player that you get for free from the site but that’s just no fun. I want to be the DJ!

Yes, you would invariably find me doing that at parties all through high school (with the host’s permission of course!) It’s not that I wasn’t social (or downright anti-social haha!) I tended more toward the shy and thoughtful type but chances are that there probably was something wrong when everyone kept asking me about a dozen or more times throughout the evening. So, if I couldn’t find anyone to talk to, I figured I might as well make myself useful as everyone loved music at parties and I sure did too. So I’d spin the tunes and that would keep me occupied while I would just sit and “observe.”

So after spending most of the afternoon trying to download this and that with no positive result, I went the ultra “high-tech, low-tech” route with some very simple javascript code (like I even know what I’m talking about!!!) and QuickTime. It’s actually a google player so at least it’ll work with Blogger (yes, I am still laughing…) And the bonus is that I can still type in text so you, dear reader, can get my “brilliant” commentary along with the song. I know, you are thrilled.

And of course, you do realize that this is for my sheer indulgence and your horror, amusement, entertainment and perhaps education.

I also added a meebome widget in case anyone wants to leave a message or post catty remarks about the music (or anything else.) Also maybe a good idea since Blogger can be so flaky. A good tool too if you’re too busy or maybe a little shy about sending me an email. They’re always welcome as well, however!

Oh yes, one more thing. The DJ does take requests *grin*