Thursday, October 20, 2011

Embedding Audio?

The only drawback I've found to operating the entire site utilizing Google's tools has been the lack of a method to host audio files.  I suppose I could drop the files in my dropbox and share them from there or even utilize one of the well-known file-sharing websites like RapidShare or Mediafire, but I'd really like to keep things all together.

In that light, I took advantage of the ability to upload any type of file to Google Docs.  Now you can't stream from Google Docs, but at least I can offer a link and allow people to download an audio file without having to host it myself.

So, most recently, I've uploaded the mp3 version of my interview on Type 3 TV to Google Docs.  I signed out of my Google account and visited the site to see what the experience might be like as a random visitor and while there was a lag obtaining the download link (might have just been me) I was able to retrieve the file.

Hopefully site visitors will find the experience just as easy and will let me know if they don't.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Results Are In

It's October 13, 2011. I've taken the poll of the creepiest legends in Cleveland down and tallied the votes.

(Actually, I just took a screenshot of the results)

From CreepyClevelandStuff

Now I've got a week to go through all my notes and stories and come up with something interesting to say about South Bay Bessie and Gray's Armory (both with zero votes... not very creepy, apparently)