I had a lot of fun chatting with Jen on this week’s episode of The Web Ahead. Wind me up and let me loose; I ended up rambling on about blogging, the indie web movement, progressive enhancement, and just about everything in between.
A report from the BBC on this year’s Brighton Digital Festival including interviews with Honor, Timo, and Seb.
Wikipedia edits converted into Eno-esque sound.
This slipped past me somehow: a review of Huffduffer by Jason Snell for Macworld.
Thanks, Jason! Glad you like it.
A lovely site with thoughtful articles on the long-term future of the web.
There’s audio too, which is unfortunately locked up in the unhuffduffable roach motel that is Soundcloud, but I’m hoping that might change.
Fascinating fodder for Huffduffer:
Beginning in 1996, Radio Diaries gave tape recorders to teenagers around the country to create audio diaries about their lives. NPR’s All Things Considered aired intimate portraits of five of these teens: Amanda, Juan, Frankie, Josh and Melissa. They’re now in their 30s. Over this past year, the same group has been recording new stories about where life has led them for our series, Teenage Diaries Revisited.
All the talks from this year’s excellent Full Frontal conference in Brighton, available in audio form for your huffduffing pleasure.
This makes me so happy! Matt is using Huffduffer. Specifically, Matt is using Huffduffer together with Instacast and this is how he’s doing it.
I had a lot of fun chatting with Chris and Dave on the Shop Talk Show. It is now available for your listening and huffduffing pleasure.
This is sooo nifty: Chloe’s obsessive Summer music visualisation is a lesson in responsive design and progressive enhancement. It’s also pretty fascinating.
Andy Baio pointed to this from Twitter a few hours ago and ever since, I’ve been playing it and giggling over and over.
I’ve been huffduffing some of the best talks from this year’s South by Southwest—some I saw, some I missed. Subscribe to the podcast feed if you want to catch up with them at your leisure.
Describing itself as a radio magazine, this site gathers together audio from multiple sources. Oddly though, there’s no podcast feed and they make it hard to get at the source mp3s.
A lovely sound blog from Steve Bowbrick (one of the curators of the sadly decommissioned Speechification). Here, he gathers found sounds of all kinds together: great audio grist for the huffduffing mill.
Thanks to Jason Scott, every episode of The Sound Of Young America ever recorded is now stored on the Internet Archive. Get huffduffing!
A nice succinct description of Huffduffer. Lovely.
I love this little story of small pieces of the internet loosely joining together: NPR, Twitter, Downcast and Huffduffer.
Perfect seasonal entertainment. Perfect.
Everything you ever needed to know about adding HTML5 audio and video to your site, courtesy of the mighty John Allsopp.
A classic (very) short science fiction story that posits an interesting solution to the Fermi paradox.
The entire archive of the Reith lectures is now online for your huffduffing pleasure.
A very handy “how to” for recording your own podcast.
A rather vicious evaluation of browser support for the audio element and the audio API. It is divided up into:
- Browsers From Companies That Actually Care About HTML5 Audio
- Browsers From Companies That Hate the Web Enough to Not Support Ogg/Vorbis, but do Have an Audio Tag So They Can Say They Have an Audio Tag (Seriously, Fuck You)
- Browsers That Say They Support HTML5 Audio But Actually Don’t Support HTML5 Audio
The Google voicemail transcript, which begins at 11 minutes in, cracked me up.
The New York subway schedule converted into sound by treating each line as a string.
A handy shim for audio: it uses the native implementation where possible and Flash as a fallback.
A visual representation of each track on the new Girl Talk album.
A wearable read-only music player that's a badge. Kind of awesome.
A very handy tool for converting YouTube videos to MP3.
Excellent huffduffing fodder: "The Box is a series of short interviews with people who make cool stuff, hosted by Tim Van Damme."
A beautiful piece of musical mathematical poetry.
Jim experiments with canvas and audio.
Mozilla, Opera and Google are collaborating on an open format for audio and video for the web (a wrapper for Vorbis for audio and VP8 for video).
A list of services you can use to get your podcast transcribed.
Hixie needs your help. Document examples of augmented video (or audio) such as captioned or subtitled media.
A nice-looking jQuery plugin for HTML5's audio element, with fallback to a Flash player. I might just end up using this on Huffduffer.
The wonderful world of audio pressed onto postcards: a Polish tradition.
A treasure trove of music from Archive.org.
"This site is intended to be a constantly growing and changing museum for the study and enjoyment of truly terrible video game voice acting in video games from the very first CD system, the Turbografx until the present day."
A very pretty little Twitter canvas experiment accompanied by music delivered via the audio element. View this in a capable browser.
Thanks to the brilliant Glenn Jones, there is now a Firefox plug-in for Huffduffer. Right-click on a link to an audio file and select "Huffduff it" and you will get the pre-filled Huffduffer form in a pop-up window.
This single issue is what's stopping me using the HTML 5 audio element on Huffduffer.
A fascinating account of the origins of a musical cliché.
Busker Du (dial-up) is a recording service for buskers through the telephone (preferably public payphones hidden in subway stations).
A treasure trove of podcasts from the University of Oxford. Some of this stuff is crying out to be huffduffed.
The BBC were at dConstruct. This podcast episode includes interviews with Steven Johnson, Aleks and the the Dopplr Matts.
Excellent explanation of DRM by Mark Pilgrim, prompted by MSN Music's gunshot to the head.
A blog of all the best bits of Radio 4.
Ever wanted to remix a Radiohead song? Me neither. But for those who do, they now can.
Worst. Business Idea. Ever. A CD of office sounds so that homeworkers can impress clients on the phone with the sounds of industriousness. "Instant credibility for home businesses!"
"As of today, you can play full-length tracks and entire albums for free on the Last.fm website."
There's a new technology podcast available from The Guardian. It's hosted by Aleks and judging from the first episode, it's going to be very good indeed.
Type a word, hear it from Artoo.
I had a chat with Paul Boag this morning and now the podcast episode is online. Me, Paul Hammond, Drew McLellan and Christian Heilmann discuss APIs.
Audio and video from the typography conference held in Brighton earlier this year, including Joe's presentation about the signage in the Toronto subway. Download the files or subscribe to the podcasts.
I want a thingamagoop.
Probably old news by now but Last.fm has been acquired by CBS, who I hope are not evil. The good news is that our favourite music site is staying in London. Rock on, FMers.
Now when your satanic client tells you to make the logo bigger, you can always rock out.
The website for the Fundamentos Web conference provided audio and video files but no RSS feed to enclose them so Nick Dunn has created one for us.
A mashup of Pandora and Last.fm. While you listen to Pandora, the track information is uploaded to your Last.fm account.
More about the microformats that can now be found on Last.fm.
This is a great way to deal with telemarketers.
Stan talks about the upcoming Event Apart in Philadelphia.
You can now create podcasts on Odeo. This is going to be huge.
A nice app for browsing and buying audiobooks - but why isn't it a website?
Podcasting has an anthem.
The BBC talk to the hacker/conspiracy theorist awaiting extradition to the US. He's a bit of a loony but he's harmless.
Audio from Reboot 7. Ben Hammersley, Cory Doctorow and more.
Tom Coates, Heather Armstrong and others weigh in with their thoughts. Tom has a sexy radio voice.