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Archive for February, 2007

Embedded Google Video

Posted by guesto on February 22, 2007

Phoenix Reach Presentation

A test for embedding a google video. Needs to work in the same way as YouTube videos in that WordPress provides its own markup instead of allowing embed or javascript tags.

Although here is an interesting learning – it only works if google URL is at Mine was and nothing displayed at all. I just changed the tld in the embed url and it worked. Still found its way to the right video too. Net

This video is a presentation video for Ant’s horse “Phoenix Reach” – the triple group 1 winning stallion that has now retired to stud. I built him a little website at if horses are your thing….



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Embedded YouTube Video

Posted by guesto on February 21, 2007

How to say “Freddie Ljungberg in Swedish”

Here is a video taken at about 5am in Gothenburg city centre. Interesting how such a simple clip of, well, nothing really can be my most viewed video – beating The Kooks, The Arctic Monkeys and Get Cape! That must be either because it has a “how to..” title – or more likely because it is tagged with the words “Swedish” and “Girls”…

This done as a test for embedding YouTube videos straight into the page.

It seems that it is not possible to embed in the usual fashion because the system disables Javascript when running on like this is. (I simply can’t be arsed to setup hosting it myself.) However it is possible to embed YouTube videos using WordPress’s custom mark-up. See for more info.


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Posted by guesto on February 21, 2007

List of things I plan to do to this blog as a way of trying out various mashups, widgets, technologies etc. A sort of “statement of intent” I guess.

Stuff to integrate or embed

  • Trippermap – Doh! Needs Javascript, won’t work on here
  • FlickrMap – Is this embeddable? More research needed
  • YouTube – Done
  • Google Video – Done
  • Delicious
  • Furl
  • Google Calendar
  • playlist

Enhancements to basic WordPress

  • Tag Cloud
  • Search

Stuff to have a go at and understand more about

  • Tagging and seeding for Technorati
  • Links and track-backs, comments on otherblogs etc
  • Importing other RSS feeds

Stuff to write about

  • Syzygy projects, successes etc
  • Home projects done
  • Rant about Apple screen

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