So I wrote a cute screensaver

A few months ago, I found a GIF of Kirby (or rather a bunch of Kirbys) dancing. I thought, This would be even cooler if it was set to music. So I set about writing a simple, little HTML5 screensaver.

In the Cinnamon Desktop for Linux Mint, you can write screensavers in HTML5 (technically, it uses Webkit, but we all know that’s a fancier version of KHTML). So I wrote this, chose some dance music, and had it play said dance music randomly every time the computer screen is locked.

If you wish to see a video of it in action, here it is:

My attempts at watching a video on job hunting

For the past couple of days, I have put off watching this video called “5 Fast Ways to Make Yourself More Hireable”, which was put out by the The Society for Collegiate Leadership and Achievement. When I finally sat down to watch the thing, I couldn’t view it.

I don’t know why I couldn’t view it. Maybe it was my web browser (Firefox for life!), or maybe it was the add-ons that I have active. Even when turning them off, I still couldn’t watch the video. Now, I’m not one to be deterred by a simple browser error. That’s when I looked into the sources of the page.

In the sources of the page was a bunch of Javascript code. Perusing the code, I easily found code snippets (which were nicely marked) that were meant for outside services. I know it’s been a while since I’ve written anything related to HTML and Javascript, but boy was this code obfuscated. I could barely read this stuff.

Anyway, after digging through the muck, I found the actual source of the video: an embedded iFrame. Boy, I didn’t think sites still used those. Still, I was able to watch the video. And hopefully after that, I’ll be able to find the job I want.