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So, I was cruising around on Bandcamp earlier, looking to see if they offer gift certificates. (I will probably e-mail them and ask.)

Bandcamp is a music site, allowing artists to put up their music, have people listen to, and download or buy it. It seems like a functional site, and I smile when I run into it, since it's run by people who know what they're doing, both in terms of music presentation (you can download music in ALL the formats, basically), and computer functionality.

(How do I know about it? Because Andrew Hussie uses it to sell the Homestuck albums, all of which are pretty awesome. Again, something about my wanting gift certificates so I can pick and choose and not wind up with doubles.)

At any rate, I am hanging out on Bandcamp and reading their FAQ page. I get to this one:

How do I make the shared player autostart?
Welcome home! We trust your 8 year expedition to the heart of the Amazon was a great success. SO much has happened since you left. The first Delawarean was elected Vice President of the United States, the Chronicles of Riddick defied box office expectations, and tabbed browsers became commonplace. As a result, many web enthusiasts now open tabs as they surf. Autostarting media players don't play well with this behavior, since they put you in a position of wondering whoah, where is that sound coming from and then force you to play find-the-tab-making-your-eardrums-bleed. AUTOSTART IS EVIL is a fairly common refrain nowadays, and who are we to disagree?


That answer alone makes them my new favourite website on the internet.

~Sor
MOOP!

on 2011-11-09 11:53 pm (UTC)
harena: (Demonic Kestra)
Posted by [personal profile] harena
That is absolutely fabulous and i'm Quite Amused 'cause just the other day i had to help Rtizy find an autostart playing thingery or another because it was doing just that to him. OSLT. (i was able to track it down right quicklike 'cause i have a flashblocker extension on Chrome and i figured i could just click blocked flash thingys till i found it. Turned out the first one i tried was the culprit! :D)

on 2011-11-10 03:35 am (UTC)
Posted by [personal profile] mekthehatter
And even then there was no way to actually stop the damn thing from playing. Needless to say I didn't even consider following that person.

People on tumblr need to get with the times.

Tabs, Autoplay, Etc.

on 2011-11-12 12:37 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] lordrefa.livejournal.com
Kat, here. This, I feel, is likely to make your life about 5 trillion times better:

http://lifehacker.com/5826592/mutetab-quickly-finds-and-silences-noisy-browser-tabs

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