Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Adding a clean simple music player

In preparation for explaining how to podcast with Blogger, this tutorial explains how to easily add an HTML5 mp3/audio player to your blog posts or layout. No JavaScript, Flash or plugins are required, and with a fallback for older browsers which don't support the player.

I've even created a simple form to generate basic tags for you! Adding music to your Blogspot site has never been so easy!

Basic HTML5 Audio Tags Explained

The <audio> tag is a new feature of HTML5 which we can use to natively embed audio playback in our sites.

It is supported in Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari, and can be set to play the linked audio file automatically (autoplay) or loop if required.

There is a sample widget using the <audio> elementon the right sidebar, The audio player is produced using the following HTML code.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Antivirus companies cause a big headache to small developers.

Antivirus is essential tool that most people need to protect their Windows operating system from Viruses, Trojans, and other bad stuff.
Unfortunately, most Antivirus companies goes too far with their Virus/Trojan protection, and in many times they classify completely legit software as Virus/Trojan infection.
One good example for that is my own batch program: Most people need these tools to check thier own computer or change DNS servers to view blocked sites. This batch program, like many other utilities out there, can also be used by hackers for bad purposes.
The attitude of many Antivirus companies is very tough in this subject -
If it's a tool that can be used by bad guys, it's classified as Trojan or Virus, even when most users need it and use it for good purposes. Antivirus companies don't care that they block their own customers that want to recover their own passwords, and they don't care that they may cause their customer to think that I'm a Virus distributer.
I must say that some Antivirus companies are a little more gentle, and classify these tools as "Security Threat" or "Riskware" which is much better than classifying them as Virus or Trojan, but they still prevent the user from running them - by deleting them or by putting them in quarantine.
Also, many users don't know what is difference between Virus and Riskware, and when they get these "Riskware" alerts, they still think that my tools are infected with a Virus named "Riskware".
My batch programs are not the only victims of the "over protection" made by Antivirus software. Some other tools by other developers listed by the list below, are still constantly targeted by Antivirus companies, without any known reason.

Copy Protection For Blog

Do you want to protect your website/blog from information stealers? This is what you will need. Add this widget to your blog and reduce the stolen percentage of your blog post(s) up to 99.8%!


  • After adding this widget, your blog readers CANNOT highlight any characters in your blog. (This is to prevent stealers from using the hotkey CTRL + C function)
  • Readers CANNOT right click in your blog. (To protect stealers from stealing your images or links


  • If you require readers to copy a string of text, use pastie instead and link it to them.

Standard Malaysian Time Widget

Do you want to add this Standard Malaysian Time Widget to your blog? Simply click on "Add to Blogger" button below.

Note: If you place this widget at your sidebar, your sidebar must be at least 920px or it will look very wierd.

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