SoundCloud HTML5 finally works, mostly

This post, with many linkbacks to other posts (dee3’s), shows how to embed SoundCloud’s Flash player and allow an HTML5 mini player as a fallback for iOS, using the <audio> tag: http://soundcloud.com/101/html5-embed

The only step that was a little bit tricky was figuring out how to view the cache window and see where the stream was pointing to for the HTML5 portion of the code. In Google Chrome (12.x) I found it easiest to flush the past hour of browsing history and then load the SoundCloud player and see where it pointed to the audio stream, typing About:Cache in the location bar. Anyhow, if you view my last post about Borg & McEnroe using an iOS device there should be a small audio player below the YouTube clip. Amazingly, it’ll even let you stream that clip over AirPlay.

So that’s kind of cool. If that’s what you’re into.

Here’s Four Tet’s track Pinnacles:


Link: http://snd.sc/hbo2eT

TFTP after a bad flash on WRT-54G Ver 2.0

Was helping a friend trouble shoot an old Linksys WRT-54G Version 2.0 and I thought it might be worth installing the Tomato firmware and see if it helps minimize the connection drop outs he’s been having.  I thought upgrading via the Linksys admin menu would be a snap.  I made a couple of mistakes.

1) Always do a hard reset (30/30/30) on the router before flashing

2) Always hard wire and set a static IP that is within the default range and turn off all other network cards

3) Be patient, because sometimes it’ll take a few minutes

What happened was this: the upgrade from the Linksys admin utility resulted in a corrupt image such that I was no longer receiving an IP address, the router was not booting, all I got was a flashing green power LED.  Thankfully, Draytek Router Tools v.4.2.1 comes to the rescue with TFTP tool, as I tried the Linksys version of the software with no luck.  Router Tools allowed me to get the WRT-54G back online with the latest official Linksys Firmware v.4.21.1 and at this point I went back into the menu and tried the Tomato v.1.27 .bin again and it actually worked.

Now, whether all this means the router will stop being flaky, I don’t know.  But many other users swear by Tomato and say that it’s a significant improvement over the stock firmware and includes a lot of QOS features and should increase stability.

This is pretty much the best guide I found on recovering from a bad flash:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Recover_from_a_Bad_Flash

This is the link for latest official Linksys firmware on the WRT54G:
http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/lbc/WRT54G/download

And if you click on Version 4.0 on the BEFSR41 router/hub you can download Linksys’ official TFTP tool, which probably won’t work and you’ll need to download the Draytek utility anyways:
http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/lbc/BEFSR41/download

Linksys WRT54G Version 2.0

Linksys WRT54G Version 2.0