If someone told me I would hunt down a way to embed a player in a post, I would tell them they’re nuts! However, I saw this playlist of British actors from Tom Hiddleston to Richard Armitage reading selections from literature, then discovered I could embed it in a post. Perfect Midweek Geekiness, I thought.
After supper, I put my TV to Galaxie then got down to how to embed something in my post. There’s a short code for a WordPress website plug-in and I am not a website. Finally, thanks to one of WordPress’ support pages, I managed to embed the playlist by someone running a Facebook page entitled ‘Socially Awkward Darcy’. (Is there any other Mr. Darcy? Oh, yes ‘Dripping Wet in a White Shirt Darcy’.)
Why do all this?
Besides the internal sense of accomplishment. (Hey, I could do this!) Valentine’s Day is this Friday. Why not have a bunch of handsome men, read selections of prose and poetry from Shakespeare to e.e. cummings? The player should play, but if it fails to for whatever reason then click here.
I did a few tweaks to the blog, while my content are scribbles in my journal. I have a direction and trying to talk about how I got this player embedded is part of the direction. Part of what I do as a Library Technician involves troubleshooting and problem solving. I embed a player one day while earlier I learned a student needed a few more steps before their school wireless gets up and running. Next it’s figure out where a printer jam resides, or nudge people to the right resources.
I didn’t see this coming going back to school in 2007 at age 37. Now I can hardly wait to see what I can do next for the students and staff where I work. For now put on a pair of headphones, steady your pulse, and enjoy the spoken words.