This is a little bit of an experiment more than anything else, I’m not sure if I’ll be keeping this site up, but for now essentially it will be a page to see live information about me. As of this moment, the page isn’t done but already provides a gist of my location, most recent tweets, and the last 8 songs I have listened to via Last.fm.
The Last.fm part by the way, was what I was working on about a week back, I found a jQuery method for displaying Last.fm, but I wanted it to actually show if I was listening live at that time. So, I did some mad jQuery Googling, and guess/checking and actually got the damn thing to work! I really had no experience with jQuery or using an API before, but somehow I got the jQuery example given to fetch whether I was “now playing” via the Last.fm API, so I’m a pretty happy camper. :D
Back to the point, the site isn’t perfect yet, I am still looking into adding more (live video via Qik?), and I’m not sure if it really has a point, but I figure I’d put it out there for now and just sorta see what happens. I figure it would be neat to see when I am driving to or from school to home, people who care can actually see when I’ll be arriving. Also back into the pointless realm, they could see what tunes I got going on for my trip (yes, even phone scrobbles). I don’t know, this page is really just an experiment to prove to myself I could actually code it. Although, if it did save me a few “where are you” phone calls, that would be nice too ;)