Listen to your browser make requests.
Ever wanted to listen to your browser's HTTP traffic? Well now you can! Aleatoric plays sounds when Chrome HTTP requests begin, end, or fail. For example, when a request begins, you'll hear what sounds like a phone ringing at a very high pitch. When an image request completes, you'll hear a little pop noise. And when a stylesheet request completes, you'll hear a cell note. And so on. You can preview each noise in the Aleatoric modal dialog. (Once you've downloaded Aleatoric, just click on the "A" next to the hamburger button in Chrome. You can also turn off Aleatoric sounds there, and change the volume.) The pitch of the note indicates the size of the content downloaded; a lower pitch is a larger file; a higher pitch, something quite small. One note: Aleatoric does require access to *all* of your web requests. But! We don't use that data for anything. In fact, we don't make any web requests of our own. (Also, Aleatoric doesn't work in Incognito mode unless you specifically enable it.) If you're skeptical, Aleatoric is open source, and you can read the code here: https://github.com/stenson/aleatoric
- (2017-01-24) Duarte Mesquita: Doesnt work
- (2017-01-24) Kevin Lam: Can not hear it