Some time ago, I discovered yet another article praising the “single-tasking” mode of the human brain. Once more, an artificial parallel to programming is drawn, and the inherent losses of context switching in multithreaded software.
As if the human brain was anywhere close in function to a computer!
Usually, I’d just smile and move on to more funded writing, but this time I decided I’d make a statement or two on the topic.
It’s the last day of the year, and I chose not to write any technical, nor critical article. Instead, I’d like to turn my attention to a phenomenon that’s one of the greater, even if overlooked, achievements of the Internet.
Besides the zillion apparent ways the Internet has changed human life on this planet, there are also several less apparent ones. One is the concept of “honor” in Internet-based cooperation.
As it turns out, finding out how to do it right is not nearly as easy as it should be, due to some tricky interweavement with plug-in loading and execution order.
After much struggle with an annoyingly pertinacious cross-browser issue, and a thorough rework at both conceptual and code level, here it is, at last:
Sliding Notes 1.2.1
Yesterday would have been the 121st birthday of one of the brightest minds this planet has ever been a home to: Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Little known to a wider public, this guy, although born and raised in poverty, and with absolute no formal education, managed not only to reproduce by himself – in a self-tought fashion – much of the mathematical knowledge from antiquity to the 20th century, he also invented countless mathematical methods that are the foundation of many modern theories, not least Superstring Theory.
I’m pleased to announce that my efforts to overcome the cross-browser issues have yielded a promissing new Sliding Notes version. I’m running it on this site alredy, and I’d be grateful for your feedback on how it works with different browsers.
Stay tuned while I’m running some more tests and prepare an official release.
I am terribly sorry to announce that I’m temporarily withdrawing the 1.1 series due to cross-browser problems. The 1.0rc5 version is now marked as the “stable version”, and it will remain so until I’ve found a reliable solution to the problem. (The 1.1.0 version is still available through “Other Versions “).
Again, I’m really sorry for the inconvenience, but I thought this is the only fair thing to do right now (next to resolving the issue).
When I wrote “Psychology Of IT Language“, I brought up the aspect of communication of principles, the implicit communication of values, and its possible psychological impact on an organization.
I’ve just received an email asking whether Sliding Notes support embedding YouTube videos inside.
I’m happy to confirm that they do! Here is a cool video» that proves it!
I used the Insights plug-in to embed the video object directly between the slider tags.
But: Using a video (or any other) shortcode in a Sliding Note is currently not supported.