• Blue Dot

    We now have a designed blue dot menu here on jrnl.global with a rudimentary Flow function which the guys are going to improve and then put the code into Shane’s repository at https://github.com/swalkergibson/blue-dot

  • Personal Hypertext Report #6

    Stephan Kreutzer doesn’t want to work on a WordPress enhancement: the current posts on the default installation broke XML processing by a non-browser client because of a named DTD entity and bugs in WordPress’ wpautop() function – both unnecessary problems caused by the general web context, too expensive to fix and difficult to work with. There’s great consensus that the first project, the jrnl, should be a WordPress enhancement project. I’m happy with that as a good practical compromise for bootstrapping ourselves: it’s readily available and many people know how to set it up and/or use it, it’s libre-freely licensed (not ideal though, GPLv2 makes no sense for software that…

  • Re: jrnl launch meeting announcement (for Friday 24th of August 2018)

    This is a reply to “jrnl launch meeting announcement (for Friday 24th of August 2018)”. It’s a little surprising that the Journal/jrnl in an already very, very specific form is supposed to be the main topic, despite it’s still unclear to which extent the potential participants write about their research and work or plan to, or if that should be the main interest or first strategic goal for now. For a long time, I keep repeating that even WordPress comes with many problems, I wonder who’s supposed to work on these. The proposal continues to suggest that the jrnl should exist as just another blog or website, following the traditional…

  • Re: Friday

    Today, Frode Hegland officially confirmed the first meeting of the Future of Text Institute on the 2018-08-24. With that I received a mail from him, to which I was asked to reply, so I try to do it here. The meeting will introduce the “jrnl” software project, an attempt to make a more Engelbartian blog system, likely the first major topic for the FTI. As it became possible to study Douglas Engelbart’s ARC Journal in more detail, it looks like NLS and Journal are quite distinct and relatively independent from each other, which allows for both to be investigated and recreated as a capability separately. If we would want to…