Darwin’s sentences are tedious. Many of his paragraphs are hideously long, complex sentences that are really multiple complete sentences and useless filler words and phrases strung together with semicolons, colons, commas, or some combination.
This material is not the easiest to understand to begin with. And complex ideas need to be presented clearly and concisely as possible. So I’m breaking down sentences as well as paragraphs, and this time changing much more punctuation than I have in the others.
Continue reading “sentence surgery: hybridizing Darwin’s On the Origin of Species”
You can tell when you read old books that people used to have longer attention spans, and there was nary a screen to read from. Many of the paragraphs are very long, to the point where many pages look like walls of text.
Reading something displayed on a screen is very different from reading something printed on paper. A screen makes white by emitting a full spectrum of light, and a lot of it. If you’re like me and look at a screen all day, you know all too well what chronic eye strain feels like.
Continue reading “Frankenstein: or, Formatting a 200+ year old manuscript for the web”
Since I successfully minted an article as HTML, I’ve been working on list of formats I want to test. Thursday I minted my first “album” of 04 variants from my Atmofear Destroyed collection on Tezos. A four-page website with a home page, two gallery pages, and an About page.
This is web design, but it’s not like designing a normal website. All the files are stored on IPFS and being served from a p2p network. HTTPS protocol serves content from a central source, and browsers are built on HTTPS. The two protocols don’t always play nicely together.
Continue reading “[publishing] just minted a 4-page HTML album. Now what?”
I’m over the moon about this. Last night I minted a website on Cardano. Well, technically, I only needed to add the link to the main article, Blockchain For Noobs, in the FT metadata. It’s an HTML document I wrote, illustrated, and coded myself.
And what makes it a website instead of a web page is that it’s linked to another HTML document — Other Work — in the same IPFS folder.
Continue reading “[publishing] how to mint a website as an NFT on Cardano”
I haven’t posted for a little while because I’ve gone down a creative rabbit hole trying to do something hard and have forgotten about the physical world. The one where I have to eat and talk to people and stuff.
So my brain is flickering with various types of code and what I’m trying to do hinges on a tenuous relationship between IPFS protocol and HTTPS-oriented browsers that don’t recognize it or know how to handle it properly yet. When there’s full browser support for this, it will all be easier.
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