@robertogreco this is a thread for us. we can, of course, talk anywhere on here, (and we already have ) but one idea i had for this site was just to reserve a category for specific correspondence threads. so, here!
discourse is also really good with backlinks, so if I link to some others places we’re chatting, those places will link back (bi-directionally!)
Aggregating my “notes & links” from 12/8/19, 3:42 PM
You are so great about keeping chat notes. I have some jottings in notebooks and some bookmarks on Pinboard and things stashed in a few other places, but I don’t have something that ties them all together.
This discourse system seems to have a pretty robust search feature. Does it have things like OCR, search inside documents, etc?
I’m pretty sure that I’m not getting this Discourse thing in the same way you are but I like poking around here. On a technical note, is it possible to put the composition window side by side with the thread window instead of top to bottom as it is now? I tend to scroll up and down looking at a thread and that way would make more sense for the way I am trying to quote parts and read back and forth.
Have you been reading/watching that e-flux project on education?
Here’s the latest essay:
Two of my other favorites:
And a collection of videos (though the way they do URLs sometimes that link might not work? don’t get me started on fancy URL behavior lol):
Not as far as I know, though you could certainly post transcripts here for searching! I wonder if there is an OCR/file search plugin. I noticed that when I post an external image, within a minute discourse pings me to say that it has saved the image to this server and updated the post with a local link. So I think it can technically do involved stuff like that!
I like it too! And I don’t get it either really! A few weeks in I’m using it differently than I expected. In any case: This is for no particular purpose so nothing to get. Just an experiment. Thank you for playing.
I bet I could code this up as an interface module! Let me see. I love this idea.
I haven’t seen this — thank you!! Will take a look
I got a simple version of this working(!), by inspecting the editor element.
I think with a bit more work, it could be something worth releasing/sharing.
- anchor editor to side instead of top
- move resizing grip to left side instead of top
- responsive styles, to ensure it works at different screen widths/heights
- move preview from right to bottom
- minimize to side instead of bottom
That looks good. Is the division line adjustable like with the vertically aligned edit pane?
When I sit down to code I realize how rusty I am. Omg.
It would be really cool to release a small bit of code around this, maybe I will work on it for fun and solicit help from the Discourse community if there are parts I can’t wrap my head around.
Have yet to watch those videos, but did scroll back through art&education today.
I am reviewing art portfolios for a jury I’m part of, and the repetitive action of viewing work and CVs put me in the mood to systematically but manually crawl the websites of people whose work I like and see what they’ve been up to, clicking any links I wasn’t familiar with. It was WEIRDLY satisfying and mind-expanding. I feel so much like the web has become this exhausting “push” or "feed’, but "crawl"ing felt so different.
A friend sent me “Chatting with Glue: Cognitive Tools for Augmented Conversation” and I think it applies to your use of Discourse in some ways.