With one file, you can run a complete slide show and have a printer-friendly version as well. Anyone with even a smidgen of familiarity with HTML or XHTML can look at the markup and figure out how to adapt it to their particular needs.
If only my lecturers could use Eric Meyer’s latest toy. That would make the lecture notes far more useful.
I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t like the format. On Mac OS X, by default, when you want to view a PDF on the web, you have to download it to the disk and open it with Preview or Acrobat. You can enable Quicktime to display PDF files in Safari, but it will only display the first page. There’s the PDF Browser Plugin that is slow even on my Powerbook, and has big useability bugs.
What Jakob Nielsen doesn’t mention is how complicated it is to edit PDFs. I have a lecturer who puts all his lecture notes online, in PDF, in Comic Sans. Uugh. And there is (almost – pdftohtml) no easy, quick way of converting all that to XHTML and display it in Lucida Grande or Gill Sans, as I do with those awful Powerpoint “Presentations”.
Why can’t lecturers publish their slides in a readable format? What’s wrong with HTML?
I’m a zsh fan. My zshrc is 1033 lines long. People go wow when they see my shell.
I’m also a fan of zsh themes, especially the adam2 theme. My root prompt is bright red, my prompt on Pioneer is white whereas the prompt on Hertz is white. I love zsh.
Imagine my stupor when the adam2 theme stopped displaying properly when I updated to Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)
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How I configured iChat to use the web proxy on Lancaster University’s Resnet.
How I configured iChat to use the web proxy on Lancaster University’s Resnet. Quite easy, really. You’re welcome to refer to this article.
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Over here. It is about the current situation with SCO and Linux.
I suppose people will come here from slashdot now, which is great because I will run faster when my ISP will chase me to pay my bandwidth bill. I ran the track in 28 minutes and 12 seconds this morning. I should reach Mach 1 in a couple of weeks.