Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Scripting News v0.41

Since my blog is now a software product, it makes sense that it should have a version number. Today's release is v0.41. You can see the version number in the upper right corner of the menu bar. It's not visible when viewed on a phone, however -- since the phone version doesn't have a menu bar.

The Notes tab

I'm not going to get in the habit of posting update notes here as blog posts, that would be way too meta. The blog is for other things, or so it seems to me, at this time. That's why one of the features introduced in 0.41 is the new Notes tab. It's a reprise on an old standby, my worknotes outline, which I was in the habit of maintaining for a couple of years, but it fell by the wayside when I moved over to JavaScript coding.

Now it makes a new appearance, hopefully for the duration. It's the implementation of a basic good idea, Narrate Your Work, something I wrote about in 2009, but something I've believed in ever since I started working on software. It's a good idea to slow down enough to tell the story of what you're doing, at least in outline form.

Other features and tweaks

  1. If you add a tab param to the url, and name one of the tabs, that will be the tab that's displayed. So if you want to send someone to my River tab, this is the address you'd use.

  2. The menu bar at the top of the page is fixed as you scroll vertically.

  3. Images now appear in the blog tab. This is something I forgot to do in the conversion.

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By Dave Winer, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 11:10 AM. Don't slam the door on the way out.