Chad manages the technology systems and tools used internally at Sequoia Capital.
Thanks for judging. Must be hard work ;)
Shit. Could you be more specific what went wrong? But thanks for your vote!
I just found out what went wrong. The bookmarklet tries to load socket.io from the localhost. Since I have running the app locally, it was working for me. And only me.
There is a simple work around. I updated the judging instructions.
If you could test and judge my entry again, that would be superb. Thanks!
I gave this answer before, but it probably applies here to: Dropbox just moved my app to production status, so I had to remove all tokens every couple of hours in order to keep it running. Please try again, it should work now.
sorry, still get the dreaded internal server error
Thanks for the vote and glad you liked it! Come back and play sometime, I promise I'll take it easy on you ;)
May you give me the steps to reproduce the problem? I have been using it since the end of the knockout and haven't seen any internal server error.
Sorry, this is a qualification for nodejitsu or for our project? We can still access and no Internal Server error is produced. Maybe you can have a look again to it. Thanks!
I detected one problem with login in with facebook, I will add a comment in the instructions....
@chadilac7 would you please consider trying with twitter or github and maybe change your qualifications?
sorry for the inconvenient.
First, let me say all feedback is welcome. ETC StoryTree is an experiment in crowdsourced publishing.
The idea in mind is to allow people to post short notes (500 characters or less). But rather than being separate and independent notes, they can be strung together to form a storyline. The storyline could be an essay, an article, a product review, a rant, a poem, whatever a person wants to express. Say, it’s a novel that begins with “Once upon a time...” In my version of the tale the gallant prince chooses door “A” and rescues the damsel in distress and they all live happily ever after. You might like the beginning of my storyline but think it should end differently... the prince goes through door “B” and well, maybe he rescues the damsel, or maybe he saves the province and the forces of evil lash their revenge on the fair maiden.
StoryTree lets you branch off the original storyline and take it in a whole new direction. So now we have two stories with a common beginning (along with two contributors/authors). Why restrict ourselves to only two storylines? The point is that every post is a potential jumping off point for an entirely new series of threaded stories, blogs, debates, conversations.
The interface design lets you sift through the various storylines. Click on a note and all the preceding notes leading up to the one you selected are highlighted. On the left panel those highlighted notes are assembled to form a single threaded storyline. If you wish you can input a new note that adds to the storyline. If the note right before your entry was a terminal node, you’re just continuing the storyline. If the prior note was not the very last one, your current note becomes a new branch.
People logged in to Facebook can vote on a particular note by selecting the note and clicking the “Like” button. The vote count for the note or post is automatically tallied, and the color of the note is adjusted based on the vote count. This way people get to quickly see the more popular posts.
We wanted to include a leaderboard to show the most popular storylines and most prolific contributors. The 48 hour time limit precluded us from adding these features.
I should point out one more thing. We did not get the opportunity to test the application for a very wide variety of browser window sizes and screen resolutions. For smaller screens, things might be squished a little tightly. Sometimes a page refresh fixes the appearance. Also, you should experiment with the zooming in and out of the tree (using the mouse scroll wheel or your track pad).
When you think about crowd sourcing one or many storylines in a single browser page, the ETC StoryTree approach does have some merits.
I hopes this helps to clarify. If this makes more sense give it another try. We are most happy to have you beta testing and welcome your continued feedback!
There seems to be something wrong with the twitter login. Please give Facebook a try before giving a harsh rating.