Searching public journals feels really cool. When you do it, I find it triggers a moment where this place really starts to feel like a network of divergent journals from all over the world.
I want the composition of new entries to be in line on a journal. Because what you do on Futureland is a 'kind of' journaling, I find it's really helpful to compose new entries on the same surface where you see previous entries. I think this helps your previous entries inform the creation of your current ones. I want the option to jump into a full screen composition window but I do not think it should be the default.
This is my favourite journal on Futureland mostly because there's a more equal surface to talk about what we are working on. Sometimes I wonder if on a single journal you should be able to switch between states. A state where everyone can discuss the journal and build on the ideas and another state where only certain people are sharing things like our Futureland journal where we share process. Maybe it should all be on the same surface and you can switch its state. Something I think about these days.
As more in depth discussions start happening on entries, we need to improve the interface to make it easier for all us to have and navigate those discussions.
When longer comment threads develop on an entry it becomes more difficult to kind of keep up with it visually. Right now I scroll down to the comment and then compose the comment in a separate text editor window and then paste it in to Futureland's input. If I try to use Futureland's comment input to write a comment on a longer thread I have to keep scrolling down and then scrolling back up! <3
Just noticed that comments don't have markdown support. It might be nice to have italics/bold, code, and hypertext, even if not headings and lists.
Would be neat if there was a way to search through journal entries with some kind of inline search on a journal. In my longer journals it is very difficult to find things and I cannot rely on bookmarks for this.
It would be cool if there was a way to do a global search on journals through quick search (CMD+/) similarly to how you search through users.
Still getting a bit hung up on which button to press for the sidebar, since there are now two sidebars. Do love that the Daily - All - Shadows one is accessible everywhere now. Wonder if the sidebar on Journals really needs to be collapsable…
Little bug when clicking into a commented text post.
We sent out our weekly email newsletter this week, if any ideas or insights come to mind please them here or send me a reply to that email! <3
not exactly a bug, but "usability complaint". I tried to upload earlier this morning, but my network was wonky (no route to the internet). I got a popup that my submission was overdue for my streak and did I want to have it apply to yesterday. I said Yesterday. But even then when I push Publish, the "you missed your streak" popup comes up. Only after composing a "bug report" to meta did I notice a small red "Network error" message in the lower right of the screen. PLEASE don't hide error messages like this. Center them and make them impossible to miss.
Bug report: CSS or JS funkiness for Bookmark Add/Remove dialog. MacOS Brave (a Chromium derivative).
Quick idea, what if the future Futureland desktop app had a little menu bar icon or shortcut that allowed you to capture a screenshot and then it auto-uploads.
Right now I take screenshot, then find on Desktop, drag into Futureland. This is an example from another program called Eagle which has a little screenshot menu bar feature.
Bug report. There are a couple here as far as I can tell.
1. This happens when I view the entry by itself with the comments on the side. When I press "play" on the audio track, the page becomes unresponsive and can't be interacted with; the only way to stop it is to close the tab. Firefox gives the warning pictured and Safari just lets the page stay unresponsive. In Safari sometimes the music continues playing even after the page has been closed. Have not tried Chrome.
2. When I press "play" in the condensed view on the journal feed, the audio plays, but then when I open the entry (to the view with the comments on the side) the audio starts playing again over the already playing audio.
Hope it's cool to share here, but a kind of interesting thing I have noticed since pausing my interface project is that my brain feels different or something when I am not in a continual state of output. For me continual creation is about creating mental environment that's conducive of things connecting together in interesting ways. I think the thing that I found yielded the best mental environment for creativity was when I was making music every day from 2017-2018. Writing code every day was interesting as well but the logical nature of it restricted my mind from wandering in a way (if that makes sense). I really enjoy the creative states I achieve from just making a high volume of things at a very high velocity. That's another thing I loved about making music every day; the speed at which it trains you to use your MacBook Pro. Like my hands started to move differently on the keyboard and trackpad. After hundreds of tracks, you know all of the keyboard shortcuts in whatever application you're using. There's triggers that get you into flow state immediately. Whether it's the app's loading screen or the first sound you hear through your headphones and then before you know it BAM you're in some abyss with no sense of time. You see software developers often in this state as well. I find you can always kind of tell when someone who is using a computer is an artist just by observing the way their hands move across the computer's inputs. There's always some weird quirk to it from tons of repeated use.
Idea - I love the Futureland logo and the fact that it's taken from the space between the letters R + E in the wordmark. I think this could make a really cool animation when onboarding or first landing on the site. Maybe the wordmark separates thru the middle and then opens into the newer video onboarding concept you've been playing with @internetvin. Maybe the shape of the cross logo could be used as "TV screens" where different video journals are played or animated within the outline of the cross. This could be a nice visual representation of entering spaces/journals. Just some late-night thoughts…
Sorry for the delay in my replies here! I've been under the weather, starting to get some strength back. Thanks for sharing so far!
Im about to start a meditation journal and it was brought to my attention that @internetvin already has a collaborative meditation journal. I was about to join, but I noticed that collaborative journals show ALL posts on each person’s journal on their page. While I like the idea of collectively sharing and contributing to one journal, this is the downside I noticed, and it deterred me from joining (I’m going to start my own meditation journal instead). I just thought I’d share my thoughts - If there was a way to be part of a collective journal, but selectively share only your own outputs one your page that would be cool!
Bug report: I got email notifications for "comments" in this journal, but I didnt get a notification for the new top-level post (suggesting a Zoom meeting). Oddly I got notifications for comments to that posting though.
Any interest in a FL Zoom meetup? Would love to meet y'all (online ofc) and have some interesting convos :)
Anyone can publish here. Wonder how this space will be used lol
hey everyone! :)