Post #1467 • March 17, 2010, 8:20 AM • 17 Comments
A new comic at The Moon Fell on Me, now with enhanced Web 2.0 goodness: click-and-drag scrolling, page-right and -left from the keyboard, and a help menu. After several months of struggle, jQuery finally clicked for me yesterday.
It's not perfect yet, and I'd really appreciate it if someone wants to help troubleshoot the code. For reasons quite mysterious to me, hitting the Close button in div#help causes the scroll bar to reset to the left. When div#help is displayed, page-left and page-right return the right final result, but without the animation. Moving the scroll bar manually, like you used to for these long horizontal comics, occasionally causes the images to spaz back and forth, but it just as often works fine; there's probably some way to disable the panScreen behavior on mousemove when the user clicks down on the scroll bar, but I couldn't figure out how to write that. Otherwise it works as advertised.
A jikijitsu is the timekeeper in a Zen retreat, who is often up and about attending to the needs of the room. In sanghas where they use the Zen stick, the Jikijitsu is the one administering the blows. This past weekend I did a one-day retreat at the Cambridge Zen Center under the direction of a student of Sasaki Roshi, who amazingly is 103 years old and still leading practice at the Mount Baldy Zen Center. My teacher in Miami was a student of Gesshin Prabhasa Dharma, who became a nun under Sasaki, so it was a bit of a homecoming.