A recent discussion on Wikitech-l lead to the idea of having a persistent Table of Contents on Wikipedia articles. Timo had shared the Underscore.js and Asciidoctor docs as examples but I liked Bootstrap’s the best because it collapses headings and shows you where you are. I sat down to experiment and came up with this —
You can try it by adding the following code to your common.js —
The table will show up on the side once you have scrolled past the first heading. There are a few bugs and I am not collapsing headings as I am not yet sure if its necessary for Wikipedia articles. Feedback and ideas are welcome!
Since the day I started getting up early, there have been church bells. Every morning, without fail — 6am in Mumbai, 5am in Goa — never missed a day. Until, they did.
For a week or so I heard nothing. I’d even go out to the balcony hoping to catch a faint note. I never gave them a second thought while humming along, but when they were gone I wondered where they came from and who sounded them. Though I still don’t know their origin, at least I know I won’t lose them again.
When googling and playing every sheet I could find didn’t work, I tried to play them on the keyboard from memory. After a few attempts I had something and by sheer luck it was even in the right key.
I have never had to pursue the identity of sound like this. Not knowing the lyrics, the genre, or even a time period, I feared it might only live as a thought in my head. I sought this one out, but so many songs that I pass by in restaurants, on the streets, at carnivals and in people, will sadly be lost.
Searching for the piece by key was fruitful, I found sheets with improvisations and a video of someone playing those sheets.
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This is probably the fastest I have ever read a book. In just a day it gave me a lot to try and think about.
Reinforcing some of my own thoughts, it gave me validation to try out techniques I would otherwise feel uncomfortable with. I can foresee it helping with some of the programming concepts that I have been struggling with.