New in Pantacyclopedia
2 April, 2006: As it turned out, Pantacyclopedia needed another, rather drastic, renovation in order to prepare this book for the use of 2-chapters - only being ready for basic 2-words, such as the ones in my 'FracTalk', might soon turn out to be too limited. Anyway, that job is done now, so now I can finally start building real chapters...
15 December, 2005: From now on, every Panta page will be launched by means of a 'two-stage rocket': all first drafts will undergo some rigorous testing in our Panta Lab, and only be promoted to full Pantacyclopedia-ship as soon as I fail to find any serious bugs in them - which, of course, is a lousy guarantee, but I do not have anything better to offer.
Anyway, do feel free to visit the Lab every now and then, if only to check out for yourself what we've got in store for you next. At your own risk, of course - for you may stumble into some really stupid imperfections there. (But nothing serious that you or your computer won't be able to handle! We are not in the business of cooking up some nasty viruses or anything like that.)
14 December, 2005: Admittedly, it took me a bit longer than I expected, but now I begin to feel that Pantacyclopedia's Menu Mechanism - the whole of 'internal' links that allow you to get from one page to the next - are working reasonably well now. Please let me know if (and where!) you, while browsing, were confronted with Page not found messages or other unintended mishaps. Also, your remarks about matters regarding style, spelling and the like are very, very welcome! Ater all, English isn't exactly my native tongue, so please do correct me, if necessary.
20 November, 2005: For experimental purposes, I have added the very first (and very short) real Panta chapter: a 'Big Bang' fairy tale entitled .. n d p r e s e n ... (Why this succinct text is about a - rather modest - Bang is easy enough to guess, I guess.)
By all means, do feel free to send me your harsh comments! For this echoing is exactly what will turn this book into the interactive opus that I always had in mind. Your (not so) sensitive/sensible criticism can only help me in making this figment of my imagination just a little less senseless. I hope.
June, 2005: After an interruption that was way too long, finally I have chosen to resume working at the completion of this site.
In the years before, I have wasted a ludicrous amount of money, time and energy in order to defend my wife and myself against our two rather unpleasant landladies - without getting anywhere. So I have decided to end this fruitless fight, unsatisfactory as this may be.
Anyway. My priority number one is now: constructing the reliable mechanism that my reader will need to 'move' from point A in Pantacyclopedia to point B. In a paper book one has things called pages to get this done, but in the multidimensional, para-intelligent whole that I am aiming at all this is not as simple as that.
Well, okay - let us be realistic. Creating such pages still is quite time-consuming. And it takes a lot of patience and effort to get a 2-text to work properly. But all this is nothing compared to the Sisyphos work it was until now.
Before, each 2-word in this book in fact was a tiny GIF animation; and as Pantacyclopedia has a lot of such words, that all had to be cobbled together one by one, making my Panta vision come true was a rather daunting prospect. To say the least! For to make things worse, pages with such 'ani-words' only worked to a certain extent. As having several animations on a single page that all are running simultaneously demands quite a lot of processor power, many of the computers that I tried this one simply froze. Also, graphically, the end result left much to be desired - every browser showed my pages in a different way, so it seemed, if at all. So I was - and am - very happy with the present of this lady programmer that I mentioned above.