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September 13, 2012 10:20 PM   Subscribe

presentations suck
let's automate them
hooray
posted by 23 (34 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's meant as a joke--OR IS IT???

It has to be a joke, unless I'm overlooking the options for comic sans and star wipes
posted by clearly at 10:35 PM on September 13, 2012


I feel dirty for making this.
posted by zippy at 10:41 PM on September 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


Burma-shave?
posted by Talez at 10:43 PM on September 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Doesn't work in opera
Thanks for nothing
java sucks
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 10:57 PM on September 13, 2012


Pure nonsense.

Which is to say, a suitable replacement for many presentations.
posted by mazola at 11:08 PM on September 13, 2012


Yep, that about sums up all the powerpoints we had to do in junior high and high school.
posted by book 'em dano at 11:09 PM on September 13, 2012


Well, that was unexpected!
posted by unliteral at 11:10 PM on September 13, 2012 [29 favorites]


Well, that was unexpected!

Something something posted to the brown?
posted by zippy at 11:30 PM on September 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


It did a great job summarizing my evening.
posted by dagosto at 11:35 PM on September 13, 2012


awww.
posted by taz at 11:50 PM on September 13, 2012 [4 favorites]


Your browser doesn't support the features required by impress.js, so you are presented with a simplified version of this presentation. For the best experience please use the latest Chrome, Safari or Firefox browser.

So it's like the marquee tag and blink tag all over again?

What is impress.js? It's a presentation framework based on the power of CSS3 transforms and transitions in modern browsers and inspired by the idea behind prezi.com.

In laymans terms, yes.
posted by rh at 11:51 PM on September 13, 2012


Whenever I see the word "hooray", I expect it to be crossed out. I blame Pokey.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 11:55 PM on September 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


On my monitor, all but the tiniest left-hand sliver of the resulting presentation appears off-screen to the right, with no scroll bar to let me get to it. Almost more frustrating than it would be if the thing was totally broken :(
posted by lollusc at 12:02 AM on September 14, 2012


Or, you know, I just didn't read the bit where it says "Press right/left to navigate the presentation". GAH.
posted by lollusc at 12:04 AM on September 14, 2012


You have to press right-arrow to move to the next slide. (Took me a bit to find that also.)
posted by hattifattener at 12:05 AM on September 14, 2012


Four score and seven years ago ...
posted by zippy at 12:56 AM on September 14, 2012


I noted this quote:
"It's a presentation framework based on the power of CSS3 transforms and transitions in modern browsers"
The power, the extraordinary power of transforms and transitions. All the fuel, the energy, the commitment, the passion, transformed by the auto generated slideshows of the future.

My browsers:
IE10
Firefox Beta
- Does not work
Maybe, to consume these powers of transformation and transition I should install a "modern", rather than "future" browser?
posted by niccolo at 1:30 AM on September 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Why do people write stuff in that style that's all terse lowercase and linebreaks? Do they think it makes them look cool or something?
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 2:36 AM on September 14, 2012


I made this one, which was so good that I was like MAGIC!. So I called over the mrs and we put in stuff that she could actually make a work presentation about. What it handed back was less and less apropriate as the presentation went on, culminating in a picture of a child groping a womans naked ass-cheek. Take that one to work there, hon.
posted by Iteki at 3:38 AM on September 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Manifesto
posted by psoas at 4:18 AM on September 14, 2012


Probably best if you don't have one slide consist of the words "oh, ok" when playing around with this. At least at work. Not the first image I would have expected.
posted by jklaiho at 4:22 AM on September 14, 2012 [3 favorites]


As a friend of mine pointed out a while back, "A deck of slides is not a presentation. You are the presentation."

A good presenter uses a slide deck to provide visual punctuation, explain things graphically (without having to draw them from scratch), and summarize key points. Everything else about the presentation should come from the presenter.

That said, with the right topic, I see no reason why this "joke" shouldn't actually work just fine as the backdrop in the hands of a skilled presenter.
posted by kcds at 4:24 AM on September 14, 2012 [4 favorites]


It figured out where I'm going tonight in slide 3.
posted by headnsouth at 4:44 AM on September 14, 2012


Man, this thing is deep
posted by TheNewWazoo at 5:16 AM on September 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, I fed it the old MeFi chestnut This is just to say, and slide 5 ("the icebox") was just a big picture of Becky O'Shea in "Little Giants."

Which is to say, this is now my homepage.
posted by Mayor West at 5:16 AM on September 14, 2012


No work on iPad
Unable to click submit
Tension is palpable
Move on
posted by blue_beetle at 5:23 AM on September 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


OK now someone do a mashup with this and one of the previous haiku threads.
posted by odinsdream at 5:36 AM on September 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


This Is Just To Say...
posted by whatnotever at 5:56 AM on September 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


> Why do people write stuff in that style that's all terse lowercase and linebreaks? Do they think it makes them look cool or something?

capitalization, much like capitalism, is oppressive, classist and must be broken down through revolution
posted by GenericUser at 5:59 AM on September 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'd probably find this funnier if I weren't about to wade through the creation of an hour-long seminar on supply chains in structural framing systems and allied non-structural products.

Yeah.

Gonna be awesome.
posted by aramaic at 6:01 AM on September 14, 2012


I made something once that took text from Project Gutenberg books, mashed them up with a Markov chain generator, and then "illustrated" the resulting text with flickr searches on less common words. The results were often surprisingly good. Best was to mix books, like Pride and Prejudice with Crime and Punishment (a new hit: Pride and Punishment, illustrated by The Internet)...

Directed semi-randomness is great.
posted by whatnotever at 6:05 AM on September 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Shrinp for Powerpoint
posted by Behemoth at 7:58 AM on September 14, 2012


Perfect.
posted by misha at 11:57 AM on September 14, 2012


Please stop the asshattery.
posted by misha at 12:08 PM on September 14, 2012 [3 favorites]


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