About iiii.ca

What is iiii ?

The imaginary unit i is defined by the property that its square is −1:

i 2 = −1

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Thus, i i i i = i 4 = ( i 2 ) 2 = (−1) 2 = 1.

FYI, iiii, or i 4, technically reads as i to the fourth — not four eyes — which serves as an alternative manner of putting across the sense of 1 (one).

What is iiii.ca ?

As such, iiii.ca, officially pronounced “one dot see eh,” is an alias of the domain name timeline.jasonshew.comJason Shew’s Timeline, a website encompassing status updates, news, and blogposts of Jason Shew. This site is run for personal rather than media purposes, and all the opinions you read on this site do not reflect the views of anyone else. It is a personal journal of the site owner in this immense digital world. That said, it still embraces visitors from all over the world and thus has a very intuitive design.

What does the site logo mean?


In Morse code, a dot is “dit,” and a dash is “dah.” A set of dot and dash is “dit-dah,” similar to “tick-tock.” So the rotated four i’s symbolize the passage of time. This image can also be associated with a timeline laying out four events at four specific points in time.

The maple leaf represents Canada (.ca), the country where Jason lives.

Then… who is Jason Shew?

Whoever has raised this question is advised to read this page.

Need help with navigation?

On April 26, 2020, the navigation menu changed to plain text, which is much more legible than the previous graphic design. So you should have little difficulty navigating. But there are some tricks to better experience.

Shortcut

When the homepage of iiii.ca has fully loaded, press the share button below and select Add to Home Screen, so that the site can become something of an app installed on your phone. The icon is very consistent with those of the apps you already have on your home screen. Of course, you can customize the name of the “app.”

Jump

You can always jump back to the top of a webpage by clicking on the little maple leaf in the bottom right corner. Likewise, you can return to the homepage by clicking on the site logo, which is on the top left.

Images

On laptops and tablets, the size of images in the timeline has been reduced to keep the front-page neat. If you want to view larger images, click on the timestamp of a post. If you want the original size, right-click on an image, copy the image address, and just keep the middle part of the URL (i.e., https://w.iiii.ca/img/****.jpg). For example, if you get an image address like https://i2.wp.com/w.iiii.ca/img/XjDN.jpg?zoom=2&w=2560&ssl=1, trim it to https://w.iiii.ca/img/XjDN.jpg, which is the original URL of that image. Almost all the images on this site are watermarked as copyright content unless otherwise noted. If you need a watermark-free version, contact the webmaster here. Since April of 2020, you can click on an image to enlarge it immediately, share it, or get its URL, thanks to the Lightbox plugin made by Arno Welzel.

Search

A simple search bar is located at the bottom of every page. You can type in specific keywords and press Enter to get search results. Good luck!

Translate

Today, machine translation is still far from perfect, but it can become handy when you want to break the language barrier immediately. Just above the search bar lies a language selector powered by GoogleTM Translate.

Comments

Since March of 2019, comments have been allowed on this site. You cannot see any comment or a reply button on the homepage. However, you can click on the date / timestamp — which is in grayer and smaller print — showing above any post or below the title of a post. When that clickthrough guides you to an individual page, the comment field can be seen right below the post. Your name, email, and other contact info are welcomed but not required. Feel free to share your thoughts. If you wish to follow updates on your own comments and/or to get notified of future new posts, choose Notify me of follow-up comments by email and/or Notify me of new posts by email before you click on that Post Comment button. If you find all the comments (even including your own) gone, they may have been archived to keep the pages clean and tidy.

Webmentions

Since March of 2019, Webmentions have been allowed on this site. If you’re very web-savvy, try sending a Webmention below the comment field. The Ping me! button works perfectly.

Dark Mode (Night Mode)

Since June 24, 2020, Dark Mode (Night Mode) has been enabled on this site. You can switch it on or off using the little toggle beside the site menu.

Tech specs of this site?

iiii.ca is hosted on a Linode server and is powered by WordPress. The current theme is based on Integer, with a considerable amount of coding work done for customization. Content is managed with iOS apps including Shortcuts and the WordPress app. All microposts and blogposts are syndicated to Twitter and micro.blog.

How to subscribe to feeds?

This site allows you to subscribe to RSS and JSON feeds.

Want to say hi?

See this page: iiii.ca/hi.

Want to show your support?

If you find something useful or interesting on this site and intend to show your support, you can either buy a coffee or give a surprise. Support in any form would be appreciated.

iiii more thing…

Creative Commons LicenseAll graphic, audio, and video materials as well as text on this site were created and/or edited by Jason Shew, except where otherwise noted. All original content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada License.

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