Perhaps there would be more alternative routes across Dublin today?
I'm personally distrustful of people who are temperamentally hostile to criticism, and I would think that self-described hackers would want to celebrate practices that seek to explain art rather than to shroud it in mystery. And Joyce's Ulysses has inspired some criticism that is literature in its own right, some obvious examples being Richard Ellmann's biography and at least half of Hugh Kenner's books.
There's also a comic version:
— She's making for Bullock harbour.
The boatman nodded towards the north of the bay with some disdain.
— There's five fathoms out there, he said. It'll be swept up that way when the tide comes in about one. It's nine days today
The man that was drowned. A sail veering about the blank bay waiting for a swollen bundle to bob up, roll over to the sun a puffy face, salt white. Here I am.
Nice website, if a little unresponsive. If it gets just one more person to crack Ulysses and discover the immense beauty of this extraordinary work than it has to have been worth it.
Your 'read' page  is exactly as I pictured it. Looks like an interesting, important effort. Kudos!
For any book of historic, literary or intellectual interest you often need notes, perspectives and connotations. Especially the older a work gets, for even things as the meaning or use of English words can change. For the best books you can sometimes buy annotated versions, but the Genius-approach of annotate anything lends itself particulary well to books.
For now I fear only free books (like Ulysses) can be handled site that crowdsources annotations. But crowdsourced annotations on all books, provided you own a license to the work of some sort... wow.
John Locke, Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Book II (On Words), Ch. IX, section 22
BTW, I bought the audible version of Ulysses this year and I am slowing listening to it. Hearing a good narrator read the book is a very different experience than reading it.
That would have been really wild...
Many of the more difficult fragments of Ulysses are made much more lucid when read aloud, and it's a good trick to use while reading the book as well.