I went ahead a wrote up a little LaTeX Beamer guide (for creating presentations with Powerpoint-like presentations with LaTeX), detailing the basics, plus a few of the features that I use regularly. Those interested can check it out here.
I had written a little guide when I was first learning how to use LaTeX, and I have republished a slightly spiffier, typo-free (I hope) version here. This document could probably be improved (again, I wrote it was I was learning the basics of LaTeX), but I think it still works as an adequate guide for getting the basics down.
Perhaps I will improve upon it later. I do plan on adding other LaTeX how-to’s as I learn them; my current project is getting down the LaTeX beamer class for presentations. So, stay tuned!
I came across some sushi pajamas at an eclectic little store here in Tally, thought they were adorable, and gave in to my inner compulsive shopper and bought them. Come to find out, Buffy wore these same pajamas in season four’s “Goodbye Iowa,” in which she pouts, “That probably would have sounded more commanding if I wasn�t wearing my yummy sushi pajamas”. I am such a dork, that this makes me want to giggle.
LaTeX tip of the day: To count the words in your LaTeX document (leaving LaTeX commands out of the count):
1. Get untex (a package that filters LaTeX commands out of a file). If you have Debian or Ubuntu, just apt-get untex.
2. Then just untex ‑a ‑e | wc ‑w
It’s that simple!
Note: This tip was partially stolen from a TeX FAQ, but it suggested using detex (which I don’t have (and didn’t find in my Ubuntu repositories). I already had untex installed, and it worked like a charm.
I just gorged myself on a Juan Canary Melon. Absolutely delightful. Googling it, I didn’t find that much info on it, although I did find a suggestion that, since they vary in quality, to stick to standard melons like honeydew. Don’t listen to them. This is the second time I’ve tried this melon, and it has, both times, been exquisitely sweet and juicy. Yum.
I do love wikis: both in concept and as a tool to keep and organize all of my notes (school and otherwise). My use of wikis in this way makes me particularly attracted to “personal” wikis. These are often more self-contained and easier to install (i.e., no external webserver needed) since they are not designed for public websites.
I liked the overall design of the page, save for the animations (which were a little slow; fortunately you can turn those off) and the colors. Browns and oranges are not my thing, so I changed the css to some dark grays and blues, a screenshot of which is below (click on it to look at the page). If you like my colors, you can install this version by right-clicking on this link, selecting “Save link as…” or “Save target as…” and naming the file what you wish (keeping the .html extension).
For further info on how to use the software, I would suggest checking out the TiddlyWiki site.