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Blog on the move

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Some TeX Developments Feed

I’ve been writing Some TeX Developments for ten years now, starting off on WordPress.com before moving to a self-hosted WordPress set up. All of this time, I’ve stuck with WordPress as it’s a very powerful and flexible system. However, it’s got some downsides too. In particular, as it is dynamic, database-driven, system, the pages are created each time someone requests them. That’s great for things like supporting comments, but it means there’s a non-trivial amount of work done each time someone views a page. That turns into a real cost when you are paying for your own hosting. My most recent hosts were really good for support, but I needed enough CPU cycles to push me into the ‘non-trivial’ cost bracket. At the same time, a dynamic site means that there’s always a security risk. Enter GitHub Pages I’m hardly the only person to come across these issues, and it’s no surprise that there are a variety of good solutions. One that’s really gained in popularity over recent years is GitHub Pages. This uses a specially-named Git repository to run a generation system called Jekyll. Unlike WordPress, Jekyll generates pages when the sources are committed, so the pages themselves are ...

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Netzwerk-Jobs in Hamburg und der ganzen Welt

Posted on November 20, 2018 by TeXblog Feed

Tl;dr: es gibt da ein paar Jobangebote. Nach meinem Mathestudium wollte ich ja erstmal in die Ferne und bin als IT Officer auf ein Kreuzfahrtschiff gestiegen. Leben und Arbeiten in der Besatzung mit der Technik war spannend und die Reisen … Continue reading →

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Checklisten setzen mit

Posted on November 17, 2018 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Mit dem typed-checklist Paket lassen sich einfach komplexe Checklisten setzen, hier ein Beispiel aus der Dokumentation: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{typed-checklist} \begin{document} \begin{CheckList}{Goal} \Goal{open}{I have a trendy haircut} \begin{CheckList}{Task} \Task{done}{find a hairdresser} \Task{started}{make an appointment} \Task{open}{go to the hairdresser} \end{CheckList} \Goal{achieved}{I have a typed checklist} \end{CheckList} \end{document} UweUwe Ziegenhagen mag LaTeX und Python, auch gern in Kombination. Hat […]

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Changelogs setzen mittels „changelog“ Paket

Posted on November 17, 2018 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Mit dem changelog Paket gibt es eine komfortable Möglichkeit, changelogs in Dokumenten zu setzen. Hier ein Beispiel, entnommen der Dokumentation. \documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage{paralist} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage[color]{changelog} \begin{document} \begin{changelog}[sectioncmd=\section,title={Versionshistorie}] \begin{version}{0.9} \added Really cool features \end{version} \begin{version}[date=2019-01-23] \item A version with only a date \end{version} \begin{version}[v=1.1.0] \item A version with no date \end{version} […]

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Zwei DIN A5 Seiten auf einer DIN A4 Seite setzen

Posted on November 17, 2018 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Für meine Studentinnen und Studenten erstelle ich zu jeder Vorlesung eine kurze Wiederholung auf Basis der exam Klasse. Üblicherweise reicht ein DIN A5 Blatt, daher liegt es nahe, zwei DIN A5 Blätter auf ein DIN A4 Blatt zu drucken. Um nicht den Text zweimal setzen zu müssen, gibt es zwei nützliche Lösungen (neben der Nutzung […]

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TeXConf 2018 – the meeting of the Japanese TeX Users

Posted on November 12, 2018 by There and back again Feed

On Saturday I attended the yearly meeting of the Japanese TeX Users, TeXConf 2018, which this year took place in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Since there is loads of information in Japanese on this meeting, I...

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TeX Live/Debian updates 20181106

Posted on November 7, 2018 by There and back again Feed

All around updates in the TeX Live on Debian world: Besides the usual shipment of macro and font packages, we have uploaded a new set of binaries checked out from current svn, as well...

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グラフデータベースの入門例:TeX LiveとNeo4j

Posted on October 31, 2018 by There and back again Feed

Neo4jは、成熟した堅牢なデータベースの特徴をすべて備えたハイパフォーマンスなグラフエンジンです。以前も紹介しましたが(①、②、③)、グラフ技術的に難しかったので、今回はどうやってある情報をグラフに表示するかを簡単な例で紹介したいと思います。

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39 years of the TeX Users Group journal publicly available

Posted on October 20, 2018 by TeX tips Feed

Great news! From now on, all issues of the TUGboat except the current...

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TUGboat goes (almost) open access

Posted on October 20, 2018 by Some TeX Developments Feed

Members of TUG might have seen a survey from the Board asking about the status of TUGboat. To date, the journal issues have been available online one year after publications. The Board were interested in how going open-access would affect the number of members. The analysis is now in, and the result is clear: every ... Read moreTUGboat goes (almost) open access The post TUGboat goes (almost) open access appeared first on Some TeX Developments.

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TUGboat goes (almost) open access

Posted on October 20, 2018 by Some TeX Developments Feed

Members of TUG might have seen a survey from the Board asking about the status of TUGboat. To date, the journal issues have been available online one year after publications. The Board were interested in how going open-access would affect the number of members. The analysis is now in, and the result is clear: every issue except the current one is now publicly accessible. The reason is simple: most members will continue to join TUG even with direct access to TUGboat for free. Speaking personally, I like the print version, and I’m happy to pay for it. I’m also very mindful that we need TUG well beyond TUGboat, so I’m very happy with the decision. Lets hope we see more people reading TUGboat, and joining TUG (and using TeX!) as a result.

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TUGboat goes (almost) open access

Posted on October 20, 2018 by Some TeX Developments Feed

Members of TUG might have seen a survey from the Board asking about the status of TUGboat. To date, the journal issues have been available online one year after publications. The Board were interested in how going open-access would affect the number of members. The analysis is now in, and the result is clear: every issue except the current one is now publicly accessible. The reason is simple: most members will continue to join TUG even with direct access to TUGboat for free. Speaking personally, I like the print version, and I’m happy to pay for it. I’m also very mindful that we need TUG well beyond TUGboat, so I’m very happy with the decision. Lets hope we see more people reading TUGboat, and joining TUG (and using TeX!) as a result.

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TUGboat 39:2 published, previous issues available

Posted on October 19, 2018 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUGboat volume 39, number 2 (the TUG 2018 (Rio) proceedings) has been mailed to TUG members. It is also available online and from the TUG store. Please consider joining or renewing your TUG membership if you haven't already. Furthermore, following the results of the recent TUGboat open-access survey, prior TUGboat issues 38:3 and 39:1 are now publicly available. Going forward, the technical articles in the current issue will be available to members only, while all contents of previous issues will be generally available.

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Bidi reledmac's bug solved with bidi 34.8

Posted on October 12, 2018 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Few days ago, I mentionned that bidi 34.4 has broken reledmac. The version 34.8 of bidi solves this issue. Il y a quelque jours, je signalais que la version 34.4 de bidi cassait le comportement de reledmac. La version 34.8 résoud ce problème. - Bugs et debugs

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Debian/TeX Live updates 20181009

Posted on October 11, 2018 by There and back again Feed

MOre than a month has passed, and we went through a CVE and some other complications, but finally I managed to build and upload a new set of packages of TeX Live for Debian....

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