WordPress to LaTeX with Pandoc and J: LaTeX Directories (Part 2)

Click for an updated PDF version of this post. In this post I will describe the LaTeX directory structure the J script TeXfrWpxml.ijs is expecting. To convert WordPress export XML to LaTeX with this script you will have to set up similar directories. LaTeX documents are built from *.tex1 files. This makes LaTeX more like … Continue reading WordPress to LaTeX with Pandoc and J: LaTeX Directories (Part 2)

WordPress to LaTeX with Pandoc and J: Prerequisites (Part 1)

Click for an updated PDF version of this post. There are no quick WordPress to LaTeX fixes WordPress to LaTeX Over the next three posts I will describe how to convert WordPress’s export XML to LaTeX source code.  I know that many of you are looking for a quick WordPress to LaTeX fix; unfortunately there … Continue reading WordPress to LaTeX with Pandoc and J: Prerequisites (Part 1)

Common Table Expression (CTE) SQLServer Queries with J

I've been blogging long enough to observe that your awesome posts are often ignored while your little "one-offs" sometimes strike hit gold. This is particularly true for "code example" posts. When I'm trolling for code --- the geek equivalent of trolling for babes --- I don't want to read about the author's programming philosophy or what the hell … Continue reading Common Table Expression (CTE) SQLServer Queries with J

PIP News: Isabelle is Up!

Before my fall I launched a PIP (Perpetual Impossible Project).  PIPs are long-range risky undertakings that cannot be finished. PIPs contradict and subvert the very notion of tightly controlled corporate style projects: hence their manifest appeal to recusants like myself. I won't go into details about my particular PIP. Let's just say it captures every delusional notion I have ever entertained. Part of … Continue reading PIP News: Isabelle is Up!

J 7.01 Now Playing in your Browser

Big changes are afoot for J programmers.  With the release of J 7.01 JSOFTWARE has taken the risky step of deprecating two well established user IDE’s and replacing them with brand new GTK and Web browser-based interfaces.  As we all know new software is not necessarily better software, (remember that risky bit), but in this … Continue reading J 7.01 Now Playing in your Browser

Soon we will all be Software Archeologists

One of my pet peeves is the ridiculously short lifetimes of digital media.  I remember 9 track mainframe tapes and 5.5 inch floppies: technologies that thrived in an ancient bygone epoch known as the Eighties. Good luck trying to read 9 track tapes or 5.5 inch floppies today! You will have better luck with older … Continue reading Soon we will all be Software Archeologists