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

Open Source Hilbert for the Kindle

David Hilbert While searching for free Kindle books I found Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg offers free Kindle books but they also have something better! Would you believe LaTeX source code for some mathematical classics. The best book I've found so far is an English translation of David Hilbert's Foundations of Geometry. Hilbert's Foundations exposed some … Continue reading Open Source Hilbert for the Kindle

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

Assigning SmugMug Print Size Keys

I believe that a picture’s aspect ratio, its width divided by its height, should be tuned to its contents. Consequently, I am not a slave to standard aspect ratios and print sizes like the ones shown in the following table. Aspect Ratio Print Sizes (Short/Long) (Inches) --------------- ------------------------ 0.5 4x8, 5x10, 8x16, 10x20 0.7 3.5x5, … Continue reading Assigning SmugMug Print Size Keys