
mathblogging and pollresults
Mathblogging.org is a recent initiative and may well become the default starting place to check on the status of the mathematical blogosphere. Handy, if you want to (re)populate your RSSaggregator with interesting mathematical blogs, is their graphical presentation of (nearly) all mathblogs ordered by type : group blogs, individual researchers, teachers and educators, journalistic writers, […]

WikiLeaks’ collateral damage : webanarchy?
NeB’s webstats are orders of magnitude out of normal behavior, something must be going on… Spam filter : normally between 10 and 20 spamcomments are trapped. They are removed automatically every 14 days so I only look at them when someone complains a valid comment didn’t get through. This moment, there are 1007 spamcomments held…

it’s about time to restart blogging when …
you get emails like this one : From: Alyssa jasmine Subject: Interested in writing article for your blog Date: 28 Sep 2010 13:41:40 GMT+02:00 To: lieven lebruyn Hi This is Alyssa I went through your site while surfing in google, am very much impressed with your site unique informations, and We are pleased to inform…

NeB not among 50 best math blogs
Via Tanya Khovanova I learned yesterday of the 50 best math blogs for mathmajors list by OnlineDegree.net. Tanya’s blog got in 2nd (congrats!) and most of the blogs I sort of follow made it to the list : the ncategory cafe (5), not even wrong (6), Gowers (12), Tao (13), good math bad math (14),…

Return to LaTeX
To most mathematicians, a good LaTeXfrontend (such as TeXShop for Macusers) is the crucial tool to get the work done. We use it to draft ideas, write papers and courses, or even to take notes during lectures. However, after six years of blogging, my own LaTeXroutine became rusty. I rarely open a new texdocument, and…

Grothendieck’s functor of points
A commentthread well worth following while on vacation was Algebraic Geometry without Prime Ideals at the Secret Blogging Seminar. Peter Woit became lyric about it : My nomination for the alltime highest quality discussion ever held in a blog comment section goes to the comments on this posting at Secret Blogging Seminar, where several of…