Posts Tagged: mac

  • web

    From WordPress to ePublishing (1)

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    Perhaps, the tips and tricks I did receive to turn a selection of wordpress-posts into a proper ePub-file may be of use to others, so I will describe the procedure here in some detail. It makes a difference whether or not some of the posts contain TeX. This time, I’ll sketch the process for non-LaTeX… Read more »

  • stories

    What’s Pippa got to do with the Bourbaki wedding?

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    Last time we’ve seen that on June 3rd 1939, the very day of the Bourbaki wedding, Malraux’ movie ‘L’espoir’ had its first (private) viewing, and we mused whether Weil’s wedding card was a coded invitation to that event. But, there’s another plausible explanation why the Bourbaki wedding might have been scheduled for June 3rd :… Read more »

  • stories, web

    NeB : 7 years and now an iPad App

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    Exactly 7 years ago I wrote my first post. This blog wasn’t called NeB yet and it used pMachine, a then free blogging tool (later transformed into expression engine), rather than WordPress. Over the years NeB survived three hardware-upgrades of ‘the Matrix’ (the webserver hosting it), more themes than I care to remember, and a… Read more »

  • absolute, noncommutative, number theory

    Seating the first few billion Knights

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    The odd Knight of the round table problem asks for a consistent placement of the n-th Knight in the row at an odd root of unity, compatible with the two different realizations of the algebraic closure of the field with two elements. The first identifies the multiplicative group of its non-zero elements with the group… Read more »

  • stories

    So, who did discover the Leech lattice?

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    For the better part of the 30ties, Ernst Witt (1) did hang out with the rest of the ‘Noetherknaben’, the group of young mathematicians around Emmy Noether (3) in Gottingen. In 1934 Witt became Helmut Hasse‘s assistent in Gottingen, where he qualified as a university lecturer in 1936. By 1938 he has made enough of… Read more »

  • web

    Return to LaTeX

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    To most mathematicians, a good LaTeX-frontend (such as TeXShop for Mac-users) 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 LaTeX-routine became rusty. I rarely open a new tex-document, and… Read more »

  • games, number theory

    Seating the first few thousand Knights

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    The Knight-seating problems asks for a consistent placing of n-th Knight at an odd root of unity, compatible with the two different realizations of the algebraic closure of the field with two elements.

  • stories

    Seriously now, where was the Bourbaki wedding?

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    A few days before Halloween, Norbert Dufourcq (who died december 17th 1990…), sent me a comment, containing lots of useful information, hinting I did get it wrong about the church of the Bourbali wedding in the previous post. Norbert Dufourcq, an organist and student of Andre Machall, the organist-in-charge at the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church in 1939,… Read more »

  • web

    Snow leopard + wordpress + latex problem

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    Ever since I’ve upgraded to Snow Leopard I’ve been having problems with the webserver. At first there were the ‘obvious’ problems : mysql-connection lost and php-error message. These were swiftly dealt with using the excellent Snow Leopard, Apache, PHP, MySQL and WordPress! advice from ‘tady’. Right now, access to this blog is extremely slow (and… Read more »

  • web

    math2.0-setup : final comments

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    Last time I promised to come back explaining how to set-up LaTeX-support, figuring I had to tell you about a few modifications I had to make in order to get Latexrender run on my mac… A few google searches made it plain how out of touch I am on these matters (details below). But first,… Read more »

  • stories

    Ceci n’est pas un blog…

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    “Lieven le Bruyn’s NEVERENDINGBOOKS isn’t really a blog at all…” Vlorbik’s unintentional [smack in the face](http://vlorbik.wordpress.com/2009/02/05/kiss-joy-as-it-flies $ left me bewildered ever since. There aren’t that many [mathematical blogs](http://www-irma.u-strasbg.fr/article817.html) around, and, sure enough, we all have a different temperament, and hence a distinct style. I have no definition of what a mathematical blog should (or should… Read more »

  • web

    math2.0-setup : WpMU and BuddyPress

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    This hour we will install multi-user WordPress and turn it into a social network via BuddyPress

  • web

    math2.0-setup : mysql and php+

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    Set up your own WPMU+BuddyPress site on a spare Mac in no time.

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    yet another math2.0 proposal

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    Tim Gowers’ dream of massively collaborative mathematics got me thinking…

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    the future of this blog (2)

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    is decided : I’ll keep maintaining this URL until new-year’s eve. At that time I’ll be blogging here for 5 years… The few encounters I’ve had with architects, taught me this basic lesson of life : the main function of several rooms in a house changes every 5 years (due to children and yourself getting… Read more »

  • games, groups

    sporadic simple games

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    About a year ago I did a series of posts on games associated to the Mathieu sporadic group $M_{12} $, starting with a post on Conway’s puzzle M(13), and, continuing with a discussion of mathematical blackjack. The idea at the time was to write a book for a general audience, as discussed at the start… Read more »

  • featured

    the King’s problem on MUBs

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    MUBs (for Mutually Unbiased Bases) are quite popular at the moment. Kea is running a mini-series Mutual Unbias as is Carl Brannen. Further, the Perimeter Institute has a good website for its seminars where they offer streaming video (I like their MacromediaFlash format giving video and slides/blackboard shots simultaneously, in distinct windows) including a talk… Read more »

  • web

    iTouch as network sniffer

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    In the iTouch warwalking post I was considering trying to gain access to closed networks for innocent purposes such as checking mail, rather than stealing secret passwords from people allowing you free access to their wireless network, but still, I should have thought of the following possibility Here’s a walk-through : type the following command… Read more »

  • stories

    Archimedes’ stomachion

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    The Archimedes codex is a good read, especially when you are (like me) a failed archeologist. The palimpsest (Greek for ‘scraped again’) is the worlds first Kyoto-approved ‘sustainable writing’. Isn’t it great to realize that one of the few surviving texts by Archimedes only made it because some monks recycled an old medieval parchment by… Read more »

  • stories

    vacation reading (2)

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    Vacation is always a good time to catch up on some reading. Besides, there’s very little else you can do at night in a ski-resort… This year, I’ve taken along The Archimedes Codex: Revealing The Secrets Of The World’s Greatest Palimpsest by Reviel Netz and William Noel telling the story of the Archimedes Palimpsest. The… Read more »

  • web

    block google analytics cookies

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    When more than 200.000 websites are using google analytics, a one-man action proposed last time to de-activate GA on neverendingbooks is pretty useless. Perhaps a better alternative is : When you use google analytics on your site, announce this and add a link to CustomizeGoogle BLOCK GOOGLE ANALYTICS COOKIES. Your visitors can then decide whether… Read more »

  • web

    quick iTouch links

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    MacBookAir? Is this really the best Apple could come up with? A laptop you can slide under the door or put in an envelop? Yeez… Probably the hot-air-book is about as thick as an iTouch. The first thing I did was to buy a leather case to protect the vulnerable thing, making it as thick… Read more »

  • web

    top iTouch hacks

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    So, you did jailbreak your iTouch and did install some fun or useful stuff via the Install.app … but then, suddenly, the next program on your wish-list fails to install ??!! I know you hate to do drastic things to your iTouch, but sooner or later you’ll have to do it, so why not NOW?… Read more »

  • web

    Wiki on iTouch

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    I’ve reduced the springboard of my jailbroken iTouch to a minimalistic Dock consisting only of the iPhone Mail.app to read and write mails properly (as opposed to having to use webmail on an unbroken iTouch), an RSS-reader to watch other math-blogs and the arXiv (via Install.app under Productivity/MobileRSS), the Safari webbrowser and a Finder (via… Read more »

  • web

    first things first : jailbreak

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    You may have surmised it from reading this post : Santa brought me an iPod Touch! (( or rather : Santa brought PD2 an iTouch and knowing his jealous nature ordered one for him as well… )) Ive used an iPodClassic to transfer huge files between home (MacBook) and office (iMac) as well as for… Read more »