Tag: mac

  • From WordPress to ePublishing (1)

    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 […]

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

    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 :…

  • NeB : 7 years and now an iPad App

    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…

  • Seating the first few billion Knights

    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…

  • So, who did discover the Leech lattice?

    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…

  • Return to LaTeX

    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…

  • Seating the first few thousand Knights

    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.

  • Seriously now, where was the Bourbaki wedding?

    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,…

  • Snow leopard + wordpress + latex problem

    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…

  • math2.0-setup : final comments

    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,…