Tag: OSX

  • 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 : mysql and php+

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

  • yet another math2.0 proposal

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

  • sporadic simple games

    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…

  • iTouch warwalking

    Four years ago I had a brief fling with wardriving. It went only as far as getting Ethereal to crack the security of our house-network. I simply couldn’t picture myself walking around the neighborhood with my laptop under my arm… However, jogging around with an iPod will attract far less attention. Starting an iTouch in…

  • first things first : jailbreak

    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…

  • NeB on Leopard and iPhone

    If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch and point your Safari browser to this blog you can now view it in optimised format, thanks to the iWPhone WordPress Plugin and Theme. I’ve only changed the CSS slightly to have the same greeny look-and-feel of the current redoable theme. Upgrading a WordPress-blog running under Tiger…

  • mathML and work ahead

    It has been a difficult design decision, but I‚Äôm going to replace the LaTeXRender WordPress Plugin for mathML as the default TeX-interface for NeverEndingBooks. I will keep LaTeXRender on standby as I may have to use exotic packages or commands that iTeX does not deliver, but for most math-related posts, MathML will do the job…

  • command line interface

    Way back in 1999 I read Neal Stephenson’s pamphlet In the Beginning ! Was the Command Line and decided I should and would have Linux running on my clamshell iBook. Needless to say this was (a) a foolish idea and (b) not entirely trivial in those dark OS 9-days. Still, I somehow managed with the…

  • minute changes

    These lazy days between christmas and new-year’s eve are ideal to do finally those things one would like to postpone indefinitely. Here is a list of the tiny changes made to this blog : At last, an upgrade from WordPress version 2.0 to 2.0.5. Something I always defer because of the warnings to back up…