Posts Tagged: wordpress

  • 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 »

  • web

    changes (ahead)

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    In view or recents events & comments, some changes have been made or will be made shortly : categories : Sanitized the plethora of wordpress-categories to which posts belong. At the moment there are just 5 categories : ‘stories’ and ‘web’ (for all posts with low math-content) and three categories ‘level1’, ‘level2’ and ‘level3’, loosely… 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 »

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    WikiLeaks’ collateral damage : web-anarchy?

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    NeB’s web-stats are orders of magnitude out of normal behavior, something must be going on… Spam filter : normally between 10 and 20 spam-comments 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 spam-comments held… Read more »

  • web

    Link problems : Markdown versus latex2wp.py

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    As John Baez (and hopefully others) noticed most links here on NeB are now screwed up. For years I’ve used the Markdown syntax to include links in posts (that is something like [this is what you see](and here is the URL)). NeB used an older version ( Version 1.0.1k) of php Markdown to convert these… Read more »

  • web

    NeB not among 50 best math blogs

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    Via Tanya Khovanova I learned yesterday of the 50 best math blogs for math-majors 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 n-category cafe (5), not even wrong (6), Gowers (12), Tao (13), good math bad math (14),… 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 »

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    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 »

  • geometry, math

    Grothendieck’s functor of points

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    A comment-thread 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 all-time highest quality discussion ever held in a blog comment section goes to the comments on this posting at Secret Blogging Seminar, where several of… Read more »

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    Gina says (continued)

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    Via the Arcadian functor I’ve grabbed the full text of Gil Kalai’s book Gina Says: Adventures in the Blogsphere String War (part 1 and part 2) and read it on a lazy sunny afternoon. Arguably the best paragraph is the final one, and, it might be sensible to start the book by reading it first… Read more »

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    introducing : the n-geometry cafe

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    It all started with this comment on the noncommutative geometry blog by “gabriel” : Even though my understanding of noncommutative geometry is limited, there are some aspects that I am able to follow. I was wondering, since there are so few blogs here, why don’t you guys forge an alliance with neverending books, you blog… Read more »

  • stories

    Bourbakism & the queen bee syndrome

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    Probably the smartest move I’ve made after entering math-school was to fall in love with a feminist. Yeah well, perhaps I’ll expand a bit on this sentence another time. For now, suffice it to say that I did pick up a few words in the process, among them : the queen bee syndrome : women… Read more »

  • web

    Now here’s an idea

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    Boy, do I feel stupid for having written close to 500 blog-posts hoping (in vain) they might eventually converge into a book project… Gil Kalai is infinitely smarter. Get a fake gmail account, invent a fictitious character and start COMMENTING and provoking responses. That’s how “Gina” appeared on the scene, cut and pasted her comments… Read more »

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    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 »

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    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

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    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…

  • web

    best of 2008 (2) : big theorems

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    A comment to Charles Siegel’s ‘big theorems’-series got me checking my stats.

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    best of 2008 (1) : wiskundemeisjes

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    A feeble attempt to translate the Marcolli-post by the ‘wiskundemeisjes’.

  • absolute, geometry, number theory

    Mazur’s knotty dictionary

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    The algebraic fundamental group of a scheme gives the Mazur-Kapranov-Reznikov dictionary between primes in number fields and knots in 3-manifolds.

  • web

    beyond the blog

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    A few thoughts on the ‘beyond the blog’ post by David Corfield over at the n-Cafe.

  • absolute, web

    This week at F_un Mathematics (1)

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    Some links to posts on Soule’s algebraic geometry over the field with one element.

  • web

    the future of… (3)

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    It is always great to hear about new and clever ways to use blogs and the internet to promote (and hopefully do) science better. So, I’m a keen consumer of the Flash-presentations of the talks at the Science in the 21st century conference. Bee of Backreaction is one of the organizers and has a post… Read more »

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    the future of this blog

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    Some weeks ago Peter Woit of Not Even Wrong and Bee of Backreaction had a video-chat on all sorts of things (see the links above to see the whole clip) including the nine minute passage below on ‘the future of (science) blogs’. click here to see the video The crucial point being that blogging takes… Read more »