Yearly Archives: 2006

vimcolor plugin for wordpress

I recently downloaded the vimcolor plugin for wordpress so my code samples could look nice and spiffy, with the syntax highlighting I am accustomed to seeing. There were of course a few problems. The most notable was some path problems. It was trying to use these values: <?php $in_file = tempnam($GLOBALS[‘conf’][‘file_directory_temp’], ‘pl’); $out_file = tempnam($GLOBALS[‘conf’][‘file_directory_temp’], […]

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speech perception, therapeutic ultrasound and detecting land mines

Today was the last day of my first meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. It was actually the 155th meeting of the society, and the 4th joint meeting with the Acoustical Society of Japan. Oh, and it was in Hawaii. I have been a member of the ASA for several years now, and have […]

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Nifty Firefox extension – resizable textareas

I just found a very nifty little Firefox extension that will make all textareas resizable. In case you don’t know, a textarea is a text box that is longer than one line. With this extension enabled, simply hover the mouse over the bottom right corner until the cursor changes, then click and drag until you […]

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web + print frustrations

Sometimes one wants to write a document that can be viewed both in print form and on the web. From my experiences so far, there does not yet exist a good way to do this from one document. I have tried several different methods, each with its own set of complications. I have not given […]

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Extreme TeX

While doing some searching around the internet for stuff about LaTeX, I ran across this snippet from a page on latex from stanford The example is from the infamous David Carlisle, illustrating how much one can automate using TeX (plain TeX, not LaTeX). If you are in for a fun little surprise, copy the text […]

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