Monthly Archives: January 2007

the beauty of LaTeX

I recently found a very nice site about the beauty of LaTeX. It does a close comparison of the type of output you get with LaTeX as opposed to what you normally get with a program like Microsoft Word. There is also another nice article that it links to near the bottom comparing hyphenation using […]

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potato soup (aka gnocchi)

So tonight for dinner we had some friends over, and I was trying to think of what to cook. Clare suggested some of the bread I made yesterday with some olive tapenade her parents had given us. That sounded like a great starter. So I started thinking of other dishes to go along with it. […]

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locating fewer files

Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) has the neat Spotlight feature which allows you to find all sorts of files very quickly and easily. It even allows you to search the contents of many files, including e-mail messages, pdf documents and Microsoft office documents. There is one flaw however. To do this it creates a database, which […]

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Risotto ai funghi porcini

While I was at the Acoustical Society of America meeting (see prior post for highlights), I roomed with an Italian guy, Gianluca. I did the work booking the room (which wasn’t that much work really), but apparently he thought I should be rewarded, so he bought me a cookbook. He definitely went out of his […]

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Black-eyed peas for New Year’s

Supposedly it is good luck to eat Black-eyed peas on New Year’s. I am not the superstitious type, but I like black-eyed peas, and because of their supposed luck, they were on sale at the grocery store, so I decided to make some. Our friend Wendy is a very good cook, and she has a […]

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