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Archive for January, 2009

LaTeX packages in home directory

I finally figured out how to get downloaded LaTeX packages working from my home directory: Create ~/texmf! I’d actually known that first step since long ago, but it didn’t work after a few tries, so I gave up. Anyhow, it works now, and (for example) I can put a custom bst file in ~/texmf/bibtex/bst without […]

Wisdom teeth

I was at the dentist’s yesterday. It had been a few months since my bottom wisdom teeth started to erupt (I’m only 16!), and an X-ray showed that both were impacted—the left one diagonally, and the right nearly horizontally. I’m having them extracted on Feb. 12 (after the AMC). I’m not expecting much: (That’s not […]

Colemak, the superior alternative to QWERTY and Dvorak

Please read this page for a detailed description of why we need to start using a better keyboard layout than the one most of the U.S. population is using right now, one that has stuck around needlessly for more than a century. In short, the QWERTY keyboard layout was designed in the 1870s to slow […]

I’m learning C++!

I thought it’d be nice to learn C++ alongside Python, so I submitted the same algorithm for SPOJ project code TEST in C++: #include <iostream> #include <cstdlib> using namespace std; int main () { int num; num = 0; while (num != 42) { cin >> num; if (num == 42) { return 0; } […]