Monthly Archives: January 2012

TeX is a terrible programming language

Recently, on the TeX Q&A site, there was a question about whether learning TeX is helpful for learning other programming languages.  You (gentle reader) may not know that I am a serious TeXpert: it is by far the language with … Continue reading

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A stinging comeback

I must be in the mood to comment on politics this week!  Just now I found in the Times that Turkey is furious with France for criminalizing the denial of the Armenian genocide, an atrocity so indisputably documented that even Wikipedia writes … Continue reading

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A politics post?

Seriously, I can’t believe I actually want to write a politics post.  I’m not even registered to vote in California, because I don’t know how long I’ll be here and there’s no Democratic primary anyway this year.  But I keep … Continue reading

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