The following links were collected by students in the American folklore course to continue our discussion about the dangers that lurk in the dark:
Because sometimes you need to count particular kinds of things.
Is there anything worse than getting a bouquet of Word documents in an email for review? I’ve got 7 as attachments to a single email, and what I’d really like is one PDF. Getting from 7
docs to 1
pdf is, however, no easy feat.
textutil does not convert to
pdf — for some reason I thought it did, so I was bit surprised when I typed in:
textutil -convert pdf *.doc
and my system responded Nah ah!
My workaround was to convert to docx and then use
pandoc, but I got one error after another … and there is nothing worse than trouble-shooting
latex installation problems.
Oof … this is going nowhere.
This semester, Fall 2016, is a busy one, with two conference papers, one at the American Folklore Society and another at Social Informatics, and a book manuscript due, but being so busy also means I am looking forward to some down time, and spending that time with my daughter who has some interest in robots. So I’ve started collecting information — some tips here, some projects there — to keep us busy during the winter months.
Make magazine is always a good source, and I’ve come across a couple of pages worth holding onto for the time being: