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Its a lot of fun that I am starting a company from scratch and get to hire everyone and make all the rules... For example I am making sure that every single person I hire is comfortable with using linux and open-source tools, and writing documents in latex and markdown. Even management. It is pretty sweet!

@freemo I can't find fault in weeding out the microsoft serfs or the macos cultists, but how tf can you start a company every year? Do you have so much money lying around you don't actually need a company to live well?

@admitsWrongIfProven I dont start one every year, but most people I know when they start a company im the first one they offer shares to to join, or investors are usually pretty eager to invest in anything i do due to my trackrecord of success.

I mean i literally invented the fastest and most accurate COVID detection method in the world just last year and it only took me 3 months (the company that made me a partner to do it had tried and failed for 3+ years with a full team)

@freemo It triggered a memory of the big pile, like with Uber. If the pile is big enough, there's gotta be a pony under there somewhere.

@admitsWrongIfProven Ha, the guy who was the original investor in uber is actually one of the guys who has been known to support me :)

@freemo The LaTeX requirement will definitely thin the herd! (I really like LaTeX right up until I need to collaborate with someone that doesn’t use it)

@Gbudd So the latext requirement is a bit looser than that.. its something like this:

“Must be expiernced in either markdown or latext and willing to learn latex and use it on a daily basis”

So we are ok if they just know markdown but if thats the case they still need to be eager learners.

And I agree most latex noobs are very unpleasant to work with. I myself am not a latext expert. I mostly know how to get around well enough for a little above a basic level. Most of the fancy stuff I’ve done has just been integrating stuff from online snippets or libraries.

@freemo @Gbudd I wonder what you want to use LaTeX for in your business. I would love to use it if someone could tell me how we can have multiple people edit and view the same document at the same time in the middle of a meeting.

@mjambon

So ill answer both.

I wonder what you want to use LaTeX for in your business.

We are a company that has a product thatis very math heavy (or at least will once we release it). So there is a need for a lot of math. Sadly that means latex if you also want to be text-based (as in can use git on it to diff) and open-source, which are also important things.

I would love to use it if someone could tell me how we can have multiple people edit and view the same document at the same time in the middle of a

Oh thats easy: overleaf.com/

Its basically google docs like setup but specifically for latex.

@Gbudd

@mjambon @freemo I don’t find it’s usable for that use case (though there’s probably someone who’s written something to do it), I really like that it works well with source control and that I can write code to programmatically generate pieces of the document. But yeah for real-time collaboration I’d probably use something else.

@Gbudd

I gave a link to an online tool that does it well. I usually work on large teams at the same time in latex.

@mjambon

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