Rendering #PDF documents:

#LaTeX still seems to be the best free option: It generates TOCs, indices, etc. It optimizes page breaks by moving figures. Etc.

– I convert Markdown to LaTeX to PDF (via Pandoc) and it works really well. To customize the results, you have to know *some* LaTeX but not much: I mostly web-search & paste.

– LaTeX engine I discovered today:

– There are a few CSS-based engines but no free options that come close to LaTeX(?)


Reading a paper in English by a scholar trained primarily in France. It’s well written, without any obvious issues. When you look closer, though, you find quite some occurrences of these semi-false friends like affirm, implant, consolidate, suppress, valorize, etc.

I caught myself recently using “suppress” with the meaning of “supprimer” :-/

A RAM module (magnetic cores) of a German "Kienzle Fakturier-Maschine" (rb. 60s) from the Kollektion of horniger/Berlin:

#HardwarePreservation #Minicomputers

Wir laden ein: Am Freitag, den 3.2.22 findet wieder unser Paper-Zirkel statt. Dafür haben wir @nilsreiter mit seinem brandneuen Paper zur Operationalisierung in den #DigitalHumanities eingeladen. Mitdiskutieren kann jede*r (auch ohne das Paper zuvor gelesen zu haben): #DH

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Only one funding application and one evaluation for joint research projects: the SNSF now also has a lead agency agreement with the USA's National Science Foundation. Researchers can send us applications as of April 2023.

It would ideal, if the Offizin Haag-Drugulin in Dresden could be saved. It is a small Letterpress printing office with a very large amount of equipment. It dates back to the 1820s and has a great deal of foundry type. It prints books set by Monotype hot-metal composition, too, and has—I think this is correct—matrices for every British Monotype face ever officially released, thanks to its having purchased the lending libraries from German Monotype and Monotype in Salfords. verein-fuer-die-schwarze-kunst

"A Byte Sized History of Computer Typography" Feb 14th free zoom lecture

from our friends at the Letterform Archive:

Ave César, ceux qui marchent sur les gencives te saluent!

A. Michael Noll's 1966 paper comparing a Piet Mondrian painting to his computer-generated version prefigures so many of our modern themes, from generative art, to perceptual studies judging human-vs-computer-generated, even to crediting the computer as collaborator, to non-diversity of the participants

Replaced the TTC Wild 42 g switches with Gateron Whites—except for one, since they came in packs of 35…

@ndw I agree it's problematic. I posted the quote because I guess it nicely illustrates why this development is unavoidable.

@ndw I think it’s an interesting statement, especially given the author’s criticism of Shutterstock.

I shared my first impressions with SEdit, the structure editor of Medley Interlisp. I picked up structure editing faster than expected and now it feels second nature.

#interlisp #lisp

“About six months ago, we stopped using paid stock image sites and switched to using text-to-image generators. I am happier with the output and save time and money.”

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