1. Indexing a Book

    One of the last significant steps for an author is to compile an index, unless they opt to have someone else do it. Publishers often recommend authors create the index as they know the material best. However, while professionals have sophisticated -- but proprietary -- tools to help them, authors are offered …

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  2. Diffing Word Files

    For the most part, I wrote my dissertation and book manuscript using a simplified version of markdown complemented with biblatex citations. Because it was a simple text file, it made managing the edits to the manuscript very easy. I could do global textual replacements trivially. Also, obviously, it was trivial …

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  3. Thunderdell v1.2

    I have tagged a new release of Thunderdell, the Freemind mindmap to biblatex utilities. Improvements include:

    • The ability to emit biblatex or BibTex.
    • More consistent/improved Unicode support, particularly in bibliographic keys.
    • New feature for requesting either the long or short URL for Wikipedia sources.
    • New feature for requesting that …
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  4. Grade trends

    My sense in teaching over the past four years is that I have been assessing higher grades. (I shy from the term "giving grades" as it sounds like a gift based on character or my fondness for the student.) Beyond an anecdotal report on what the department median grade is …

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  5. Gender Bias, Part II

    In the previous analysis, of the 174 women from the National Women's History Project, Wikipedia lacked articles on 23 of the women, Britannica missed 65. Hence, I found no support for the idea that gender imbalance in Wikipedians leads to similar imbalance in biographical coverage. However, this did support the …

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