1. Making Word Useful

    Because I use speech recognition software (SR) I'm forced to tangle with proprietary software and formats; this provides a continuous reminder of the benefits and joys of Free Software. However, I have learned a few things about maintaining a Windows system for SR over the past five years.

    In 2004 …

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  2. Thunderdell 1.0 (was: 'FreeMind Extract')

    I'm releasing the latest set of Freemind Bibliographic Extraction scripts. I'm calling it a "1.0" release because:

    1. I decided to give it a funny name.
    2. I now address an unlikely but long-time screw case.
    3. This and other cases are now tested by doc_tests.
    4. I updated the generation of bibliographic …
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  3. Python Class Tools

    So much time in teaching is spent on trivial but time-consuming tasks. Having taught for a couple of years now, some things have gotten easier, but many chores remain. I've tried various free tools, and there are many proprietary solutions, but none satisfy. The following are personal -- and poorly documented …

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  4. ZotZero and BusySponge

    I have been reading of ZotZero in Josh's blog and am hopeful that it will help bridge the gap between the dynamic and informal life of the Web (e.g., reading, blogging, bookmarks, RSS, etc.) and the seemingly lifeless task of bibliography. Wouldn't it be nice if citing something was …

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