1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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