Archive for September 10, 2003

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

TeX for the Impatient

Kai von Fintel:

The book TeX for the Impatient by Paul W. Abrahams, Kathryn A. Hargreaves, and Karl Berry is now available in open source form. The pdf-file is here.

Note that the book doesn’t cover LaTeX.

Upgrade Timing

Buzz Andersen:

Apple may be secretive, but when it comes down to it, it’s [sic] product cycles are fairly predictable. Getting into the proper rhythm can save a Mac devotee a whole lot of frustration!

SpamSieve 2.0

SpamSieve IconToday is SpamSieve’s first birthday, and I’m celebrating by releasing version 2.0. There are lots of changes in this update, but the highlights, in my opinion, are improved accuracy and speed, plug-in integration with Eudora 6 (Sponsored or Paid), and notification when new good messages are received.

Programming Language Names (via Lambda):

Most of you have noticed that programming language names tend to fall in several different themes. Here is an attempt to catalogue them

Inside Every API

Erik Meijer (via Lambda):

Any sufficiently useful API or programming pattern will migrate into its host programming language.

Which is why languages should support macros so that programmers can grow the language themselves.