Doug McKenna shows off an iOS interactive math book app at that mixes text (typeset by ) and interactive Hilbert curves: an extremely impressive project that reimagines the book.

Martin Ruckert demos the HINT file format at : an ebook format that typesets using and reflows text as needed depending on screen size, type size, etc.

Amine Anane introduces Visual Metafont, a GUI front end to Metafont at (as part of a wider project to better typeset Arabic).

David Fuchs just blew everyone's mind at : an integrated TeX environment that allows a user to directly edit typeset text and reflows the result on the fly. Changes are reflected in the underlying source.

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I was a big ebook reader for a long time, but recently my Kindle has been gathering dust. I've started buying all my books in dead tree format instead, and I'm finding that the ergonomic and tactile experience of using a real printed book is just plain nicer than navigating an ebook. I missed it. I sure do wish you could grep them, though.

_Planet Waves_ is growing on me, though: even in its raw (and somewhat poorly recorded?) state, the best tracks are great , and the lesser ones are elevated throughout by the Band.

My first impressions are that it seems like an album of tight demos that was released as is. Not necessarily a bad thing, but different from what you'd expect from a major artist for his first release after changing labels.

Listening to 's "Planet Waves_ album for the first time this week. I

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You know how the source code to Infocom's games was posted to Github?

hackers.town/@drwho/1019445493

Here's Stever Meretzky's manual on how to learn ZIL (Zork Implementation Language). I don't know if it's enough formal grammar to write an interpreter or compiler, but I think it might be enough to get started...

archive.org/download/Learning_

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You think you're cool, but you're not goth girl with a raven on the subway cool.

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republic.circumlunar.space is young, but is already holding its own in the awesome phlog content department: gopher://republic.circumlunar.

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uspol 

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the book Concrete Mathematics has little remarks in the margins that were written by people taking the course the book was designed for. i wish more books did this tbh. (example:)
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There's nothing that makes me appreciate Knuth quite so much as the typesetting in old CS papers and math textbooks.

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Some good news from Patrick Volkerding, BDFL of Slackware Linux: the community response was important enough that he is no longer in a difficult financial situation (which does not mean he is doing well).

To keep on supporting Patrick V and Slackware, donate directly at: paypal.me/volkerdi

I know I'll try to support him and donate on a regular basis, because he is just an amazing programmer and just a very, very nice human being.

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"The Land of the free"? Whoever told you that is your enemy 

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