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NOV20

Open Source Math

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This article published by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) presents the Open vs. Closed source argument from a mathematical researcher's viewpoint. An excellent example-concerning the tutorial of a well-known Math software, Mathematica-has been cited in this article.

 

[This is a part of a series of posts, titled Open Space, where we talk about things that generally interest us, and hopefully you as well.]

NOV19

The Language Log

Filed on: November 19, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

An excellent site for all English language enthusiasts. The "links" section is especially visit-worthy!

Check it out here.

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

NOV16

Five of the best free and almost free Word Processors

Filed on: November 16, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

Over at Web Worker Daily, Samuel Dean rounds up five of the best word processors-AbiWord, OpenOffice.org's Writer, Ecto, PagePlus SE, & TextCrawler.

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

NOV15

Movable Type Community Solution

Filed on: November 15, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

One of the most popular systems for publishing online, Movable Type (MT) by Six Apart, launched its Community Solution edition. It comes with several nice, and much needed, touches, such as the ability to forge communities, a content recommendation engine, etc. This marks the growing up of MT from a blogging platform to a full-fledged content management system (CMS).

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

NOV14

Adobe Buzzword

Filed on: November 14, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

Despite all of the online office suites out there, Adobe's Buzzword is a class apart. What strikes you first, and most, about this particular office suite is the simplicity of the layout-the drop down menus, comments, formatting options, spellchecker, etc. are all arranged neatly and complement each other well. The signup process is a breeze. It even comes with sharing capabilities wherein you can collaborate with others to write a document/book. Finally, even though it uses Flash, and not Ajax like Google Docs, it is blazingly fast!

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

NOV 7

Pain in the English

Filed on: November 7, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

A lighter side to learning English.

This site/blog attempts to answer the more uncommon questions such as "Can anyone explain why the short forms or the nicknames for Robert and Richard are Bob and Dick?"

 

[This is part of the series, Nuances of English, that contains posts and hints that cover the teeny-weeny rather necessary trivialities of the English language that, at last count, numbered quiet a lot.]

NOV 6

Yahoo Launches Kickstart

Filed on: November 6, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

While there seemed to be a social networking site for almost everything-from the ones that catered only to the elderly to the ones for dog lovers-one niche area that lacked a good networking tool, and badly craved one, was the [strictly] student/researcher community. Yahoo!'s Kickstart is a social network service that aims to connect students/alumnis at a professional level.

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

NOV 2

The Shrinking World of Hyphen

Filed on: November 2, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

As the byline to this post puts it, "It's small. It's flat. It's black. And according to the Shorter English Dicionary, it's numbers are shrinking!" Click here to find out more about the disappearing act the hyphen is pulling on the English language.

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

NOV 1

The Old and the New

Filed on: November 1, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

This post shows how citizen journalism, a widespread phenomenon in the Web 2.0 era, not only allows anyone to post news, but also enables traditional news providers to harness user-generated content to elicit opinion-based comments and sustain a conversation with their audiences.

Check it out here.

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

OCT31

Practice LaTeX Online

Filed on: October 31, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

Ever wanted to just practice LaTeX but were discouraged by the number (and size-the LaTeX package itself is close to 400 MB) of separate applications that need to be installed. Here is an online LaTeX emulator that not only compiles LaTeX files but also allows you to generate downloadable PDF, DVI, and PS files. Furthermore, it is capable of including external class files available as templates from different journals.

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

JUL 9

Color palettes that work

Filed on: July 9, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

We all face this problem at some point-choosing color palettes. Be it for designing layouts for e-books, brochures, in-house presentations, or poster creation.

You can't really go crazy with the layouts when it comes to any of the above. The only way you can make something stand out is by choosing the right color palette.

The palettes at Colourlovers.com make this task a wee bit easier. These palettes can be searched through-shades of blue, shades of blue and green, etc. Clicking on these palettes gives you the RGB and HEX values of each color in the palette. This makes it really easy to use these colors in Publisher or any other MS product. These palettes really work.

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]