During most of my bachelor, I've used paper and pen or pencil to take notes. Halfway my second minor [Okasys], though, I switched to my laptop and LaTeX, which I preferred, because typing is faster than writing and reworking my notes into a halfway decent summary usually proved too time-consuming with hand-written notes. Admittedly, though, although reorganizing my notes became easier with LaTeX, I still didn't really get to the finished summary stage, because I'm still way too obsessive-compulsive about the whole thing, most of the time. Now, since I figured I use my blog for all sorts of notes, I can just as well let WordPress and Google do some of the organizing for me, while taking notes for my present course. I just have to be a bit more careful about copyright issues (but, if the need strikes, I can always set a post to private).
By Rowan Rodrik, 2 years ago, on March 19, 2015, at 14:03 |
By Rowan Rodrik, 2 years ago, on March 16, 2015, at 16:03 |
Wordpress does automatic paragraph formatting using the wpautop filter, some PHP code originally developed by Matt Mullenweg. For most of the time that this blog has existed, I've disabled the wpautop filter using the following two lines in my theme's functions.php file:
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on December 09, 2010, at 00:12 |
During the recent redesign of my blog, I decided that I wanted to have pretty pagination with numbers instead of the WordPress default Older/Newer Posts links. The plugin I decided to use was WP Page Numbers by Jens Törnell.
By Rowan Rodrik, 7 years ago, on February 13, 2010, at 22:02 |
Yesterday night, after mucking around with my Subversion repo for this blog for way too long, I finally stopped annoying the designer of my new theme and uploaded it, one and a half year after the last major redesign. Anyway, while implementing the new design for the comment list , I decided it was time to have comment previews.
By Rowan Rodrik, 7 years ago, on January 30, 2010, at 03:01 |
I like GeSHi (enough even to have written a language file for it). For ages now, I've used a WordPress plugin by Dan Peverill. But for as long as I've been using the plugin, I've been looking to get rid of it.
By Rowan Rodrik, 8 years ago, on April 13, 2009, at 16:04 |
After upgrading to WordPress 2.5.x, I had to fall back on a stock theme because my old customization of the Sandbox theme no longer worked with the upgrade. But, then, it was time to redo my theme anyway. So here you're looking at the first version of my new theme. I might have let it stabilize some more before putting it on-line, but who cares? My reader maybe? Let's just hope he or she doesn't use IE. ;-)
By Rowan Rodrik, 9 years ago, on July 13, 2008, at 17:07 |
I was once again annoyed by the fact that WordPress doesn't allow dots in post slugs. Luckily, this time I hadn't published the post with a botched URL yet. (I don't like changing permalinks because they're meant to be permanent; cool URLs don't change.) A quick googling pointed me to a post in the WordPress support forum with a reference to the Periods in Titles WordPress plugin.
By Rowan Rodrik, 10 years ago, on May 30, 2007, at 00:05 |