Category: Technology

  • Anki 2.022/Latex/Mavericks Problems and Solutions

    For the last few days, I’ve been working through an unexpected problem with lovely, dependable Anki, which is a flashcard program that I use to memorize everything from my students’ names (it’s genius for this) to tricky integral and derivative formulas. It turns out that all previous versions of Anki (so far as I can […]

  • The vale of tears that is Mavericks

    So I thought to myself: sure, it’s an Apple update, why not change my machines to 10.9 (“Mavericks”)? This was my entry into the system-administration-hell that is OSX Mavericks. The appeal of OSX for science users was always that it’s a supported hardware platform with the few paid applications that you really need (mainly Mathematica […]

  • Unity! (And something amazing from the DoD)

    I’ve now spent a few days rebuilding my web game TaylorTurret in the public game engine Unity. As always, when you finally find the right tool for something, you spend a lot of time wondering why you didn’t do it this way in the first place. This thing is really amazing! It does all the lighting, […]