Archive: May 13th, 2008

Docbook and other changes

[General] (05.13.08, 12:02 pm)

So, I’ve been a LaTeX user for a while. I tend to write papers with it, but lately it’s been giving me trouble. It might be because the standard editors are terrible and haven’t undergone noticeable revision in years. It might also be because getting a distribution is a confounding and upsetting experience. It might also be because the latex then bibtex then latex sequence just drives me crazy. Anyway. I’m currently investigating other options. My only hope is to be able to find a nice and useful way of generating and formatting citations with it.

In other news, I am planning on revising some aspects of this webpage design over the summer. The layout and navigation are a little confusing, and despite how much trouble it is to make nice icons for everything, they generally help people navigate my strange and various sections. Alongside this, I’d like to make the research section searchable and database formatted. The current section is great, but it would be even better if it could be broken apart and stored separately in a nice database. Tagging is also something that seems to be popular and useful now, so I may also get around to revising to accommodate that.

Who knows when these changes will come (it’s not like I have a lot of leisure time) but hopefully changes will begin to show up gradually.