Archive for March, 2007

Getting started with Latex
Saturday, March 31st, 2007

It’s pretty easy, actually. If you’re running Windows, download MikTek from http://www.miktex.org/ and then download TexMaker http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/. If you’re lucky, as I’ve been, the default settings will work right away. If you have a .tex file that someone has made, then just open it; press F2 to compile, then F3 to look at it. Another […]

Université de Paris 8
Saturday, March 31st, 2007

It was May 8, the morning after the second round of voting for the presidency in France. Sarkozy had just won, 53% to 47%; he is the president of the UMP, and the Socialist Party’s Ségolène Royal had been pretty soundly defeated. I was scheduled to give a talk at St. Denis at 10am. I […]