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 and then download 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 […]