Category Archives: quotidiana

the daily grind

Idle reading

I confess to reading stuff on the internet when I should be working. Before you drag me off and shoot me, try this site. What is this? It is a sortable index to every article that has been declassified from … Continue reading

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Fixing textwidth in vim

I have had several problems with my program editor Vim recently.  Here is how I fixed one of them. There are two directories that I had to mess with: c:\program files\vim [vim directory] c:\users\rabbit [user directory] the vim directory is … Continue reading

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Words to live by

Language is the most massive and inclusive art we know, a mountainous and anonymous work of unconscious generations. Edward Sapir,Language, 1921.

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Jacinto Chiclana

Recently listening to songs from the 1960s Borges-Piazzolla collaboration, especially the great ‘Jacinto Chiclana’. There is an amazing guitar version on Youtube played by Cesar Amaro; if you’ve never heard it sung, there is a lively version by Cuarteto Zupay … Continue reading

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Xmarks profiles not syncing right

A quick note for myself and anyone else who is having headaches with this. Xmarks is a very useful bookmark synchronizing service, but I have had problems with it lately. If you are using the Firefox version of Xmarks, first … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

And a happy New Year!

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Zotero to Endnote: part II

As I noted before, I use both Zotero and Endnote to do my bibliography work. For works that I have pdfs of, I keep these in a folder on D: drive. I use the same pdfs for both my Zotero … Continue reading

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Upgraded

Serious problems with my very old and partially scrungled ubuntu server finally forced me to upgrade both server and wordpress. So far so good; the new server is much more stable, and a couple of functions that were broken on … Continue reading

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Another (*&%&*^%R* Earthquake!

A 6.3 earthquake this afternoon. Supposedly only 5.0 in Puli, but one of the strongest and longest I’ve felt in a long time. Bookshelves down again, *&^%&!@$#!! This time both at home and in my office AGAIN, the second time … Continue reading

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Push comes to shove

Have finally thrown up my hands and begun to prepare my home desktop computer for Windows 7, and like all donkeys I’m doing it because of the carrot and the stick. The stick is the fact that our school’s computers, … Continue reading

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