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Sounds cool!

I presume you seen this and this?  I think they have created their own cut-down MiKTeX installations but I don't remember anymore.  I do have a portable LaTeX on a USB stick but I haven't used it for so long that I don't recall where I downloaded it from.

Living Room / Re: Seriously, Youtube is becoming impossible!
« on: September 25, 2011, 07:51 AM »
Another little Firefox add-on that I like for dealing with annoyances is Active Stop Button.  It doesn't do much but when you occasionally have some irritating blinking icon or other animated thing, it generally works to stop the animation.

I too tend to forget that the web even has ads after using Adblock Plus for so long.  I really should donate some money, it is the best.  I don't mind a little bit of low-key advertising here and there but I am a grouchy curmudgeon when it comes to ads, and I actively avoid buying things that are heavily advertised.  Which is kind of weird, because I'm not anti-shopping or anything like that, but something about in-your-face "our products am the bestest!!" ads really drive me nuts.

Man, I haven't been on this site in aaaaages.  But I saw this in the newsletter and thought I'd chime in.

I don't have a lot to add, just that my husband bought me an HTC Desire Z as a present for turning in my PhD thesis, and I have to say it's pretty cool.  So far I mostly use it to surf the net (in the house or out in the garden, using the wireless connection), read ebooks, and listen to music, but I like the gadgety-ness of it and being able to install all kinds of crazy apps.

Anyway, this is mostly just to say that I imagine the specific model of phone has a lot to do with the problems people might have, rather than android itself. This particular phone that I have seems to have a decent battery life (I charge it about every other day), doesn't have a noticeable lag, and has all the bells and whistles that I expected it to have, like the ability to watch videos on the web and be annoyed by flash ads on normal websites. But then it's also a UK version that came unlocked, straight from HTC rather than from a phone company, so it doesn't have any branding or apps except HTC's. I don't know how much that impacts things.

I haven't been hanging around here very much since I switched to mainly using Linux, but I thought you guys might have an idea of where I should start researching this.  Bear in mind I have pretty much no coding skills but I kind of want to learn anyway, so a little project might be a good place to start.

Anyway I have been collecting various tidbits of information, articles, etc. on a personal tiddlywiki (mostly using the TiddlySnip extension for Firefox) for a few years now, and I have lots of little bits and pieces stored in this way.  I like this particular setup because it is cross-platform and I can keep my wiki online at tiddlyspot for free, so if I want to access it from elsewhere I can.  But I often forget to search the wiki for information. 

I would like to have a program/Firefox extension that would somehow search my wiki first, and then go on to search Google (or whatever search engine) for a given term.  I imagine the results would be presented in a Firefox tab, with a section that marks out which results are from the wiki and then which ones are from the web.  Maybe with tabs, like Dogpile?  That aspect of the design is pretty unimportant at this point.

Can anyone offer some suggestions as to how I might do something like this?  Or, indeed, if something already exists to do it?

GOE 2007 Challenge Downloads / Re: SMAU - GOE Challenge 2007 Entry
« on: February 02, 2010, 07:54 AM »
Nevermind, I figured it out.

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