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Hopefully Helpful Hints

The purpose of this page is to make some of my notes on computing issues available to others. Expect updates every now and then...

Donate Now! Don't delay!
Consult the Economist for an outside perspective on this issue.

Mathematica graphics and fonts
They say it's been "reinvented". Like Madonna? Or like the wheel?
Invoking Mathematica without starting the Notebook interface
This works on UNIX and Mac OSX systems.
Embedding movies and other objects into PDF using LaTeX
A simple example is discussed here
Creating Animations for Presentations and the web
Some tools, with emphasis on UNIX and Mac OS X platforms
Setting up a new web site at
Information for new faculty and students.
Blackboard content management
How to deal with Blackboard at the UO
LaTeX education
Some pointers on LaTeX and word processing
Annotating and manipulating scientific graphics
Some issues with Adobe Illustrator as a vector graphics tool are solved here.
LaTeX and scientific computer presentations
Here is a discussion of possible strategies
LaTeX with small-size images for the web
Replacing large vector graphics by small bitmap images in LaTeX documents
Leopard issues and solutions
Searching with and without Spotlight on Mac OS X
Some old and new ways - and old isn't always bad.
Additional notes on Mac OSX and X11
Most recent entries refer to Intel Macs.
LyX downloads (version ≤ 1.6)
LyX versions 2.0 and above now include my code, so you should download them from the official site.

Run this to exercise your GPU.
© James Nöckel 2019


There's nothing to it. You just have to press the right keys at the right time with the right force, and the organ will make the most beautiful music all by itself.
Johann Sebastian Bach
This book fills a much-needed gap.
Moses Hadas
I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.
Blaise Pascal
Something happened
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Microsoft Windows 10 installation error message, 2015
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