[nmglug] Mtg. Tonight

art at pin2.io art at pin2.io
Thu Mar 11 11:35:20 PST 2021


I’ve been toying with the idea of “Replace desktop office software with free alternatives” series along the lines of:

1. Overleaf+Latex or Pandoc Markdown for documents
2. Overleaf+Latex+Beamer for presentations
3. RStudio for spreadsheets

If there’s interest, I can do a set of 15-30 minute demos for each.

In other news, I’ve been continuing to play around with the Gemini protocol. Gemini is actually pretty nice to build a site in. It’s like making a site in Markdown + a static site generator like Hugo, but without actually needing to run the static site generator. Cool!

On Mar 11, 2021, 10:56 AM -0700, Ted Pomeroy <ted.pome at gmail.com>, wrote:
> Hi NMGLUGers, We are scheduled to meet at 5:30 tonight. I don't have any real news, but was inspired by some of the discussion last time to do yet another install - this time on an HP mini unit. Cleaned out my closet to get a monitor and mouse, keyboard from a friend and proceeded. I had to kill the installed system.  It was running on 3 partitions and after the "Recovery" partition was deleted I couldn't dual boot. Oh Joy, just a neat Gnu/Linux install. Intel i5, 16 GB ram and 500 GB SSD. I'm proceeding apace.
> I took a brief look at Overleaf, referenced LaTex and Tex, these are the typesetting or markup language tools to make documents incorporating mathematical formulae. I have not used these, has anyone who might be at our video meeting tonight?
> Last week we also diverged off-topic to phones. We may continue this as well as we will not be having a too structured meeting.
> Thank you, Ted P.
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