Monday, January 31, 2011

Perlrun explained!

One more quick thing. I was looking for a good explaination of the perl command-line switches and I found this.

Doc converters

Just a little post, mostly for myself. In reading this post about converting LaTeX to plain text I found a couple cool projects that I need to check out, opendetex for converting LaTeX to txt and Pandoc to convert seemingly anything to anything.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Explaining Perl Regexes

If you need to figure out what a certain regex is doing you can use YAPE::Regex::Explain but even more convenient is this web interface.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Open source web meetings

Some time ago I was trying to TA via an open source web meeting platform. At the time I was considering dimdim and openmeetings.

While I haven't followed up in a long time, I just got an email that dimdim is being bought and the open source platform is being discontinued (actually it seems that it was abandoned not long after I was looking at it anyway).

Just to update though, it seems that openmeetings is going strong and a poster added a new project to my open source horizon big blue button. I will keep that in mind for the next time I get the web interaction bug, perhaps for my dissertation.