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Started hacking in 1975. Haven't stopped. Currently happiest in Perl, Lisp and C/C++. Have done well writing interfaces for chess engines. Use chess as a way to learn a new (to me) language.

Least I forget (and I did :) ) I started TeX-ing after returning from the 2nd West Coast Computer Faire. I spent a fair amount of time talking to a fellow hacker who was porting TeX to an 8-bit environment. Don't remember if he succeeded or not (memory may not be the first to go, but go it does) but I do remember that I owned a PDP-11/23 at that time and I believe that DECUS had a usable version. Primary problem was that this was a bit before the arrival of either Laser Printers or Postscript. But once all of the necessary ingredients were put together I fell into the land of good looking documents. I have to say that it helped that my Father-In-Law owned and used two Franklin printing presses and was kind enough to let me play---good old days indeed.


Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
23
comment Request for examples of Victorian chapter TOC
Given the number of "examples" available as answers on this site, I am not clear on how a request for a specific example (i.e. Victorian novel TOC) would be considered off topic. None the less, that is what I am seeking. I've done a number of moderately strange book designs in TeX and was wondering if someone else had tread this path before.
Jun
21
comment Request for examples of Victorian chapter TOC
@MarioS.E. I should have mentioned that I know that one well...sorry. I'm hopping for something a bit more TOC specific!
Jun
21
answered export graphics on excel with quality
Jun
21
asked Request for examples of Victorian chapter TOC
Jun
18
answered Package or command for inverse hyperbolic trig functions?
Jun
14
awarded  Self-Learner
Feb
26
awarded  Yearling
Feb
25
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
8
accepted font loading via URL for all TeX-en
Aug
3
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
18
revised Problem with un-clear error messages (using LaTeXmk[fls file] and XeLaTeX[bad file descriptor])
Clarified title
Apr
18
revised Problem with un-clear error messages (using LaTeXmk[fls file] and XeLaTeX[bad file descriptor])
Add a kind of resolution
Apr
17
comment Problem with un-clear error messages (using LaTeXmk[fls file] and XeLaTeX[bad file descriptor])
@mafp no attempt using xelatex -recorder "test.tex" fails. Tried after a failed run of latexmk and after latexmk -C with no negative results.
Apr
17
comment Problem with un-clear error messages (using LaTeXmk[fls file] and XeLaTeX[bad file descriptor])
@mafp works fine with stand-alone xelatex Problem is with a latexmk run. Also when I tried your suggestion I got: xelatex: Unsupported command-line option.
Apr
17
comment Problem with un-clear error messages (using LaTeXmk[fls file] and XeLaTeX[bad file descriptor])
@JohnCollins Done.
Apr
17
revised Problem with un-clear error messages (using LaTeXmk[fls file] and XeLaTeX[bad file descriptor])
Add latexmk run context
Apr
17
revised Problem with un-clear error messages (using LaTeXmk[fls file] and XeLaTeX[bad file descriptor])
Added latexmkrc file
Apr
17
revised Problem with un-clear error messages (using LaTeXmk[fls file] and XeLaTeX[bad file descriptor])
Added MWE
Apr
17
comment Problem with un-clear error messages (using LaTeXmk[fls file] and XeLaTeX[bad file descriptor])
@doncherry Yeah---the lack of a MWE bothers me and at this point that might be a good way to track down what's going wrong.