Brian Ballsun-Stanton

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Dr. Brian Ballsun-Stanton is a Philosopher, Information Technologist, and Game Theorist exploring the Philosophy of Data. He has a Ph.D in Philosophy from The University of New South Wales in addition to a MS & BS in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

He has developed a new methodology (The Social Data Flow Network) to explore how individuals in the field understand the nature of data. Currently, his research is exploring the social construction of technology, focusing on the user-driven change of technological tools, in addition to his research of data warehouse ETL strategies for disparate data sets.

Beyond philosophy, Dr. Ballsun-Stanton has experience in haptic research, specifically the use of gesture control of human computer interfaces and an abiding interest in robotics as seen in his flying robotic cable-array manta-ray.

His interests include the academic study of Role-Playing games, the exploration of how science fiction literature transforms reality, and the social consequences of a technological world outpacing society's cultural assimilation of its consequences.

He is a long time gamer, having helped to design the indie game Pax Draconis. He has been running an Ars Magica game for the last 6 years and has extensive experience with indie games and both 3.5 and 4e D&D.

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awarded  Curious
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awarded  Yearling
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comment How can I use bibtex with google docs to produce RTF files for journal submission?
Okay, not going to put this in an answer cause there has got to be a better solution but: Bibtex for word seems to maybe kinda sorta suggest that this works?
Apr
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comment How can I use bibtex with google docs to produce RTF files for journal submission?
Yes, we have. We also have something like 5 different journals, conferences, and other cited nonsense that require Word/rtf that we'll need to submit other things to. All with... incomplete guidelines. Apparently they don't trust authors to ... typeset.
Apr
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comment How can I use bibtex with google docs to produce RTF files for journal submission?
I will fully accept answers of "don't do it this way" so long as they can provide a good gesture in the direction that does work.
Apr
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asked How can I use bibtex with google docs to produce RTF files for journal submission?
Feb
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comment How do I get ConTeXt to produce pdf files in one directory, the aux files in a second, and take the .tex files from a third?
2nd==3rd separation most important. Or some answer indicating that "you're doing it wrong. If you just organize your files like such and such, you'll be fine."
Feb
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asked How do I get ConTeXt to produce pdf files in one directory, the aux files in a second, and take the .tex files from a third?
Aug
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comment How do I add a static number to \recurselevel?
I couldn't figure out how to do stepwiserecurse nested inside a combination as a function out of an outer dorecurse.
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comment How do I add a static number to \recurselevel?
Is this the correct way to solve this problem?
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answered How do I add a static number to \recurselevel?
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asked How do I add a static number to \recurselevel?
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answered How do I make text not overlap layers or otherwise define a first page with sidebar and image-based footer?
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comment How do I make text not overlap layers or otherwise define a first page with sidebar and image-based footer?
Superping me in chat if I should improve my question, please.
Aug
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comment How do I make text not overlap layers or otherwise define a first page with sidebar and image-based footer?
Can someone tag this layers, and/or add other tags to fit? I'm not entirely sure of the tag ontology over here.
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asked How do I make text not overlap layers or otherwise define a first page with sidebar and image-based footer?
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comment How can I randomize a text itemization in ConTeXt?
Do you have newlines before the symbols?
Aug
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comment How can I randomize a text itemization in ConTeXt?
How can I remove linebreaks between items with this?
Aug
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comment Where is TeXfont in TeX Live 2012?
I'm pretty sure I'm doing it wrong. Looking at other pages I find (Building the Font Database) [wiki.contextgarden.net/…
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asked Where is TeXfont in TeX Live 2012?