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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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comment Improving the legibility of a pdfTeX produced PDF on Google Docs
Do you have a link to the minion pro test document? Also, thanks for the fantastic answer :)
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accepted Improving the legibility of a pdfTeX produced PDF on Google Docs
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asked Improving the legibility of a pdfTeX produced PDF on Google Docs
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accepted Floating a sidebar into the margin with ConTeXt
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awarded  Teacher
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answered Floating a sidebar into the margin with ConTeXt
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comment Automatically assigning abbreviations to an index in ConTeXt
I was using texexec instead of context Your solution works. Sorry to have been a bother.
May
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accepted Automatically assigning abbreviations to an index in ConTeXt
May
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comment Floating a sidebar into the margin with ConTeXt
Thanks. If you throw that up as an answer, I'll accept it. It's exactly what I was looking for. Sorry for not being thinky.
May
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comment Floating a sidebar into the margin with ConTeXt
The problem is spanning the margin and body, not just placing a framedtext in there.
May
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comment Automatically assigning abbreviations to an index in ConTeXt
I think I'm using MkIV but I've got a suspicion that MkII snuck in there.
May
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comment Automatically assigning abbreviations to an index in ConTeXt
To be fair, I've gotten an odd color error that suggests that I'm not doing things right. I'll reverify my setup tomorrow.
May
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awarded  Editor
May
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revised Floating a sidebar into the margin with ConTeXt
added 127 characters in body
May
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comment Automatically assigning abbreviations to an index in ConTeXt
I ran your code in ConTeXt and unfortunately the AMS reference did not show up in the index. (Tested both in my main document and by copy/pasting your code directly into a clean one.) (this is my first "oops" comment here, how do I make this comment more useful? I'm running the latest minimals as of yesterday.)
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asked Floating a sidebar into the margin with ConTeXt
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awarded  Student
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asked Automatically assigning abbreviations to an index in ConTeXt