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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Apr
18
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
18
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
18
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.
Feb
10
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."
Aug
13
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.
Aug
11
comment How do I add a static number to \recurselevel?
Is this the correct way to solve this problem?
Aug
6
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
6
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.
Aug
3
comment How can I randomize a text itemization in ConTeXt?
Do you have newlines before the symbols?
Aug
3
comment How can I randomize a text itemization in ConTeXt?
How can I remove linebreaks between items with this?
Aug
3
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/…
Apr
1
comment How can I effectively diff 2 versions of a book produced by ConTeXt?
Well, part of it is getting diffable output from context or some (unknown?) aspect of context that could do diffing trivially.
Apr
1
comment How can I effectively diff 2 versions of a book produced by ConTeXt?
I've tried that with very poor results. I think the answer is, as you note: "Don't" but I'm hoping to be surprised.
Mar
26
comment How can I tell ConTeXt to automatically rotate images to fit their dimensions most accurately?
Floating, I believe. I'm using the "externalfigure" command and they are large enough to not reflow. \placefigure[] [fig:i2] {The SDFN Diagram for Interview 2} {\externalfigure[Chapter4/graphs/i2_rot.png][factor=fit,frame=on]}
Mar
26
comment How do I install context modules in the ubuntu distribution of ConTeXt
For this problem, I couldn't run the current version of ConTeXt standalone because I was trying to work around a bug where the equivalent of includes weren't being recognized. My answer though shows my final fix.
Mar
26
comment How do I install context modules in the ubuntu distribution of ConTeXt
I would love it if someone gave a better answer or something. But this is what my research indicates?
May
19
comment Improving the legibility of a pdfTeX produced PDF on Google Docs
Updated font to Gentium, as it's a nice free font that's remarkably pretty. I invoked it with the simplefonts module and enabled it with: \setmainfont[GentiumPlus][protrusion=quality,expansion=quality] to allow for protrusion. Just providing a record here of my solution.
May
19
comment Improving the legibility of a pdfTeX produced PDF on Google Docs
Oooh, I get to follow the instructions for "installing Expert Fonts..." Thanks! :) (only a little bit of sarcasm there, genuine thanks as well.)
May
19
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 :)
May
14
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.