Sunday, October 4, 2015

How to Write and Collaborate on LaTeX Documents Online

LaTeX is one of the best options to write scientific papers. However, collaboration on a paper among many authors is usually not fun. Below are a number of tools that offer online editing and collaboration for creating LaTeX documents. They all offer a free option, and a paid one, with features varying depending on the service provided. For those who are looking for a free option with many collaborators, Overleaf and Papeeria seem like good options.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

How to add a font to Blogger

Although Blogger already provides a number of different web fonts, it is sometimes useful to add new fonts, e.g. Arabic fonts or other languages that don't have good standard fonts. You can add any font to Blogger in these easy steps.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

How to add argmin and argmax to LyX

To use argmin and argmax in LyX (or LaTeX in general), simply add the following three lines in the LaTeX preample from Document -> Settings as show below:


and then use it in any equation as \argmin or \argmax.


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Free Multilingual Children's Books

Keeping your children used to reading during the summer vacation is beneficial in terms of helping them retain their reading and comprehension skills. These two websites contain a lot of free multilingual books to help keep your children busy in the summer.
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Monday, June 8, 2015

Ancient History Encyclopedia

Ancient History Encyclopedia is an excellent resource for high quality information about ancient world history. It's run by a British nonprofit organization, and is the most visited dedicated history website. It contains articles, videos, interactive maps, and books on natural history. And most of the content is licensed with a Creative Commons license, so it can be used with proper attribution.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Teaching Coding for Kids

You can teach your kids how to code and program starting at 4 years old. They can start learning concepts such as "algorithm" i.e. a sequence of steps to solve a given problem. These two websites contain several resources and tutorials to help you teach coding for children.

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Monday, June 1, 2015

How to Add Creative Commons License to Blogger

Creative Commons is one of the most common public licenses on the Internet, that allow for sharing and disseminating knowledge. Here are a few steps to add your license to both the footer of the whole blog and/or to the footer of each post.