Some interesting articles:
- University rankings and unnecessary university administration must be eradicated
- How political correctness interferes with academic freedom, facts and universities’ mission
- How Do People Get New Ideas?
- The Professor and the Politician
- Honest discussion about caste in India
- What does it mean to be educated?
- The usefulness of useless knowledge
- In praise of idleness
- The way society trains individuals to serve the needs of the society
- PhD comics
- If you want to email me any document, do not send ‘.doc’/’.docx’ documents; send me a ‘.pdf’ instead. Any email containing ‘.doc’/’.docx’ as attachment is directed to my email trash
- Three logicians in a bar
Packages for academic purposes:
- LaTeX - A document preparation system and TeX Live - an easy way to get up and running with the TeX document production system.
- PGF/TikZ - Drawing beautiful diagrams and plots in LaTeX
- Graphviz- a graph visualization software and its tutorial
- GeoGebra - a graphing software
- Eigen - a C++ template library for linear algebra: matrices, vectors, numerical solvers, and related algorithms and Eigen-MATLAB cheatsheet
- Mathematics Genealogy Grapher - a tool to gather the information for building math genealogy trees with data from the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Desmos - Graphing function, data, equations, transformations, etc.
Other Math Links:
Computer/Coding related stuff:
- Why use preprocessor #define instead of variables or functions?
- Installing Ubuntu on Macbook Pro
- Pictorial description of Git
- Using secure copy (scp)
Adjusting brightness on ubuntu:
xrandr --output DVI-0 --brightness 0.5
where ‘DVI-0’ is the name of the display device and 0.5 is the brightness value, which can vary from 0 to 1. The name of the display device can be found by running the command:
xrandr --current --verbose
Typically the name of the display device is one of the following: ‘DVI-0’, ‘DVI-1’, ‘LVDS1’.