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Pleasures of Tibetan input and typesetting with TeX

Many years ago I decided to learn Tibetan (and the necessary Sanskrit), and enrolled in the university studies of Tibetology in Vienna. Since then I have mostly forgotten Tibetan due to absolute absence of...

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State of Calibre in Debian

To counter some recent FUD spread about Calibre in general and Calibre in Debian in particular, here a concise explanation of the current state. Many might have read my previous post on Calibre as...

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R with TensorFlow 2.0 on Debian/sid

I recently posted on getting TensorFlow 2.0 with GPU support running on Debian/sid. At that time I didn’t manage to get the tensorflow package for R running properly. It didn’t need much to get...

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RIP (for now) Calibre in Debian

The current purge of all Python2 related packages has a direct impact on Calibre. The latest version of Calibre requires Python modules that are not (anymore) available for Python 2, which means that Calibre...

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TensorFlow 2.0 with GPU on Debian/sid

Some time ago I have been written about how to get Tensorflow (1.x) running on current Debian/sid back then. It turned out that this isn’t correct anymore and needs an update, so here it...

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10 years in Japan

Exactly 10 years ago, on October 1, 2009, I started my work at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), arriving the previous day in a place not completely unknown, but with...

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TeX Live/Debian updates 20190930

TeX Live 2019 has seen already many updates since the initial upload to Debian, most of which I have never reported about. Today I have uploaded a new set of packages, based on the...

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Gaming: Puzzle Agent

Two lovely but short puzzle games: Puzzle Agent and Puzzle Agent II, follow agent Nelson Tethers in his quest to solve an obscure case in Scoggins, Minnesota: The erasers factory delivering to the White...

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TeX Services at texlive.info

I have been working over the last weeks to provide four more services for the TeX (Live) community: an archive of TeX Live’s network installation directory tlnet, a git repository of CTAN, a mirror...

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Debian Activities of the last few months

I haven’t written about specific Debian activities in recent times, but I haven’t been lazy. In fact I have been very active with a lot of new packages I am contributing to. TeX and...

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Nessie Mystery: Finally Solved

The long standing mystery of Nessie, the Monster of Loch Ness, has finally been resolved! And that by my daughter of three years! In a lovely present my daughter got recently in Berlin, a...

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Leadership

I always thought that leaders are humble, not like opening a blog post with I am a leader in free software. – Molly de Blanc, renumeration Seems I am from a different era.

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TeX Live 2019 in Debian

About one week ago we have released upstream TeX Live 2019, and after a few iterations fixing packaging bugs, the Debian experimental suite now has TeX Live packages based on 2019. All the changes...

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TeX Live 2019 released

After a few days of testing of the gold images of the DVDs, we have now officially announced the release of TeX Live 2019. The DVDs are already being burnt and will soon be...

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FOSSASIA OpenTechSummit 2019

FOSSASIA brings together developers and users of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software). It is an organization developing software applications for social change using a wide-range of technologies. It was established 2009. Projects range...

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Debian Package Smells

A recent blog post by Lucas Nussbaum has pointed me at the smell of my packages in Debian. It turned out they smell a lot it seems: Norbert Preining <norbert@preining.info>   asymptote (U) git...