I finally found the time to make myself a business card, and of course, I did it in LaTeX.
Most researchers keep a research journal where we note down our musings, notes and so on. While a paper diary is still quite common, I'd really prefer something on my laptop/computer. There are various applications out there for journal writing, but none of them really match up to good old LaTeX. I've written a simple script that makes it really easy to maintain a journal using LaTeX - Calliope.
Introducing Zaphod - a Python script that attempts to help LaTeX users collaborate over their academic writing. It uses the power of Git to track changes, latexdiff to generate a PDF with annotated additions and removals from the document, and provides a simple interactive review tool that lets the user pick what changes they want to accept. You can use Zaphod to track changes in your LaTeX documents.
It's often handy to create hand-outs for your presentations. (I need them for my master's assessments at the moment). It's really simple to make hand-outs. What we do is first create a presentation, like we normally do. Then, since the presentation generally contains overlays (the pause command and more), we …