DRMacIver's Notebook



This is an experimental new blog intended for notes, thoughts, and whatever else I want to put here. It will likely be biased towards short notes rather than longform essays. It’s loosely inspired by Mark Jason Dominus’s shitposting blog and by my frustrations with WordPress, but I’m not really sure where it’s going yet.

It’s also a place where I’ll be experimenting with notation, and generally trying to find a low friction way to express myself in a manner that I like. As such it’s all a bit cobbled together out of spit, bailing wire, and Python.

Notational Highlights

I kinda hate LaTeX, but it’s the best typesetting language for mathematics that I know of, so this notebook supports it using mathjax.

Testing: \(e^{i\pi} = -1\)

A test of code highlighting.

class SomeClass(object):
    """"A python class"""

    def method(self):
        """A method definition"""

As you’ve probably noticed, I’m using Tufte CSS. I’m not sure it’s exactly what I want, but it’s a lot closer to what I want than most other things I’ve tried. I will likely be messing aroudn with this further.

I’m also using mako templates, and fully intend to define a metric tonne of macros to make this usable.

In general I expect the actual source code for this site to be totally unusable to anyone who is not me. If anything, if it’s not then I probably haven’t done enough customization for my brain.