August 18th, 2003

beartato phd

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Ran into francesca and her mother (in town to help her move) today getting lunch. The way they argued was kind of amusing. It reminded me a little of my mom and sisters' interactions.
beartato phd

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Found some nice LaTeX hints. Not earth-shaking news, but I wanted to stash the URL somewhere, and maybe someone else out there is desperate for ways of putting boxes around things.

TeX question, though.

Suppose I want to define macros \foo and \bar such that
\foo mumble \bar
has the same effect as
\fbox{mumble} ?
I thought \def\foo{\fbox\begingroup} \def\bar{\endgroup} was supposed to work, but it doesn't seem to. Straightforward solutions of the form \def\foo#1\bar{\fbox{#1}} are also disqualified for mysterious reasons due to the context this problem appears in for me.
beartato phd

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There is a meeting tomorrow with kevin and frank about a mysterious apparent need for type labels on lambdas. I am looking forward to further enlightenment.

Went to KGB meeting. Seriously pondering selling my Wacom to damion, since he needs one for comicking, and I don't use it much any more. Although... I keep thinking I might want it at some future date. Maybe I should just offer an indefinite-term loan. What do you think, Ed?

Got dinner at Mineo's with lincoln3. Good food, good conversation. My head still hurts a little, though. It was a bit lound in there.

Tomorrow all the kids show up!