Wednesday, December 3, 2008

G3D Blog

I started a Gravitation3D blog this week.  Nope, I'm not masochistic and trying to burden myself with another project.  On the contrary, I did it after getting a flux of questions about the same time I read this article from a coding blog I like.  It took an hour or two to setup the new blog to a reasonable liking, but now every time I get a G3D question, I can answer it there instead of with an email (which would only shortly after be sentenced to a life term of solitude in my gmail).  I don't get a lot of emails about G3D, but over time this will probably make it even less so.  I figure this will bring me much closer to my lifelong goal of having no external sensory inputs impinge on my overly introverted self.

Why a wordpress blog this time instead of blogger?  I've discovered wordpress has support for LaTex, which allows nice display of mathematical formulas, and I think this will be important for some G3D posts.  There are roundabout ways to do this in blogger too (see herehere, or here), but I found this too troublesome - it didn't seem to work as well or look as nice as the native wordpress support.  

It's funny, since google gives you so much for free and at such high quality, I have found myself frustrated on more than one occasion when they haven't solved a problem for me that feels like it should be solved (like LaTex support for any html I publish).  Once I'm aware of this reaction, I realize it's a ridiculous sentiment, but I'd be lying if I said it doesn't crop up now and then (No good deeds go unpunished).


  1. I'll be very interested in how you end up liking Wordpress as compared to Blogger. Looks good so far!