The Second Draft

By Ashton Wiersdorf

Write one to throw away.

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Citations with Pandoc

6 February 2019

Today I figured out how to get Pandoc to automatically generate MLA citations for me!

Marked Man

24 January 2019

Marked Man (mm) is a little program I wrote to view Markdown files like UNIX man pages. (Because who wants to leave their terminal just to open a file?)

Internships!

16 January 2019

If you’re a student at BYU, (or maybe even if you aren’t) BYU has a fantastic study-abroad program. I believe there are over 100 different programs. I might do an internship in Berlin some time but we’ll see if that pans out. :) Check out the list at kennedy.byu.edu.

DuckDuckGo

15 January 2019

DuckDuckGo is a search engine. Like Google Search, you just throw some keywords into a box and get a list of results. Lots of people use Google, but I don’t. DuckDuckGo works better for me, and this is why.

Comments

6 January 2019

I got Disqus working! You’ll notice at the bottom of the page is now a place to leave comments.

Organization Theory

5 January 2019

Life is messy. We devote a lot of time and effort into managing that chaos. I thought of a little “theory”, if you will, that helps me.

Semester Finished

14 December 2018

I finished the semester! This is how I feel:

Editors, or The Tools of my Trade

6 December 2018

I spend a fair portion of every day writing programs. As with all professions, using the right tools makes a huge difference in my productivity and general happiness. Having good tools helps me keep my gumption up.

The Best Two Years

20 November 2018

September 30th marked two years since I arrived home from serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The mission is colloquially referred to as “the best two years”. (There is a movie about missionaries, which I have not seen, by this title.)

Induction and Side-Effects

8 October 2018

Today in my proofs class (MATH 290 at BYU) we talked about the concept induction. I like this, because it sounds a lot like recursion.