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Hello! I go by Elnu on the internet, and this is my blog, I hope you find something of interest here. I’m 18, I’m interested in programming, GNU/Linux, studying Japanese, watching anime, drawing, and creative writing. I’m horrible at doing things consistently.

For now, I’ll be posting small Linux and programming-related posts explaining how to do various things that I happen to find useful. In the future, I’ll post larger, more interesting posts. Stay tuned! (〃^▽^〃)

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Managing Rendering of LaTeX

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Previously I’ve used pdflatex to render my LaTeX documents, but I’ve just come across latexmk, which provides much more powerful options. Here’s a list of the commands I make use of, taken from this guide by Matthias Geier (mgeier).

  • latexmk -pdf [file] Generate a PDF file from a TeX file. The -pdf option prevents the additional generation of DVI files, the machine-readable version of TeX. Omitting the file name will generate all of the files in the current directory.
  • latexmk …
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The Joy of Data Processing

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For a project I’m working on (I’ll make a post about it once it’s done), I needed a large list of Japanese words, with the requirements being that the words be short and without kanji (only in hiragana). In addition, ideally they should be simple words that the average Japanese learner would know, and must be in a machine-readable format that I can use in JavaScript.

Luckily, I found something that matches these criteria! A JLPT N5 vocabulary list from JLPT Matome that covers …

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Soudan: a Comment System Built With Rust!

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I just finished working on Soudan, a Rust-based comment system!

It’s now live on all posts on this site, feel free to give it a go in the comments at the bottom of the page! Markdown formatting is supported. If you submit your email address, it won’t be public, and is only used to display your Gravatar, if you have one.

Soudan is named after the word 相談 in Japanese, which means discussion or consultation.

The source code is available on GitHub here my Gogs instance here under the GNU …

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