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I can't get a job unless I apply for a job. [Aug. 10th, 2004|08:02 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

I can't apply for a job unless I format my resume. I can't format my resume unless I have LaTeX and I don't have it because I don't have a MathLAN account anymore and for some reason I can't install TeX and LaTeX on my own computer! Fuck! I'm getting my MathLAN account back, because it's become apparent that I can't live without it, but I have to get my password through the U.S. mail because that's how my professor prefers to distribute them. So in a few days, hopefully I'll be able to see what my resume looks like typeset. I have the LaTeX file all done already, though I'll be surprised if it compiles first try, let alone looks right. I'm pretty rusty.

There are three jobs that I can apply for as soon as I get the resume done, but there are others that I need an online portfolio for. And I can't make the portfolio the way I want to make it unless I can install the trial versions of the Studio MX programs, and for some reason they don't want to install on my roommate's computer, on which he was nice enough to give me an account. And I can't try again until he frees up some space, which he can't do until he moves a lot of stuff around, which he can't do until he borrows his friend's FireWire hard drive.

So, yeah. Hurrying up and waiting.


From: ler
2004-08-10 07:32 pm (UTC)

non-mathlan accounts

If you want a fructose account, I can give you one. It's not mathlan, but it is a linux box and I won't expire your account.

Alternately, Macs can run LaTex and related. It's the sexy BSD core. Some of them even come preinstalled.

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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-08-11 12:14 am (UTC)

Re: non-mathlan accounts

Thanks a lot for offering the account, but I think I'll be fine.

Macs can run LaTex

Yeah, good call... It wasn't preinstalled on this one, and I thought it would be a big hassle to figure it out, but then I found this unbelievably simple and helpful guide, and I got xdvi to work too and now it's working fine.

There were two compilation errors in the resume (one was where I forgot to escape a # which was part of my street address; the other was just a missing right curly bracket), and I fixed those, but it'll need some work before I get it to look just right. But I'm relieved that I remember how to do this at all!
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2004-08-10 07:40 pm (UTC)
*does the official offering-of-the-shell-account dance*

If you have any issues with getting access to a box with LaTeX on it, there's always hackmode.org :)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-08-11 12:15 am (UTC)
Also thanks, but I'm fine. =) I'm very lucky to have friends who are willing to help me out so much!
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From: babydragonfly
2004-08-11 12:44 pm (UTC)
And, in case you don't have enough offers, I could always log you in as me.
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