Fixing NTFS Flash Drive on Ubuntu

When ejecting a NTFS flash drive, my system froze and I had to manually power down the machine. I plugged in the flash drive on another ubuntu machine and got an "unknown error". When I plugged it back to the initial machine, the same error appeared. A quick search showed that the command ntfsfix can…

Building and Installing Meld From Source on Ubuntu 20.04

Overview Meld is a program that can show the differences in files and directories. For example, if you are copying files between directories and an error occurs, you can compare the two directories to see what files are missing in your copy. You can then copy the missing files. It is available on Windows, Mac…

Teaching Math: Pythagorean Theorem and Cosine Law

As a high school math teacher, I find it really important to help students link the new concepts they are learning to the knowledge they already have. This helps students get a fuller picture of math and that math isn’t just a bunch of formulas they need to remember. One example of this is the…

The ABCD of Life

You go to school to learn your ABCs and 123s. But school is more than just learning the alphabet and numbers. School is a place where you can learn very important skills, perspectives, and knowledge. It’s a place where it’s ok to make mistakes and to try again. It’s a place where you can see…

Installing a Custom Beamer Theme (Latex)

Introduction I’ve been creating a Beamer theme for presentation slides in a course that I’m about developing. One quick way to use a custom beamer theme is to just put all the theme files into the same folder as your tex files. That does not work well when you have multiple presentations you want to…