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Math Works Now

Do­cu­tils has sup­port­ed math ren­der­ing for a while now. That means Niko­la should have sup­port­ed it for a while too, but nev­er did cor­rect­ly be­cause ... well, be­cause noone ev­er tried, may­be?

Well, it does now, be­cause Dami­an Avi­la has fixed it!

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Nikola 5.3 released

I am hap­py to an­nounce the re­lease of ver­sion 5.3 of Niko­la a stat­ic blog/site gen­er­a­tor. It in­cludes some mi­nor fea­tures and a good amount of bug­fix­ing. Up­grad­ing to it should not cause you any trou­ble, as far as I know.

Here's the changel­og:


  • Boot­s­trap 2.3.0

  • Op­­tion­al­­ly use con­­tent dis­­tri­bu­­tion net­­works for jquery and twit­ter-­­boot­s­trap (USE_CDN op­­tion)

  • Im­prove pro­­gres­­sive ren­der­ing by mov­ing javascript to the bot­­tom of pages

  • New Brazil­ian por­­tuguese tran­s­la­­tion.

  • New plan­e­­toid ex­per­i­­men­­tal ex­­tra_­­plu­g­in


  • Make re­al­­ly sure we im­­port the right con­

  • Make SLUG_­­TAG_­­PATH a con­­fig dep for most pages

  • Re­­moved meta ti­­tle tag for bet­ter HTML val­i­­da­­tion

  • Re­­moved #999 back­­­ground from foot­note back­­link.

  • Made foot­note re­f­er­ences be su­per­scrip­t­ed.

  • Cen­tered fig­ure's im­age and cap­­tion.

  • Re­­moved out­­set bor­der from ad­­mo­ni­­tion­s.

  • Use de­­fault theme as last re­­source for mes­sages/­­tran­s­la­­tions

  • DATE_­­FOR­­MAT op­­tion was be­ing ig­nored

  • Re­­move trail­ing "" on win­­dows gallery links (Is­­sue #298)

  • In­­­con­­sis­­tent bread­­crumbs in gallery pages (Is­­sue #303)

  • Use source files as bun­­dle de­pen­­den­­cies in­­stead of out­­puts (Is­­sue #294)


Blaze of Glory


Meh. The starts tooltip says 2 means "it was ok", but re­al­ly, this was meh. Not 1-s­tar "did­n't like it", but ...

Must con­fess I did not read the Hol­ly­wood stuff at the end. Maybe that's good, I ust did­n't both­er.

A Latent Dark


It starts a bit messy, and some parts seem rushed, but not bad.

Gadget Review: INCIPIO Universal 1 Port 750mAh Backup Battery

It's rough­ly the size of my thumb (a bit thick­er, a bit short­er), ca­ble is not in­clud­ed and need­ed.

I got this at the till while buy­ing socks in San Ma­teo for 5 dol­lars.

What is it?

A small prism with a male fold­able USB sock­et on one end, a fe­male USB sock­et, a bat­tery in the mid­dle, a tiny but­ton and tiny led.

How does it work?

When you are plug­ging stuff to charge via US­B, you plug this in the mid­dle, so com­put­er -> back­up bat­tery -> gad­get. That charges the gad­get and the back­up bat­tery. Then you throw it in your pock­et/bag when you leave home.

What does it do?

It lets you recharge rough­ly half a phone's full charge, when you in­evitably run out of bat­tery, so un­less you for­get to charge both things, you'll man­age to sur­vive.

What could be better?

It could come with a mi­cro-usb male in­stead of a USB fe­male, be­cause that means you al­so have to car­ry a ca­ble (no big deal)

What does the button do?

It stop­s/s­tarts the cur­rent flow in­to the gad­get.

What does the LED do?

Tells you if cur­rent is flow­ing (green) or if it's charg­ing (red).

Can you charge anything?

Yes, but 750mAh is enough to keep a Nexus 7 work­ing for about 30 sec­onds ;-) Does a de­cent job on a Kin­dle though!

Are you going to lose it?

Oh yes, the thing is tiny.

Not a bad 5 dol­lar gad­get. How­ev­er, you can find it in Ama­zon for $30 at some places, and that's rob­bery.

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