Our website hosting company are moving all of their servers to Manchester from London tomorrow evening (Thursday February 26th). We are told that everything will be off-line for around seven hours.
After some years in hibernation, the Committee have recently decided to revive the UK-TUG journal Baskerville. As a first step, we are very pleased to announce that Jonathan Webley has been elected by the committee as Editor of Baskerville. Planning is still at an early stage, but we would welcome ideas (or indeed articles) for publication. The e-mail address for the editor firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph Wright has agreed to take over formal webmaster duties for the UK-TUG website. The previous webmaster, David Crossland, contiues in his important role as Secretary of UK-TUG. The Committee thank David for his efforts with the website in the past, and look forward to contiued success with a new person in the hotseat! Of course, the site will not change: all of the Committee are committed to communicating with…
Jonathan Fine, current Chair of UK-TUG, has been elected to the board of TUG.
The University of Manchester course for beginners with TeX and LaTeX is schedules to take place on the 7th of May 2009. The course booking form indicates that the course is availble to outsiders, for a fee of £275.
The first call for papers for BachoTeX 2009 arrived in the UK-TUG Committee inbox this week. BachoTeX 2009 — Call for Papers Dear TeXies, TeX friends and lovers of fine typography — This is an invitation to BachoTeX 2009, the XVIIth Polish TeX Users Group Conference. As usual, it will be held at the traditional TeXies’ and GUST meeting place, Bachotek near Brodnica, in the north-east of Poland, from April…
Jonathan Fine, current UK-TUG Chairman, was recently interviewed for the TUG Interview Corner. Jonathn joins former chairmen of UK-TUG Robin Fairburns and Philip Taylor as subjects of the interview series.
Our old site used to have the audio of an interview with Donald Knuth hosted on the site. The piece is available from the NPR website directly here.
The templates page now includes a simple compliment slip design. Thanks very much to Dr Dick Nickalls for the original design from which this template has been created.
The Committee are slowly organising older information on the web server, which is not currently visible. The first set of useful files to be sorted out are slides from the 2006 Living and Working with LaTeX workshop. The following slides are available: Jonathan Fine: Avoiding problems, Solving problems, Asking for help, and the handout version Peter Flynn: Sorry, Professor, the dog ate my thesis, and the handout version Nicola Talbot:…