Writing in VSCode/markdown using pandoc, Zotero, and LaTeX, part 3 Formatting PDF files with LaTeX.

Writing in VSCode/markdown using pandoc, Zotero, and LaTeX, part 2 Handling references with Zotero and Zotero's VSCode extension(s).

Writing in VSCode/markdown using pandoc, Zotero, and LaTeX, part 1 A broad overview of one way to make writing both way too complex and very simple.

Using LaTeX to set Arabic song lyrics Fighting toward a good-looking Arabic text document.

Why this? Some thoughts on writing, blogging, keeping in touch with future me, and the like.

Building a banjo, part 5: assembling and finishing This is a tricky part of the build, but it's also one of the most satisfying to finish up.

Building a banjo, part 4: building the neck Time to build a neck. It's hard to do this first because your scale length (the distance from the nut to the bridge) will depend on the final size of your rim.

Building a banjo, part 3: building the rim A block rim is basically a stacked set of "laminations." Each of these is an octagon (though you also see 12 or 16 segments).

Building a banjo, part 2: buying wood When I was starting with my first build, choosing wood was one of the most mysterious parts.

Building a banjo, part 1: intro, tools, and materials I've built a handful of these and I'm happy with how they came out. I hope that this can be helpful for anyone who is interested in giving banjo building a try.