Migration successful

July 29, 2007

I created this blog basically on a whim, and didn’t give much thought to the choice of platform. Since I already happened to have a Blogger account (used in the past for commenting), all I had to do was click the “Create Blog” button, and thus Mathemusicality was launched.

Only afterward did I notice that just about every mathrelated blog in the universe uses WordPress rather than Blogger (or any other software/ hosting service, for that matter). Is there a reason for this? Yes, there is:

i\hbar\frac{\partial}{\partial t}\left|\Psi(t)\right>=H\left|\Psi(t)\right>

No, it doesn’t follow from the Schroedinger equation; the point is that WordPress has built-in LaTeX support. And Blogger apparently doesn’t. Upon discovering this, my reaction was more or less the homersimpsonian “D’oh!”. Luckily, switching proved easy–all the more so since this blog is less than a month old.

The one thing that is still needed is a corresponding LilyPond tool: displaying music notation (which I would very much like to be able to do here) should require no more than typing “$lilypond […]”. Blogger: if you want me back, I just gave you a way to make it happen.