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Mon, 06 Nov 2006

man xpdf

Uwe explains how he uses latexmk and xpdf when creating documents in LaTeX. I would like to add a small correction: You don't need to go back and forth one page to make xpdf reload the document. Just pressing the r key (like reload) does the same.

Haven't looked at latexmk, yet, but perhaps you can tweak it, so it calls xpdf -remote -reload (or something like that) whenever you change your tex source?

PS: Before we start a discussion about the death penalty, habe you seen 12 Angry Men?

PPS: Does anyone know a pdf viewer, which has a loop option?

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Tue, 24 Oct 2006

Who said Debian wouldn't be easy to use?

I heard it often... Well... In a lecture (Programming I: Java) today the assistant professor felt the need to use more than 20 slides, just to show how to download Java and Eclipse and install it on a Windows box... And all I had to do was running aptitude install eclipse sun-java5-jdk...

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Sun, 15 Oct 2006

I'm back

The good news are, that after moving from Frankfurt to Hildesheim the other week and visiting my first preparation course at my new university, I found the time to unpack nearly all boxes and build up my furniture again. Hard work, but it's done, and I'm (theoretical) again able to do some work.

The bad news: My notebook is still broken and I just saw the results of the recent GRs. Damn! I should have found time to send my vote!

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Tue, 03 Oct 2006

Moving to Hildesheim: Final phase

While I was working on it for quite some time, I reached now the final phase of my move to Hildesheim. While I'm already marked as being on vacation already for some time, I'll be really absent for the next days. Sorry, but I broke my notebook the other day and have no net back at my old flat in Frankfurt.

Don't worry, I'm sure I'll make it back for the release party ;)

postet at 14:23 into [Debian] permanent link

Sun, 01 Oct 2006

How to give back, part deux

Joey kindly mentioned one of my regular talks titled payback time. I just uploaded the slides of the talk to people.d.o. (Slides made with latex-beamer; source-code availabe, too, licensed under GPL-2; feel free to do your own talks based on this or to contribute new ideas.)

BTW: I did that talk twice in English, at DebConf5 's debianday and before that at Asian mini debconf 2005 in Beijing. Might be easier to understand for non German readers ;)

The DebConf-5 session was filmed by the video team. It's available on meetings-archide.d.n in different formats mpeg (111M), low resolution ogg theora (57M), high res ogg theora (123M). Kudos again to the video team :)

Oh, and I should mention, that it wasn't my fault, that I look a bit like a clueless idiot in that video. We had technical problems on the first day, distracting me a bit. Really!

BTW: I always planed to write a good documentation regarding that topic, but never had the time to do this. I have still some notes on paper. If someone would like to help me with this, please drop me a mail.

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Alexander Tolimar Reichle-Schmehl lives in Tuttlingen / Germany. He works as IT manager (specialized on Unix and SAN/Storage) for an international automotive supplier.