From the license of Java, Section 3:
“… You acknowledge that Licensed Software is not designed or intended for use in the design, construction, operation or maintenance of any nuclear facility. …“
It seems the original text has changed. The new version says: “You agree that neither the Software nor any direct product thereof will be exported, directly, or indirectly, in violation of these laws, or will be used for any purpose prohibited by these laws including, without limitation, nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons proliferation.“
Hmm, I preferred the old one :(
When working with LaTeX, sometimes I’m not sure if a word is correctly hyphenated by LaTeX so I’d like to verify that. As I’m not a native English speaker, it’d be nice to hear the correct pronunciation too.
You install something with apt-get and it keeps telling you that some “packages have been kept back”. Great! What to do with that?
After looking at this warning for years, today I got fed up and looked after it on Google. I found the solution here. If you have a package called
X kept back, then try to install it with “
sudo apt-get install X“. That’s all.
I installed Windows 7 in Virtualbox and it worked fine until I installed all the updates… After that the boot process stopped at the splash screen and nothing happened. Neither restart nor boot in safe mode helped.
Close Virtualbox completely. Restart it and go to the Settings of Windows 7. Here change some parameters, e.g. the number of processors and the amount of memory reserved for the system. After this Windows 7 booted up normally. I could even restore the settings without corrupting the booting process.
Powerpoint is dead. Well, not yet, but for simple presentations you can use the following tool perfectly. This entry is based on Francisco Souza’s excellent post entitled “Creating HTML 5 slide presentations using landslide“. Here I make a short summary.
Landslide is a Python tool for converting marked-up texts to HTML5 slide presentations. The input text can be written in Markdown, reStructuredText, or Textile. A sample slideshow presenting landslide itself is here.
sudo pip install landslide
If you want to share it on the Internet: “
landslide -cr text.md“.
To learn about the customization of the theme, refer to Francisco’s post.
Convert to PDF
landslide file.md -d out.pdf
For this you need Prince XML, which is free for non-commercial use. Unfortunately the output is black and white with additional blank pages for notes. If you know how to have colored PDFs without the extra pages, let me know.
It’d be interesting to replace Prince XML with wkhtmltopdf. I made some tests but the output was not nice. I think it could be tweaked though.
Pandoc is a universal document converter.
“If you need to convert files from one markup format into another, pandoc is your swiss-army knife. Need to generate a man page from a markdown file? No problem. LaTeX to Docbook? Sure. HTML to MediaWiki? Yes, that too. Pandoc can read markdown and (subsets of) reStructuredText, textile, HTML, and LaTeX, and it can write plain text, markdown, reStructuredText, HTML, LaTeX, ConTeXt, PDF, RTF, DocBook XML, OpenDocument XML, ODT, GNU Texinfo, MediaWiki markup, textile, groff man pages, Emacs org-mode, EPUB ebooks, and S5 and Slidy HTML slide shows. PDF output (via LaTeX) is also supported with the included
markdown2pdf wrapper script.“