Some of my presentations are written in LaTeX, and more specifically using the beamer document class. One of the recent versions of the hyperref package (version 2011/04/07 v6.82e) crashes with the beamer document class (development version 3.10), or is it the other way around? Temporary and permanent solutions follows.Read More → beamer and hyperref on a collision course?
My favourite editor is no doubt GNU Emacs. I spend most of my time at work using Microsoft Windows, so why shouldn’t I use this excellent editor on that OS?Read More → My .emacs file for use with GNU Emacs 23.3 on Microsoft Windows
Tell rkhunter to ignore /etc/passwd by inserting EXISTWHITELIST=”/etc/passwd” in your rkhunter configuration file. If you prefer not to make this change to your configuration file, make sure you run rkhunter –propupd with the same PATH as given in /etc/crontab. A command like env -i PATH=/etc:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin rkhunter –propupd should suffice. Thanks to Mr. Torfinn Ingolfsen for […]Read More → rkhunter complaining about /etc/passwd?
It’s meaningless to check the syntax of Apache’s configuration files more than once during the same invocation of the startup script for Apache 2.2.x on FreeBSD, when the specified action is, say restart or graceful. Here’s a small patch.Read More → No need the check the syntax of Apache’s configuration files more than once
The default startup script for PostgreSQL on FreeBSD doesn’t give much clue when starting and stopping the DBMS. Here’s a patch to remedy this annoyance.Read More → A verbose startup script for PostgreSQL on FreeBSD
Something was wrong with the combination of PHP 5.3.5, php-mysql 5.3.5, and MySQL 5.5.8 on FreeBSD 8 earlier this month. Any attempt to run the command php -v resulted in PHP hanging after outputting the “Zend line”. Either kill(1) the process or type C-c to put it out of its misery, but neither action is […]Read More → Minor difficulties with PHP 5.3.5, php-mysql 5.3.5, and MySQL 5.5.8 on FreeBSD 8, now solved
Have you just installed PTC’s Mathcad 14 on 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Professional only to receive the strange and not so informative error message “Unable to create 12.0 engine factory” when trying to run the software?Read More → Error message when attempting to run PTC’s Mathcad 14 on 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
I guess those of us who took a course or two on algorithms during our college days are thrilled by xkcd.com #835. Don’t miss Don Knuth’s 16th Annual Christmas Tree Lecture entitled “Why pi?”. Merry Christmas everyone.Read More → A Computer Scientist’s Christmas Tree
Yesterday an acquaintant of mine gave the link below: http://www.abandonemicrosoft.net/publico/Textos%20e%20Documentos/Network%20Protocols%20Map%20and%20Guide%20Poster.jpg The graphics is a bit crowded, wouldn’t you say?Read More → Network Protocols Map and Guide Poster