• What does Word 2010 offer for reference management?

    by  • June 5, 2010 • 3 Comments

    I’ve been having a bit of a play with Word 2010 since its release on MSDN to see if any improvements have been made in the area of reference management. Unfortunately it seems not a great deal has changed. So, instead, here’s a feature wish-list and how you can get by currently on some of the points […]

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    And we’re back….

    by  • March 10, 2010 • 0 Comments

    Apologies for those of you trying to access my blog over the past couple of days: normal service has now resumed after getting severely let down by my old web host. Luckily I had some recent (but not fully up to date) backups so all bar a couple of the posts are intact. I’ll recreate […]

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    Including Visio diagrams in LyX documents

    by  • March 3, 2010 • 1 Comment

    If you want to be able to include Visio drawings within your LyX documents, the process is relatively painless as you can export the drawing as a PDF and embed the PDF directly into the document. First, create your diagram in Visio as normal. Then, click File > Page Setup, select the Page Size tab […]

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    Commenting on PDFs generated from LaTeX documents

    by  • March 2, 2010 • 0 Comments

    PDF’s generated with pdflatex, the pdf generator for LaTeX documents which is used by default in LyX, cannot be commented on directly through the use of Adobe Reader alone (currently as of version 9). See http://www.tug.org/pipermail/pdftex/2008-August/007802.html for a good explanation for this. To enable this feature using only Adobe products you need to run the […]

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    Update on setting up Ubuntu in order to build kernel modules

    by  • February 22, 2010 • 2 Comments

    As an update to my “hello world” kernel module article, there is a much easier way to set up your Debian-based Linux (including Ubuntu) to build kernel modules, without manually getting the relevant kernel headers using apt-get. I’ve tested this process with Ubuntu 8.04, 9.04 and 9.10 and it works great. Do the following to […]

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    Batching video transcodes with Handbrake (Windows)

    by  • February 22, 2010 • 9 Comments

    I keep all my media in a central location on a network store but I want to be able to play it on my iphone when I’m away without network connectivity. Most of the content is avi/divx/xvid which the iphone does not play natively. Handbrake is a really slick transcoder which converts a wide number […]

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