Archive for September, 2007

mass-upload to picasaweb from Linux

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Picasaweb is a Google’s service for publishing web photo albums. The mainA drawback of this service is that under Linux you have to upload each image manually. The evil empire (not microsoft) knows about the problem, but has’t released even a temporary solution. Fortunately, I managed to find a workaround:

casting WPAds to a widget

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Some time ago I discovered that the WordPress blog sidebar can be
* completely dynamic and
* configured through the admin interface.
It’s very convenient, and I switched to the dynamic sidebar. Or, in another words, started to use widgets. Unfortunately, one important plugin, WPAds doesn’t support widgeting. Here is how to fix the issue:

invent categories and tags easily

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

My antispam blog passed 25+ posts, it was enough introduce the categories. But when I started to categorize the posts, I stuck with it. After inventing four topics, I had no more ideas. I though I’m not alone in such trouble, searched in Internet for advices what to do.

The best I found is “Blog Post Category Trauma: How To Help Bloggers With Useless Categories“. Unfortunately, this text explans only that bloggers have to have good categories, but doesn’t explain how to achieve this goal.

Finally, I invented an ultimate method. Inventing categories and tags (labels) is no more a problem.


literate programming failed

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Those who
* know what is literate programming,
* the ideas and the technical implementation behind it, and
* think this metodology doesn’t work,
can find this fragment funny (Documented LaTeX sources (.dtx files), emphasis by me):

LaTeX paragraphs cheat sheet

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

* Indents: first, left, right
\parindent, \leftskip, \rightskip

* Space: above, below:

* Align: left, right, center, justified
ragged2e package
\Centering \RaggedRight \RaggedLeft

* Font, linespacing
\selectfont and family

* Keep with next or previous paragraph:
\nobreak or some penalty