Archive for December, 2010

eSATA hot swap in Linux

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

I hoped that eSATA interface allows to attach and detach HDDs to Linux on the fly, and the system would notice the changes automatically. The reality was quote apposite, the system hung during experiments. Finally, after scanning internet knowledge, and trying to get commands like atacontrol or scsiadd working, I found the command for manual swap.


vim unicode setup for windows 2000

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

To display unicode (utf8) files in vim in windows, the following commands should be added to %PROGRAMS%\Vim\_vimrc:


how to install latest LuaTeX

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

After reading Paul Isambert’s article “Three things you can do with LuaTeX that would be extremely painful otherwise ” I finally decided to check LuaTeX. Unfortunately, the code from the article does not work under old LuaTeX from TeX Live 2009 (and probably from TeX Live 2010 too). I downloaded a binary from the site, tried to run it and got an expected error:

This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.40.6-2009100220 (TeX Live 2009)
(Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)


multi-page tables with inter-row page breaks

Monday, December 6th, 2010

I’m not sure that a typesetting system exists, which could break within a table row. I managed to do it (in the first approximation) in LaTeX: source code, PDF, some explanations.