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Archive for March, 2008

LaTeX: Figure captions in landscape dvi

Monday, March 10th, 2008

I want to include horizontally (landscape) oriented pages in a LaTeX document; to do that I use \usepackage{lscape}. Then: Some normal text \begin{landscape} Some text that should be oriented horizontally. A page break automatically gets put in before and after. \end{landscape} Revert back to portrait orientation. This works fine, except when I include a {figure} […]

Quod Libet plugin “Open terminal here”

Monday, March 10th, 2008

I think I “wrote” a plugin for Quod Libet. “Wrote” meaning I copied and modified an existing plugin until it did what I want it to do: it opens an Xfce terminal window in the directory that contains the current song. I’m pretty sure I wrote this file, but it was back in November, I […]

Shrinking DVDs with k9copy

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

If you want to burn a pre-recorded commercial DVD to a store-bought recordable blank DVD, you need to reduce the data in some way, because commercially bought DVDs hold 8GB, while blank DVDs hold 4GB. A neat program to do this in Linux is k9copy. k9copy lets you first select only a subpart of the […]