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Archive for April, 2008

Xubuntu Gutsy: Laptop suspend on lid close

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

I’d assume the following works in different Ubuntu versions in general: Suspend worked out of the box, but closing the lid didn’t do anything but blank the screen. First, I installed gnome-power-manager and fiddled with gnome-power-preferences. I was able to get it to suspend on lid close, but now suspend didn’t work reliably anymore — […]

Does the Pembury Tavern have Augustiner Helles?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

We are lucky to have the Pembury Tavern around the corner, a nice pub whose beer selection includes our favorite beer from Munich, Augustiner Helles. The only problem: The Pembury’s wholesale supplier sometimes has problems with stocking enough Augustiner, and that along with the fact that Augustiner, containing no additives, doesn’t keep longer than about […]

Firefox: How to make “Open all [bookmarks] in Tabs” append to existing tabs instead of replacing them

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

This has been a major annoyance so far: While Firefox lets you conveniently save all currently open tabs in a bookmark folder, when you later open all the bookmarks in that folder using the “Open all in Tabs” functionality, it replaces all the other tabs you have open at that moment. How idiotic is that. […]

Using the LaTeX landscape package for a plot/ figure in Sweave

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

I’ve started using Sweave and immediately ran into a problem. I had a wide figure to include (actually, a plot that combined several plots in R using the layout command). I had used the lscape package in LaTeX and the corresponding landscape environment for that page, and before, it worked fine, but with Sweave, the […]

Emacs & weblogger.el

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Weblogger.el offers a nice way to post directly to a WordPress blog from Emacs; here’s a good description how to set it up. In addition: When creating an entry, you can also set categories by adding a line “Keywords:” to the header, such as: Keywords: Linux, Emacs, Noobs I haven’t figured out how to do […]