Belgian eID on Ubuntu 13.10

As I explained in Getting Saucy, I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. I wasn’t successful in using my eID on Ubuntu 13.04. Time to try if I can get it to work. The type of my smart card reader is ACR38U. I installed the drivers from the website of ACS, I followed the instructions on … Continue reading

Getting saucy

I know: Trusty Tahr has already been released and Raring Ringtail was already unsupported for a few months. But I finally upgraded to Saucy Salamander. The release of Saucy Salamander more or less coincided with my move to the Czech Republic, so at that time I didn’t really have time to upgrade. After that I … Continue reading

Upgrading from Oneiric

Last week I finally found the time to upgrade from Oneiric. I first upgraded to Precise and the next day I upgraded Quantal. I have to say that the upgrades seem to go better each time: there was practically no intervention needed. However, the problem I had the last time, still seems to exist: I’m … Continue reading

Google Apps Script: sending your files as PDF

Once again a post that is mostly meant as a memo to myself. The last month I’ve been exploring Google Apps Script as a tool to automate the administration in our fencing club. One of the tasks that needs to be done, is send each member a form at the beginning of each year in … Continue reading

Migrating from svn to git

Recently I started looking around at GitHub and reading some tutorials on git. I decided to migrate some of my work related repositories from svn to git. This is the story of how that went. Basically this is explained on GitHub, but they leave out some details which might be needed for first-timers like me. … Continue reading

TikZ folding: The truncated cuboctahedron

This is the next post in a recent series of posts I’ve been writing about the TikZ folding library. This series finds it origin in a post about an extension to the TikZ folding library, which I wrote about three years ago. This post was brought back to my attention recently, and this has motivated … Continue reading

TikZ folding: Three more Archimedean solids

As I explained in a previous post, my interest in the TikZ folding library was recently rekindled, three years after I first added the remaining Platonic solids to that library. I’ve been busy added the remaining Archimedean solids. In that previous post I explained the preparatory work I had done for the remaining Archimedean solids. … Continue reading

TikZ folding: Preparing for the archimedean solids

Some years ago I played around with the folding library of TikZ. I extended it a bit to include all platonic solids and also added two Archimedean solids. I wrote a blog article about this, which can be found here. In that article I promised to finish the remaining Archimedean solids. I didn’t let it … Continue reading

Transition to Oneiric Ocelot

Last week I finally upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. A bit later than usual, but due to the film festival I usually only had an half hour the time before I had to go some time, but last Sunday I started the upgrade. At first it looked as if everything had gone perfect, but … Continue reading

Bulk updating TikZ pictures

I’m a strong ‘believer’ of PGF/TikZ as you might have noticed in my post about the folding library. For my PhD thesis I have dozens of TikZ pictures in separate files which I give a .tikz extension. This has proven to be a useful and practical way for me to reuse images and update them … Continue reading