Tuesday, October 31, 2006

TextMate easter egg

Very nice Halloween icon...

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Niceboxes (latex)

This nice sty comes from an example I found on the web. The code is not mine. However, I wasn't able to find again the original code (and the original author) to give credit. There may be some small modifications I made: if it does not work, it's likely it's my fault.
You can define things like
Of course you need to have imported xcolors if you want to call colors by name (like LightSlateGrey)

Latex Companion

And eventually from Amazon arrived the Latex Companion...

I leafed through it and have to say it seems a wonderful book. There's plenty of information (in my opinion more than other book on Latex like the "Guide to latex" or Lamport's book -- that seems more suited to a beginner latex user).

In fact I was spending too much time on the web to look for information on intermediate or advanced tasks, and I was also thinking to abandon latex in favor of something else (by the way, I didn't find a true candidate, a part from docbook). Thanks to Andrea Bergia (I didn't find his proper blog/website) for pointing me the listings package that solving one of my immediate problems made me understand that it wasn't latex not being suited for what I had to do: it was me who needed to learn more latex.

Monday, October 9, 2006

Black screensaver

This screensaver is simply black.