A Reload-Button in Adobe Acrobat

Read this post about how to reload your pdf document. This is particularly useful when you are creating a new document with LaTeX. Sweet, I was waiting for that functionality.

Use the new Emacs Daemon!

Emacs usually takes quite some time to fully start up. However, as described in the great blog Emacs-Fu, Emacs 23 can now be started in the background as a daemon. This allows to fire up a new Emacs instance really fast. Thanks djcb!

Print Particular Lines of a File Using SED

Say you want to print the lines 3 and 7, and all lines from 11 to 15 of a text-file. The following SED one-liner will do for you
sed -n -e ‘3p’ -e ‘7p’ -e ‘11,15p’ textfile.txt

Anycom Bluetooth USB Adapter on Windows 7

For the first time I could personally sense the effects of the economic crisis. The manufacturer of my Bluetooth device ANYCOM USB-200, the Germany-based ITM Technology AG is insolvent. Immediate effect for customers like me: No more driver updates and their general unavailability on the homepage.
Here is the good news for everybody who wants to [...]

Working with a List of Tuples in Shell Scripting

Several people have recently asked me whether or not it is possible to use tuples in their shell script. One example is running a program with a varying set of parameters. Since they often did not find a good solution, they began to formulate their problem in a higher-level scripting language like Ruby. Surprisingly, you [...]

Activate extended globbing!

This one is for zsh users. As you read this, open your editor at once an add the following line to your .zshrc
setopt extendedglob
This will activate extended globbing and allow you to do even more zsh commandline candy. Here some examples
rm ^important.txt # remove all files in the current dir but important.txt
rm *.log~apache.log # [...]

Moving or Renaming Multiple Files – The Easy (zsh) Way

Linux workers like you and me often need to move a bunch of files. For example, you want to rename all *.dat files into *.dat_save, or you want to rename all files foo.* into something like bar.*. This, however, is not easy to do using the move command as 1) “mv” only supports a single [...]

ICE – A Super-Easy Photo Stitching Tool

Well, I never thought that the following could possibly happen: I hereby recommend a great and free piece of software manufactured by Microsoft! I’ve been looking for a photo stitching tool that does the job fast and does not require for much marking nor readjusting by hand. Microsoft has the Image Composite Editor (ICE), a [...]

Wordpress Image Uploader is incompatible with Flash 10

It took me a while to figure out why my Image Uploader of Wordpress does not work anymore. When trying to upload new images to Wordpress, the Flash Uploader would not open at all. That is, clicking on “Choose Files to Upload” has no effect, while it worked perfectly before. I have updated Wordpress from [...]

Setting up subversion for multiple repositories on a Plesk/Ubuntu VServer

Setting up a SVN server on an Ubuntu Vserver running Plesk is smooth like butter. Mmmh, butter… Just for future reference, i’m going to explain it here.
Update: Configuration of basic authentication is included now.