LATEX awesomeness

I think LATEX is simply amazing by itself. More when writing an academic document, but for any kind of doc, using LATEX is really time and pain saving. The concept of creating a document class (defining all the styles of the document), and then...

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Brother printer on GNU/Linux

For some reason, brother printers (at least mine) do not take into account the settings specified for the printer in the regular way (Gnome settings in my case). But mysteriously, there is a command which can be used to change them properly...

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Fixing Gnome 3 design mistakes

While there are some cool things in Gnome 3, I think mostly everyone will agree that there are many design mistakes. To me, it looks like a bad copy of the Mac desktop, and it's specially annoying that they also brought the "let Steve Jobs decide...

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Create user and database in Postgres

While I love Postgres, I get some problems every time I want to do the simple operation of creating a database with an associated user if it's been a while since the last time I did it. There are several posts on the Internet about Postgres...

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Unified Python

After all these days at EuroPython, there is a thought that keep me thinking. It is about how Python have different ways to represent what it could be considered the same thing. On today's talk, Alex Martelli pointed out that "def" and "lambda"...

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