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  • Host is going through upgrades…

    Posted on December 30th, 2006 wt8008 No comments

    Well I cannot rate the speed of 110mb yet, as right now they are currently moving to clustered servers, but I am having some issues with some php pages, which is noted an issue. I don’t think they will work on those issues until the server move is complete. Hopefully 110mb can be my home for a long time to come.

  • Moving hosts again

    Posted on December 27th, 2006 wt8008 No comments

    This time to http://www.110mb.com I’ll see how it works out.

  • 終于考完啦~

    Posted on December 15th, 2006 wt8008 No comments

    我今日考左中文既final,甘而家休息一下,就等我父母落理SLO。我地一齊去Universal Studios系LA過邊。玩完一天就系倒過夜,然後就去Las Vegas啦。我阿媽已經訂左房,我地住既酒店係Stratosphere,一共住四日三晚。玩完就直接反屋企。:)

    睇理我d final應該冇出現咩問題,希望我既GPA唔會大跌 xD。

  • I got sick, and finals…

    Posted on December 11th, 2006 wt8008 No comments

    I think I got sick on Saturday, I went on to campus to study, and then when I came back I went though the rain and it was cold. 🙁 So far at least it appears not to affect my finals. The two finals I already had CSC141, and EE328 didn’t seem that bad, so thats good, but it is getting worse with EE306 and STAT350 on Weds. 🙁 I only have the rest of tonight, and tomorrow to study for the two classes, hopefully it will be enough time, and that the finals will be easy. 😀 Hopefully all of these random variables (hey I’m taking stats remember) will just fall into the right place.

  • Keyboard – Multimedia Keys

    Posted on December 6th, 2006 wt8008 No comments

    I put this in ~/.kde/Autostart/keyboard which was a file I created.

    setxkbmap -model compaqik18 -layout us

    This sets it to the Compaq 18 multimedia key settings. Hopefully it will work next time I startx.

  • Kile Settings – Letter Paper

    Posted on December 6th, 2006 wt8008 No comments

    After creating a dvi file from running latex, I usually convert to pdf from within Kile, using the DVItoPDF icon which actually runs dvipdfm. The output pdf is always in A4 size, while of course I want letter size paper, so to fix this change the DVItoPDF settings in Kile to add a switch

    DVItoPDF Settings

    Command: dvipdfm
    Options: -p letter ‘%S.dvi’

    For pdftex, you can add the hyperref package which will produce the letter sized paper, if defined in the document class.


    For dvips, to permently change the output to letter for your user account or system (depending on which method is used) see: https://engineering.purdue.edu/~mark/puthesis/faq/margins-dvips/ The site would suggest running

    texconfig dvips paper letter

    for changing the config file for the user’s account to output for letter paper.