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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.

    #!/bin/bash
    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.

    \usepackage{hyperref}

    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.