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about things that I want to share. The freely available software that
I've written as well as some of the photographs I've taken over the
years can also be found here. Please use the navigation links on the
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Installing software on FreeBSD is made easier by the ports system; a
collection of Makefiles and patches that contains instructions on how to build
programs and libraries.
E.g. building and installing the mpv media player is done in the following
# cd /usr/ports/multimedia/mpv
# make install clean ...
As an engineer, I often do diverse calculations that I want to save in my
logbooks which I write in LaTeX.
Up to now I've either formatted those by hand or used the listings package
to include calculations made in IPython.
These techniques are not optimal.
Formatting by hand ...
From the release of version 3.2, the py-stl software has been renamed to
stltools. The reason I made this change mostly has to do with how FreeBSD
handles packages. Programs that require an interpreter are prefixed with its
name and version. So py-stl would become py27-py-stl, which would be ...
Since the previous article, I've updated my workstation to FreeBSD 10.
Compiling asymptot 2.23 no longer works because it uses deprecated C++
So I thought I'd try and compile the latest version 2.32. Since my TeXLive is
not installed from the FreeBSD ports tree, I ...