This is my home in the virtual world, where I write
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
right if you are looking for something.
According to my revision control systems (rcs in those days), I’ve been
using gnuplot to make graphs since at least 2002. And I’ve got it set up via
a custom gnuplotrc to match the style of the TeX documents I often use the
At work we have an Instron 3369 machine for material testing. Recently,
I wanted to visualize some tensile test data in ways that I couldn’t get into
the test report.
For listening to music and watching movies on a PC, I prefer
headphones. Years ago, I bought a Sennheiser HD 280 PRO, which I
like very much. It sounds good and really attenuates external noise
well (32 dB).
Sadly though, the earpieces were disintegrating after years of
service. As soon ...
It has been my custom to mark books that I buy with my name and date of
purchase. Initially I wrote these, but that became tedious. Since I’m not much
of a graphic artist, I decided on creating a simple booklabel in LaTeX, as
After having been an Emacs user for a long time, I was starting to grow
disenchanted with it around version 24. My main problem is that it was
starting to get really slow. Not just in starting up, but also in daily use,
specially it you kept an instance open ...
Using Acrobat Reader’s ability to add text et cetera has proven unreliable for
me. On multiple occasions I have lost all the text added to a PDF file. When
your filling in 20-plus pages worth of permit forms this is a huge waste of
time and extremely annoying.
So I set out to find another way using the free and open-source tools I have available.