Sunday, April 27, 2008

Good articles on Finland

By American IT employer:


A big forum:

Monday, April 21, 2008

Good Chinese link for Python

In traditional Chinese, a very good site:

Saturday, April 5, 2008

On Latex

Trying latex now.

Collect some useful stuff:
very good site to start. by Cambridge

To create pdf from tex

ps2pdf (unix)

Let's say we have the TeX file, paper.tex with the output file, paper.dvi and we want to convert this to postscript and pdf format.

To convert to postscript:

dvips paper -o

To view the postscript file, use ghostview:


To convert to pdf format without any specified options:

ps2pdf paper.pdf

where is the input file and paper.pdf is the output file

You may want to specify options such as embedding fonts, so all users can view your file:

ps2pdf -dMaxSubsetPct=100 -dCompatibilityLevel=1.2 -dSubsetFonts=true -dEmbedAllFonts=true

The command, ps2pdf is part of Alladin's Ghostscript program.

More about the options for ps2pdf:

Yesterday was Qing Ming

Not easy to express the meaning of 'Qing Ming' in English.

As far as I know, it is a day all the Chinese will memorize the 'departed' people. It's also the day to visit the grave sites of the family.

A poem for Qingming by Du Mu -- Tang Dynasty

A drizzling rain falls like tears on the Mourning Day;
The mourner's heart is breaking on his way.
Where can Winehouse be found to drown his sadness?
A cowherd points to Xing Hua village in the distance.

May the people left us rest in peace.

And I will carry on, with the spirits they pass to us.