Journaling

When I was a kid, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” left a lasting impression on me. The image that was burned in my mind was the journal of doctor Jones, Indy’s father. The entire story was about the character searching for a treasure based on the clues hand-written in that leather bound book. Scrawly […]

Redacting PDFs in Ubuntu

Some students in my “Experiment Design” course this semester asked me to share with them examples of good reports from students from previous years. Since I usually ask my reports to be submitted in PDF format, I needed some way to alter the PDF and remove the names/personal information before sending them to the class. […]

Pending List

There are too many awesome people living today. If I spent my whole life trying, I would never be able to meet them all. There are too many books, too many jobs. Too many pretty streets, too many interesting houses to visit. There are too many cities with their traditional dishes and their must-see locations. […]

I have been only using 10% of my power!

Order of the stick has updated! This is my favorite webcomic, although the update schedule is… so… damn… slow. Which is specially frustating when the author is going full dragonballZ (never go full dragonballZ). Other comics that I often read include XKCD, SMBC, PhD Comics, Strong Female Protagonist, Erfworld and Oglaf (NSFW). On other news, […]

Taking it easy

Yesterday I spent a lot of time reading books, I guess today was computer game day. Halfway has great graphics and a veey imteresting story, but the gameplay and level design were kinda dull. Prison architect has finally released a version 1.0. Lots of interesting systems. Still havent got the hang of preventing tunnel escapes, […]

Well, that didn’t work

Another aborted attempt at blogging regularly. After that post on Sunday, I just couldn’t pull myself to write again. I wonder about my thinking process. When I am in the bus or train, my random thoughts always have this little “I should blog this” part — this also happens sometimes when I am taking a […]

Cute kittens

I’ve recently finished The Martian in record time. It was a very fine book. A large part of the book is narrated in “Blog” format from the protagonist, which made me think of my own semi-abandoned blog. How many of my passing thoughts have been lost to the void? Maybe it is better this way […]

Bigger Tables in Latex

Found this on stackexchange, which I needed to make tables in latex feel a little less cramped. Does not require any special packages to be added: {\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{2}% \begin{tabular}{|l|l|} \hline column 1 & column 2 \ \hline I really would like this less & crammed \ \hline \end{tabular}}