Thu 26 March 2009

Parallel Programming with MPI in Bristol
I spent the last 4 days in Bristol to attend to "Parallel Programming with MPI" course, provided by HECToR which is the UK's high-end computing resource, funded by the Research Councils and available for researchers at UK universities, and by NAG - The Numerical Algorithms Group specialized in the provision ...

Mon 02 March 2009

Remove Beagle on OpenSUSE 11.1
Beagle is a desktop search software, but I don’t use this kind of "application". If you want to remove it from your system here is how to do it: Remove all related package: sudo zypper remove *beagle* Lock all this packages using zypper addlock sudo zypper addlock *beagle* Now ...

Mon 02 March 2009

VMWare Workstation 6.5.1 on OpenSUSE 11.1
Finally, I received my new hdd (the previos one died) so I decided to install OpenSUSE 11.1. VMWare refused to work. I tried to install VMware-server-1.0.8 but without any success, and in the case of VMware-server-2.0.0 I don't like the new management interface (they ...

Fri 06 February 2009

Acronis 10 Personal for FREE
Acronis is giving away for download copies of Acronis True Image 10 Personal Edition because a new version is out. That means you get whole disk image backups from a friendly interface. You may use free utility to clone your hard drive but it may not have many features as ...

Fri 06 February 2009

Combining pdf files in Linux/Unix
Just to show a few examples how to combine pdf files. Let us assume we have three pdf files and now we need to combine them: gs -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOUTPUTFILE=finalcombinedpdf.pdf -dBATCH 1.pdf 2.pdf 3.pdf joinpdf myfinalFile.pdf file1.pdf file2.pdf file3.pdf pdfmeld ...

Wed 03 December 2008

Using LaTeX in Scribus for posters
I am using LaTeX and beamer class to make presentations and posters. A short introduction to start with latex is available. Sometimes I am using LaTeX just to produce eps/pdf text boxes and after that Scribus for poster layout. In the last development version of Scribus, which is 1 ...

Mon 24 November 2008

High End Computing and Scientific Visualization at NASA
I found an interesting video. If you have about a hour to spend and if you work in scientific computing, maybe these talks would be useful for you:

Sun 23 November 2008

Mod_python on OpenSUSE 11.0
Mod_python is an Apache module that embeds the Python interpreter within the server. Here is step by step what I did to configure it for OpenSUSE 11.0: 1. Install mod_python: $ sudo zypper in apache2-mod_python 2. Enable mod_python: edit /etc/sysconfig/apache2 and add python to the APACHE_MODULES line, so ...

Sat 15 November 2008

OpenSource/Free Software for Windows
Maybe you saw already my previous post, and you realized that I am using maybe 90% free software also on my windows computers. So, I would like to point out just a few links with free or opensource software for windows: Ultimate List of Free Windows XP Software from Microsoft ...

Fri 14 November 2008

Insert Tables in Wordpress posts
I needed to insert tables in wordpress posts, but I found just one plugin for this task WP-Table. But it will not work, it is not compatible with the new wordpress versions. What I did is to use google docs: File -> New Document -> Table -> Insert, populate your table. Now, when ...