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  1. arXiv sanity

    Staying on top of the latest research is a task which is hard in itself. Although arXiv supports some RSS-feeds, I read all my RSS feeds through newsbeuter, and given that it is (of course) a CLI application, it cannot display the math tags of the abstracts.

    Luckily someone else …

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  2. Uzbl is dead, long live Otter

    I hate pretty much everything about the web and especially web browsers. Since Opera decided to ditch the fabulous presto engine I was in constant despair, as Firefox and Chromium lack two of the key features I expect from any browser: Being able to disable javascript completely except for some …

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  3. Installing Surfer on Funtoo

    Surfer is a program for visualizing algebraic surfaces. Since I need it for my algebraic geometry class, I wanted it to compile and install on my funtoo machines, however the usual configure, make, make install procedure failed and I needed two additional steps to make it work. Here is how …

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  4. Using phosphor xscreensaver for displaying htop

    I guess everyone knows the default xscreensaver collection, and yesterday a friend of mine showed me that one can use the screensaver phosphor as terminal emulator via invocation of

    /usr/lib64/misc/xscreensaver/phosphor -scale 2 -delay 5 -program bash
    

    (the path might vary, this is for gentoo amd64). Having …

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