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Four Free Computer Applications

July 28th, 2009 No comments

Four programs:

  • Unlocker, at http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/#download is a very good freeware program for deleting locked files (ones in use by some program) or stubbornly undeletable ones.
  • Detexify, at detexify.kirelabs.org, is an online program, Java maybe, that lets you use the mouse to write a math or other latex symbol and then tells you what latex code generates it.
  • Super, at http://www.erightsoft.com/, is freeware, eccentrically presented, that you can download to intelligently merge video files and to convert them from one format to another— for example, from DVD format to the smaller *.mpg that works on a computer.
  • Foxit, at http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/, is freeware with fancier for-pay upgrade, that reads pdf files better than Adobe Acrobat does. It is smaller, and works better with Miktex, and had some other advantage I liked.
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Inserting PDF into HTML

January 21st, 2009 2 comments

Does anybody know how to do this?

The following method didn’t really work for me– the width wouldn’t work. But
here it is:


Brad DeLong did it at :

http://braddelong.posterous.com/delong-the-modern-revival-of-t .

His HTML is a mess, but it looks as if he used some application or add-on called SCRIBD, maybe using Java.

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A New Technology Weblog

January 16th, 2009 No comments

I’ve set up a new weblog for Indiana University people who have useful things to say about computers, gadgets, and suchlike. I imagine much of it will be about STATA, Latex, and new gadgets my colleagues and I have bought. I’ll put my future technology posts there instead of here, probably, or maybe I’ll cross-post. It’s at:


http://iucomputers.blogspot.com/

I wonder, by the way, if we will get spammed. You need a signon and password to make a blog post there, but I’ve posted both of those things at the top of the blog, so no registration is needed. Can a robot figure that out?

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October 25th, 2007 No comments

HTML-Expanding Thumbnail Images. Highslide is javascript for putting a thumbnail image to show up in your HMTL page and for another, larger, file, to appear if it’s clicked upon. (Click here to read more.)

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