Here is a work-around for the insufficiently-functioning Mendeley bibtex export for web page/URL citations. The issue is that a) the URL is exported as ‘url =’ and not ‘howpublished =’ and b) there is no ‘last accessed’ (aka ‘last viewed’ or ‘last checked’) field… This little workflow and command line might help someone.
MySQL: Drop ALL tables of a database
After looking around for a while, here is a little recipe to efficiently drop all tables from a MySQL database. Background story: If you have sufficient access rights to the MySQL server, you could easily drop database dbname; and create database dbname; If circumstances don’t allow you to drop and create this way, here are two ways […]
LaTeX tweak: Continuous enumeration over multiple sections
Soo…I move this from a former page to a post. At some point last year, I needed a solution for a problem in LaTeX, where I wanted to continue an enumeration over several paragraphs. Read on and find out how I did it. Cheers!
Mac OS X Snow Leopard Authentication Problem
Hi Folks, A while back, I upgraded my Mac OS X Leopard to Snow Leopard and encountered some strange behavior which did not allow me to authenticate anymore. This lead to very ugly situations where no software could be installed anymore (since the dialog didn’t fire up to enter the password) and some settings could […]
[Extension] XEN Mixed Networking (translation from referenced German howto)
This is a translation of the Hetzner Dokuwiki Article “Xen mit Routing-Setup und zusätzlicher (interner) Bridge”  which I mentioned in my last post about XEN Networking .  http://wiki.hetzner.de/index.php/Xen_mit_Routing_und_Bridge  http://www.henningweiler.de/?p=85
CUPS and Multiple Identical Printers
CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) and multiple identical printers can be a pain in the butt. Especially, if the printer manufacturers are naughty and do not make the printers serial number public on usb connect. This shall be a little how-to for all those people who discover the same trouble!