The world according to Robin

A techno-related blog with tips and tricks, and the occasional rave about… anything!

Browsing Posts in OS X

After upgrading to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, I discovered that OS X now has built-in support for Microsoft Exchange 2007. This means there is no need to use a slow web interface or buy MS Office for Mac anymore! You can now use Mail, iCal, and Address Book instead. After entering my employer’s exchange […]

Matlab and X11 in OS X

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Edit 10 May 2010: After installing OS X 10.6, Matlab 2010a works out of the box with no X11 hassle. Matlab requires X11 to be installed in Mac OS X 10.5.8 to run properly (or at least in a GUI). Although Apple ships their operating system with X11, there seems to be some problems related […]

Batch convert EPS to PDF

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In Mac OS X, the application Preview will automatically open your EPS files as PDFs and offer you to save it as PDF when you are done. However, sometimes it does not manage to convert to PDF properly. You may then resort to the command ps2pdf. To batch convert several EPS files in your current […]

There are a few reasons you may need to add a style (*.sty) file to your LaTeX distribution manually instead of using the repositories. First, you may have obtained a newer version than the one that exists in the repos. Second, the style file may not even exist in the repos. The following works for […]