Thursday, 16 November 2017

Difficulties with Making a Poster? Leave that for Your Grandma!





I was here cracking my head for trying to find out how to use MS Office and still make a good poster. Guess what? IT is the solution! Free templates, people (oh, sorry, the difficulty comes from the fact that I suffer crime. Of course, if you can pay, you would not have a problem there). See:


1) https://www.posterpresentations.com/html/free_poster_templates.html

2) https://phdposters.com/templates.php

3) https://templates.office.com/en-us/Posters


                                     

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Sunday, 5 November 2017

Latex, Here, I Want My Figure Right Here!





You want to place your figure right after the title, but you are getting text there even though the figure appears before the text in your Latex code: That is when you need this. 






\usepackage{float}

\begin{figure}[H]

\centering
\includegraphics{slike/visina8}
\caption{Write some caption here}\label{visina8}

\end{figure}


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How to Make the Caption of Figures in Latex Become Smaller







Sometimes you got everything right in terms of pictures and Latex, but you would like to see the sigmatoid Picture a bit smaller in your .pdf. Here you have the how (Caption):



\usepackage[font=scriptsize]{caption}


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Figures Put Side by Side with Latex







Birds like me, they would like to be, close to you... Is that how the song goes? Sorry if I don't care about being accurate in this part. 



How many times would we like to compare pictures or see them side by side? Human beings like couples. God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Jewish god that we all adore everywhere on earth, also did... 



It is easy if you just copy and paste (source)



\begin{figure}

\centering
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
  \centering
  \includegraphics[width=.4\linewidth]{image1}
  \captionof{figure}{A figure}
  \label{fig:test1}
\end{minipage}%
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
  \centering
  \includegraphics[width=.4\linewidth]{image1}
  \captionof{figure}{Another figure}
  \label{fig:test2}
\end{minipage}

\end{figure}




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Friday, 3 November 2017

The Blue Screen






After The Blue Whale Challenge, came the Blue Screen... I got this funny thing appearing in front of me: A blue rectangle saying Smart Screen could not whatever. After some quick research, I got to the conclusion that that was a setting from Internet Explorer, now called Microsoft Edge: Smartscreen Filter, a filter for websites. You turn that off and it won't bother you anymore (actual firewalls help instead of bothering...). 



Oh, well, upon trying to install Miktex, which only God knows seems to be the only foundational structure for all programs that help us write in Latex, like they could all come with their own Latex copy inside instead, I got the message that the directory was not empty or that they could not create the directory. It is just that, like tons of people, when I went after the supposed directory, with hidden folders exhibited and all, I found nothing. Best solution: You create the claimed directory where they say it already exists, and you then delete it. Believe it or not, it worked for me, perhaps for the second time. 




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Thursday, 2 November 2017

NETGEAR: Number of Devices x Wi-Fi




In case you want to limit the number of devices connecting to your Wi-Fi: 

Limitation







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Friday, 8 September 2017

What Is It (Little Joke)?






In the non-IT world, someone created this joke: What is it that everyone can see but God can't? 


The answer?


A similar creature!


In IT: What is it that lets you see everyone else but not yourself?


The answer?


Google Groups!


I was using, for the first time, Google Groups. Michael Z., my fellow in the endeavour, patiently explained this to me as I panicked, thinking of the 16 years plus of atrocities I endure, and said: Jee, I am not in the group because my name does not appear and I see 3 but we are four. 


Believe it or not, I did just like the Irish are told to do in Australia and the Portuguese are told to do in Brazil: I even contacted IT support for this one. Sad enough was realising that the IT person knew less than Michael about the tool....





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Friday, 26 May 2017

Images and Websites







I was trying to publish a picture through a platform that is not yet completely IT friendly. That is when I found out that we can store pictures online for free, get a link to them for free, and then insert that link in our code. At least two Internet sites will help you there: http://www.imagehosting.com/ and http://imageshack.us/







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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Something to Try if Your Internet Led is Off






In case you lose your Internet connection, it is always worth it trying to reconfigure the modem. I did not put it much faith, but it is actually something that is very likely to work. Every modem has a sort of IP address. You will find that in the manual or on the modem itself. NBN modems, for instance, could have that information on a label inside of the gap. You get those numbers and dots and type them inside of your address bar. That should give you access to the modem page. Now, you probably just have to enter your username/login and password for the provider. Even if the led for the Internet is off, this solution might work. Just give it a go before trying to, for instance, reinstall the operational system or reformat your computer.   





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