Monday, September 27, 2010

Zenity for popups to user

After ssh-ing in then export DISPLAY=:X where X is the user display, then zenity is a program that can display GTK popups to the user in question. Fun for the whole family.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Inkscape's PDF+LaTeX

Holy crap this is excellent. I have been looking for a way to use SVG in LaTeX and this is better than I could have hoped for, I don't get to \includegraphics{myfile.svg} but when I include the PDF that Inkscape generates it can have LaTeX source for text!

I found this from an ubuntuforums post. It has in it this link to a PDF on Inkscape's site which gives the usage and some extras. The Inkscape wiki page is here.

I would still like to directly use SVG images but oh well. Eventually when I can get a good TikZ exporter from an SVG editor this may all be moot, but for now this is excellent.