Two ideas for an infographic CV using LaTeX and TikZ

Two ideas for an infographic CV using LaTeX and TikZ

Basically I was looking for reducing my curriculum vitae in one page only, that would have summarized all my education, working experience and skills. The infographic is a beautiful method to do this but after a vain research on Internet I have updated the ModernCV template with a timeline and… more
The benefit of drupal_is_front_page function an example

The benefit of drupal_is_front_page function an example

Thanks to this function I could re-activate the last version of MathJax module that gave me a lot of problem only in the front page of my Drupal 7 website. In the post I will describe how I have fixed this issue using the drupal_is_front_page() function with a few lines of PHP. When I discovered… more
How to merge odd and even pages together in a PDF with LaTeX

How to merge odd and even pages together in a PDF with LaTeX

A short post to describe my last LaTeX creation: a template file that allows to merge odd and even pages together, considering also the case of the reversed even pages. As usual there is a little edit area that make the process very fast, without requiring any knowledge of LaTeX and if you have a… more
A bash script to convert the color palette of a PDF into CMYK

A bash script to convert the color palette of a PDF into CMYK

It happens that you have to print for job or personal pleasure, one or more posters in a big format and like me you don't use famous commercial software and you aren't a professional illustrator. But how can the color palette of your document fit the request of the typography? This post tries to… more
Pipe network analysis with open source software: EPANET and PVNET

Pipe network analysis with open source software: PVnet and EPANET

Recently I have read that a local municipality has finally unblocked an old urban regeneration project in which I worked for many aspects. One of these was the pipe network analysis for that disused area. Fortunately I used PVnet and the job was simple. In this article I introduce this open source… more
Mobilegeddon? No problem with Responsive Bartik on Drupal 7.x

Mobilegeddon? No problem with Responsive Bartik on Drupal 7.x

In the last week there were a lot of articles about the new mobile-friendly ranking algorithm introduced on 21 April by Google, followed by an incredible hysteria about this topic, known as Mobilegeddon. I don’t understand where is the problem: a responsive website is the best compromise because… more
How to cut and join a MP4 video in four steps using ffmpeg

How to cut and join a MP4 video in four steps using ffmpeg

How many time we have to fix a video removing the parts that we don’t need? There are a lot of video editing programs that solve this elementary issue, including great open source ones,  but generally they require to process the video and audio streams and so a lot of resources. FFmpeg and the… more
Iframe tags in TinyMCE editor and Drupal 7.x

Iframe tags in TinyMCE editor and Drupal 7.x

TinyMCE is a fantastic WYSIWYG editor available also for Drupal 7.x, but it does not support the iframe tag, or in a simple word if you try to embed a video, map, or an external web page you can see HTML code magically disappear. Fortunately the WYSIWYG IFrames module solves completely the problem… more
Crop and split a PDF online just editing a quick template in LaTeX

How to crop and split a PDF online and in LaTeX but without using it

Every time I have to break iteratively a series of pages in a PDF document or just to crop the white pieces, I need to use different software and to find manually the coordinates of the sections to cut and then adjust my old LaTeX template. It is an extenuating procedure that requires the use of… more
LaTeX and 2D structural mechanics diagrams

LaTeX and 2D structural mechanics diagrams

Sometimes it's necessary to add to your reports several drawings in order to facilitate the comprehension of the calculus and data. LaTeX can solve this issue without using any external software but only through the Graphics packages. I show you how TikZ-MEC, a custom library written by Francesco… more