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FreeBASIC software to compute a sheet pile wall in layered soil

Sheet pile wall in layered soil

Some time ago I had to verify in a short time, different hypothesis for a sheet pile wall installation in a layered soil: fixing length and distance of the anchor from the surface. I have modified a BASIC program found in the Web, adapting it to my needs. THEORY EXAMPLE REFERENCE I used a computer… more
How to upgrade Drupal 7.x

How to upgrade Drupal 7.x

Here it is a simple list with the operations that I use to upgrade new release of installed modules and Drupal itself, at the moment only 7 major release, i.e. from 7.x to 7.y where y>x. As far as I know this little guide is sufficient for Altervista.org domains and even for other ones. MODULES… more
A spreadsheet to set detention basin volume

A spreadsheet to set detention basin volume

I post a simple spreadsheet to determine the volume of a detention basin, following the guidelines for the evaluation of hydraulic compatibility pubblished afterwards the OPCM 3261/2007 (Ordinance of the Prime Minister). They are written to help the practice of hydraulic invariance and the… more
How to reduce heavy PDFs using ImageMagick

How to reduce heavy PDFs

Sometime people shares PDF documents too big in size, so they are hard to keep and to display, specially in old PCs and eBook readers. Generally these PDFs are formed by images with high resolutions that need reductions. It follows my solution to cut down their size using ImageMagick in two steps.… more
Update of my software to design a storm sewer system

Storm_sewer_0_9_3 released!

Update of my software to design a storm sewer system, in this version it is possible a more realistic schematization of the system and is fully compatible with Linux. I have added a further degree of relationship, reducing to zero the subdivision and the joining part by part of the system. Besides… more
Script to add bookmarks and toc in PDFs

Script to add bookmarks and toc in PDFs

In the previous article I explain how to insert toc and/or bookmarks using LaTeX in a PDF document, omitting a very boring aspect: selection and writing of all parts that you want insert in these ones (avoiding errors when the items are very numerous!). In order to automate this procedure, I wrote… more
Tips to improve print style in Drupal

Tips to improve print style in Drupal

The CSS files in the default theme folder are an excellent starting point, because they are compatibles in almost all browsers and well tested, really in my site I modified and adapted the Bartik theme. Sometime modifications lead bad surprises in print style and so you need hide a few elements,… more
Tutorial for design a sewer, setting speed and using the program storm_sewer.exe

Design a storm sewer fixing speed

In this tutorial I will show you how to use my program, storm_sewer.exe, in order to design a system, fixing the speed line by line. The sewer data are taken by a duplicated lecture note, so you will able to compare my results with these. Besides I prove how a complex system could be subdivided for… more
How to add a clickable TOC to a PDF file

How to add a clickable TOC to a PDF file

The idea is like to adding bookmark using LaTeX, but in this case I insert a new table of contents, the resulting page numbering and a direct anchor to TOC in every page. How? Using LaTeX of course!Bookmarks are a valid tool, but contents perfectly integrated into a PDF is the best solution, above… more