Articles tagged 'code'

Alpha 9 with new Import CSV and Quit commands and VBA API

10 Jun 2015 | NG, alpha, code

Alpha 9 of the NG series sports new commands for CSV import and quitting Excel as well as a simple API for Visual Basic for Application projects.

Configuring SSL for OpenLDAP

30 Mar 2015 | Linux, OpenLDAP, Server, Tutorial, code

Setting up an OpenLDAP server on Ubuntu is quite complicated, and getting SSL connection security to work may be the hardest part of it. Here I describe what worked for me.

Building FreeImage with Visual Studio 2013, including 64-bit

23 Jul 2014 | FreeImage, code, rewrite

The FreeImage library is an indispensable tool to create graphics files. Building it with Visual Studio 2013 requires some adjustments to the solution and project files that I describe in this article. Furthermore, I provide a compiled a 64-bit .DLL of FreeImage 3.16.0.

Combining two A5 pages into one A4 page

24 Dec 2013 | Linux, Tips & Tricks, code

In this article, I describe how to create a single A4-sized PDF document containing two copied of a single-page, A5-sized PDF document. This is useful for custom A5 forms that are to be printed in duplicate on A4 sheets, so that two A5 forms can be obtained by cutting the A4 paper.

Using InnoSetup to install Excel addins

22 Dec 2013 | Excel, code, deployment

Introducing ExcelAddinInstaller, an InnoSetup script that serves to comfortably deploy native Excel addins.

Local file sharing with Samba and VirtualBox guests

26 Nov 2013 | Linux, Network, Samba, VirtualBox, code

VirtualBox is an excellent tool to run one or many virtual Windows machines on a Linux host. Its shared folders offer convenient access to the host file system from the virtual machines. However, shared folders may not be suitable for specialized tasks such as storing .NET application-level Office addins. In this article I describe an alternative way to share folders between the host and guest operating systems using the Samba file server.

Thinkpad T430s Experience

18 May 2013 | code, hardware, personal note, review

Although a little off topic, I would like to write about my experience with a Thinkpad® T430s. I recently upgraded from my old machine, which was a Thinkpad T61. Prior to purchasing the new machine, I read lots of reviews of the T430s, but still had a few questions, so maybe writing down my impressions will help other people trying to decide which laptop to buy.

Finding files in Mendeley

27 Mar 2011 | Linux, Mendeley, Tips & Tricks, code

Mendeley is a great piece of Software to organize one’s collection of PDF articles. It did a fairly good job indexing the several thousand …