Category Archives: Downloads

Dissertation time! (fun with LaTeX)

UPDATE: Improved the batch file significantly. Enjoy!

I’m moving into exam / dissertation territory now. My updates probably won’t be too frequent until they’re finished in May. Recently I’ve started using LaTeX (or to be more exact, MiKTeX, since I’m a Windows user) and have found it to be most useful as a complete replacement for writing scientific reports using Word.

To simplify the process of compiling a pdf using the MiKTeX package, I’ve written a small batch file that links together all the preparatory processes with ps2pdf. Just download it and then drag and drop the .tex file onto it to get started!

Download make.bat here.

(NOTE – I haven’t tested it extensively, so it may not work as expected – make backups!)

//-plasm!d-//

Portable Google Chrome Beta

READ: THE DOWNLOAD LINK IS AT THE END OF THE POST!

For your web browsing pleasure, I present to you a portable version of the Google Chrome BETA.

Notes/Instructions

  • It is a single executable.
  • The program will run from USB stick / external media.
  • The default cache and user settings path is still accessed by the program (usually root:documents and settingsYOUR_USERNAMElocal settingsapplication datagoogle … )
  • The actual installer only came out a few hours ago, I haven’t really tested this portabilisation further than making sure all the basics seem to work (although I can’t think of any reason why there would be any problems!). If, however, you do encounter issues while using it — leave a comment on this post.

Download

The file is being hosted off-site, CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD. If you are having any problems downloading the RAR package, please leave a comment on this post and I will arrange an alternative download solution. Happy browsing 🙂