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I'm also studying Engineering of Computer Science at the Politecnico di Milano, after enjoying an Erasmus period by the Vrije Universiteit. I have also been a Software Engineer Intern at Google. I moderate Gaming, whine on Twitter and lurk on Youtube.

It should go without saying that the opinions stated by me are my own and not necessarily those of my companies past and future, but apparently it doesn't and while no one asked me to put this disclaimer here, I'll just put it over here with the rest of the fire.

Mah reps, let me show you them.


Jul
29
comment lyx bibliography citation style
@TorbjørnT. Ooooh, good catch! You also have to set your bibliography section to use plainnat instead of plain.
Jul
29
comment lyx bibliography citation style
I have changed this in my document and changed each citation style to (Surname, year). The LyX preview shows the citation style I want. However, the resulting PDF remains in the numeric [1] style. (LyX 2.1 on Windows)
May
10
comment Can LyX automatically save the PDF output in the same folder?
I've talked with LyX developers about this and this is the approach they recommend.
Apr
20
comment How productive are you with TikZ?
For diagrams that are a little simpler than this, you can easily get away with using the simpler GraphViz. In the simplest cases its syntax is dead simple: digraph G { "a" -> "c" -> "d"; "b" -> "c" }. Save in test.dot and then run dot test.dot -Tsvg -o test.svg.
Feb
13
comment How can I introduce a non-technical person to LaTeX?
Probably, your secretary was starting from relatively blank or didn't use many of the Word features, whereas your IT guy had a lot of Word knowledge and habits he needed to transition from. Just because Windows power users find Linux (or Mac) hard to use at first, it doesn't mean a brand new user would.
Feb
13
comment How can I introduce a non-technical person to LaTeX?
@LianTzeLim Just be careful with not stepping over the newbie's toes. Unlike all versioning systems, Dropbox doesn't handle conflicts at all and either (not both!) of you might end up with "(conflicted copy)" versions of the same file.
Feb
13
comment How can I introduce a non-technical person to LaTeX?
+1,000. Most of the power of TeX with none of the syntax, plus the aggressive take on changing your mindset away from "I want this to be Arial 15pt bold italic centered" and back to "I want this to be a title" makes LyX awesome for this.
Dec
18
comment The \the command
How is finding this question going to be easier now? :D
Mar
14
comment How to write raw text verbatim in LyX?
That's what I see, and that's bad, because I don't want to export to Latex to update the images :)
Mar
14
comment How to write raw text verbatim in LyX?
@Charles I have 1.6.9 on Windows and that version behaves in exactly the same way. Nice try pulling the RTFM card though :)
Mar
14
comment How to write raw text verbatim in LyX?
@Charles Lyx 2 RC.
Mar
14
comment How to write raw text verbatim in LyX?
@Seamus Because with others editors I can't keep up with the lesson while taking notes :)
Mar
14
comment How to write raw text verbatim in LyX?
@Charles That's what I meant by "ERT" (Evil Red Text), which is supposed to allow raw TeX to be inserted.
Oct
22
comment How to embed screenshots properly?
If I upscaled the image by 5× with no interpolation at all, would the output improve on print and screen however? It doesn't seem to change at all on Evince (I have set the image to be 100% of a column width).
Oct
22
comment How to embed screenshots properly?
Yes, I know about this question, but I'm not looking for a way to make a vector image out of my png image, as it wouldn't make sense here.