Saturday, September 17, 2011

New province

You might have heard the complaints of how the southern Punjab is far from the Takht-e-Lahore and hence the former must be made a separate province. This is a very bad and dangerous reasoning for doing something that might be legitimately necessary. Unfortunately, it is being used as the prime reason to do so.
Can't you take this same argument and apply it in the context of the Balochistan province, for instance, being far from Takht-e-Islamabad. Hence, I presume that the federal government should feel that just as Southern Punjab should be separated from Takht-e-Lahore, Balochistan should also be separated from .....
A very dangerous precedent is being set here.

Monday, June 27, 2011

TeXnicCenter and Adobe Reader 10

I have recently installed the free TeXnicCenter IDE for working with LaTeX documents. It is a nice frontend. However, getting it to produce PDFs and preview them in Adobe Reader 10 wasn't a breeze. I easily found help on how to configure it to produce PDF documents on some forums (google around, if you're stuck at that stage). But the preview was broken. I would get failure when the DDE command was run. Adobe Reader would open but sit at it's main splash screen.
I opened Adobe Reader's preferences (ctrl+K) and set the "Show splash screen" (not sure if that one helped), and unchecked "Enable protected mode on startup" on the "General" tab. That solved the problem.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A very good resource

A very good resource for interesting problems and their efficient solutions.