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Freebox revolution Alfred workflow

I’ve just coded a very short and non perfect Alfred workflow to be able to use command a freebox player (French set-top box), using Alfred’s workflows.

It can be downloaded on packal : freebox_revolution

This is definitely with non guarantees and requiers many improvement.

I hope it can help some of you.


updated with curl instead of wget (thx real3x)

Inkscape native version for OS X ML

After fighting several hours with keyboard mapping issue with inkscape 0.48 , I found the graal ;

Native ML packaging of Inkscape 

This is a Release candidate version, but I don’t face any bug. First launch is a bit long, but after, it works very well

I don’t know who to thank for this work but if he read those lines i just want to say : THANK YOU !!!!

Of course, my previous blog post on textext is still relevant with this version.

edit : link to native version updated

edit2 : add a link of the RC5 release from my Dropbox:

from my dropbox


I finally found the source of those files. It comes from the inkscape developers forum. The thread of interest (last updated : 29 June 2014) can be found here.


inkscape + textext on Mac os x mountain lion

I’m a regular user of Inkscape for creating illustration of my papers. And one of the convenient Inkscape extension is Textext. Textext allows to write directly your latex formula in Inkscape and to re-edit them later (see website for more precisions).

I spend many hours on the web to find a way to install the Textext extension on my mac (10.8.4), tried almost lots of tricks, but I always faced an issue with the ““The fantastic lxml wrapper for libxml2 is required….” issue when I try use it !

I finally, I found the solution ! Here is the workflow:

  1.  Download/Install Inkscape ( note that you need Xquartz 2.3.4 or higher installed on your Mac)   the last RC of native os X  version of  Inkskape  HERE
  2. Download Textext last version from here
  3. Download/install the Eggbot extensions for Inkscape (This is the magic trick !)
  4. Browse inkscape package contents, find the extension directory and copy the 2 Textext file into
  5. Now you can use Textext extension on your mac !

I hope it works for you too !



backward sync using okular + sublime text 2 + latextool

I recently discover Sublime text 2 (ST2), and it’s definitely  my favorite IDE for  python and latex (at least)! Using Latextool plugin of ST2 allows to compile your latex code with pdflatex and obviously see the result into the default ubuntu pdf viewer tool : Evince. The bad thing here, is that the backward sync (from the pdf, find the corresponding part of your code) doesn’t work for me.

So I’ve decided to move to Okular to get that synchronization working again. And it work under the condition to have the correct okular configuration which is :

Settings => Configure Okular => Editor

Chose Custom text editor and add the following line :

<path_to_your_sublime_text2_app>/sublime_text %f:%l

And here we go, you have the backward synchro.

However , it remains some other minor issues to solve :

  •  launch okular by default after pressing CTRL+B in Sublime text
  • activate the forward synchro.


When your git repository deny to be updated from the origin:

latex : managing vertical space in itemize

A useful package to reduce space before and inside an itemize/enumerate command.



nolistsep remove all extra spaces in itemize and enumerate call.

If you just want to  remove vertical space (not the space before and after ), instead of nolistsep you prefer use :




roll back to ubuntu 10.04 scrollbar from ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 provide several UI improvement, however, i’m still not fan of the new overlay scrollbar.

One solution to roll back to the previous ones as explained here :

- for Ubuntu 12.04:

$ sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar liboverlay-scrollbar-0.2-0 liboverlay-scrollbar3-0.2-0




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