A small tip to enhance crontab logging.
The cron service is meant to execute periodically a given task, but it lacks a proper logging facility. To add a specific unique logging entry, we will use a variable define inside the crontab command line. Here is the content of my command line LOG=/home/me/log/ PROGDIR=/home/me/bin 22 6 * * 1-7 TIMSTP=`date +\%Y\%m\%d-\%H\%M\%S`; $PROGDIR/update_list.py 2>&1 > $LOG/$TIMSTP-update_list.log The command starting with 22 6 and ending with update_list.log is on the same (...)En savoir plus »
The zotero software is a wonderful tool to manage your scientific literature while browsing articles on the web. It simplifies the complex process of importing a citation, it associates the pdf file if the access is available.
When you write a scientific paper, you often need to cite the work of other colleagues and therefore format these citations according to the journal specific rules. Zotero helps you in this process by managing the automatic citation format of references in the text and in the resulting bibliography.
Note that recently a dedicated application for mobile phones was released (http://zotero.hypotheses.org/381) so you can even more make use of zotero while traveling. box.net box.net offers 5 GB for free. The setup in zotero is: a) register for an account on http://www.box.net b) open the zotero preferences window c) activate the storage using the "webdav protocol" d) select the "https" protocol in the drop-down list e) fill in "box.net/dav" in the url form f) fill-in your (...)En savoir plus »