Borderless Netflix and YouTube windows on Ubuntu

This post shows two lua scripts to set a specific window size and get rid of the window decorations for youtube and netflix. As an extra I will also include the configurations I use for my terminal.

To perform the tasks descrived above we are going to use Devilspie2. Devilspie2 is a scripting tool that allows to manipulate the windows, changing the size, the window decoration and the position using Lua scripts.

MatSciNet is a big database that has bibliographic information and reviews about most mathematical publications out there. I created a Shell script that automatically adds bibliography entries using the mathscinet MR numbers. This post explains how to use the script. 2 examples will be shown, one that uses natbib and the second with biblatex

Notice that you must have access to MathSciNet. Many universities already have a subscription so you can just go to the site from you university network.

Installing Mayavi with Python 3

After a few hours I finally managed to install Mayavi in a virtual conda environment, so now I’m able to use it with Jupyter.

Installing Mayavi on a Python 2 environment only takes a simple

pip install mayavi


But unfortunately this is still not supported in Python 3, so we have to figure out a workaround.

This post is really geeky, we are going to compile some code from a terminal and install a few dependencies. If you follow it step by step it should work, but it’s better if you understand what you are doing.