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.


Automatically download LaTeX bibliographies from MathSciNet

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.


Beamer Theme Cuerna

LaTeX Beamer is a package designed to make it easier to create slides with a lot of mathematical formulas. It can be customized using themes and color themes, many of these are shipped with the default LaTeX distribution and can be combined. The main problem is that they look more or less the same.

The beamer theme Cuerna is a customized theme created by me to diversify the options when it comes to making a beamer presentation visually pleasing. It looks like this: