Posts from Warsaw

Create book of abstracts from spreadsheet / google forms

Lately a friend of mine complained about interoperability of abstract submissions from numerous applicants.

Having the Book of Abstracts is crucial and we faced similar problem organising #NGSchool events.

Note, you’ll need to be somewhat familiar with LaTeX in order to edit the main.tex file to your liking. If you are not afraid of that, the way to proceed is as follows:

A twitter post from @sj_capella: It might sound silly but it is worrying. We made available an abstracts template for a conference ... I have seen like 20~30 different formats (out of 75 submissions) which made me wonder about #Interoperability

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Connecting to MySQL without password prompt

If you are (like me) annoyed by providing password at every mysql login, you can skip it. Also it makes easier programmatic access to any MySQL db, as not passwd prompting is necessary :)

Create ~/.my.cnf file:

And login without -p parameter:

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