Thursday, June 26, 2008

Latex on wordpress blog

Some time back I came to know that wordpress blogs hosted at supports latex. But no such default functionality for self hosted wordpress blogs. But there are plugins (latexrender, wp-latex) which can facilitate similar things.

But for these to work you will need to install latex on your hosting account. (I have intalled latex on my hostmonster account some time back.).

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

View contents of Zip/Jar files using firefox

With Firefox 3, you can use firefox browser to view contents of zip/jar files.
For viewing contents of type following at location bar:

jar:file://< full path to >!/
Example: jar:file:///home/user/Desktop/!/
Also: jar:file:///home/user/Desktop/!/dir/file1.js

This is specially very useful when you want to see contents (.js, .css, .html files) included in firefox extension’s jar file.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Installing latex on hostmonster

In continuation with my previous post (Some times yahoo is better), I followed the steps on how to install latex/tetex on my web host from here (You can also get the Installation steps from QuickInstall file in source code or access the same file from

But the problem is that on web hosts like hostmonster you won’t have root access so you will need to modify some of the things and do a local install in your home directory.

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