Documentation…

As developers we get often asked to write more, better and earlier documentation. While it is very important and useful, to have the right documentation when needed and more often than not we are lacking important documentation, it is also important to avoid writing too much documentation. This applies to all levels of documentation, including […]

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Word Documents vs. Wiki

It was this typical clash of cultures when a real IT guy, scientist, mathematician or engineer joined a company and suddenly an office package had to be used. It could have been any of them, think LibreOffice or MS-Office, but there were some others, that have meanwhile lost relevance. We liked to use text files […]

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Bring your own Device

This issue is quite controversial and it applies to laptops, tablets and smart phones. Usually the „bringing“ is not really an issue, you can have anything in your bags and connect it via the mobile phone network as long as it does not absorb the working time. But usually this implies a bit more. There […]

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How to make a scanned PDF smaller (Linux)

When scanning a paper, it is possible to use a lot of parameters within xsane. The output format can be chosen also, for example PNG, JPG or PDF. The outcome may be a PDF-file that is way too big, easily more than 10 megabytes for a single page. It is quite easy to transform it […]

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