## Tuesday, January 24, 2012

### My Browser

Nothing in particular.... almost finished translating my degrees certification and academic transcripts.... owhh.... translating from English to Japanese version. ほんとうに　たいへん。。

Anyway.... I've been using both Chrome and Firefox for quite some time now... Chrome was used particularly for educational purposes... I like Chrome very much especially its capabilities of translating from Japanese to English with less effort on my side. Of course Firefox could do the same but Chrome is far more convenient to me..... Firefox on the other hand, are handling different kind of works for me.... less educational I would say and more towards entertainment purposes.

It is very convenient to have "remember my last opened tab" and "pin as Apps tab" for both Chrome and Firefox. The default tab for Chrome would be:

2) Kamus Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP)
3) Dictionary.com
4) Japanese translation site (www.alc.co.jp)

As for Firefox, the tabs included are:

1) Hotmail
2) Yahoo! mail
3) Gmail
6) Malaysiakini
7) The Malaysian Insider
8) Harakah Daily
9) Utusan Online
10) Berita Harian Online

Wow!!!.... I don't realize this many apps have been tabbed into my browser hehehhe... No wonder it takes some time for Firefox to load up all the tabs.... well... I've come to fall in love with Firefox once again after disappointing performance.

~arhh..... new task coming in.. just now.... need to review a  set of conference papers..... before 30 Jan 2012.... huhuhu....

## Monday, January 16, 2012

### LaTeX series -- Adjusting float space

Sometimes, adjusting float (figure/table) can be really annoying!!!.... Especially when we used [hbt] command.... It adds white spaces that is very hard to deal with. Fortunately, I found the solution after some googling.

Space below top [t] and above bottom [b] floats is managed via the length \textfloatsep. Space above and below here [h] floats is managed via the length \intextsep.

\setlength{\intextsep}{10pt} % Vertical space above & below [h] floats
\setlength{\textfloatsep}{10pt} % Vertical space below (above) [t] ([b]) floats
\setlength{\abovecaptionskip}{10pt}
\setlength{\belowcaptionskip}{5pt}

But the above solution would affect the rest of the figure, once the command was executed. To change the behavior of white spaces for single figure, adding vertical space  \vspace{-2ex} or \vskip{-2ex} within the figure environment either before \end{figure} or just after \begin{figure} could solve the problem.

~Saved!!!

## Tuesday, January 10, 2012

### Snowboarding

8 January 2012

Snowboarding at Ski Jam, Katsuyama, Fukui!!

Tanoshikatta!!

~argh................ sakit satu badan tak hilang lagi.... kejang semua urat & otot!!! never tot the pain would be to this extent!!