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Stronger for Scotland?

SNP, Stronger for Scotland?

My favourite software package names

Free and Open Source (FOSS) software projects often have humorous names for their packages. Some of the earliest FOSS projects, from the 1980s, used recursive acronyms for their names. A recursive acronym is where one of the constituent letters is provided by the acronym itself. Probably, the best known example is the GNU project which stands for GNU's Not Unix. Many years later the graphics package GIMP arrived, which stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program[1].

An innocent abroad

Unintended consequences

Today, I was creating a document using LyX which is a friendly application for utilising the power of TeX/LaTeX. I had an issue with exporting to DVI or PDF depending on whether the image was EPS or JPEG. So, to find an answer to my issue I turned to my usual search engine and tried "latex images" - oops! Most of the top results had nothing to do with what I was looking for.

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