Category Archives: SyntaxError (Programming)

Programming tips, workarounds, and solutions.

Windows 8: what to do when your speakers work and your headphones don’t

When Windows 8 updated itself recently, for some reason it made the headphones stop working.  The speakers were fine – just the headphones were disabled.  It took me a while to fix the problem, and I thought I’d share the … Continue reading

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Forcing Ubuntu to read a cd

The following method worked when both Windows and Macintosh failed to read a certain CD. I switched to Ubuntu, but I still could not read the CD (even though I could read other CDs and also a blank CD). So … Continue reading

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Inserting tilde (~) for URLs in LaTeX documents

There are certain characters that LaTeX has trouble with.  One of the main offenders is the tilde (~) symbol.  If you include it in plaintext, it disappears in the resulting ps or pdf document.  I found out the hard way … Continue reading

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How to fix a HP Pavilion laptop with blinking lights and a dark screen

I just dodged a major bullet, and I thought I’d share what just happened and how to fix it. About an hour ago, I tried turning on my HP Pavilion Laptop.  The computer appeared to turn on, but the screen … Continue reading

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How to Change the Font Size on MATLAB Plots

This post is intended for people having trouble getting their font sizes to change when making plots in MATLAB.  I spent about 3 hours trying to figure this out, and just did courtesy of these people: http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/1238-font-size-changes-in-figures View their solution, … Continue reading

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