Welcome to the personal blog of Tobias Brink. I write mostly about computational materials science and related topics, such as programming and the software we use. This includes Python, LAMMPS, Ovito, LaTeX, C++, ASE, and whatever else helps in our research. This site also contains links to publications I (co-)authored and some code I wrote.

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  • Creating sitemap.xml with Jekyll using git data

    The sitemap.xml file is used to let search engines know the content of your website for indexing. You can create a sitemap automatically using the official Jekyll sitemap plugin. I…
  • Lossy compression for PDFs

    Sometimes you need to make an existing PDF smaller quickly. Either you miss the source for the file, or it is a lot of hassle to find the offending large…
  • Custom fading in TikZ

    TikZ, a drawing library for LaTeX, has some built-in options to fade a path. Sometimes, though, much more control is needed. For this, custom fadings can be defined, but there…
  • E-mail: Access a relayhost through SSH with Postfix

    Sometimes, an SMTP server is only accessible from a local LAN. If you have a Linux computer and an SSH account inside of this LAN, you can nevertheless tunnel through…
  • Count the number of colour pages in a PDF

    For printing (e.g. a thesis), it might be cheaper to print some pages in black and white instead of colour. Printers’ web sites often ask you to put in the…
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