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LaTeX Coffee Stains (2009) [pdf] (hanno-rein.de)
288 points by Tomte 86 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 19 comments

I'll be hiding one of these in my PhD thesis for sure.

There is also a wine version, if that is your preference: https://www.overleaf.com/latex/examples/latex-wine-stains/cd...

This is going on all of my homeworks (submitted electronically, of course)

There should also be a Latex library (?) that makes your documents look like they were photocopied, so you can use the coffee stains and the photocopy to make it look like you spent long nights working on your assignments.

Haha that first one's great, addresses (what is sadly) a real need.

I've seen that cthulhu-worshipping madman one before, but the results are disappointing. I'm sure much better can be done in that direction. e.g. (is this the most famous SE answer of all-time?) https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1732348/regex-match-open...

On the TV show White Collar, there's an episode where a fake (paper) case file is put together and adding coffee mug stains is part of the process.

I've managed to sneak this in (I renamed it to basepackage.sty so no one would notice) into the base template at my company.

Let the chaos ensue!

There are not coffee stains, it's a language: https://www.wired.com/2016/11/arrivals-designers-crafted-mes... (from "The Arrival")

EDIT: accidentally linked to a different graphics. Now it's fine.

The amount of LaTeX packages that are out there is incredible.

https://github.com/barak/latex-coffee-stains is slightly updated (Nov 2018)

I don't see a way to configure the saturation, I think right now it is a bit too bright for coffee stains.

Not sure why there was no direct link to the style files in the pdf... http://hanno-rein.de/archives/349

To avoid broken links in future?

This, of course, requires you to print your thesis in colour, even if everything else in it is in black and white.

Needs an option for blood spatter. For my QFT homework.

Is there a JS version?

if there is, it should be rewritten in Rust

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