I guess it has been a very long while since anyone has posted anything on this blog. I don't want to take credit for it (so I won't) but one of the newest PhD students here in the department pointed me to a portable version of the Miktex distribution. The reason why we got interested is because of the recent update of our office computers to Windows 7 and the giant mess it has become to even install or update a package. The good thing about this portable version is that it can be installed on a flash drive and used literally on any computer that has a Windows OS. It even has the TeXworks GUI included so you don't need to install your preferred one (TexnikCenter for most of us). All you have to do is search for it in Google and follow the instructions. So simple!
That's it for today. I hope we can all start sharing some stuff on this blog again.