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I'm just a single point on a complex plane. I'm not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. I always feel restless despite being in the safe zone. You can't teach me anything, but you can stimulate me to think! I am a detail-oriented analyst and interested in almost everything. Consistency, optimization, best-practice, & perfection are always my first priority in mind! Therefore by my questions & answers you'll fully recognize me. I can tell you more but then I have to kill you.

I distribute my rep in bounties as spending money for my & your pleasure is more meaningful than saving money in a bank & abandoning it unused.

"If you're an underdog, mentally disabled, physically disabled, if you don't fit in, if you're not as pretty as the others, you can still be a hero, read TEXBook!"

"Motivation isn't enough. If you've an idiot & you motivate him, now you've a motivated idiot."

Learning (La)TeX, PSTricks, & PGF/TikZ is similar to learning how to swim or drive a car. You don’t get the full benefit by watching someone else do it. Your own fingers must get involved.

Don't be lukewarm! If you cannot be the best, be the worst!

Beauty without intelligence is a masterpiece painted on a toilet paper.

For every problem, there is always a solution that is simple, neat, but wrong.

Best practices

  1. Use pdflatex \input{filename} instead of pdflatex filename.
  2. Don't specify the file extension in \includegraphics.
  3. Divide your project into a main & smaller input files & compile the main with pdflatex.
  4. Put each code snippet 4 either drawing a diagram or making a table into a standalone input file & compile it to produce a PDF.
  5. Define global macros 4 often-used materials, put them into a separate package thereby changing the macros in one place will effect the whole document.
  6. Remove unnecessary packages.
  7. Don't mix different series, families, font size, & shapes, ESPECIALLY IN ONE SENTENCE.
  8. Obey.

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Mar
23
revised What are the advantages of TikZ/PGF over PSTricks?
Adding information about the issue of TikZ's canvas.
Mar
23
revised What are the advantages of TikZ/PGF over PSTricks?
Adding information about the issue of TikZ's canvas.
Mar
23
revised Underbrace in Tikz
Simplifying the code a bit to save data storage!
Mar
23
answered Underbrace in Tikz
Mar
22
revised Curvy arrows between two tables (with tikz?)
Adding important information.
Mar
22
comment Curvy arrows between two tables (with tikz?)
I meant, 2 and 8 should be in the same column. In other words, 8 should be right below 2 such that 3 and 9 are connected with a straight line. By the way, it is not crucial issue. :-)
Mar
22
comment Curvy arrows between two tables (with tikz?)
The vertical line passing through the center of one row is not aligned with that of the other row. In other words, 2 and 8 should be in the same column. :D
Mar
22
answered Curvy arrows between two tables (with tikz?)
Mar
22
answered A small problem with originating vectors from one point
Mar
22
revised A small problem with originating vectors from one point
Removing miktex tag that might be irrelevant.
Mar
22
suggested suggested edit on A small problem with originating vectors from one point
Mar
22
accepted Is there a package or trick to collect all defined footnotes and print them with their page numbers on a certain location?
Mar
22
comment Is there a package or trick to collect all defined footnotes and print them with their page numbers on a certain location?
I need the more general template, someday I might have to use the \[...\].
Mar
22
comment Folded Paper Shape TikZ
@cacamailg: i don't use a screen recorder (such camtasia studio) to make this animation. i used just the free imagematick instead. making gif animations is a part of my answer here. if you think the link is useful, please up vote!
Mar
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
22
comment Folded Paper Shape TikZ
@Jake: Thanks for upvoting. Please see my update.
Mar
22
revised Folded Paper Shape TikZ
Modifying the animation to be more realistic.
Mar
22
revised Folded Paper Shape TikZ
Making the animation moves smoothly back and forth.
Mar
22
revised How to draw tangent to two touching circles and marking the points
added 1126 characters in body
Mar
22
answered How to draw tangent to two touching circles and marking the points