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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. 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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Sep
9
comment Make line extend beyond endpoint and intersect with line
You don't need to prefix the title with tikz: because this job has been done by the chosen tags.
Sep
9
revised 3D helix torus with hidden lines
Removing unnecessary word in the title and adding pst-solides3d tag because the question said "possibly other methods will work if they produce better looking results".
Sep
9
revised Beamer - combining the ways for creating overlays
added 3 characters in body
Sep
9
revised How to represent this superscript?
added 179 characters in body
Sep
9
revised How to prevent lstlisting from splitting code between pages?
deleted 38 characters in body
Sep
9
answered How to represent this superscript?
Sep
9
comment Why can't I get pstricks with auto-pst-pdf (and cropping) running on MikTeX?
Use TeXLive and see what happens?
Sep
8
comment How to draw a torus
Is my answer the most similar to the sample in question?
Sep
7
comment How to randomly shuffle a sliced image?
Btw, where is the fist comment?
Sep
7
comment How to randomly shuffle a sliced image?
One glitch found. You need to specify the clipping frame with either linewidth=0pt or dimen=middle to remove the inter-cell space.
Sep
7
comment How to randomly shuffle a sliced image?
@Jake: Because I prefer the cryptic PostScript language (even though I don't understand well what Herbert wrote). :-) Other answers are good of course. Shuffling for either the position of slides or the order of appearance is almost identical, so it was not taken under my consideration.
Sep
7
accepted How to randomly shuffle a sliced image?
Sep
7
revised How to randomly shuffle a sliced image?
Removing unnecessary \relax.
Sep
7
revised How to randomly shuffle a sliced image?
added 195 characters in body
Sep
7
comment How to compute rotated bounding boxes?
The translation for the above comment is "For me, this is a bug".
Sep
6
comment How to randomly shuffle a sliced image?
@percusse: No. You understood the question well.
Sep
6
answered How to randomly shuffle a sliced image?
Sep
6
revised How to draw a torus
added 73 characters in body
Sep
6
revised How to draw a torus
added 313 characters in body
Sep
6
revised How to randomly shuffle a sliced image?
Adding the TikZ tag to enlarge the scope of solution.