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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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Apr
13
answered How to draw a simple cone with height and radius with TikZ?
Apr
13
comment What is the clearest way to graph a piecewise function?
@StefanKottwitz: A nice idea. I will participate in such a idea. Thank you very much.
Apr
13
comment auto-pst-pdf problem - no cropped <file>-autopp.pdf
+1 I will remove this comment shortly: Why did you make texdoc pst-perspective launch German version rather than English version?
Apr
12
awarded  Good Question
Apr
11
comment How to create roller coaster text?
@gerry: Thanks for confirming such a incompatibility.
Apr
11
revised How to create roller coaster text?
added 13 characters in body
Apr
10
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
8
comment How to make an inline pgfplot
Irrelevant comment: tex.stackexchange.com/a/170168/19356
Apr
8
revised PGFPlots: How to draw a label at a zero of a function?
added 188 characters in body
Apr
8
comment How to remove the leading unnecessary white spaces when using linerange option?
Yes. Of course but my bounty obligation is still running for Christoph first.
Apr
7
answered PGFPlots: How to draw a label at a zero of a function?
Apr
7
accepted How can I use a conditional expression as key-value arguments?
Apr
6
comment How can I explain the meaning of LaTeX to my grandma?
Again: I just got one down vote. You might be jealous as you are not as sexy as these women. :-)
Apr
6
accepted Why do I need to append % right after { of multido rather than right after } of pstVerb?
Apr
6
comment Why do I need to append % right after { of multido rather than right after } of pstVerb?
Does it make sense to insert \pst@killglue in \pstVerb to kill the unnecessary whitespaces automatically?
Apr
6
comment Why do I need to append % right after { of multido rather than right after } of pstVerb?
Why does the % come before \pstVerb{...} rather than after \pstVerb{...}?
Apr
6
asked Why do I need to append % right after { of multido rather than right after } of pstVerb?
Apr
6
revised How to draw a chessboard with numbers?
added 66 characters in body
Apr
6
revised How to draw a chessboard with numbers?
deleted 32 characters in body