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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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Jul
22
accepted Why does \pscustom fail to fill the enclosed region?
Jul
22
revised Why does \pscustom fail to fill the enclosed region?
Fixing some minor typos and simplifying the code.
Jul
22
answered Create biconcave lens
Jul
22
revised Why does \pscustom fail to fill the enclosed region?
added 263 characters in body; edited body
Jul
22
revised Different headers for odd and even pages
Removing \makeatletter to save more data storage.
Jul
22
asked Why does \pscustom fail to fill the enclosed region?
Jul
21
revised Using [H] but with adjustable figure size
added 4 characters in body
Jul
21
answered What are the advantages of TikZ/PGF over PSTricks?
Jul
21
revised How should I draw a singly/double linked list?
added 139 characters in body; added 4 characters in body
Jul
21
answered How should I draw a singly/double linked list?
Jul
21
revised How to pass PostScript expression to nodesep and offset when using ([…]node) syntax?
added 453 characters in body
Jul
21
revised How to pass PostScript expression to nodesep and offset when using ([…]node) syntax?
added 91 characters in body; edited title
Jul
21
revised How to work with large projects
added 262 characters in body
Jul
21
comment Background images for code listings
If the codes are long enough to span multiple pages, then what happen? :-)
Jul
21
asked How to pass PostScript expression to nodesep and offset when using ([…]node) syntax?
Jul
21
revised How to work with large projects
added 453 characters in body
Jul
21
revised How to work with large projects
added 92 characters in body
Jul
21
revised How to work with large projects
added 10 characters in body
Jul
21
answered How to work with large projects
Jul
21
comment Multicolumn and graphics
Is it better regarded as an answer or a comment?