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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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Sep
9
answered Uncheckered chess board using the chessboard package
Sep
9
revised How does a TeX engine read and render the input stream?
added 1168 characters in body
Sep
8
answered How to create a 32 by 32 grid?
Sep
8
comment How can I specify a long list of math operators?
+1 for the last sentence about the \expandafter.
Sep
8
comment Multiple indexes in Legrand Orange Book template
I am very happy knowing this template. Thank for asking this question. :-)
Sep
7
comment How to show similar display of codes of different programming languages in LaTeX
@EnthusiasticStudent: use linewidth=.25\linewidth for example.
Sep
7
comment Drawing a curve in Tikz
It is more than enough. :-)
Sep
7
comment Drawing a curve in Tikz
The function x-sin(x) is my pending patent. :-)
Sep
7
comment Labels that are parallel with edges of a triangle
@Bernard: I love latex-dvips-ps2pdf sequence so what I did above is not trivial setting.
Sep
6
answered Labels that are parallel with edges of a triangle
Sep
6
answered Drawing a curve in Tikz
Sep
6
revised Easiest way to fill the region defined by a number of paths
\SpecialCoor is set by default.
Sep
6
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
5
comment How to fill an annulus (region bounded by two concentric circles)?
@cmhughes: I don't like verbosity in TikZ. :-)
Sep
4
comment How to fill an annulus (region bounded by two concentric circles)?
Sorry. The center at origin (0,0) can be omitted for \pscircle, \psellipse, \pswedge, \psellipticwedge, \psellipticarc, \psellipticarcn and \psRing but not for \psarc and \psarcn. I don't know why. It looks like a bug for \psarc and \psarcn.
Sep
4
revised How to fill an annulus (region bounded by two concentric circles)?
Making the title more specific.
Sep
4
suggested suggested edit on How to fill an annulus (region bounded by two concentric circles)?
Sep
4
revised How to fill an annulus (region bounded by two concentric circles)?
added 1135 characters in body
Sep
4
answered How to fill an annulus (region bounded by two concentric circles)?
Sep
4
comment How to fill an annulus (region bounded by two concentric circles)?
It is much better if you also provide us with the screenshot of your output so we don't need to compile your code in our mind.