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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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Aug
8
accepted How to pass a macro as a value for a key?
Aug
8
asked How to pass a macro as a value for a key?
Aug
8
answered How to rotate the label such that its base line is parallel to the bisector?
Aug
8
revised How to pass a node as the angle argument of \uput?
added 378 characters in body
Aug
8
asked How to pass a node as the angle argument of \uput?
Aug
7
comment How to make use of the previous plain value of a cell as an argument for \verb and a macro name in the next columns?
But I noticed that \verb|\test| is not exactly the same as \texttt{\textbackslash test}.
Aug
7
accepted How to make use of the previous plain value of a cell as an argument for \verb and a macro name in the next columns?
Aug
7
asked How to make use of the previous plain value of a cell as an argument for \verb and a macro name in the next columns?
Aug
7
comment How to keep the last page number even?
I am just interested in the dropping technique that might be useful in the future.
Aug
7
comment How to keep the last page number even?
The trick of adding a new page is good, but I am interested whether we can do the reverse (even it does not make sense), i.e., removing the last page to make the total page even. Is it easy?
Aug
7
revised How to use a separate bibliography at the end of each section?
deleted 6 characters in body; edited title
Aug
7
comment Best way to show terminal and cmd commands
@PauloCereda: Thank you :-) There is only one typo, user should be users. I left the typo intact to show that it is not the screenshot of cmd's window. :-)
Aug
6
revised University's logo
Popularizing the usage of example-image-* and attaching the new output image.
Aug
6
answered Best way to show terminal and cmd commands
Aug
6
comment How to control the left margin for the formatted text produced by LTXexample?
The easiest solution: leave the numbers=left but change numberstyle=\color{white} to hide the number lines.
Aug
6
revised How to control the left margin for the formatted text produced by LTXexample?
added 129 characters in body
Aug
6
comment How to run PSTricks in TeXShop
Compile it with xelatex or latex->dvips->ps2pdf.
Aug
6
revised How to run PSTricks in TeXShop
deleted 33 characters in body; edited title
Aug
6
comment How to set page counter in mdframed as footer?
Use the more exact \dimexpr\textwidth/3\relax instead of 0.333\textwidth.
Aug
6
answered How to prepare a PSTricks-like canvas (or drawing area) in PGF/Tikz before drawing other objects inside it?