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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
26
revised How to make inner and outer regions transparent?
added 126 characters in body
Jul
26
revised How to make inner and outer regions transparent?
added 182 characters in body
Jul
26
revised How to make inner and outer regions transparent?
added 124 characters in body
Jul
26
asked How to make inner and outer regions transparent?
Jul
25
revised How to add a picture onto an existing pdf file?
added 1642 characters in body; deleted 1 characters in body
Jul
25
answered How to add a picture onto an existing pdf file?
Jul
25
comment Plotting Trigonometric Functions
Ziz iz not PSTricks. :-)
Jul
25
answered Plotting Trigonometric Functions
Jul
25
asked Does the order of specified key-values matter?
Jul
25
revised How to create a triangle of dots in TikZ using the foreach command?
added 623 characters in body
Jul
24
revised How to create a triangle of dots in TikZ using the foreach command?
Separating two consecutive code markups by inserting the image between them.
Jul
24
revised How to create a triangle of dots in TikZ using the foreach command?
Adding another method.
Jul
24
answered How to create a triangle of dots in TikZ using the foreach command?
Jul
24
asked How to make each PDF page of a beamer output have an opaque background when it is converted to a PNG image?
Jul
24
answered How to draw Venn diagrams (especially: complements) in LaTeX
Jul
24
accepted How to fill a region bounded by a character and a graphic object with a color?
Jul
24
revised Can we extract the points making the character from the font file?
Adding MWE tho show the cumbersomeness.
Jul
23
revised Create biconcave lens
Simplifying the constant declaration to implement DRY.; edited body
Jul
23
revised Using Tikz to draw a Hash Table
Removing the most left frame.
Jul
23
answered Using Tikz to draw a Hash Table