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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
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?
Aug
5
comment Put additional information on the final PDF, like arxiv.org does
Perhaps this one is useful.
Aug
5
comment Why don't \pscircle and \psellipse move the current point before drawing their shapes?
You are welcome. :-)
Aug
5
comment Why don't \pscircle and \psellipse move the current point before drawing their shapes?
I present my bounty to you because I am in hurry to offer another bounty.
Aug
5
answered How to remove the unbalanced white space below the top rule of the formatted output?
Aug
5
answered How to control the left margin for the formatted text produced by LTXexample?
Aug
5
accepted How to remove the unbalanced white space below the top rule of the formatted output?
Aug
5
asked How to remove the unbalanced white space below the top rule of the formatted output?
Aug
5
accepted How to trim the left and right white spaces when a table is previewed?
Aug
5
comment How to trim the left and right white spaces when a table is previewed?
@JosephWright: I agree. I am very keen on applying the DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) philosophy to my daily projects. :-) Thanks!
Aug
5
comment How to trim the left and right white spaces when a table is previewed?
Is there a solution without using hard-coded constants?
Aug
5
revised How to trim the left and right white spaces when a table is previewed?
added 152 characters in body
Aug
5
comment How to trim the left and right white spaces when a table is previewed?
The unwanted white spaces I am talking about are not what you said above.
Aug
5
asked How to trim the left and right white spaces when a table is previewed?
Aug
4
answered How can I clip an image via a bezier-path?
Aug
4
revised Why does the objects get shifted to the left when using clipping?
deleted 82 characters in body
Aug
4
accepted Why does the objects get shifted to the left when using clipping?
Aug
4
revised Why does the objects get shifted to the left when using clipping?
added 300 characters in body
Aug
4
comment Nested standalone files with standalone package
This comment will be deleted shortly. I sent a bug report to your e-mail. preview environment of standalone class takes the following white spaces that makes the output no longer tight.