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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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Oct
15
answered drawing simple sequence diagram
Oct
15
comment How to create integer labels on TikZ grid when we don't know the grid size at compile time?
More accurate ratio of cm to pt : \usepackage[nomessages]{fp}\edef\PT{\number\dimexpr 1pt}\edef\CM{\number\dimexpr 1cm}\FPeval\CMtoPT{\CM/\PT}.
Oct
14
revised How to draw Harish Kumar's avatar in LaTeX?
Making the title more specific so we can understand the question with minimum time, space and energy.
Oct
14
suggested approved edit on How to draw Harish Kumar's avatar in LaTeX?
Oct
14
comment TikZ: How to spread out nodes/shapes FBD?
It does not make sense that the rope passes through the center of the pulley. :-)
Oct
13
comment Convert Latex with lots of math to web-friendly format
MathJax (a javascript library) can be used to render some LaTeX math on the web. The demo is here (click).
Oct
13
answered How to draw Harish Kumar's avatar in LaTeX?
Oct
13
comment Shaded region between the area and a circle
Relevant answer is here(click).
Oct
12
comment Shaded region between the area and a circle
The rotation angle step is intentionally set to a greater value to reduce the number of frames which in turn to reduce the used bandwidth to view it on your browser.
Oct
12
answered Shaded region between the area and a circle
Oct
12
answered How to draw lettering on tile or ceramic in LaTeX
Oct
12
answered TikZ: How to spread out nodes/shapes FBD?
Oct
12
revised How can I multiply two numbers?
added 516 characters in body
Oct
12
answered How can I multiply two numbers?
Oct
12
answered drawing arrows on curves and shading regions in TikZ
Oct
12
comment Treating psTree object as a figure
@MariaReyes: It is actually the recommended best practice approach. "Separation of concern" : Separating each diagram from the main document. :-) Don't forget to vote it up (optional).
Oct
11
comment How can I limit the maximum number of lines in a page?
@EnthusiasticStudent: It is better if you add your current code to the bottom of your question so anybody here can use it to reproduce your problem.
Oct
11
answered How can I limit the maximum number of lines in a page?
Oct
11
answered Treating psTree object as a figure
Oct
10
awarded  Socratic