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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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2d
accepted What caused the unexpected outline below?
Oct
31
accepted How to extract each pair of two adjacent cells of a table into a separate tight page?
Oct
23
accepted What macros do I have to invoke to get the day of month, month, and year?
Oct
22
accepted How can we set the parbox width to fractional multiple of horizontal unit of tikzpicture?
Oct
21
accepted How to move a set of nodes without modifying each coordinates?
Oct
18
accepted Fail to translate a polar point by a vector
Oct
16
accepted How to let \animategraphics only need a shorten path by leveraging a \graphicpath-like command?
Oct
4
accepted How to make xelatex invoke my manually installed ghostscript instead of the one accompanying TeXLive?
Sep
20
accepted What is the correct expression to exactly divide \textheight into n rows?
Sep
19
accepted How to merge two rows of 2 columns into a single row of 4 columns without modifying the data entry?
Sep
4
accepted Is there any compiler-dependent font loadable for pdflatex but not for latex-dvips-ps2pdf?
Sep
2
accepted How can the last updated packages get propagated earlier than the first updated packages
Aug
30
accepted How to change vertical and horizontal unit based on a fraction of width and height of an image?
Aug
28
accepted What are the differences between \par\vspace{2cm}\noindent and \\[2cm]?
Aug
24
accepted How to get fractional labels with psaxes?
Aug
23
accepted How attach \circ to each horizontal labels representing angles?
Aug
23
accepted How to use \psaxes with trigonometric labels of even multiples of π/3?
Aug
21
accepted Is it possible to use \only to conditionally enable key-value pairs of a macro?
Aug
8
accepted Why do we need to buffer the pst-eucl nodes before passing them to \rput?
Aug
3
accepted How to reuse the right-hand path for the left-hand path such that it is displayed in reverse step by step?