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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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Mar
13
comment How to prevent extendedchars=\true from producing a blank line?
Have you read my answer: tex.stackexchange.com/a/47816/9467?
Mar
13
comment Are there macros that behave like \pdfximage and \pdflastximagepages but can be compiled with XeLaTeX?
@egreg: Because I want to make each page as a separate image that might be put in figure environment for example.
Mar
13
asked Are there macros that behave like \pdfximage and \pdflastximagepages but can be compiled with XeLaTeX?
Mar
13
comment How to prevent extendedchars=\true from producing a blank line?
This BOM issue only occurs in MikTeX, not in TeXLive.
Mar
13
revised Using TikZ, how to draw an elliptical arc starting from point A to point B with the origin as its center where both radii are given?
Refactoring the code based on Herbert's comment in another place.
Mar
13
revised Is there an interpreter available that will convert infix to RPN?
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13
revised Is there an interpreter available that will convert infix to RPN?
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revised Is there an interpreter available that will convert infix to RPN?
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13
revised Is there an interpreter available that will convert infix to RPN?
Correcting the package and command names.
Mar
13
answered Is there an interpreter available that will convert infix to RPN?
Mar
13
suggested suggested edit on Is there an interpreter available that will convert infix to RPN?
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13
revised Is there an interpreter available that will convert infix to RPN?
Fixing minor typos and modifying the title to be understandable at a glance.
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13
suggested suggested edit on Is there an interpreter available that will convert infix to RPN?
Mar
13
comment How to concatenate a set of paths and a set of the reflected paths about a certain axis in a single \pscustom?
I still don't understand why the top and bottom points look jagged. \pscustom should make the corners nice as usual. I give up!
Mar
13
comment How to suppress BOM effect in the output?
This issue only happens in MikTeX. Without using utf8x encoding and/or extendedchars option, this issue disappears if you use TeXLive.
Mar
13
answered How to prevent extendedchars=\true from producing a blank line?
Mar
12
revised An issue when using TeXnicCenter Alpha and Adobe Reader 10
Fixing names and rewording the title to reflect the contents.
Mar
12
suggested suggested edit on An issue when using TeXnicCenter Alpha and Adobe Reader 10
Mar
12
accepted How to concatenate a set of paths and a set of the reflected paths about a certain axis in a single \pscustom?
Mar
12
revised How to concatenate a set of paths and a set of the reflected paths about a certain axis in a single \pscustom?
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