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I hate problems we wouldn't have without all our computers. That's why my keyboards needs to be durable and I never go without my sledge if a colleague calls me to fix some annoying problem (yes, I can become rude, sorry, I meant root -- and no, that is not my principal duty).

Although I think Usenix isn't so bad at all, I really recommend for some good laughs the lecture of "The Unix Haters Handbook" (PDF | Wikipedia).

My profile picture shows one (rather rare) exemplar out of my telephone collection. It is a Deutsche Bundespost FeTAp 2L-752 which can handle two POTS lines.

If you still feel that you need to contact me directly, bravely use [my Stackexchange username]@gmx.net.


Sep
19
comment How to label Table and Figure side-by-side with combined caption
@DavidCarlisle: captionlistentry probably increases the table counter.
Sep
14
awarded  Editor
Sep
14
revised How combine make diagonal column heads in table with multicolumn headers
updated pictures to be consistent with terdon's "pedantic grammar" edit
Sep
14
suggested suggested edit on How combine make diagonal column heads in table with multicolumn headers
Mar
4
awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
2
comment When should I use \input vs. \include?
That was not my intention, I am only confused when I read \include won't work in preamble... Please feel free to delete my comment if you consider it as dangerous.
Mar
2
comment Umlauts in a JabRef managed BibTeX file and file encoding
That's right. If your bib-File is rather old, check in Jabref (Preferences->General->Encoding) that you use UTF8 and convert the file via iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 jabref_old.bib > jabref_new.bib. It seems (tex.stackexchange.com/questions/97252/…) that \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} is still needed, too.
Mar
2
comment When should I use \input vs. \include?
I've read several times that \include won't work in the preamble; @egreg in tex.stackexchange.com/questions/91167/why-use-sty-files even states never use \include for packages/definitions. However, due to limited knowledge when stating with LaTeX, I did exactly that, i.e. used \include in the preamble to load packages. And it worked flawlessly for numerous documents using TeTeX/TexLive2011, so I kept it till today (never change a running setup ;) The produced dvi file is binary identical when using \include or \input. But I keep in mind to try input if strange things happen.
Mar
2
comment How to wrap a word in line without hyphen?
When using the babel package, the same effect (text breaking without hyphen) is accomplished with the notation "".
Mar
1
awarded  Informed
Feb
12
answered Tagging for PSFrag
Feb
3
awarded  Supporter
Feb
3
comment How to make the pdf output of better print quality?
@ClaudioFiandrino: Thanks :-)
Feb
3
awarded  Teacher
Feb
3
answered How to make the pdf output of better print quality?