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I’m an engineer, graduated with a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union, and working in that field in the Greater NYC area.

My interests are varied and include computers & computer programming, science fiction & real-life space exploration, politics, and religion; see my active accounts on Stack Overflow.

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Dec
12
reviewed Approve Where is CWEB tutorial?
Dec
2
accepted Using LaTeX3’s xtemplate
Dec
2
revised What is the Latex convention for sign function?
Mention \operatorname
Dec
2
comment What is the Latex convention for sign function?
True enough, @JimHefferon; but that question is subjective: at best off-topic for this forum, at worst completely unanswerable.
Dec
2
answered What is the Latex convention for sign function?
Nov
23
comment Demonic correspondence: Best practices when defining devils in TiKZ
Current best method: (1) Create the characters any which way, (2) Propose them for inclusion in Unicode and get them added to the next revision of the standard, (3) Wait for a font like Symbola to support them. The process can be automated with a package I’m writing, but the compilation time for a document with a new character will necessarily be on the order of a few years. 😈
Oct
5
comment How to do a small box synchronized translation?
I’ve provided a different picture which I think illustrates the OP’s question better.
Oct
5
revised How to do a small box synchronized translation?
Provided better picture to illustrate question
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
19
reviewed Reject Passing listing-environment as option to command
Aug
27
awarded  Custodian
Aug
27
reviewed Approve footnotes indentation issue
Aug
27
reviewed Approve Floating and non-floating items in one document
Jul
29
revised When and why should I use % !TEX TS-program and % !TEX encoding?
Improved formatting; don’t try to mimic the TeXBook more than Markdown allows.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
9
comment What's the proper way to typeset a differential operator?
@alfC, also see my gist.github.com/jcsalomon/1325295 where I’ve collected the Unicode characters I’ve found most useful into a handy reference sheet.
Apr
9
comment What's the proper way to typeset a differential operator?
@alfC, in GNOME programs, hit Ctrl+Shift+U, then the Unicode character number in hexadecimal, e.g., Ctrl+Shift+U then 2146 then Space for “ⅆ”. (BTW, Texworks has a script that does something similar.)
Mar
30
comment Umlaut dots in a different color
Related: Coloring combining characters without changing color of a base character and Writing Biblical Hebrew texts with different coloring for consonants, vowel and accent signs.
Mar
13
revised Using LaTeX3’s xtemplate
The post only needs one link
Jan
16
awarded  Yearling