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bio website paul-ebermann.tumblr.com
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Don't fear to edit my posts: even if I have more reputation than you, I do make mistakes.

I'm now also a Moderator Pro Tempore (= until the first elections) at Cryptography Stack Exchange: feel free to come around and ask some cryptography questions.


My personal name is spoken as /ˈpawlo/ (IPA), in English this would be written similar to Powlo, I think (i.e. the vowels are ow and o), with an accent on the before-last syllable (which is the first in this case). It's the Esperanto form of my given name.

The photo shows my shadow, taken at night. My camera sometimes seems to forget all the other frequencies and only stores the green ones.

My current main private programming project is the game of fencing, an online abstract turn based strategy game. Implemented as a Java applet, using git as a version control system.


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Jul
7
comment How to prolong compilation time while engaging in leisure activities?
A RAID of floppies? Nice ... though it likely also gets faster, depending on the configuration.
Jul
6
comment How to prolong compilation time while engaging in leisure activities?
But this is not so good for slacking off, as you'll have to change the floppy regularly, if you have some megabytes of data.
May
11
comment Batch generated file produces encoding error with latex
You somehow have to make sure that your log file is encoded in UTF-8, too. I have no idea how to do this on Windows, though.
Apr
5
comment Redefining formatting commands to add colors
@gnuvince Yes, in this case it is a "valid" usecase – I just wanted to add this note for the general case. (Also, please note that when you add an @ to the user name, I get a notification about your comment.)
Apr
2
comment Redefining formatting commands to add colors
Please note that instead of redefining the "bold" command it would often be more appropriate to define a new semantic command with a speaking name about what you actually want to express with your bold red text, and use this instead of \textbf.
Oct
12
comment pdflatex endless loop and page headings wrong aligned with dateiliste/babel
Thanks for your analysis (and also to Markus Kohm, who notified me per mail of this question, and proposed a similar solution). I'll try to correct this and release a new version soon.
Dec
4
comment \includegraphics forces new page
If it shall fit on the same page as the section title, a bit smaller than the \textheight might be appropriate.
Nov
26
comment how to link a margin graphic to a URL
What does does not work out mean? Do you get some error message, does the icon appear without the link? Or something else?
Nov
26
comment LaTeX abntex package, twoside putting the page number on the wrong side of the page
Are you sure the page-numbers are on the wrong side? If I understand right, they should be at the outer page margin, i.e. right on odd pages and left on even ones. Maybe you are simple binding the book on the wrong side? (Also, the middle margin should be about as large as each of the outer ones.)
Nov
12
comment Entering Unicode characters in LaTeX
Welcome to Stack Overflow! This will only work in certain TeX engines, especially the unicode-capable ones (XeTeX, LuaTeX). Could you add to your answer in which engine your example worked?
Nov
5
comment Why does LaTeX mix up the order of my algorithms and other output?
Also, which package are you using here? Neither the environment algorithm nor algorithmic is part of the LaTeX kernel or the standard classes. Please edit your question to add a complete example there (including the preamble), this spares us guessing the packages your are using.
Nov
2
comment Longtable caption numbering
@Bavarious: One needs 15 reputation to flag a post. (I did it for John, though.)
Nov
1
comment Easily aligning 'from' and 'to' address fields in LaTeX letters
Which document class are you using? The scrlttr2 class (from the KOMA-script package) is quite flexible with lots of settings.
Oct
29
comment How can I avoid the “Dimension too large” error when plotting in newer PGF versions?
Also, about which PGF versions are we talking now (i.e. which is the old and which the new one)?
Oct
24
comment Add html preformatted text into latex
In which way does the output produced by listing not satisfy you?
Oct
21
comment Using \ref in moderncv class
Actually, it was first posted on Stack Overflow, and wrongly migrated to Cryptography because of me flagging it wrong (mis-click). Sorry.
Oct
19
comment Automatic line breaking for two-column text
Could you create a full example where we can reproduce the problem?
Oct
13
comment Where can I find help files or documentation for commands like \@startsection for LaTeX?
Actually, using texdoc packagename (or texdoc source2e for the kernel) will often give better results, as it also contains clarification for the commands.
Oct
6
comment figure/table caption formatting without packages
Why is using a package not an option for you?
Oct
1
comment Is there an easy way to fill the empty space of the page with empty rows in longtable environment?
I think the question means to fill the page, i.e. have empty lines before the page break, not after it.