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I'm a mathematician working in algebra. I've been using TeX since 1987, but couldn't write my Ph.D. thesis with it. Sob!

I teach LaTeX at my university, besides the mathematics courses. I'm the author of some LaTeX packages and even of one Plain TeX package. At my site it's possible to download my book on LaTeX programming (in Italian, sorry).

Here's my motto for TeX.SX:

Pronto prontissimo son come il fulmine: sono il factotum della città. (From "Il barbiere di Siviglia", music by Gioachino Rossini, libretto by Cesare Sterbini.)


Apr
7
comment Unnumbered lines in algorithm
The way algorithmic numbers lines makes it very difficult to leave off a line.
Apr
7
comment Double square brackets
@SeanAllred Your comment seems to be an answer
Apr
7
revised How to combine listing and figure into a single figure?
Typos
Apr
7
comment What is the equivalent of Biblatex in Context?
@drozzy Could you please write a self answer that summarizes what's been said in the comments?
Apr
7
answered Wrapper for siunitx' \SI macro to automatically split number and unit
Apr
7
revised Wrapper for siunitx' \SI macro to automatically split number and unit
Fixed language
Apr
7
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
7
reviewed Leave Open Babel not working on OS X?
Apr
7
revised Programming with LaTeX xkeyval
Fixed code
Apr
7
revised Babel not working on OS X?
edited tags
Apr
7
answered Babel not working on OS X?
Apr
7
comment Babel not working on OS X?
@Vidak Yes, change in the preferences to UTF-8.
Apr
7
comment Babel not working on OS X?
Welcome to TeX.sx! You should check that your text editor (what is it, by the way?) uses UTF-8.
Apr
7
revised How to use \toks with \foreach
Added comment about necessity of \toks
Apr
7
comment How to use \toks with \foreach
@AlainMatthes If you don't want to use an external package you don't have \foreach.
Apr
7
answered How to use \toks with \foreach
Apr
7
comment Adding constant to function (vspace) argument?
\vspace{\dimexpr\mylength+10mm\relax}; but \vspace{\mylength}\vspace{10mm} is pretty much equivalent, because the second skip won't be used as a break point (unless \lastskip or \unskip are involved).
Apr
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
7
revised Appending a keyword to the end of a bibliography item
Better way to add \textcompwordmark