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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.)


Nov
12
answered Can I disable underfull \hbox messages for a specific line?
Nov
12
comment Alignment of multiple variables in a linear system
Welcome to TeX.SX! I'm not sure this is the best way to display such a thing.
Nov
12
comment Why LaTeX is the winner?
Mike Spivak tried to sell LAMS-TeX which sported automatic cross references; but nobody (or very few people) bought it. In the meantime, Schöpf and Mittelbach ported AMS-TeX to LaTeX.
Nov
12
comment 'Moderncv classic 1.5.1' lualatex compilation fails when using \itshape and awesome icons and sans font with MacTeX2013
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a problem solved with a software update
Nov
12
revised Suppress modification of listings in draft mode
typo in title
Nov
12
answered Suppress modification of listings in draft mode
Nov
12
comment Suppress modification of listings in draft mode
You can override the global draft option by calling \usepackage[final]{listings}.
Nov
12
comment TexLive installation unable to find system fonts in OSX Mavericks
If it's not in the system fonts, one has to specify the font by file name, like \def\myfontname{[lmroman12-regular]}
Nov
12
answered Is there a short diagonal pointing arrow symbol?
Nov
12
comment Weird image filenames
If you really have %.pdf, I'd say you have a peculiar taste for file name choices. ;-)
Nov
12
comment How to typeset polynomial ring notation nicely
I don't find the image shows particularly good typesetting; I'm asking what would happen when t or 2 is used instead of x. Or, better yet, \sqrt{-5}, which will protrude above the brackets.
Nov
12
comment Dos and Don'ts of \countdef\mycount=<number> and \newcount vs \newcounter{} in LaTeX
@GeoffPointer For local manipulations you don't need \refstepcounter (which is the main reason for all operations being global), so a TeX counter is probably preferable.
Nov
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
12
awarded  unicode
Nov
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to draw/fill half-open intervals on a ray of numbers? (tikz; incl. minimal ex.)
Nov
12
revised How do I typeset a tenfold powering (a tower-of-powers) with LaTeX?
Added limitation
Nov
12
revised How do I typeset a tenfold powering (a tower-of-powers) with LaTeX?
Added limitation
Nov
12
comment Cannot use ampersand as argument in user defined command with optional arguments
@Sigur Yes, of course. ;-)
Nov
12
answered How do I typeset a tenfold powering (a tower-of-powers) with LaTeX?