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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.)


Dec
12
comment What's the quickest way to write “2nd” “3rd” etc in LaTeX?
@Axel Please, use the @ mechanism to answer comments, so a notification is issued. Since \textsuperscript{th} in math mode does ^{\mbox{\fontsize\sf@size\selectfont #1}}, it seems useless doing \mathrm{th} in that case. So doing \newcommand{\nth}{\textsuperscript{th}} does better than the complicated macro you're using. Add \xspace, if you prefer; in math mode it does nothing.
Dec
12
comment What's the quickest way to write “2nd” “3rd” etc in LaTeX?
Redefining \th is a very bad idea. Try using UTF-8 encoding and type a þ in your document. Of course, simply using \textsuperscript in every case is easier. And, finally, no: th shouldn't be superscripted.
Dec
12
comment Multiple equations with a large “{” in front: alignment and labelling
equation should be used instead of align.
Dec
12
comment Multiple equations with a large “{” in front: alignment and labelling
Welcome to TeX.SX! You can format TeX code by selecting it and clicking on the {} button (or adding four spaces in front of each line). Change \[ and \] into \begin{equation} and \end{equation} respectively.
Dec
12
revised Multiple equations with a large “{” in front: alignment and labelling
Fixed formatting
Dec
12
revised Holiday contest! Drawing a picture of Krampus for Yule
Punctuation in title
Dec
12
comment How can I build an adjusted coffin?
Why not a tabular?
Dec
12
comment I have 3 errors running this code with \toprule and \midrule in a table… If include booktabs package in my preamble, I have 9 errors
Welcome to TeX.SX! You're missing \\ in the final row, before \bottomrule.
Dec
12
revised I have 3 errors running this code with \toprule and \midrule in a table… If include booktabs package in my preamble, I have 9 errors
code markup
Dec
11
comment How to insert searchable value for PDF reader?
@azetina No, only Adobe Reader supports it, AFAIK.
Dec
11
revised multirow and multicolumn
Code markup
Dec
11
comment No room for a new \dimen despite of loading etex
See tex.stackexchange.com/questions/38607/no-room-for-a-new-dimen and answers to it, particularly \reserveinserts.
Dec
11
comment How to center vertical one symbol in my table
@Cortizol \totalheight measures the whole height and depth of the phi (height is what's above the baseline, depth is what's below it).
Dec
11
comment How to center vertical one symbol in my table
You need to update your TeX distribution.
Dec
11
comment How to center vertical one symbol in my table
In any case, \cyr is not the solution
Dec
11
answered How to center vertical one symbol in my table
Dec
11
comment How to center vertical one symbol in my table
If your document is in Serbian, there's no point in using \cyr: \usepackage[serbianc]{babel} should be sufficient.
Dec
11
revised Space is sometimes gobbled with microtype and url
Typos; made better evidence for code
Dec
11
comment The equals sign is missing
s*[1] doesn't harm, but removing it is more efficient.
Dec
11
awarded  Nice Answer