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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.)


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comment Issue with tabular environment
table is a floating environment: you were telling LaTeX to set the tabular wherever it thinks fit. See How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX?
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comment ! LaTeX Error: Command \textcurrency unavailable in encoding T1
@user59969 Oh, that's definitely a possibility: BibTeX doesn't like spaces in the citation keys.
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comment ! LaTeX Error: Command \textcurrency unavailable in encoding T1
@daleif Possibly so.
8h
comment Issue with tabular environment
Welcome to TeX.SX! Just don't use table, but center.
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comment ! LaTeX Error: Command \textcurrency unavailable in encoding T1
Welcome to TeX.SX! There is no \textcurrency in your example; anyway, the problem is solved by adding \usepackage{textcomp}. About the citations: did you run BibTeX after adding new ones?
9h
comment Symbol division latex
The steinmetz package has been thought for this application.
9h
comment Peek ahead a \vbox: \vsplit and reassemble again?
I still believe that \setbox\tempbox=\copy\bigbox is cleaner if you just want to access \bigbox for measuring but not touching it.
17h
comment Copy/Pastable output in Friggeri's CV
I see some fonts that are not used in my test; apart from the fact that you use a space in the file name, which you shouldn't, your log shows a final warning about ending at group level 1 that my log doesn't have.
17h
comment Copy/Pastable output in Friggeri's CV
@Stefano Just to be sure, I compiled it from TeXShop, with the same result.
17h
comment Export image as .eps but \pi symbol changes in Matlab
Is TeX somehow involved in this?
17h
comment Copy/Pastable output in Friggeri's CV
@Stefano I compiled the test file, I didn't copy from the PDF on the site.
18h
comment Copy/Pastable output in Friggeri's CV
@Stefano I tried the test CV on the site and copy pasting works without any problem. I have Mac OS X 10.9 and used XeLaTeX.
18h
comment Avoiding non-centered caption on ctable with float
@Tobias Sorry, no; I've never considered ctable among my preferred packages.
20h
comment Changing the behavior of $$ but not of $
Write in big flashing letters at the start of the doc: “Don't use $$ or you'll be absorbed”.
21h
comment Changing the behavior of $$ but not of $
Just never use $$. That's how.
21h
comment Cyrillic in minted label
I see; the error I get is UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xd0 in position 20: ordinal not in range(128) which seems to mean that the label can be only ASCII. :(
23h
comment Non-ascii character as argument
@wipet Just a typo, and you know it.
23h
comment Why do some spacing commands work correctly after end commands, and others don't?
The error you get is There's no line here to end which should be self explaining: \end{verbatim} ends a paragraph and \\ is not legal between paragraphs. I'd place \bigskip (or \vspace{\baselineskip}, if you prefer) below \end{verbatim}, not on the same line. But why would you want a big space below the verbatim text?
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comment Why can't I use multiplie verbboxes?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a problem due to a mistyped command
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comment Order of footnotes with packages afterpage and footnote
“… and they will hopefully come on the same page.” ;-)