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I am a mathematician by profession and quite a long-time (since around 1995 – as of now [2013], this means about half of my life) TeX user by hobby.

I started with plain TeX, and much later (in the early 2000s) moved to LaTeX; I still use plain TeX occasionally (and when writing LaTeX classes/packages). Quite recently I also started to use ConTeXt.

I am a heavy Emacs user, though still a newbie – I started in 2001.

I have a blog about (among others) TeX and friends, located at http://mbork.pl/Content_AND_Presentation.


Feb
11
comment “Killmargins” package?
Maybe, I avoid anything with a bitten apple picture on it. But to the point: another way might be to use Emacs instead of Gummi. I am pretty sure that you could make a similar setup in Emacs in a moment (auto compiling+cropping+auto-reverting view - the last item exists already, the first one can be programmed in two minutes, the second one might need writing a shell script or a short elisp function.) However, as noted in the question, performance might be bad (especially that pdf viewing in Emacs is based on converting the pdf to bitmaps). ;)
Feb
11
comment “Killmargins” package?
Very interesting question. Actually, I think many pdf viewers would benefit from such an option, too. (The only one I know is called... Kindle;).)
Feb
6
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
23
comment Math application/library that uses LaTeX?
Sage, Maxima, Mathematica...
Jan
17
comment List of all modules in ConTeXt
@Aditya: +1 from me, too.
Dec
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
16
answered Unwanted separation in an equation
Nov
30
comment Eliminate page number in Beamer
Which theme is that? In general, \renewcommand{\thepage}{} would probably work, but it is an ugly hack.
Nov
23
comment Converting LaTeX into Unicode for email
And yet another thought: it's quite possible that Org-mode can export LaTeX markup to Unicode. And Org-mode is pretty awesome for lightweight markup (I personally use it sometimes to write emails, which I then copy to my email client. It' probably a shame I don't use Gnus, but I only have this much time to configure my stuff...).
Nov
23
comment Converting LaTeX into Unicode for email
Nice. Why not use AUCTeX then? It's Emacs, after all, and you can configure it to your taste. You may either (a) assign some key binding to LaTeX-mode (which starts AUCTeX), or (b) configure "It's All Text" so that it starts Emacs in AUCTeX mode (I think at least that it should be possible, I don't use it (yet)).
Nov
19
comment How can I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking to write LaTeX math formulas by voice efficiently?
@SeanAllred: what about voice-controlling Emacs? (The guy from the video does just that.)
Nov
17
comment Using LaTeX to keep a diary
I just read the question and thought "what you really want is Org-mode". But @mvarela beat me to it...
Nov
17
comment How to create a line like crayon with Beamer
If I understand correctly, the OP asks for a specific style of line, not a particular diagram.
Nov
16
comment How can I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking to write LaTeX math formulas by voice efficiently?
Did you see this: youtu.be/8SkdfdXWYaI ? Maybe it can be an inspiration;)...
Nov
12
comment Writing a large portion of text in 'code font'
I'd even try \begin{ttfamily} ... \end{ttfamily}.
Nov
9
comment How to write a custom biblatex bbx file: no formatting, just plain data
That said, I'll probably go through another route: processing bibtex-generated bbl file, which is relatively simple (and I already have some Elisp functions to do a similar task).
Nov
9
comment How to write a custom biblatex bbx file: no formatting, just plain data
@PLK: what biber & biblatex would do for me is (a) selecting only \cited entries and (b) sorting them. The rest would be trivial (a natural task for Emacs Lisp;)); (a) would be relatively easy, too, but would need some more text processing, and I thought that I could reuse existing code. (b) is in general nontrivial (see xindy).
Nov
9
asked How to write a custom biblatex bbx file: no formatting, just plain data
Oct
29
awarded  Electorate
Oct
27
awarded  Popular Question