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I am a mathematician by profession and quite a long-time (since around 1995 – as of now [2014], this means more than 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.


May
13
comment Compile with emacs and update the view in docview
@SeanAllred: I guess that advising the TeX-command-sentinel function would be the best idea.
May
13
comment Can fuzzy borders be added to external pictures programmatically?
I'm pretty sure ImageMagick would be of use here.
May
10
comment Where can I get a list of macros beginning with \var
Why not grep the sources? The problem then (more or less) reduces to knowing which are primitives and which are defined - but this is easily solvable with The TeXbook. (Of course, some formats might redefine things - both primitives and macros, e.g. \input - but then, source2e.pdf to the rescue!)
Apr
30
comment Use a character other than the backslash for commands
If you want to use a Unicode character, you'd probably have to use XeTeX or LuaTeX. You might also consider using Markdown or XML and converting to LaTeX (or using it natively with ConTeXt).
Apr
26
comment Wind power and tikz force
Out of curiosity: what for? "13 wind turbines positioned in a quarter of circle" sounds a bit... strange. ;)
Apr
24
comment License of the Minion Pro fonts that came with Adobe Reader
I grepped the Licence.txt file that came with my Adobe Reader 9 and didn't find such a paragraph. Where did it came from?
Apr
20
asked How to get a dash between the item and its description
Apr
19
comment Draw a ERD in Crow's foot
Have you seen this: ctan.org/pkg/pgf-umlcd ? (I never tried it, only found the link.)
Apr
14
accepted Vertical skip between p{…} rows of tabular
Apr
14
comment Vertical skip between p{…} rows of tabular
@DavidCarlisle: having seen the other answers, I can see that you're probably right...
Apr
14
comment Vertical skip between p{…} rows of tabular
Nice, though a bit hackish. (I thought about it too, though I didn't remember the syntax of \rule, so thanks!) If nothing more "elegant" shows up, I'll accept this one...
Apr
14
comment Vertical skip between p{…} rows of tabular
And what if I want to increase the spacing of only one row? (And yes, this is sometimes justified IMHO.)
Apr
14
asked Vertical skip between p{…} rows of tabular
Apr
7
comment What are the ways to position things absolutely on the page?
@Aditya: I know, I even used them once or twice;). But for this big-list question to be useful for newbies, could you provide an example?
Apr
6
awarded  Informed
Apr
6
accepted How to check whether two labels fall on the same page?
Apr
6
comment How to check whether two labels fall on the same page?
@Malipivo: this is great! Can you write an answer about refcount?
Apr
6
asked How to check whether two labels fall on the same page?
Apr
6
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
5
asked What are the ways to position things absolutely on the page?