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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.


Jul
22
comment A problem with `amsthm` and positive `\parskip`
Better yet: \usepackage{etoolbox}\appto{\proof}{\unskip}
Jul
22
comment A problem with `amsthm` and positive `\parskip`
No, better change it as you've written!
Jul
22
comment A problem with `amsthm` and positive `\parskip`
BTW, I'm looking now at the definition of the proof environment, and I'm wondering why that skip appears... If I had more time (and my TeXbook copy at home;)), I could investigate this. Maybe tomorrow...
Jul
22
comment A problem with `amsthm` and positive `\parskip`
Great, thanks! So it was proof which introduced the unnecessary skip. Stupid me, I should have tried something like this...
Jul
22
comment A problem with `amsthm` and positive `\parskip`
Not at all, unfortunately. This is supposed to be coded in a class released in the wild, for people to use. No manual hacks like this allowed...
Jun
26
comment Is there a package (like showlabels) for amsrefs?
I also clarified the problem (though the code shows what I mean anyway, I hope;)...)
Jun
26
comment Is there a package (like showlabels) for amsrefs?
@DavidCarlisle: showlabels seems to know nothing about amsrefs.
Jun
26
comment Is there a package (like showlabels) for amsrefs?
I know, I know, people!!! One comment is enough! It's 22:30 here, I have a deadline, and I forgot about a MWE... ;-)
Jun
13
comment A problem with vertical positioning of `multicols`
Thanks a lot for the explanation! At least I know that I'll have to fix this manually (that's what I did anyway). And I hope that the LaTeX3 output routine will handle such things...;)
Jun
12
comment A problem with vertical positioning of `multicols`
Thanks, but it doesn't work here... I changed [2-3] to [2-10] and the pages are still "ragged".
Jun
12
comment A problem with alignment to the bottom of the page with different font sizes
And here it is: tex.stackexchange.com/q/184597/5626 . BTW, egreg, could you turn your comment into an answer, so that I could accept it?
Jun
12
comment A problem with alignment to the bottom of the page with different font sizes
Wow, am I really that stupid??? However, this is only an MWE; after going to a more sophisticated one, things broke again... I'll post it in a separate question, though.
May
13
comment Compile with emacs and update the view in docview
@Sebastien: when you start using Emacs, eventually you'll learn Emacs Lisp;). It's kind of a slippery slope, but headed upwards, in the direction of the most powerful and elegant computer language in existence (I mean Lisp in general, not necessarily Emacs Lisp).
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
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.)