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I'm an active developer for LaTeX, most notably with the package siunitx for formatting numbers and units. In my day job I work as a chemist, and so you'll see I write a number of chemistry-related LaTeX packages. I'm also a member of the LaTeX3 Project, working on improving LaTeX with the eventual aim of producing LaTeX3. To keep people up to date with my TeX work and anything else TeX-related I see, I have a blog on TeX matters. I'm also keen on helping other TeX users, and so I try to watch the various places that people go for help. I'm also on the committee of the UK TeX Users' Group. So I pop up all over the TeX world!

For the avoidance of doubt, any code of mine that I publish on http://tex.stackexchange.com/ I hereby place in the public domain to the extent governable by law. Explicitly, I place it under the CC0


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comment Texlive on IOS for ipad
tex.stackexchange.com/questions/8021/…
10h
revised Shell Scheme with pgfplots/gnuplot
Some missing code mark up
10h
revised Shell Scheme with pgfplots/gnuplot
Some missing code mark up
16h
awarded  Nice Answer
22h
comment Time clock at the footline of a beamer slide is not adjusted in the middle if compiling with XeLaTeX
Note that this is not beamer-specific: you'll see it with any class. I think it's linked to the (x)dvipdfm(x) driver family, as the docs warn that tdclock only works with PDF mode/dvips.
23h
revised Breqn and wrapfig incompatibilitiy
Mark up code
1d
revised Inserting an image in plain TeX
Edit in second approach
1d
comment Image inclusion in TeX (not LaTeX)
tex.stackexchange.com/questions/63789/… perhaps?
1d
comment Biblatex with biber backend fails to compile citations on Yosemite
All works normally here: do you get a .blg file, and if so what does it say?
1d
revised Time clock at the footline of a beamer slide is not adjusted in the middle if compiling with XeLaTeX
Mark up package
1d
comment Can't install texlive debian
That sounds really like a Debian issue rather than a TeX one, I'm afraid.
1d
comment Big title on one page
I think without some more concrete example this has to be down as 'unclear'.
1d
comment The dimensions of the output in the documentclass “cd” are completely wrong
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an issue as the printing/PDF viewer end rather than with TeX.
2d
revised The dimensions of the output in the documentclass “cd” are completely wrong
Correct CTAN links
2d
comment hyperlinks and citations for specific template
Please add a minimal working example showing your code: there are lots of 'Harvard'-style citation methods ('Harvard' simply means author-year).
Dec
23
comment Return original argument if csname is not defined
I might be tempted to use \csname base:#1:#2\expandafter\endcsname just in case something odd gets stored.
Dec
23
comment Why a `Missing = inserted for \ifnum` error for empty l3seq sequences?
Indeed, the V type can only be used where there is some logical 'value' concept. That simply isn't the case for a sequence.
Dec
23
revised Paragraph ended before \@input was complete
Error message as code
Dec
23
comment What does this preamble do? (dvips) and (epsf)
@cfr Lots of stuff is on CTAN so that older documents compile: stability is very important in the TeX world so just withdrawing code is not encouraged. Look at eqnarray: it's in LaTeX2e because it was in LaTeX2.09 but no-one would recommend using it today.
Dec
23
comment pdflatex-biber runs
@RicardoCruz The comment on the question is talking about the case where including the citation rather than placeholder causes some other referenced element to move. That's not usually the case, but can happen and require a potentially infinite cycle of compiles. I'm talking about the minimum number of cycles required: traditional BibTeX always needs two after the bibtex run, using biblatex requires only one.