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A Canadian geek, finishing off a chemistry degree. I typically hang around TeX.SX as I like the community and learn things by reading the questions. I'm also active on RPG.SX and History.SX.


Jan
13
comment Are there any open research problems in the world of TeX?
@Raphael You are likely correct; you'd have to modify things a bit, for that reason and to make sure the 2nd pass doesn't catch up to the first, but at a core level it does things page-by-page, so it doesn't seem too hard compared to going into the LaTeX code and working out what can be done in parallel.
Jan
12
comment Are there any open research problems in the world of TeX?
You could get a pretty easy setup for this, actually, since TeX already runs multiple times on any document with citations, table of contents, etc. Just start up the 2nd pass while the 1st is still running, but finished the first page.
Jan
9
comment How do I put card backs on my cards?
The one problem I'm having is that it prints the output at the bottom of the card; Where do I go to customize what goes on the card back? Oh, I see, you are using the same macro to make the cardbacks as the fronts. Ok, so if I make a new macro \setbackcontent I can customize it. Perfect.
Jan
9
reviewed Reviewed Using .bib files in central directory in MikTex 2.9 on Windows 7
Jan
8
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
5
comment Reducing the REAL size of an image (compressing) when using \includegraphics
Nice warning; It reminds me of the time the US military sent out a blanked out PDF with about 95% of the document censored. Then a reported noticed that copy+paste stilled worked. Bet you there was much faceplaming that day.
Jan
3
comment How do I put card backs on my cards?
If It puts pages on the backs of my cards automatically then I'm fine with it!
Dec
20
accepted Holiday contest! Drawing a picture of Krampus for Yule
Dec
20
comment Holiday contest! Drawing a picture of Krampus for Yule
Exactly. I was expecting lots of entries, I just wanted to see what could be done without it. Did you design this yourself or base it off another image?
Dec
18
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
18
comment Your best snowflake with Tikz
I don't think the one on the bottom is a scientifically accurate snowflake, just saying.
Dec
18
comment How to organize a .bib file edited by hand?
I tried that, without luck, and then just gave up and left them in the natural order, which should be roughly by date published due to how I ad them.
Dec
18
comment How to organize a .bib file edited by hand?
I print out literature lists with \nocite{*}, so it would be nice to be able to organize them, and I do the bib files by hand. Too bad.
Dec
18
comment Your best snowflake with Tikz
Aww man, my contest has barely any entries already.
Dec
18
comment How to organize a .bib file edited by hand?
So what if I want it sorted by say, journal or date of publication? Is that possible?
Dec
18
comment `media9.sty' not found
It seems there are some problems with the way I posted, the backports, so you are probably better off going with the second link and installing a 'vanilla' install.
Dec
18
comment How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu?
@texenthusiast Ah, I didn't know that. Looking at the changelog once you get the newest version of ubuntu they are keeping the package up to date at least. Should I delete my answer?
Dec
18
answered How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu?
Dec
18
answered `media9.sty' not found
Dec
18
comment `media9.sty' not found
@cfr The version of TeXLive that comes with Ubuntu 12.04 is TeXLive2009, which doesn't have the right versions.