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I'm a software developer originally from Boulder, CO, currently working at Khan Academy in Mountain View, CA. In my spare time, I contribute to React, make music, and cook.


May
20
comment Make a Vigenère rectangular in LaTeX
@percusse: Presumably just \pgfmathparse{int(mod(\i+\j,26))} would work without the conditional?
May
20
comment What needs to be introduced in a short introduction to LaTeX?
I have seen more than one person write code like If $x$ $+$ 2 $<$ 5 which is bad because the spacing is wrong, the font can be wrong, and it takes more effort to type, anyway – make sure you explain that math mode goes around the whole formula.
May
18
awarded  Notable Question
May
12
comment Best way to denote an angle in TikZ?
This solution looks smart but it could break in the (perhaps unreasonable) case that the triangle Axy is too small to contain all of the angle mark.
May
9
awarded  Nice Question
May
6
accepted Vertical alignment of align* in enumerate
May
6
comment Vertical alignment of align* in enumerate
This is great! Somehow I had decided previously that the fractions wouldn't line up right, but it appears that they do.
May
6
revised Vertical alignment of align* in enumerate
you accidentally a word, I think
May
6
suggested suggested edit on Vertical alignment of align* in enumerate
Apr
23
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
11
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
11
comment Exporting true pdf without dpi
You could simply increase the DPI to 300–400 or so.
Apr
7
comment How can I produce black and white source code using the minted package?
Not true -- bw is included by default.
Apr
4
revised Inserting a blank page using pdfpages results in “Missing number, treated as zero”
put file contents in directly
Apr
4
suggested suggested edit on Inserting a blank page using pdfpages results in “Missing number, treated as zero”
Mar
28
comment Using Sublime Text 2 for LaTeX
I've used the package, but only on OS X, sorry.
Mar
20
answered How to write maths without italics
Mar
11
comment Asymmetric quoting in LyX
What unacceptable output do you get?
Mar
6
comment How do I find out what fonts are used in a document/picture?
brew install xpdf (or poppler?) on OS X to get pdffonts.
Mar
6
comment \vec{p_{\bar p}} renders strangely
Gotcha, thanks for the explanation (both here and on the other question)!