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Industrial Ecologist with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. It would seem, from my perspective, that the principal reason for using TeX is to annoy one's colleagues. The secondary reason is to provide procrastination activities. I am the last surviving user of PStricks (and, by extention, plain-LaTeX). I have never run pdf.*tex nor usedpackage pgf or tikz. This makes me a curmudgeon, even by LaTeX-user standards.

I filled out this section expressly to earn the "autobiographer" merit badge. BTW- merit badges and reputation? I feel like a cub scout playing Zork.

Maybe there should be a "shooting yourself in the foot by insisting on using obsolete packages" merit badge.


Nov
6
comment \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} makes the font look awful in Google Chrome
It looks like your document is using bitmapped fonts... see this question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/1291/…
Oct
19
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
15
accepted nested lists - typeset only top n levels
Oct
15
comment nested lists - typeset only top n levels
Works like a charm! incidentally, the example is more readable if you put the content of the outline in a \def.
Oct
14
comment nested lists - typeset only top n levels
That seems to work-- I need to pull out a TeXbook to decipher it. Is the use of "enumerate" hardcoded into \def\endscoop ? it might be nice to work for itemize environments too, above a certain level. hoping for something more general.. ideally with an argument [n] to automatically suppress if level > n. But I will play with this and see what I can make it do.
Oct
14
asked nested lists - typeset only top n levels
Sep
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
26
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
Mar
16
awarded  Good Question
Dec
19
awarded  Benefactor
Dec
17
comment Why does latex think it's tomorrow already?
Thanks for the discussion and the solution. I added an 'unset TZ' into my workflow.
Dec
17
accepted Why does latex think it's tomorrow already?
Dec
17
comment Why does latex think it's tomorrow already?
Unsetting TZ does the trick. if you post it as an answer, I guess that means you win the bounty. Any idea what the proper setting is for US west coast? It looks to me like "America/Los_Angeles" is supposed to be correct.
Dec
17
comment Why does latex think it's tomorrow already?
Here's my env: pastebin.com/frpSu94v ; TZ is not set in windows ; in bash it's "America/Los_Angeles"
Dec
17
comment Why does latex think it's tomorrow already?
@cyberSingularity, they are consistent. Both report the locale-current time (of 13:44). No, I did not use cygwin to install TeX Live because I remain somewhat mistrustful of cygwin. I installed using the installer from texlive.org
Dec
17
awarded  Promoter
Dec
7
comment Why does latex think it's tomorrow already?
Just built a document now and got: D:20121207010418Z. That's 0104, right? Local time is 17:04 on December 6. Conclusion: my OS is not reporting the correct time zone to tex. solution: ?????
Dec
1
comment Store results of a calculation automatically under a new macro name
It sounds like fp.sty would do what you want.. \FPdiv\myresult{250}{2} will store 125 in \myresult. \FPclip is also necessary to remove leading and trailing zeros. But this approach integrates well with siunitx
Dec
1
comment Unable to make symbol similar to bowtie or lrtimes
What do \ooalign and \cr do?