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I'm just a single point on a complex plane. I'm not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. You can't teach me anything, but you can stimulate me to think! I am a detail-oriented analyst and interested in almost everything. Consistency, optimization, best-practice, & perfection are always my first priority in mind! Therefore by my questions & answers you'll fully recognize me. I can tell you more but then I have to kill you.

I distribute my rep in bounties as spending money for my & your pleasure is more meaningful than saving money in a bank & abandoning it unused.

"If you're an underdog, mentally disabled, physically disabled, if you don't fit in, if you're not as pretty as the others, you can still be a hero, read TEXBook!"

"Motivation isn't enough. If you've an idiot & you motivate him, now you've a motivated idiot."

Learning (La)TeX, PSTricks, & PGF/TikZ is similar to learning how to swim or drive a car. You don’t get the full benefit by watching someone else do it. Your own fingers must get involved.

Don't be lukewarm! If you cannot be the best, be the worst!

Beauty without intelligence is a masterpiece painted on a toilet paper.

For every problem, there is always a solution that is simple, neat, but wrong.

Best practices

  1. Use pdflatex \input{filename} instead of pdflatex filename.
  2. Don't specify the file extension in \includegraphics.
  3. Divide your project into a main & smaller input files & compile the main with pdflatex.
  4. Put each code snippet 4 either drawing a diagram or making a table into a standalone input file & compile it to produce a PDF.
  5. Define global macros 4 often-used materials, put them into a separate package thereby changing the macros in one place will effect the whole document.
  6. Remove unnecessary packages.
  7. Don't mix different series, families, font size, & shapes, ESPECIALLY IN ONE SENTENCE.
  8. Obey.

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Jan
19
revised What is this feature “a router divides the available bandwidth evenly among the online devices” named?
added 81 characters in body
Jan
19
asked What is this feature “a router divides the available bandwidth evenly among the online devices” named?
Nov
21
comment How to block all ethernet traffic destined to any MAC address other than the gateway?
@Zoredache: I want to hide my IP, hostname and if possible nobody knows I am connected to the LAN.
Nov
20
asked How to block all ethernet traffic destined to any MAC address other than the gateway?
Oct
14
comment PDF to EPS conversion: Bounding box problem
pdfcrop followed by pdftops might help you.
Sep
13
awarded  Famous Question
Mar
19
comment How to write a batch file to append each item (of a list of directories read from an external file) to PATH?
Have you tried it?
Mar
10
awarded  Commentator
Mar
10
comment How to write a batch file to append each item (of a list of directories read from an external file) to PATH?
@Windos: Unfortunately No. :-)
Mar
10
awarded  Critic
Mar
10
asked How to write a batch file to append each item (of a list of directories read from an external file) to PATH?
Nov
8
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
27
comment Looking for a smart sync tool that exactly copies the structure of the source to that of the destination
Well done. I have to use --chmod=ugo=rwX option as well.
Sep
27
accepted Looking for a smart sync tool that exactly copies the structure of the source to that of the destination
Sep
27
comment Looking for a smart sync tool that exactly copies the structure of the source to that of the destination
When I invoke rsync -a --delete -v --progress "/cygdrive/c/Examples/" "/cygdrive/f/Examples", I got the same structure in the destination but when opening each folder in the destination, I get a pop up window. What is wrong?
Sep
27
comment Looking for a smart sync tool that exactly copies the structure of the source to that of the destination
Can rsync be used for local source and local destination as opposed to remote destination?
Sep
27
comment Looking for a smart sync tool that exactly copies the structure of the source to that of the destination
@TheCompWiz: It is possible when SyncToy provides a hidden file as a log on which both pairs are synced previously, so I can make use of this file again after re installing my laptop.
Sep
27
revised Looking for a smart sync tool that exactly copies the structure of the source to that of the destination
edited body
Sep
27
asked Looking for a smart sync tool that exactly copies the structure of the source to that of the destination
Sep
6
asked How to prevent GhostScript from substituting fonts when compressing a PDF file?