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  • Downtime is the Best Cure for Downtime

    By on April 2, 2013

    During nearly every software project or coding effort I have ever undertaken there has usually been at least one moment of ‘downtime’ – an interminable period during which the machine seemingly acts in what appears to be complete defiance of the behavior desired. No matter what I would try...

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  • project management, or, your hand is not your dayplanner

    By on March 25, 2013

    Ah, what to say about project management?  That it is a necessary evil or the world’s most effective procrastination tool?    Last week, the ITP core course discussed the many project management tools and tactics that are being employed by academics for both research and pedagogical purposes.  Sorting through...

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  • The lost art of spaghetti

    By on March 25, 2013

    When I was five years old I took apart an old rotary telephone. Actually I didn’t just take it apart – I dismantled it entirely. My youthful fingers, newly skilled with pliers and screwdrivers swiped from my father’s tool box, utterly decimated it. I was unstoppable. Every curly, colored...

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  • Digital Clutter (or why Inbox Zero is not a goal)

    By on March 21, 2013

    These days there’s a cloud of excess digital data hovering around my work–not just extra words I’ve typed but all the files I’ve collected, the images I might use for projects, the articles I intend to read. In a blog post titled, “The Data Left Behind,” Maura A. Smale...

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  • 3/19 Workshop: Organizing Your Research With Evernote, Dropbox, and Zotero

    By on March 12, 2013

    Please join us for our latest workshop of the Spring 2013 term: Spotlight: Organizing Your Research With Evernote, Dropbox, and Zotero March 19, 2013 – 6:30-8:30pm; Room C196.01 In this workshop, we will focus on the best practices for using specific tools for research management: Zotero, Evernote, and Dropbox…and...

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