It is February, which means I have a mountain of snow outside my door here in Canada, and an even larger mountain of tasks stacking up in my e-mail inbox. Since piles of snow and short days make me want to curl up with a good book – rather than a good journal article – I’ve been toying with some of the many productivity apps available on the web. Continue reading
I have become ridiculously dependent on having two computer monitors. Five years ago I never would have considered the need for a second screen…but now? Can’t live without one.
Would you believe that – techie as I am – I am still a devotee of the paper day planner?
A couple months ago I broke down and bought the tech toy I have been craving since November – the iPad Pro.
Reading other people’s blog posts, I get the sense people are confused about the iPad Pro. It’s a beautiful looking device, but tech b;others everywhere can’t figure out “who the device is for.” . I’ve seen a lot of people cry ‘It’s not a computer replacement!’ and wonder why it doesn’t run the Mac OSX. “It’s too big” others complain, and “only a small number of artists and creative types would really use it!
I’m not sure who Apple intended to make the device for, but I have been using the 12.9 inch pro for the last 2 months and it has fit beautifully into my work flow. Continue reading
For the last month or so I have been using Slack as a way to collaborate with another PhD student in my department on a systematic review.
I have been pretty quiet on here for the past few weeks. I have been getting lots of writing done –hopefully some that I will soon be able to link some of it to this site – but not much blog writing.
In addition to writing, I have been preparing a lot of presentations recently
– one for our student research day, two more for my comprehensive exam defense and a few other miscellaneous talks that I have been asked to give. Continue reading
Shortly before pressing the send button to submit my comprehensive exam I started to feel my wrists start to twinge. Figuring that this was related to typing 41 pages of text (+ blog posts!) in a little less than a month, I trotted off to see my nurse practitioner who advised me to re-think my ergonomic setup for typing. Continue reading