collaboration

Links: Effective Video Conferences, Battling Perfectionism, and Much More!

by Kelle April 9, 2010

AAS Calendar | American Astronomical Society Now even the AAS has been won over by Google Calendar! It is my, rather strong, opinion that every seminar series should be using Google Calendar. A dedicated blog post on this topic should be coming soon… Battery Breakthrough Promises Lighter Weight, More Power | Wired Playing the Game […]

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Mendeley: The future to managing science papers?

by Eli March 22, 2010

This is another guest post by Sarah Kendrew (blog, Twitter) a postdoc in infrared astronomy at Leiden Observatory working on instrumentation for the European Extremely Large Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope. She’s also contributed an article about Evernote. Staying on top of the literature, even in a narrow field, is one of the […]

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Links: Vertical Laptop Stands, Efficient Meetings, Poster Templates, and More.

by Kelle February 26, 2010

Vertical laptop stands save desk space | Unclutterer I love how there are no cables in the picture. No power. No DVI. For either the monitor or the laptop. Regardless of the deception, it’s still a nice setup. 9 Tips for Efficient Meetings | Productivity501 Have an agenda. Argue in meetings rather than over email. […]

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Links: Nice Smells and Fair Play, a New Task Manager, Google bits, and More.

by Kelle February 19, 2010

Dual Displays and Sparkling Skylines | Lifehacker This guy went down a difficult path to get two monitors to work with a MacBook. I’d like to see a review for this new USB-DVI option. Clean smells promote generosity and fair play; dark rooms and sunglasses promote deceit and selfishness | Not Exactly Rocket ScienceI wonder […]

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Remote Presentations

by Guest February 17, 2010

Here’s another guest post! This one is contributed by Mark Marley, a scientist at NASA Ames Research Center working on modeling the atmospheres of planets and brown dwarfs. You’ve been invited to give a talk at a workshop that will lead to a new spacecraft instrument proposal in Europe, but your spouse is leaving town […]

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Automatically Create a Webpage of Articles for Astro-ph Discussion with PHP and Python.

by Kelle February 15, 2010

Here is a guest post by Ian Crossfield, a third-year graduate student at UCLA working on the infrared characterization of exoplanet atmospheres, and Nate Ross, a first-year graduate student working on various projects relating to the history of star formation in the universe. Like many astro groups, UCLA has had an informal astro-coffee discussion for […]

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Links: Negotiating Tenure Track Jobs, Unclutter Your Office, Collaboration Tools Compared, and more.

by Kelle January 22, 2010

AAS Twitter Stream Graph by Nathan Bergey. Stuff new/prospective TT faculty need to know. Part 1: Money | Professor in Training Discussion of startup funds and salary issues for those about to start negotiating academic tenure track positions. Stuff new/prospective TT faculty need to know. Part 2: Negotiating | Professor in Training Putting together a […]

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Google Wave Notifiers

by Eli December 28, 2009

Google Wave is a promising platform for online collaborations. It’s currently in a alpha/beta state and its growing pains are evident: slow and lack of notifications. I have been using Wave for two months and think it’s a great tool despite the drawbacks. It has proven to be incredibly useful for large scale collaborations where […]

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Links: Multiple Monitors, Public Speaking, Laptop Posture, and more

by Kelle December 25, 2009

Win a copy of Things for Mac and iPhone | The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) Become the master of many monitors with NewerTech's USB 2.0 Display Adapter | The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) Maybe this is finally an easy way to get two external monitors to work with a laptop! Free Wi-Fi Guide for Holiday […]

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Use DropBox to keep Multiple Computers in Sync

by Kelle December 23, 2009

In my current work setup, I have two offices and, like many astronomers, multiple computers. While ideally, my MacBook Air is my primary machine, DropBox has enabled me to get my most vital data and applications (1Password, Things, and BibDesk) synced up between my laptop and home and office desktop computers. This is Part 1 […]

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