ergonomics

Sleep Better by Adjusting Screen Brightness at Night

by Kelle November 19, 2010

F.lux for Mac 5.0 Review | Macworld via Mike Cushing …looking at a computer display late at night—particularly when that display is calibrated to be bright and clear during the daytime—can be both visually irritating and a contributor to sleep problems. Once the sun starts to go down, [F.lux] gradually—over the course of an hour—dims […]

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Links: CV Tips, Practice Not Using Jargon, Desk Layouts, and More.

by Kelle September 17, 2010

Creating and Maintaining Your CV | ProfHacker Added to the Job Hunting section of the AstroBetter Wiki. To tweet or not to tweet? | Research Information Network I think that, by far, the best use of Twitter that as emerged for researchers is for sharing thoughts at conferences. White Students Are Minority of Frosh at […]

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Links: Employment Prospects, No Bullet Points in Star Wars, Acadamnit, and Much More.

by Kelle August 27, 2010

Postgraduate degrees produce employable people – it's official | onlinelibrary.wiley.com Subscription Required. “A survey has confirmed that [postgraduate degrees in astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science and particle physics] bring excellent long-term employment prospects and above-average salaries, within sciences and elsewhere, boosting the case for funding studentships in order to support science and industry.” (via @USA […]

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Links: Encouraging Creativity, Getting Started with Twitter, Ergo Mousing, and More.

by Kelle August 14, 2010

Scientific career renewal | Nature Jobs “Scientists must force themselves off the research treadmill periodically if they are to remain creatively stimulated. The culture and bureaucracy of science must encourage them to do so.” Taking “The Road Not Taken”: On the Benefits of Diversifying Your Academic Portfolio. (arXiv:1008.1586) | astro-ph “…young researchers should always allocate […]

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Links: Astronomer HR Diagram, IDL 8.0, 20-20-20 rule, and More.

by Kelle July 23, 2010

Fun Stuff Astronomer H-R diagram | Astronomy Blog Are you on the main sequence? Astronomer Gifts, T-shirts, Stickers and more | CafePress Shout Outs: Does Hubble Still Gotchu? | Late Night with Jimmy FallonHubble guy is back around the 2:50 mark. IDL IDL 8.0: Lists and hashes | michaelgalloy.com Ergonomics Reduce Computer-Caused Eye Strain with […]

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Links: More Postdocs in Canada, Less in Ireland; Apps for Distraction Avoidance and Break Reminders; Python Style Guide; and More

by Kelle July 16, 2010

Politics Postdoc Push in Canada | Inside Higher Ed (via Adam Kraus) Ireland Cuts Back on Ph.D. and Postdoc Support | Science News Antonelli, A.: A decline and fall in the future of Italian Astronomy? | astro-ph Career and Professional Development Report from the 2010 AAPT New Faculty Workshop | ProfHacker The American Association of […]

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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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Links: Ergonomic Upgrades, Unfriending, Google, Twitter, and more…

by Kelle November 27, 2009
  • Astronomy Portraits | www.maxalexander.com
  • Establish a Permanent Toiletries Bag for Easy and Speedy Packing | Lifehacker
  • Top 10 Ergonomic Upgrades for Your Workspace | Lifehacker
  • How to Shut Off the Overly Busy Mind | academiblog
  • Unfriending: One key to a minimalist social experience | mnmlist.com
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Learn to Take Breaks with Anti-RSI

by Kelle August 13, 2009

Breaks, both short and long, are widely regarded as productivity enhancing and as one of the easiest ways to prevent and reduce repetitive strain injuries (RSI), such as carpel tunnel syndrome. (More RSI prevention tips.) AntiRSI is a free application that monitors your keyboard and mouse activity and reminds you to take short “micro pauses” […]

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