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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: Grad School Advice and Admissions, Plane Crash Survival Odds, Rule of 200, and More.

by Kelle August 24, 2010

An Open Letter to New Graduate Students | ProfHacker Excellent article that you should consider circulating to the incoming class at your institution. Physics: number of A-level entrants roars beyond 30K | The Institute of Physics blog “Although the number of entrants has increased much work is still required to reduce the gender divide in […]

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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: iPhone 4, iOS 4, Google Docs, and Google Voice

by Kelle June 25, 2010

iPhone 4 review | Engadget um yeah, I must have this…especially since my 3G’s battery life is rapidly deteriorating. “…the iPhone 4 is the best smartphone on the market right now. The combination of gorgeous new hardware, that amazing display, upgraded cameras, and major improvements to the operating system make this an extremely formidable package.” […]

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Links: Google is the New Sys Admin, Firefox Sync, Chart Makeovers, and More.

by Kelle June 4, 2010

Best Computer Diagnostic Tool: Google | Lifehacker Whenever anybody asks me to help them solve a computer problem, I always ask if they’ve Googled it yet…cause that’s just what I’m going to do. Firefox Sync to Incorporate Bookmark, Password, Preference, History, and Tab Sync Directly in Firefox | Lifehacker I’ve been using this add-on, previously […]

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Keep iCal and Address Book in Sync Across Multiple Computers: MobileMe vs. Fruux.

by Kelle April 14, 2010

(To those who noticed, apologies for the premature publishing of this post earlier this week.) This is Part 2 of two-part series on keeping multiple computers in sync. Part 1 was about using Dropbox to sync files and applications. For about three months, I used Fruux to keep my iCal and Address Book in sync […]

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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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Links: Inspiring Presentations, Parallels vs Fusion, PayPal Bumb, and More.

by Kelle March 19, 2010

Keep Your Daily Momentum Going With a 10/15 Split | Lifehacker I always feel more productive, accomplished, and focused when I spend a little time with my to-do list (Things, of course) at the beginning and end of the day. We learn from stories and experience | Presentation Zen “Bullet point slides, for example, rarely […]

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Links: Clear Distractions and Books, Google Buzz, Two Tales from the Trenches, and More.

by Kelle February 12, 2010

clear distractions | mnmlist.com Nothing we haven’t been told before, but sometimes it helps to be reminded. A minimalist approach to books | mnmlist.com Get rid of the books you never use! Get a library card. If you insist on buying books — I find the airport bookstore particularly tempting — give them away or […]

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Evernote: Organize notes, emails, photos, and more all in one place.

by Guest January 25, 2010

This is a 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. The tag line of note-taking application Evernote reads “Remember Everything”. The great thing is, with Evernote, you don’t need to remember. If […]

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