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How should we acknowledge AstroBetter?

by Chris Crockett June 26, 2013

As with any resource, AstroBetter needs a way to measure its impact on the community. Usage metrics are particularly helpful as we apply for grants to help AstroBetter grow. The best that we’ve come up with is to follow the model used by telescopes, data centers, etc: add an acknowledgement! This research has made use […]

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To-Do Lists with Things [From the Archives]

by Kelle February 2, 2011

While I deal with the first week of classes and my 230 Astro 101 students, 2 lab instructors, 4 undergrad researchers, and 2 grad students, take a look at this classic post on the to-do app Things (Mac only): Better To-Do Lists with Things. It’s been over a year since I wrote this post and […]

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Links: Combat Impostor Syndrome by Thinking Like a Creator Instead of a Sponge, Repercussions of Misrepresenting Results, To-Do Lists, and More.

by Kelle July 2, 2010

Photo by Chris Gierszewski Too Much Self-Doubt? Try Thinking Like a Creator | ProfHacker “Think like a creator, not like a sponge. Most of us were trained to be very good sponges: we can soak up information and absorb it so that it feels like its our own. But focusing on all that you don’t […]

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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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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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Links: Things+Dropbox, Brief Emails, Airline Upgrades, and more…

by Kelle October 18, 2009

I really need to post these more often… You can see these links as I share them on Google Reader: http://www.google.com/reader/shared/kellecruz Also, follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/kellecruz

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Better To-Do Lists with Things

by Kelle May 6, 2009

While I take productivity seriously (even though I might not be seriously productive), I think the highly revered Getting Things Done (GTD) system to be overkill for most folks. To me, the goal of any task management system is to keep your tasks organized just enough so you don’t end up wasting time simply deciding […]

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