travel

So you want to be a frequent flier? (Part 1)

by Guest February 17, 2012

This is a guest post from Adam Kraus, a Premier-Platinum flyer on United/Continental who specializes in HNL-LAX and HNL-SFO, plus frequently travels through DEN, ORD, and BWI. He also is an Emerald Executive with National and has Gold status with Hilton. In his free time, Adam is a Hubble Fellow at the University of Hawaii […]

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What’s Your Status? Airline Loyalty Programs

by Kelle September 27, 2010

How to Master Airline Loyalty Programs | Lifehacker A pretty advanced guide to choosing an alliance, airline, and keeping your mileage earnings consolidated. I totally agree with the author that elite status is the primary goal. And, since they don’t offer elite status, that means avoiding Virgin and JetBlue even if they have nice routes, […]

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Links: Computing, Diversity, Tenure, Teaching, and Travel…you know, the usual.

by Kelle September 24, 2010

Coyote and Catalyst Libraries Available in Subversion Repository | Coyote's Guide to IDL Programming Software Sustainability Workshop: Stories and Strategies | Astronomy Computing Today I’m so glad there are people thinking about this! XQuartz was updated recently to version 2.5.3 | MacResearch Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through MIT’s Male Math Maze | Women In […]

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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: UKIRT Not Closing, Sleeping on Planes, Nature Boycott, and More.

by Kelle June 11, 2010

Stay of Execution Part II | The e-Astronomer “The general idea is that the TSS runs UKIRT from sea level, there are no visiting observers, and there is heavily reduced tech support.” How to sleep on a long haul flight | John Graham-Cumming UPDATED: University of California Considers Boycott Against Nature Journals | Science News […]

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Links: How to Get Off the Tenure-Track, Refereeing Tips, Facebook and Rotation Curves, and More.

by Kelle April 16, 2010

The path less travelled | Nature Jobs Advice for those who want to be an active scientist, but necessarily glued onto the tenure track. “..there are ways to stay involved in science and make a living, without working in a full-time academic position. If you combine dedication, ingenuity, frugality and good connections—the same mix needed […]

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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: 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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Tips for a Successful Writing Retreat

by Kelle December 7, 2009

I recently spent four days on a writing retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii with three of my closest friends/collaborators. A writing retreat is basically where you abscond from your office to some resort-like place for a several days (or weeks) to concentrate on a specific task, ideally a paper. I think it’s particularly […]

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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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