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Productivity, Writing, and Teaching

  • Writing IS Thinking | Inside Higher Ed
    “If writing is thinking, then you don’t have to wait until you’re done reading, analyzing data, or figuring everything out to get started. You can write before, during, and after the research process. In fact, it’s the best justification for daily writing imaginable: writing every day enables you to think about your project, generate new insights, and move forward every single day!”
  • Starting a Dissertation Writing Group (In a Writing Center) | ProfHacker
  • On Syllabi and Course Design | ProfHacker
  • The Height of Your Ceilings Can Impact Your Work | Lifehacker
    I knew it!
  • Hardware, Apps, and Accessories

  • When was the last time you checked out your Utilities folder?… | Minimal Mac
    Digital Color Meter is a super useful tool for finding web safe colors.
  • Kensington announces Laptop Locking Station, Tether Kit | MacUser
    It’s nice that Kensington is working on new laptop security options but this looks super clunky and not appealing at all.
  • Apple Officially Discontinues 30-Inch and 24-Inch Cinema Displays | MacRumors
    Now there’s only one Apple Display. The new one is still not height adjustable which means I’m sticking with Dell or HP.
  • Magic Trackpad Gives iMacs and Mac Pros Multitouch Powers | Lifehacker
  • Buying Guide: Apple’s New iMac | theAppleBlog
  • Mac Pro refresh bumps up the high end: these go to 12 cores | TUAW
  • IDL

  • Coyote Article: Creating Colorbars For Log-Scaled Images | Coyote's Guide to IDL Programming
  • IDL 8.0: Help | michaelgalloy.com
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