Category Archives: Technology

Starting Your PhD – Using and Choosing Your Software: Reference Management

Part 2 of a 2-part series on academic software: Reference Management Reference management software is a program that offers some combination of note taking and bibliography building. For Mac, I use Third Street Software’s Sente. For PC as well as … Continue reading

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Starting Your PhD: Using and Choosing Your Software

It’s September, and that means that another class of PhD candidates will be entering university to embark on a research project that will take up anywhere from three years to a decade’s worth of their time and effort. Doing a … Continue reading

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Ze Frank’s “The Show”

A reminder to everyone that while yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day, it was also the five year anniversary of the last episode of Ze Frank’s “The Show“.  The Show was a very early effort at Web 2.0 individual brand-building, an … Continue reading

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Destroying my Facebook in order to save it

This weekend saw a major overhaul of my online life: new Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to start, but also a major decision involving Facebook. I resolved to delete my sprawling, uncontrollable account that seems determined to make itself public despite … Continue reading

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Internet, high-speed rail, and social fragmentation

I’ve been closely following the high-speed rail debate in Britain with some interest and I am intrigued by what the debate shows about public perceptions of the role of technology and infrastructure in social cohesion. Briefly put, the pro-rail camp … Continue reading

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Jobs vs. Obama: Productive Capacity

This one is a bit off-topic, but hey – there’s things to be said and I need a place to say them. Some excerpts from Steve Jobs’ biography were released online this afternoon, and one of the bits that caught … Continue reading

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