Tag Archives: Tool of the Week

Replacing Dropbox Pro with Amazon Glacier, and other services

Recently I've started auditing my tech spending to save some money.  One of the things I decided to drop was my subscription to Dropbox Pro, costing me $99/yr for 100 GB.  (really 140, because they double your free-space with a … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Stack Exchange

Over the past few months I've gotten a handful of requests on this blog to help write a custom piece of code. There are a couple reasons I don't do this: Ain't Nobody Got Time For Dat! One of the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Grad School: Tools and Tricks I wish I knew all along

I've done it! I've gotten my Ph.D.!  Here's a few things I wish I had done from the very beginning. Enjoy Yourself. You're going to take 4-8 years investing in yourself. This is time you've set aside to educate yourself … Continue reading

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Smartphone App: MTB project

Courtney and I recently took a trip for our 1-yr anniversary out to summit county.  If you didn't know: Summit county is awesome in late september because the aspens are amazing: Also, everything's cheap because it's the off season: from … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Resetting PRAM and SMC on mac

A few weeks ago my mac started showing a "service battery warning." The charger would behave erratically, sometimes charging, sometimes not, and sometimes only showing a dim green light.  In addition, when charging sometimes my computer would seem a bit … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Google Cloud Print

Google cloud print is a cool tool that lets you print from any of your mobile devices, tablets, or computers to any of your printers, anywhere! It's awesome for me because if I get emailed a PDF I need to … Continue reading

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Monitoring Progress in Matlab

There are a lot of pre-made codes out there to make progress bars for your code.  A lot of these work fine, but some will slow down your code.  The last thing you want is a progress bar that hampers … Continue reading

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Matlab Tip: Change the color-scheme to be easier on your eyes

Hey Matlab users, here's a quick tip that I hope is helpful.  If you stare at MATLAB for long hours, espically late at night, then changing your color scheme is a quick an easy way to reduce eye strain (and … Continue reading

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Freeing up space on your iPhone: Deleting the "Other" category that takes up space

I get a little irked sometimes on my 8 GB iPhone when I can update an app or download a podcast because I'm out of space.  I usually try deleting some old apps I don't use, or old photos, but what's really … Continue reading

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DIY Microwave Popcorn

I love popcorn: It's great brain-food. Popcorn is healthy and light: Pretty much the perfect snack. Store-bought microwave popcorn is usually full of preservatives (unhealthy), and in addition the bag is coated in cancer-linked chemicals.  In addition to that, store bought popcorn normally costs a … Continue reading

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