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Category Archives: Journalism, New Media & Digital Culture

A Guide to Installing Arch in VirtualBox | Revised December 2015 Dec 23, 2015

Author’s Note on December 23, 2015 I’ve gone through and applied a long-overdue update and overhaul to these instructions. They will, do doubt, become dated again before long, though. So please continue to check for useful contributions from commenters in … Continue reading

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Simple Command Line Pomodoro Timer Jul 10, 2014

I’ve found Francesco Cirillo’s Pomodoro Technique to be a useful way of organizing my work and getting stuff done.  It involves breaking up your work into four 25-minute intervals (“pomodori”), separated by five-minute breaks.  At the end of the four … Continue reading

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LaTeX Letterhead for Quinnipiac University Dec 4, 2013

January 2017 Update: Quinnipiac recently updated its visual identity, making this template outdated. As I am no longer at Quinnipiac University I do not have reason to update this document myself, however I will leave it live for any enterprising … Continue reading

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What We’re Talking About When We Talk About Cloud Computing Jul 18, 2013

Casey O’Donnell’s recent post at Culture Digitally reminded me of a conversation I had not long ago with another researcher, in which we realized that, although both of us were speaking about “the cloud,” each of us were talking about … Continue reading

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Emacs Keybindings for LibreOffice Jul 9, 2013

As I wrote recently, I’ve had a difficult time finding a Linux word processor that meets my day to day needs and also allows me to easily use Emacs keybindings. After that post, I finally bit the bullet and manually … Continue reading

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A Feed of My Shared Links Jul 8, 2013

A while back, I mentioned that I’m now using Tiny Tiny RSS as my news reader.  I share some of my favorite quotes and items on this blog, but if you’d simply like a minimalist feed of my shared links, … Continue reading

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In a Bind: Word Processing in Linux Jul 3, 2013

The year is 2013 and as far as I can tell, there is no good solution for word processing in Linux—at least according to my modest standards. Perhaps this is unsurprising, given that some early Linux FAQs concerning word processors … Continue reading

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My Linux Desktop(s) Jul 2, 2013

You know those days where something about your operating system is bugging you?  The inability to drag and drop some piece of information from one place to another, some process that always wants to run in the background, slowing down … Continue reading

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Back Up Your Google Reader Data Jun 29, 2013

Via Tiny Tiny RSS forum user cqrt, a solution for making a complete backup of your Google Reader data before the lights go out on July 1st: This should probably belong in knowledge base but in a few days it … Continue reading

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Obligatory Google Reader Exodus Post Jun 26, 2013

Since Google announced it would be shutting down Google Reader everyone who makes regular use of RSS, and who’d succumbed to Google’s hegemony over feeds, has scrambled to find a good alternative.  I’ve been following other folks’ posts about the various options … Continue reading

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