Readers of ProfHacker and Lifehacker will likely be aware of text expansion software. Brian Croxall, Ethan Watrall, Ryan Cordell, and Jason Jones have shared their tips for using software like TextExpander for Mac and PhraseExpress in Windows that have aided their workflow.
Several of my snippets are used for research and writing, and [...]
Markdown, a text formatting syntax designed for easy readability but also transformability, gets a lot of love from geeks. Lincoln Mullen has written a great introduction to Markdown for Profhacker if you are unfamiliar with the syntax. My big question when I made the shift away from traditional word processors and began using plaintext [...]
Albert Einstein is said to have explained that he didn’t memorize things that could be easily looked up. “[I do not] carry such information in my mind since it is readily available in books,” he said. “The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind [...]
Bad coffee is a common affliction. With our busy lives we tend to seek out the things that are easy to use. We believe that grabbing that giant container of Folgers pre-ground coffee and paper filters and tossing everything into [...]
I’m stealing a page from Profhacker and talking about digital distractions. One of my favorite distractions is podcasts. I love them. They’re part of my commute, they’re part of my leisure time, and they’re part of my work time. It’s rare to see me without headphones, catching up on my favorite shows. Using
It starts innocently enough. We save a PDF file to our desktop or in a folder. After some more work we suddenly have a folder stuffed with files and we lose the sense of structure that ties the work together. Folders and subfolders appear to try and capture structure, filenames no longer carry any meaning, [...]
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