Archive for the ‘How To…’ Category

How To Be A Scientist And A Social Ninja

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Look at this video:

Yes, I believe the core ideas from here are transferable to the academic field, not to mention any other field that implies social interaction.

So here is what you need to remember as a researcher next time you’re, for example, attending a conference:
1. Be genuinely interested in someone and their work
2. Assume you already know the person and that you are buddies
3. Smile often (a serious face does not make you a serious researcher)
4. Giving compliments freely + practice receiving compliments
5. Ability to laugh at self (replace stress with humour)
6. Learn to listen (stop constantly interrupting that senior professor, ok?)
7. Treat people with kindness and respect

How To Digitize Your Records And Tapes With A Mac

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Simple answer, like this. Of course there are particular issues that have to be considered, like finding the right audio jacks (keyword Amazon) to your old player. Still, all in all, it’s quite straight forward.

Collaborate On… The Wall

Monday, September 19th, 2011

And this is how you turn any surface into a whiteboard.

Peer Review In Academia

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

As you might know, research methods and results are peer reviewed in order to get published in journals, conferences and similar venues. And this is also a relatively straight-forward concept, IF you know about it. But if you’re not familiar with the field and some of the concepts, here’s what peer reviewing (blind review, open peer review etc.) involves.

Also, if you want to find out more about possible improvements, read this.

Useful Photoshop Video Tutorials

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Here are a couple of extremely useful Photoshop tutorials for the everyday-editor.

Family photos? Final touches? The follwing clips might contain the answers you’re looking for. They did a good job for me.

A Creation Engine – The Piramid Of Hunches

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Where do actually good ideas come from. Well, first of all from hunches, feelings… the intuition of a concept, functionality or development. But usually a single hunch doesn’t mean a break-through. But multiple hunches, in time, combined with other ideas, might generate a new… entity.

How Decaf Is Made

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010


As usual, I’m too lazy to describe the entire process, while Wiki has perfectly good and valid information about the topic. But it’s nice to have an idea of the various ways of removing caffeine from coffee. Also, I wonder how healthy each of them is… But maybe this new coffee breads without caffeine will do the trick.

Long story short: decaf also yummy and all hail Wiki!

The Awesomeness Of Choice

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

You Want Something. Go Get It. Period.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

WOW… Speechless

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

This is how you drive a race car.