Published August 22, 2012
blogs , paperblog , technology
Tags: Apartment Therapy, audio, blogs, dock, hifi, iOS, iPhone, Ipod, music, sound quality, technology, unplggd
With a plethora of audio docks available, there may come a time when audio quality becomes the motivating feature you’re looking for. To get the most out of your iPhone or iPod, check out these high-fidelity docks that promise to take your music to the next level.
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Another incredible post over at Firmuhment. Initially, I quickly scanned it but left the tab open so that I could read it again, completely with all of the details. I wasn’t disappointed. Amidst all of the hoopla of Tumblr and Google Buzz, I found this post extremely relevant. It’s about a writer named Lorrie Moore who starts a blog, a tumble blog most likely.
Published October 29, 2009
asides , paperblog
Tags: asides, notebooks, PSN, review
Nifty is giving away a few PSN notebooks. Head on over there for the review.
Published October 18, 2009
Tags: pads, paperblog, Rhodia
Rhodia Drive has a cool list of all the pads that they make, including dimensions and numbers.
Published October 11, 2009
education , GTD , mathematics , paperblog , writing
Tags: GTD, journaling, Kukuxumusu, MD Paper, Midori Paper, Miquelrius, Moleskine, note taking, notebooks, Rhodia, teNeues
I’ve currently got 6 Moleskines and 4 Rhodia stapled A4 notebooks. I’ve got a few other notebooks that are lying around, including two teNeues Magneto Blanks, but I just tested them and they won’t be used for any note-taking. Why? The paper is pretty cheap and fountain pen ink tends to bleed a bit too much. Actually, it bleeds enough so that the writing is close to being illegible. The magnetic clasp is a really good idea, but it makes the notebook uneven. I prefer the simpler MS design that uses a paper of better quality. That’s what it all boils down to. That being said, if I find other manufacturers that make great notebooks, I’m always keen to try them out.
Continue reading ‘Never Enough Notebooks’
Published October 10, 2009
education , mathematics , paperblog
Tags: class, clifford algebra, education, foutain pens, graduate school, graduate studies, mathematics, Moleskine, pens, scooter, university
Clifford algebra representation
I met a very helpful second or third-year grad student¹ that really helped me out with finding interesting research assistant positions. There are two for which I will be applying for. One will be for next semester, and the other one will be for next year, running for a whole year from July 2010 to July 2011². There was no way that I would have been able to apply for these this year. Still, it’s going to be interesting. That only leaves me to check out all of the profs with grants at my university to see if they need a RA for this semester. I think that it will most likely in PDEs since NTNU received some major funding on two large PDE projects.
One of my colleagues is an SAT tutor to some senior high school kids. This is paid quite well, something around 3 times what a usual foreign ESL teacher makes in Taiwan³. I’m going to see if I can teach something similar. It would be different from teaching English. The good thing is that I have taught math before, as well as science. What’s really interesting is that I wouldn’t have to work that many hours. I doubt that many hours are available anyway. Two hours would be the same as 6 hours of ESL teaching.
Continue reading ‘Researching Trends’
Published October 3, 2009
art , education , paperblog
Tags: blueline, dusk jacket, guide, hack, Maruman, mod, modification, Moleskine, Nick Cernis, notebooks, post-it, Rhodia
Dan Hillier's Tentacle horrors laser-etched by Modofly
I just read through Nick Cernis’ Moleskine guide. It was interesting, but left me wanting for more². I’d never pay for customized Moleskines, but I’d modify the covers myself. Even so, it’s somewhat daunting because if you make a mistake, you’ll kind of ruin a MS notebook, which is usually expensive. I like MS enough to find out if I can buy them in bulk for cheaper. Well, maybe not in bulk, but scour some deals on the web. MS are pretty expensive here in Taiwan⁴.
Personally, I don’t really like modifying a MS to put in a pencil holder⁵. I find that ludicrous since I go pretty much everywhere with a pencil case. I’ve seen some very small and effective pencil cases that can be taken everywhere⁹. There’s no need to do that to a MS. Here’s a link to some MS hacks, two of which I don’t find useful. The pencil holder and the pencil sharpener don’t really work for me as I either use a mechanical pencil, (0.7mm Koh-I-Noor Rapidomatic⁶), or have a good pencil sharpener with me. I also have a micro backup solution if I need one, just a plain sharpener that I have in my pencil case. In exams, I’ve learned to be prepared. A simple lead pencil with a pencil sharpener is my backup solution.
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