Scrivener + EndNote crib sheet

After much prevaricating I’ve downloaded Scrivener. Why? Because everyone told me I should, and I was convinced after watching the demo video (10 minutes well spent). For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s a writing tool that makes long writing projects easier to manage. One thing that I wasn’t sure of when I downloaded… Continue reading Scrivener + EndNote crib sheet

Cleaning up Twitter data in Excel for analysis

A lot of academic work that draws on tweets as primary data will use hashtag archives as the basis of their study. What’s nice about that is that you can use tools that capture data and present them to you in a usable manner (e.g. a CSV file). If you’re doing something a little different, like reviewing… Continue reading Cleaning up Twitter data in Excel for analysis

Free up your flickr images – relicense everything as Creative Commons

It’s nice to see your work used by other people – to illustrate a blog post, as part of a presentation, or maybe even printed out and hung on a wall. Yet a lot of people lock folk out from using their work by restricting usage when by slapping a restrictive copyright notices on it.… Continue reading Free up your flickr images – relicense everything as Creative Commons

RSS without the faff (Safari on a mac and iPhone)

Amongst other things, RSS is a great way to follow websites without remembering to go back and check them all the time. For example say you want to know when I’ve written something. Rather than coming to my website, you can use RSS to make it come to you, every time I update it. There… Continue reading RSS without the faff (Safari on a mac and iPhone)

If you’re Reading this I’ve downgraded my phone to iOS3

iOS4 was fun wasn’t it? I could zoom when taking photographs, and tell people what I was reading instead of what I was Reading. But when you’re phone crashes out from Safari every time you load it, and when there’s a 30 second delay between key strokes on your keyboard, it’s time to either get… Continue reading If you’re Reading this I’ve downgraded my phone to iOS3

The “one email address, many alts” Google trick

Ever wanted to set up an alternative profile on a service but been unable to because you need another email address to register a new account? If you use Googlemail / Gmail then you can sidestep that pretty easily… This is really simple, and yet a lot of people don’t know about it. When you… Continue reading The “one email address, many alts” Google trick