In 1861, Charles Darwin wrote in a letter: “But I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything.” Ever ...

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Dealing with Darwin Days

It’s fun doing interviews, but who actually likes transcribing them afterwards? The novelty wears off after about 5 minutes. Unless you’re a fast ...

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Three of the Best Tools for Transcribing Interviews

If you’ve been rummaging in the archives, you probably have a lot of digital images. They can be quite tricky to manage, especially ...

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Organising and Annotating Research Photos with Tropy

Laptops get stolen, memory sticks seldom survive an accidental boil wash (I’m on my third), and Word can be relied upon to corrupt ...

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Protecting Your Assets by Backing Up

It’s no exaggeration to claim that my PhD was completely transformed by the Pomodoro Technique. I still use it most weeks, and talk ...

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How Tomatoes Can Help you Finish Your PhD

Could you finish your book or thesis without actually writing anything? Probably not, unless you can afford to hire a scribe. It's possible, ...

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Hands-free Writing with Dictation Tools

Peruse almost any book about writing and it’ll tell you to just get on with it. That’s easy said than done, of course. ...

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