I often try to quote sections of PDF documents into my own, but occasionally come across documents where this is not possible. For example, when I copy the text “Evaluating” from this PDF into another application, it comes out as “#$%&$'()* I can look at the fonts used in the document, File->Properties->Fonts It seems that […]
I had a hard time trying to convince other D.Phils that a Doctorate could actually limit my career opportunities. This comic sums it up pretty well.
I spoke previously about my troubles with LaTeX, to which this post is related. I’ve been checking out Papers recently. It seems to be unstable, I’ve had several crashes in the last couple of days. Doesn’t provide the kind of system integration I expect from normal OSX applications. For instance, drag & drop of URLs […]
I have a copy of this, if you’re interested, AU: Brick Johnstone, Bret A. Glass TI: SUPPORT FOR A NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL MODEL OF SPIRITUALITY IN PERSONS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SO: Zygon(r) VL: 43 NO: 4 PG: 861-874 YR: 2008 CP: © 2008 by the Joint Publication Board of Zygon ON: 1467-9744 PN: 0591-2385 AD: Professor […]
After a long day of study I finally posted this Tweet at around 01:50 in the morning, “About to give up and let sleep beat work once again. If only I knew the third part of this Paper/Scissors/Stone-like triad…” It couldn’t be easier: the final part is Play. Sleep beats Work Work beats Play Play […]
Results of the Research Assessment Exercise have been published with the following notable findings, “Taking account of all staff who could have been submitted, with some institutions excluding many eligible staff, Sussex is at 16th place overall – a measure of the research intensity of the institution.” “Over 90% of Sussex research activity is rated […]
This week I’m in Athens, presenting my first ever academic publication, “Toward Accessible 3D Virtual Environments for the Blind and Visually Impaired” at DIMEA 2008. It’s all about the hotness: of the weather (34 C) and the post-grad researchers 🙂 Academic life so far seems to be characterised by poverty, international travel, autonomy, fulfilling […]
I’ve been thinking about upgrading my gfx card at uni. First of all I needed to identify which bus my PC uses. CPU-Z is a useful little diagnostic utility which says I have PCI-E x-16 This means that I could go all the way to an NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+. Tempting! Actually, given the price […]
I’ve been considering trying out my usability / user testing on open / shared source games. Any recommendations for good games that I could modify in an attempt to improve the user experience? There are some lists of Open Source and Commercial games on Wikipedia. A quick search made me think of the following, Frets […]
Anyone using either of these products? I’ve just created a CiteULike profile (currently empty). Sounds interesting because the source is available for plugin development.