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Facets (ggplot2)
mosaics and other plot dividers for categorical data
r  statistics  tip  plot  tutorial 
june 2016 by tsuomela
"I recently started experimenting with Docker, which might be a solution to many of these problems. Basically, it is kind of like a lightweight virtual machine where you can set up a compute environment, including all the libraries, code, data, you need, in a single "image". That image can be distributed publicly and can seamlessly run on theoretically any major operating system. No need for the user to mess with installation, paths, etc. They just run the docker you provided, and everything is set up to run out of the box. Many others (e.g. here and here) have already started discussing this."
research  reproduction  virtual-machine  documentation  tip 
march 2015 by tsuomela
Mark It Up - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"A student's language of annotation can be developed over time. For example, I circle words that I need to look up, as well as the page numbers of passages that are significant in the text. I also have a complex and intuitive system of checks, squiggles, lines, and question marks that cover the page and probably look chaotic to anyone else. In addition, I make a few different indexes in the back of my book. I'll use one page to keep track of characters, another to track themes, another to write out questions or observations."
learning  hint  tip  annotation  text  markup  notetaking 
october 2012 by tsuomela
DIY: How to write a book
Steven Johnson on book writing, with DevonThink etc.
writing  process  creativity  tip 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Real Advice Hurts | 43 Folders
We can’t get good at something solely by reading about it. And we’ll never make giant leaps in any endeavor by treating it like a snack food that we munch on whenever we’re getting bored. You get good at something by doing it repeatedly. And by listening to specific criticism from people who are already good at what you do. And by a dedication to getting better, even when it’s inconvenient and may not involve a handy bulleted list.
advice  tip  weblog  culture 
december 2008 by tsuomela
PyAWS, Fermat’s Last Theorem, and search diversity « Jon Udell
Useful python snippet to retrieve ISBNs from Amazon wishlist.
python  amazon  tip  hint 
october 2008 by tsuomela
10 Tips For SMBs To Survive The Cash Flow Crisis - Startup City Blog - InformationWeek
"They need to do some detailed planning to understand the magnitude of the problem, and when their cash needs are greatest," he said in a statement. "Similarly, they can bolster cash flow by thinking outside the box about invoicing and collections."

Here are Rusty's top 10 steps for SMBs to stay on a winning financial track.
business  entrepreneur  tip 
october 2008 by tsuomela
Stack Overflow
Stack Overflow is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for programmers
programming  development  forum  tools  community  hint  tip  collective-intelligence 
september 2008 by tsuomela
How to Read | Copyblogger
Back in 1940, a guy named Mortimer J. Adler jolted the “widely read” into realizing they might not be well read with a book called How to Read a Book. Updated in 1973 and still going strong today, How to Read a Book identifies four levels of reading:

* Elementary
* Inspectional
* Analytical
* Syntopical
reading  howto  tip  psychology  methodology 
august 2008 by tsuomela
Study Hacks » Blog Archive » Q
To take notes, you make pencil marks in the margin. A dot signifies “important point” and a dash signifies “detail related to the most recent important point.” The motivating idea is that more elaborate notations would slow down your pace, which leads to mental fatigue.
studying  tip  academic  productivity  pedagogy  learning 
august 2008 by tsuomela
The M.A.P. Maker [Meaning, Abundance
To counter that, I have started creating 30-day containers in which I experiment with a new idea. Rather than steadfastly incorporating something new into my life for all eternity, I turn it into an experiment with a finite time-frame.
self-help  tip  procrastination  gtd  ideas 
august 2008 by tsuomela
What Works Clearinghouse: Practice Guides
Practice guides provide practical recommendations for educators to help them address the everyday challenges they face in their classrooms and schools. Developed by a panel of nationally recognized experts, practice guides consist of actionable recommendations, strategies for overcoming potential roadblocks, and an indication of the strength of evidence supporting each recommendation. IES practice guides are subjected to rigorous external peer review.
education  research  practice  guide  tip  advice 
august 2008 by tsuomela
NextStep Homepage - Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network
This site has been designed to provide Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network (MnSCN) members and others with information, access to resources, opportunities for networking, and inspiration on the topic of sustainable communities. NextStep site users h
sustainability  resources  tip  cooperation  government  minnesota 
june 2008 by tsuomela
KM library: tools, techniques and case studies
sections - after-action review, case study, communities of practice, gone well not gone well, knowledge cafe, knowledge exchange, knowledge marketplace, peer assist, rapid evidence review, retrospective review
knowledge-management  tip 
may 2008 by tsuomela

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