Amy Groshek Avocation and Vocation

Annotations (Notes and Highlights) in DRM eBooks

But My Notes are My Own!

scottfillmer: I have just recently started to use iBooks more heavily to take notes and highlights, but I cannot figure out how to export the notes taken? If there is a way to do this, or a workaround, I would appreciate some help… if there isn’t, this is a major feature that needs to be added to iBooks, one that Kindle long since made available (even though...

PDF OCR with Tesseract

I’ve just been assigned another 150 PDF pages for the weekend. Printing on campus is 7¢ per page. You might say to yourself, “Well, it’s only $10.” That’s what I said to myself the first week of the semester, and the second, and the third. Until it hit me: there are a lot of weeks between now and getting a PhD. I’m going to spend hundreds of dollars printing pages...

Why Using Facebook for Event Planning is Lazy and Evil

I know this is super controversial but…

I want to explore the ways in which using only Facebook for your event planning and public forum management socially excludes (even isolates) people who need to protect their privacy. This is an important thing to explore because many of us don’t consider, or don’t even know, the ways in which we exclude people by using Facebook in this way.

Why “but I have nothing to...

Taking Notes in Grad School, Part 2

More Notes on Notes

This post follows up on a previous post in which I outlined my new notetaking workflow using Markdown and Box.com. I’ve modified the workflow to use Markdown and git instead. And explored various options for linking to and embedding PDFs (grad school == lots of friggin’ PDFs).

StackEdit

First off, a shout-out to @jfilip his for recommendation of StackEdit. Excellent web-based solution for...

Put Your Boom Snippets in a Git Repo!

Boom! But… Only on This One Machine…?

Holy flaming angels was I excited when I discovered boom. I installed it on my Macbook Air. I installed it on my Macbook Pro. I boomed the crap out of boom. But at some point, I tried to use a snippet I’d added while using the other machine. No boom. Fizzle and sigh. Bummer.

It should be a simple thing to put your boom snippets...