As an interim summary of the last term in the E-Business and Innovation programme, I compiled what I consider some of the important factors for taking innovation beyond the buzzword. The keywords after each section are meant as starting point for further research. Read more »
My postgraduate programme expects me to write a series of essays and reports. Although I got good results with MS Word for my bachelor thesis, it took a solid amount of fiddling and tweaking until the result looked right. The WYSIWYG editor of word just never gives me a feeling of being fully in control about my document.
I therefore decided to try out LaTeX, which is known to be popular for all kinds of academic writing. Read more »
Dropbox is a great tool to store, synchronize and share your files. Think of it as a free USB flash stick on the web. It’s perfect if you’re working collaboratively on files or just need a simple and easy way to synchronize stuff across multiple computers.
Here is what Dropbox says about itself:
Dropbox is a free app that syncs your files across your computers and the web. It’s available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. After installing, you’ll be able to:
- Make changes on one computer and see them instantly on others.
- Get to all of your files from anywhere you have Internet.
- Collaborate on team projects or share your files straight from your computer.
- Restore files you’ve deleted, or go back to previous versions.
I highly recommend giving it a try. The free version gives you 2 GB of storage, which is plenty for standard things like text or code files. If you use this referer link you (and I) get 250 MB bonus, so about 2.2 GB total.
(Plus, they use super-cool illustrations like the one above.)
Twitter Search is a powerful tool. Within seconds, you can find up-to-date information and links to any topic. Queries like “:)” or “is down” are also a great way to get short snippets of entertainment. To get more out of it for myself (or others?), I built a little tool.