Work Life Balance: What if I told you doing insane hours is not the same as doing your PhD?

And so today I am here to talk about work-life balance in your PhD. Work-life balance is one of the ‘seven deadly sins’ of academe. The PhD is the worst kind of study for work-life balance. More than any other form of study, the PhD requires hard work without direction and hard work without deadlines. …

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DevonThink Pro for PhD

Well I have been promising for a while to write a blog post on DevonThink.  On the details on how to use it and manage information. This… is not that blog post.  This is an interim short post on DevonThink and why I replaced Evernote with DevonThink on the Mac. But just a quick note …

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Sergeant Major eats Sugary Cookies

What? Ah.  Well.  About that title… Back when I was a student – the first time around – I subscribed to Time magazine.  Wonderful little news magazine; I had visions of becoming a world leader, or at least someone who knew who Michael Dukakis was (well, someone has to) – instead I blog rather a …

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Analogue Organiser in a digital world

Yes I am still here and yes I still blog. It’s been very busy since I passed confirmation; in the past month I’ve been to Perth, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane (although that’s my home town) and Melbourne – all in the name of furthering my research. I thought I’d document what I was doing for my …

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Data management strategies

On 14th October 2009, I will be presenting at CPA Congress in Melbourne to the topic ‘Data Management Strategies’.  Apparently CPA Australia didn’t like my originally suggested title ‘The devil is in the detail – which is why the Lord of the Nine Hells should never be your DBA’, which I blogged about earlier.  I …

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