All posts by John


Dec 1, 2015 | | Say something

Notifications When writing this journal entry, I was thrown utterly off track by a single notification (Flux, IIRC). In reaction, I purchased Bartender to hide my notification tray and made Do Not Disturb the default setting. I realize this will mean I will not be able to respond to emails within seconds, but I’m not […more]

Columbia Tips on Dissertations

Sep 10, 2015 | | Say something

Tips on Dissertations Here is a great guide from Columbia University, “Completing Your Dissertation Without Tears.” (Though it is a little late for me on that front.) Some good tips: Be selfish and ignore other obligations Don’t worry about extensive outlines, writing is a thinking process (THANK GOD!) Enter the debate, academic writing is not […more]