Tag Archive for computers

Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past

This post is a follow-up to a roundtable called “Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past: Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Materials” at the annual Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference in Toronto. Themes One of the main themes…

Analogging the iPad (iPadのアナログ化)

You could say that I have one foot in the “silicone” present and another in the “dead tree” past. That is, I do a lot of “digital” work with my research and administrative activities at the university. But, I also…

Slideshow Settings for Flashcards Deluxe

I’ve mentioned before that I really like the application Flashcards Deluxe (iOS and Android). One of my favorite features is the slideshow, which allows you to cycle through your flashcards without having to tap the screen for every single word.…

Sharing Flashcards

Flashcards are pretty easy to make for yourself. I’ve written before about the benefits of doing this. Sharing flashcards with fellow students, though, can be a little bit difficult. Here are directions for making flashcards and sharing them using Dropbox…

Evernote: Add Fonts on the Mac

On the Mac, Evernote users have a paltry list of just 11 default fonts, which include some “inspired” choices such as Comic Sans and Andale Mono, even though we have about 300 available on our computers. Fortunately, it’s easy to…

Privacy on the Internet

I’m a historian, not a whistleblower (Edward Snowden), activist (Julian Assange), or novelist (George Orwell) with expertise on privacy. Although I have no specialized knowledge to offer that you couldn’t find anywhere else on the Internet, the information I have…

Your Backups and the Zombie Apocalypse

Are you worried about losing your data? You should be, because if your data is anything like mine, it has a nasty habit of disappearing or getting corrupted. Here are five solutions you might want to consider, beginning with a…

Evernote: Getting the Most Out of Handwriting Recognition

Evernote has collaborated with Moleskine to offer “smart” notebooks that are designed to provide the best character recognition (see this blog post for details). How do the Evernote branded Moleskines work in the real world? How can you get the…

My Setup: An Account of My Hut (Hōjōki 方丈記)

On some websites, people post beautiful pictures of their Mac setup (I haven’t seen many threads for Windows or Android setups). Threads like these can be a great source of inspiration for creating a work environment that best suits you.…