Thursday, December 18, 2008

Is your day brewing up craptastically too?

I just have a lot to do this week. I'm doing it, but... bleeeech!

How about a 5 minute break for my favorite cartoon ever?

There. Carry on.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Um, what???

I'm easing into the day today because I'm effing exhausted. Maybe it's because my sleep schedule has been off? I don't know. Anyway, still too tired to work at the moment, so I'm reading Savage Love archives. And then I run across this one. Read it. Read it. It's worth it, I swear.

The first letter makes me wonder at what point would he dump this dude? When he starts stealing money from him? When he tries to seduce a family member? Awful. And Dan Savage says that 1-2% of people have had sexual contact with an animal. Um, what??? Consider this: do you have 100 facebook friends? Think about it. Um, what???

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tech Review

Endnote, for those of you who don't know, is a bibliographic database that not only stores all your scientific papers so you are able to search through them, but also automatically creates your References Cited list.

  • intuitive
  • can link your pdf of the paper to the entry in the database
  • makes References Cited much easier
  • you no longer lose a paper that you read years ago
  • incredible tech support. I mean incredible. You can call them during business hours and get a person within a minute. They are very friendly and capable. It's almost unbelievable these days.
  • price - $100 for the student version (and you still get the tech support!)
  • instruction manual is very good and not too long
  • it takes a bit of time to set up
  • you sound like a dork when raving about it
The verdict? Love it! It does what it says without weirdo bugs, but the best part is they make it easy to use with the living, breathing, easy to reach tech support and well-written instruction manual. Not so easy to come by these days for a c-note.

I should do more tech reviews of software. Cause some of it, some of it, I am seriously in love with.