2014 January

Innovation Culture: Thoughts about allowing for more flexibility.

For a well-formatted version, see here . 1  Introduction What is required—and why—to establish a balance between flexibility and stringent order to enable a company to be receptive to innovation? And what focus areas should be considered for implementing such change? This paper is organized as follows: section  2  contextualizes innovation with organizational culture, innovation… read more »

Automate copying the Citation from BibDesk

Even though BibDesk has a very useful “Cite Tray” from which you can drag and drop your citations to the document you’re writing, what I consistently end up doing is to use, always, mostly the same format. As an example, I may be saying something like as \citeauthor{Nott:2014} said so eloquently, “repetitions are a sign… read more »

Awesome Read: Douglas Adams on Artificial Gods

I just saw that the audio recording of Douglas Adams, attached the transcript of his speech on biota.org is pointing to archive.org. So I’m just going to host a copy of this marvelous talk, along with its transcript. Original credits, of course, go to biota.org. Click here for the audio recording:    Transcript: Is there… read more »

Finally solved: BibDesk failing at generating Preview.

Now what I don’t like with automated solutions is that occasionally they don’t work – and that’s of course when you’ve no time to debug and fix it. My automated solution of bibliography generating using BibDesk is massively effective, except that it occasionally fails.

Awesome DIY Helping Hands

Now occasionally, I stumble across real cool hacks. This one came out top today: How to make a helping hands soldering station out of material you already very likely have, at about no costs – and that beats every el cheapo Chinese rubbish big time. Only mod I’d do would be to use shrinkdown tubing… read more »

Innovations in Storage Technology…

In the picture below, you see the first hard disk drive. Developed by IBM in 1952, it carried a whopping 5 MB of data on fifty twenty-four inch disks. It was leased to customers at about 3,200 USD (equivalent to 27,500 USD in 2013) a month. It weighted over a ton and was typically delivered… read more »

Forward external request IP behind reverse proxy behind OpenWRT

Summary With the help of tommie from the #linuxger channel, I’ve finally been able to configure my port forwarding to my web server in a way that I see the actual source request IPs in the web server’s access log. So here’s the overall picture: A request from an external IP like comes to… read more »