So, I've been using my desktop more and more and the MX Anywhere (bought for use with a laptop) wasn't quite that comfortable (still a lovely mouse though). Buying mice is a troublesome affair... looking at the large number of negative reviews for some products, sticking to Logitech seems to be a safe choice (at least they work well for me). I had looked at the MX Performance when I bought the MX Anywhere and I didn't like it. Then again, the Fujitsu mouse I had used on the desktop before had a similar shape - so the MX Anywhere made sense as a mouse to look at when it was announced. Read more about Logitech MX Master - Impressions
Chromatograms are so-so pieces of information - listing total detector counts, they do not necessarily tell you much about a chemicals composition, however they do allow you to obtain an initial idea about purity or changes in composition.
As I wanted to plot a chromatogram "my way" I needed a suitably flexible way of doing it - also free too.
1) Openchrom ( www.openchrom.net ) for reading the chromatography mass spec data and exporting to CSV
2) R ( http://www.r-project.org/ ) for plotting Read more about Plotting Chromatograms in R
Hello ONA Astoria - my new camera bag.
Some people may have seen my search for a camera bag on "photography-on-the.net" - if not, I was basically looking for a discrete large messenger camera bag.
The ONA Astoria perfectly fits that bill - nothing gives it away as a camera bag, except maybe the slightly boxy look - it is a bit thicker than regular messenger bags. Read more about Hello (ONA) Astoria - First Impressions
As part of my PhD work I am using a PetroOxy for experimental work.
The PetroOxy will output both an xml file as well as a pdf report.
The program in the attached zip file is a command line application which queries the user for the filename, also giving the user the option to chose either csv or text files as output.
It will read the xml file and write out a tabulated csv or txt file containing the logged data from the xml file in a file with the same filename but different file ending.
Version 2 fixes an issues in which R would shift the label column. Read more about PetroOxy XML Parser
My initial review was written fairly soon after I bought the Fujitsu U904. Now I have had the time to use it for one and a half months in which it has replaced my university provided PC fulltime – unless I need access to papers/proprietary software that I cannot obtain.
I remain entirely satisfied with the quality of the U904 – in both manufacturing quality as well as engineering quality.
Initially I was slightly worried about the low key pitch on the keyboard – well, with extended use I have gotten more and more used to the keyboard which includes the low key pitch. Read more about Fujitsu Lifebook U904 – Followup
Disclaimer: Please note that the below represents my personal experience and opinion only.
Given that my last laptop was purchased in June 2008 and I had some personal reason to require a more up to date personal computer, I purchased a Fujitsu Lifebook U904 this December – so I have had it for a couple of weeks as of writing this.
My requirements for a laptop were fairly simple but also very specific: Read more about Review: Fujitsu Lifebook U904
A little bit of a roadmap:
I have not been updating my site recently - also because I do not think there are any pressing updates.
Along the way I am planning a migration to Druapl 8 - although I will possibly need to wait until all my required plug ins are available. The main content has however been ported over so that it is "ready to go" with some more tweaks once Drupal 8 is finally released.
Other than that... - the new theme is "Responsive Bartik" which means my website is finally (!!) properly accessible on mobile phones! Read more about The Future?
It has now been nearly two weeks that I have been using my Z10 and thus I think it is time for an update, also because I start to settle in a more everyday usage pattern.
Besides getting to use it more, I also at a down to write two longer emails on the Z10 which means I spent more time with the spellchecker and then on screen keyboard.
So where do I begin? Read more about Further Impressions of the Z10 - Typing
It is nearly one year ago that I bought the Beyerdynamic T50p for use at university - primarily to block out surrounding noise, but also to enjoy my music.
Have they accomplished that? Most definitely and I am a happy customer. Read more about One year with the Beyerdynamic T50p
I am a fan of the BlackBerry, primarily because no other company offers a similarly secure product but also because their phones (and the tablet) are robust and reliable. The keyboard on the Pearl 8120 (my first BlackBerry) was a huge improvement over a "regular mobile phone" (despite the small buttons, it was very easy to use) while the Bold 9900 (my second BlackBerry) offered the full QWERTY experience on which I happily typed multipage documents (including draft sections of my photography guide and transfer report for the PhD). Read more about Some Words about the BlackBerry Z10 - A short Review