Posts by: Samuel Purcell

It’s no secret that people who enjoy their environment are more productive. For me, “environment” not only describes my place of work, it also describes the interface that I use to write programs and do day to day work. It’s a testament to this user-centric productivity philosophy that Apple’s products are so popular – they’re [...]

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AT Friday: Textastic

On April 22, 2013 By

So far I’ve showed ya’ll some neat tricks for how to get more out of your iPads, from reading other people’s code, to getting notes automatically written down for you. I’ve showed you how to hook up an SSH GUI to your mac with MacFuse, and a great text editor for your Mac, Linux machine, [...]

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AT Friday: Dragon Dictate

On February 1, 2013 By

The AT Fellows iPad Program is underway, and students are coming in every day to pick up their shiny gadgets.  Many of these students will be using their new iPads for note-taking and dictation, so today I’d like to talk about a neat iPad app that specializes in just that.

Dragon Dictate

            Dragon Dictate [...]

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I’ve been realizing slowly that to write good code, you don’t just have to practice a lot. You also have to regularly read good code.  Most people read articles and frequent StackOverflow to solve their own problems, which is great. But I think reading all sorts of code, whether related or unrelated to your current [...]

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I wrote a blog post a few weeks ago about some of the tools I use to streamline my workflow. Since then, I’ve been experimenting with even more tools, and I have some tips and tricks to share with all you other CS people and web developers out there.

Sublime [...]

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Tools for CS Students

On October 9, 2012 By

As someone who writes code for work and pleasure, I find that the amount of code I produce is directly related on the efficiency of my tools. Having the right tools for a variety of jobs is very important. This first became a necessity when I started doing projects for computer science classes. Sure, vim [...]

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