Jason's Musings

Compiling LaTeX Locally on macOS with VS Code and Git (How I'm Writing My Thesis)

IntroductionIn the past few months, I've finally learned to use LaTeX properly in an attempt to make my eventual thesis-writing life easier. Additionally, it seemed difficult to help all my group members get some collaborative writing platform working together (and we all avoid Google Docs because of how limited its...

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Superpowered Literature and Reference Management

Alternative title: how to connect your computer to your brain to make literature management and writing way easier!...

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Climate Modelling and Personal Actions to Reduce Our Carbon Footprints

Here, I discuss IPCC #SR15 and what it means for individuals, especially those in Alberta and Canada. Featuring climate science, analysis, vegan recipes, politics, and pretty photos....

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Visualizing Browser Activity by Day of Week

About a month ago, I made an impulsive decision to learn Python by writing a script to visualize how I surf the web on each day of the week. This is the result: With just a few lines of code, this script will look for an OS X/macOS user's...

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Energy Storage Matters

It's been over a month since I arrived in Leeds now. Given how behind I am in my travel blog, I thought I would skip ahead a bit and talk about why I travelled to Europe and why I'm actually here! I am spending my summer at the Centre for...

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Communications and Miscommunications

I've officially hit the road (or rather, skies). Today marks day 4 of the journey. So far, I spent a day in in Reykjavik, Iceland, a half day in Copenhagen, Denmark, and two in Stockholm, Sweden. Although all of these countries are very fluent in English, I've had some trouble...

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