Posted by W. Caleb McDaniel

As a certified geek, I prefer workflows that are paperless and use plain text files whenever possible. These posts mostly chronicle my attempts to realize these preferences within an academic work environment. These are “hacks” in the sense used by sites like Profhacker and Lifehacker but largely reflect my idiosyncratic approach to productivity, which, to paraphrase Ben Schmidt, involves using tools from the 1980s to do research on the nineteenth century while living in the twenty-first century. No warranty as to their actual productivity is either expressed or implied.