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How to backup your emails (GMail)

If you decide to abandon a GMail account (not just personal GMail, GSuite included), you might want to save a record of the past emails. Or maybe you simply want to backup your emails. How to do that? Google Takeout will do the work. Go to https://ta
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My blog has a new look

I started blogging in about 2008. At that time I just started to develop my first startup product, a cloud reference manager for researchers called Peaya (then PaperBox) which unfortunately (or fortunately?) failed miserably later. At that time I was
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How to fix bluetooth mouse not working under windows…

I am using a Dell laptop with Windows 10. It’s been working great, but occasionally my bluetooth mouse won’t work. Sometimes I need to re-install the driver, sometimes I need to restart the computer. But it does not always resume working.
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Find cheapest flight

Another option is https://www.kayak.com/flights, which is also useful to find cheapest flight. I booked a direct flight (non-stop) from San Francisco to Beijing for my father last October. The cost is ~$300. It’s fairly che
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Recommend 3blue1brown

When I was in high school and saw the following equation, my mind was blown! $$1+\frac{1}{4}+\frac{1}{9}+\frac{1}{16}+…=\frac{\pi^2}{6}$$ Why is Pi here? Isn’t it supposed to show up only in circle related problem? But the left-hand has n
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Jobs available @ UCSF

Posted for Fumiko Hoeft, Director of BrainLENS at UCSF: Join us at UCSF Hoeft Neuroscience Lab and Precision Learning Center, a multicampus science of learning initiative consisting of 6 Univ. CA schools (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, LA, Merced, SF) and
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RA and Postdoc position at Stanford

Brain Dynamics Lab (bdl.stanford.edu) is a computational neuropsychiatry lab dedicated to developing computational methods for a better understanding of individual differences in brain functioning in healthy and patient populations. Current projects
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Postdoc position available in our lab at Stanford

Our lab is hiring a “sports neuroscience postdoc”. See the detail below. If you are interested, please contact Reiko Riley (mentioning that you heard about this position from Xu’s blog): —– A sports neuroscience postdoct
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Remote Desktops

I have quite a few devices now: one computer (PC) at Stanford, one (PC) at home, one Macbook Pro laptop, one iPhone and iPad. I am sometimes at work, sometime home, sometimes travelling, sometimes meeting people. One thing I always want to achieve is
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