Zotero comes with a default list of citation styles, and you can download many more (1555 styles last time I checked) from here. Installing is simple, just click on the install button for the desired citation style. Continue reading Adapting (or creating) a citation style for Zotero
I am getting used to the new Unity interface of Ubuntu 11.04, in fact, I mostly like it. What made me particularly happy is that the whole upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 turned out to be fast and painless.
But there is one new features of the Unity interface of Ubuntu 11.04 I still cannot get used to; the AppMenu (Global Menu). I can see it making sense on a small notebook screen where every pixel of screen space counts. But on a larger screen with many windows open, it gets easily confusing and you end up having to move around with your mouse much more. Continue reading Getting rid of the new Global Menu in Unity
Another nice overview of R resources: http://www.backsidesmack.com/r-resources/. The authors will keep the list updated, so worth bookmarking it. And if you have good suggestions,make sure to leave him a comment.
I was looking today for the most convenient way to download the MODIS landcover data from the LP DAAC. In between the 7! different portals one would expect at least one to be easy, but it was only the 8th option that turned out to be really easy; the Reverb portal. Continue reading Reverb; new tool on the NASA site to search, find and download data
Never realized, but it is possible to register yourself as a GRASS or QGIS user. See this post how to do this.
Importing data layers with a global coverage in GRASS GIS might in some cases result in the error message “G_set_window(): Illegal latitude for North”. For example, I got the message while trying to import the GlobCover 2009 (version 2.3). Continue reading Importing global rasters in GRASS gives me ‘illegal latitude for North’ message