Andrew Trickett

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How to open your most useful Evernote content with one click

Though my Evernote account stores thousands of notes, there are a handful that I refer to repeatedly. Shortcuts are the fastest way I’ve found to …

A Truly Smart City Is Not a City at All

Every city it seems, wants to be a "Smart City" by using technology to solve our current problems of water use and supply, energy consumption, transportation efficiency, mobile healthcare, police, fire, and safety; and to lay the foundation -- certainly the bandwidth -- for future savings of the …

Fewer than 4% of Americans walk or bike to work. Here's how to change that.

<i>This article is part of a</i> <i>series about the past, present, and future of commuting in America</i><i>.</i><p>For six months a year, average daily highs in Copenhagen fail to crack 50°F and the sky is cloudy most of the time. It's not necessarily weather that makes you want to head outside and jump on your bike.<p>In …

Stop honking at me and support bike infrastructure

Using Evernote for Academic Work

It's been a while since I've written about workflow, but since I'm in a transition point between graduate student and assistant professor and …

Bookshops are closing down everywhere you look. So we decided to pop up

We have only known turmoil in our bookselling lives. The career officially began in 2008 with a little second-hand bookshop in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. A tranquil setting, a cute shop, the smell of old books, a genteel community. What a life. Technology was obviously already encroaching but …

How To Boost Employee Happiness Without Spending Any Money

Bonuses and perks might make people happier in the short term, but they don’t solve the underlying problem. Here’s what does.<p>You know the saying “Money can’t buy happiness.” You get it. But startup founders and CEOs still don’t seem to understand.<p>When CEOs find out that their employees are unhappy, …

Weekly polling review: Labour standing still at best

We’re back to five polling companies this week, with the usual daily polls from YouGov and one each from Lord Ashcroft, Populus, Opinium and Ipsos …

Polling

4 ways the sharing economy can change the world

Whenever I asked anyone I met if they had heard of the phrase, I would receive blank stares. Perhaps 5% of people had heard of Airbnb (though they rarely used it). Quite a few more had heard of Zipcar - maybe around 20% of the people I spoke to - but most of them admitted that their familiarity was …