The Savvy TechnologistAuthor: Tim Wilson
26 May 2017

The Savvy Technologist

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    Novice archer

    I’m a bit notorious in my family for diving headlong into new hobbies and interests. Photography, cycling, and thrifting for menswear are some of my recent adventures, and now I can add archery to the list. Unfortunately, precious few of my interests are free or even inexpensive. My wife is a kind and generous woman. […]

  • Posted on 06 Mar 2013

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    Off-camera flash on the cheap

    Santa brought cash this year, so I decided to use the proceeds (plus some leftover birthday money) to indulge my photography habit. I’ve been a huge Joe McNally and David Hobby fan since I bought my first DSLR, a Nikon D7000, a couple years ago. Those two photographers are masters of producing amazing photos with […]

  • Posted on 07 Jan 2013

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    Twin Cities Marathon tips

    If you’ve never run a marathon before, the pre-race chaos of the starting line area can be pretty intimidating, and it’s easy to get away from your race plan. (You have a race plan, right?) After running three of them myself, I’ve come up with a few tips that might help a Twin Cities Marathon […]

  • Posted on 05 Oct 2012

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    The birthday problem revealed

    It’s my birthday today so in celebration I’m linking to a fun article on the New York Times Opinionator site called “It’s My Birthday Too, Yeah.” If at least 253 people read this post there’s a greater than 50% chance that at least one of them will be celebrating a birthday today too. So happy […]

  • Posted on 03 Oct 2012

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    Non-cognitive skills count too

    Ira Glass and his This American Life team produced a dynamite program for last week’s broadcast. Their Back To School episode described the work of Paul Tough and his new book How Children Succeed. According to Tough and the other guests on the show, traditional cognitive skills of the sort most often measured by standardized […]

  • Posted on 19 Sep 2012

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