Using Accents & Diacritics

In theory, a computer keyboard could have every character and symbol used by anyone anywhere in the world, but such a keyboard would be far too massive to use! At its core, a computer doesn’t care what keys are available on an attached keyboard, but rather only what key was pressed and the computer knows what key was pressed because the keyboard transmits a code that the computer then correlates to a specific letter or symbol. As a consequence of this setup, a user can send a given code directly to the computer even if it is not on the keyboard.Continue Reading

Hispanic Culture Search Tool

Using Google’s location awareness data, this form enables learners to refine web searches by target country, recentness, focus, and language. For example, “resultados de elección” could be searched within the last month, narrowed by Guatemala, and restricted to page title (as opposed to the page body which would yield more speculative discussions rather than actual election returns).Continue Reading

Tasker Routines

Tasker is an Android application that allows the user to add nearly infinite automation. I have developed these routines for daily use and they are provided free free of charge.Continue Reading

QR Creater

This Quick-Response (QR) Code Generator returns stand-alone matrices that do not require internet access to decode. Anything that can be input as text (hyperlinks, vCards, jokes, GPS coordinates, etc) can be encoded. Once generated, your QR code can be saved as a file to embed in a document, or clicked to open in a new window for printing.Continue Reading

Digital Humanities for the Lone Scholar

Position Paper. Digital Humanities (sometimes stated as Humanities Computing) has long been a walled garden and generally misidentified as the mere use of computer or information technology. This has led many humanists to mistakenly believe themselves to engage the discipline and many other humanists to regard it as inaccessible. My definition seeks to cure both ills.Continue Reading