Ryan Schuetzler

I'm Ryan Schuetzler, a husband and father, professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and professional nerd. You can follow me on twitter, but there's not much there.

Using for a class discussion board

May 10, 2019

For the past two semesters I have been using Discourse for my class discussion board. I started using it mainly due to the restricted…

How Much is that Service in the Window?

December 13, 2015

About 2 years into grad school I began to realize the importance of paying for the things that you love. So many of the apps and services…

Back in Action

September 04, 2015

Man, it’s been a while. With the craziness of first trying to finish a dissertation in time, then trying to defend that dissertation, then…

LaTeX vs Word (again)

January 04, 2015

A recently published article in PLoS ONE, entitled “An Efficiency Comparison of Document Preparation Systems Used in Academic Research and…

LaTeX for Researchers, Part 4: Tables

July 18, 2014

So far we’ve covered some of the basics of creating a functional document in LaTeX: Installation and Formatting Citations Figures One of the…

LaTeX for Researchers, Part 3: Figures

June 06, 2014

If you’re just joining us, it’s probably best to start out with my first two posts: Setting Up Citations Now that we’ve covered how to do…

LaTeX for Researchers, Part 2: Citations

May 07, 2014

Review In Part 1 we covered the very basics of creating a document. With that you have basically everything you need to start writing your…

LaTeX for Researchers, Part 1: Setting up

April 24, 2014

So, I’ve already tried to make it clear that I really hate Word for creating academic documents. The biggest reason is that it frequently…

LaTeX ICIS Template

March 06, 2014

As most everyone who works with me knows, I’m a huge advocate of LaTeX. If not for LaTeX, at least a huge opponent of Word. Word is…

Using Git and Bitbucket for Collaborative Research

December 01, 2013

I have been trying for a few years to get my coworkers to work on projects together using Git repositories for version control, and usually…

Why I left Qiqqa for Mendeley

November 02, 2013

I love software that makes my life easier. As an academic, I do a lot of reading. I read a lot (I mean a lot) of PDF articles on a huge…

I have nothing to say

October 30, 2013

I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way sometimes. I just sat down at the computer to write a blog post, and within seconds my mind…

The Problem with Trolleys

May 03, 2013

What is it about the Trolley Problem that is so compelling? What is the trolley problem you ask. It goes a little like this: Of course, that…

On Perfectionism

April 29, 2013

Beginning GTD

April 28, 2013

Lift and Writing

April 28, 2013

Create a new Evernote note from Launchy

April 13, 2013

Apps I love - [email protected] edition

April 10, 2013

I spend a lot of time at my computer. As a student, I write papers and do programming assignments. As a researcher, I read papers, write…

Apps I love - BeyondPod edition

April 04, 2013

Not so very long ago, I used an iPad for a lot of things. One of those things was listen to podcasts. Now, the Apple podcast app came out…

Why I no longer blog with Google+

April 04, 2013

Apps I love - F.lux edition

April 02, 2013

I’m a computer person. As a computer person, I’m often using my computer late into the evening, and it’s often one of the last things I look…

Apps I love - Pocket edition

April 02, 2013

This is a ridiculous question, but have you ever found an article online that you wanted to read later? Bookmarks just don’t seem to fit the…

Apps I love - Anki edition

April 02, 2013

Busy Busy

November 08, 2012

Life is busy. That is all. I am returning my blog here because I finally learned what Markdown means, so I can use it now with my sweet…

How to source one ftplugin from another

November 08, 2012

I recently read an article about using Vim for writing prose . A lot of the tips there are really cool, but I don’t want or need them for…

Welcome to Summer (2012 Edition)

May 20, 2012

Misleading Conclusions

January 19, 2012

Getting Older

December 31, 2011

Prepping for 01-01

December 29, 2011

Research Update

October 11, 2011

Do It (Tomorrow) - My new favorite To Do List

September 08, 2011 - My new Pandora

September 06, 2011

Warning! Crazy semester ahead

August 27, 2011

Reflections on 20 years in school

August 22, 2011

Foodage - Asian Chicken and Noodles

August 21, 2011

Getting started with Jekyll

August 19, 2011

How to add pictures to Blogger more easily

August 14, 2011

Very Basic SEO

May 02, 2011


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March 23, 2011

How to Boil and Peel an Egg

October 30, 2010

< I love hard boiled eggs. Unfortunately, I don’t love peeling them because I usually end up with as much egg attached to the shell as not…

Best Google Chrome Extensions

October 22, 2010

How to install Windows 7 from a Flash Drive

October 02, 2010

Instructions for creating and using a Windows 7 boot USB drive

How to do tech support for family

September 26, 2010

How to waste time on the Internet

July 17, 2010

BYU's library spoofs the Old Spice Guy

July 16, 2010

How to use PuTTY & SSH to proxy

July 08, 2010

Messed up Water Bottle

July 01, 2010

How to set up OpenID on your domain

June 25, 2010

How to use SSH to proxy on a Mac

June 16, 2010

How to filter Netflix on MPAA Rating

June 05, 2010

UPDATE (2014-11-07) Since this is one of the more popular posts on my site, I suppose it’s time it got updated to reflect the new changes…

Still here

May 23, 2010

QA Tool Review: The Grinder

March 19, 2010

Once you�ve got all the scripts created, test it out by running startGrinderConsole.cmd and startGrinderAgent.cmd to make sure that the…

QA Tool Review: WAPT 5.0

March 19, 2010

Okay, I decided to get the last of the QA tool reviews out on the site so I don’t have to think about them any more. Here it is: Once the…

New Skills

February 28, 2010

So, I’ve decided to rededicate myself to learning new tech skills. Because I’ll be starting a Ph.D. in the fall, I figure one of the best…

Passing the CCNA

February 06, 2010

I’m sure pretty much nobody reads this, but oh well. I’m going to try to start posting more often to keep the world who doesn’t care updated…

QA Tool Review: JMeter

January 02, 2010

Apache JMeter may be used to test performance both on static and dynamic resources (files, Servlets, Perl scripts, Java Objects, Data Bases…

QA tool review: Watij

December 18, 2009

Finally, after removing 64-bit Java and Eclipse and installing 32-bit in its place, it worked. import static watij.finders.SymbolFactory…

Set up Postfix to send from Gmail

December 11, 2009

Alternate title: How to send 9,000 emails from a Gmail address To preface this, I want to say that I am currently in charge of online…

On Fatherhood, Windows 7, and the Motorola Droid

November 01, 2009

Okay, it’s been a busy semester, so it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here. I’d just like to give some updates: I had a baby…

QA Tool Review: Selenium

August 23, 2009

This will be the first in a series of reviews of various software testing tools. These were done over the past few weeks and cover the tool…

Twitter: Getting started tips

July 20, 2009

I think I have procrastinated long enough in trying out the whole Twitter phenomenon, so I’m giving it a try. It’s been all over the news…

First Python Program - Wake on Wan

June 17, 2009

So, I decided to start learning Python because I feel the need to get better at programming and I was kinda tired of Java’s bulkiness…

Free Pandora Desktop with Mozilla Prism

June 17, 2009

So, I would say I’m kind of obsessive about which programs I keep running on my computer. When I started using Pandora Radio at work last…