Computer Stuff

See my software page for software that I've written. This page is for other computing-related tips and tricks.


IDL (the Interactive Data Langage, not the Interface Definition Language) is the lingua franca of much astronomical software. Sometimes I love IDL, and sometimes it drives me absolutely batty.

Mac OS X

Like a benevolent and useful plague, Mac OS X has taken over nearly all of astrophysics. All hail our brushed-metal fruit overlords! But first, check out my Mac OS Tips page.


Here's my page on using CVS for source code control.

Old stuff - Back at Berkeley

Here are some instructions on using, Pine, and Calmail all together. Access your mail any which way you want to!