How to improve battery life on smartphones

I recently jumped the ship from BlackBerry Bold 9900 RDE71UW to Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-I747. One of the major issues I ran into (other than missing out on BBM and physical keyboard) is battery life. It is hypocritical to blame it on Samsung because Bold 99xx run on 4G/HSPA+ network with BIS connection which in comparison to GS III run on faster true 4G/LTE network. With the added speed of LTE network and large Android apps Continue reading How to improve battery life on smartphones

Geologist guide to consumer technology

If you want to be a good Geologist, you will spend most of your time outdoors. Even if you work for a good company, Geology it itself is a hand-on science(exception to geochemistry, CAD modeling, analytical geology, etc). I was introduced to field geology this year through the University of Calgary Field School program (GLGY 337). I learned a lot of geological field techniques along with what “tech equipments” Continue reading Geologist guide to consumer technology

Word substitution for faster typing

It is a fast moving world. Regardless of how you use the technology; for personal, business or a combination of both, the speed of your response is critical these days. Even this very article is posted using my BlackBerry Bold 9900 while commuting to school. Continue reading Word substitution for faster typing

Stratigraphic cross section at Exshaw, Alberta


Exshaw, Alberta. Copyright © 2012

Location: 11 U 0627438 E / 5658531 N (UTM-WGS-84 with ~4m accuracy)

Total thickness: 205.57 m

Average strike and dip: about ~ 150/50 (using the University of Calgary right-hand rule)

Notice: Data is based on Continue reading Stratigraphic cross section at Exshaw, Alberta