To math majors, with useful advice for other students

Have you ever gone into an exam feeling good about your understanding, only to draw a blank? I remember a third-year algebra test that went that way. I read through my notes again and again until I felt I knew them backwards and forwards. But when the exam came, and I actually had to make use of that information, it simply wasn't there. Since then, I've come to realize how ineffective such a study method is, for it practices and practices the first step of studying,…

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Missing files from Windows share

I have Kodi installed on a Mac mini, which is serving us well as a media centre. The mini is quiet, small, and its nice design is a great improvement over the ugly, noisy tower that used to sit next to our TV. However, the ugly tower had the advantage of being able to house a couple large hard drives. That storage capacity is now in a networked computer running Windows 10. To access media files on the Windows machine I simply set up a video source…

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