I can’t abide OS X’s built-in Terminal.app—too janky by half. So like any reasonable obssessive, I use iTerm2. Now, RStudio helpfully provides a menu item for opening a shell in the current project’s directory. But it calls Terminal.app, with no option to substitue an alternative. R-bloggers has a helpful post about this. But it’s from way back in the dark ages (January 2014), and the solution there doesn’t seem to work any more thanks to changes in iTerm.... Read more

For years I lovingly hand-coded my personal website. The ethos was pure, the product normcore: a single page, packed with links to my academic papers and other projects, all lightly seasoned with a sprinkle of explanatory text. I scoffed at the polished and capacious WordPress sites of my colleagues. “A navbar? With four sections?? Does that link to a PDF of your CV really need a whole page to itself?”... Read more