A computer is a tool for a statistician like a hammer is for a carpenter. Knowing how to leverage it to its fullest potential can make a person more productive (maybe), more efficient (hopefully), and the day to day work more fun (really???). I started this blog while in graduate school to document my many trials and tribulations with the computer since often times I find solutions to my computer problems through other people’s documentation of their experiences in wikis, forums, blogs, articles, etc. By documenting my own experiences, I can remember what I’ve done and recall the solution should I encounter the same problem again. Hopefully, others will find these blog posts relevant to their computer adventures. Good luck!