Anti-SLAPP Suit After Trying To Punish Paper For Exposing Its Redaction Failure

August 14, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

What was delivered to the Sun Sentinel by the district had black redaction bars covering two-thirds of the document. Unfortunately, the redactions were merely cosmetic. Anyone with a copy of the PDF could select the "redacted" text in the PDF and paste it into a text editor to see what was supposed to have been withheld.

People, please learn how to work with PDFs. It's a 25 year old technology that is now the gold standard for information archiving. But, many people act like it's the same as a piece of paper. It's not.

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  1. Watch test footage from a new low-light 4K VR underwater camera

    August 12, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Watch test footage from a new low-light 4K VR underwater camera / Boing Boing

    This was interesting to me because so much underwater video is done with artificial lighting. It's very different seeing it native.

    I love the HDR on my Apple TV and LG display. The worst part of ...

  2. OmniFocus 3

    August 07, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I’ve had a frustrated love affair with OmniFocus for many years. My bonafides with GTD, task managers, and OmniFocus is easily discovered here on Macdrifter. This article is concerned with the latest version of OmniFocus for iOS. I dedicated myself to running my home and work projects with nothing ...

  3. HomePod Multi-room Control

    August 02, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The rough edges of HomeKit, Siri, and iOS show themselves a lot more now that I have multiple HomePods in the house. I have a strong suspicion that the teams behind these products aren’t designing them for a fully integrated and automated home. Let’s just take the case ...

  4. Apple Overestimates Its App Store Search

    August 02, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    From Eli Hodapp at TouchArcade:

    Moments ago, Apple announced that they’re killing the affiliate program, citing the improved discovery offered by the new App Store. (Music, books, movies, and TV remain.) It’s hard to read this in any other way than “We went from seeing a microscopic amount ...

  5. Procreate 4.1 for iPad

    July 13, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Another great update for Procreate on the iPad. Most notable is the addition of "liquify" tools. I love Procreate, even as a non-artist. I enjoy doodling, drafting, and just messing around.


    With apps like Procreate, Art Studio Pro, and Affinity Designer the iPad Pro is one of the most creative ...

  6. MPU Hoodie

    July 08, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Last day to get a sweet Mac Power Users hoodie. I know it's easy to forget in July, but it will get cold again.

  7. Drafts Tip: Swipe Through Keyboards

    July 08, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It's news to me, but this is a nice little time saver in Drafts 5 for iOS. To switch keyboard rows, just swipe down on the closure icon to the right.


    And, yes, I use landscape mode even if Greg resents it.

  8. Some Initial Observations About Shortcuts | Jordan Merrick

    July 08, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This short summary by Jordan Merrick is very promising.

    Since its acquisition by Apple, I've been very skeptical of the Workflow app. Apple tends to behave like a child excited to buy a new toy only to leave it in the driveway to get run over at the end ...

  9. Notability Improvements and a Replacement for GoodNotes

    July 05, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    GoodNotes is a terrific app for handwritten notes. I often need a combination of diagrams, text, and plain old doodles for meeting notes. The advantage of GoodNotes has always been its excellent handwriting recognition and export. But, I've switched to Notability since a recent update that adds handwriting recognition ...