Recreating Studio Ghibli in Minecraft [Link]

December 01, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

Remember when people were talking about whether video games were art? I think that conversation is long over. This is some stunning work. Here's just one example where the world of Princess Mononoke is recreated in Minecraft:

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  1. Curio 10 Released

    November 29, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The hardest part of reviewing Curio for Mac is explaining what it is. It's like a light-box for information. Or maybe it's a bulletin board of data. Or maybe it's a mind mapping application that's also a rich content organizer. None of these convey exactly what ...

  2. Inside the Plot to Kill J.F.K. [Link]

    November 23, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From David Talbot at Salon:

    To Morales, Kennedy was “that no good son of a bitch motherfucker” who was responsible for the deaths of the men he had trained for the Bay of Pigs mission. “We took care of that son of a bitch, didn’t we?” Morales told his ...

  3. Procreate and Apple Pencil from David Lanham [Link]

    November 23, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I just love seeing this stuff. Here's one of my favorite artists showing that the tools don't make the artist. It's impressive what someone with talent can do. I expect to see a lot more cool stuff created with the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro.

  4. Giving the iOS 9 Keyboard Switcher Another Try

    November 13, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The alternative keyboards in iOS 8 seemed like a nice idea but switching was painfully slow. That little globe icon was like a nuclear bomb to my productivity and it was far too easy to hit accidentally. But the performance of keyboard switching in iOS 9 is greatly improved.1 ...

  5. True Terror

    November 11, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.

    — Kurt Vonnegut1

    Happy birthday to one of the best people our species has ever managed to squirt out. Go read Slaughterhouse Five or Cat's Cradle or Bluebeard or just ...

  6. Anti Ad-Blocking Hacked at Economist

    November 06, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From the Economist:

    PageFair, was hacked. If you visited at any time between Oct. 31, 23:52 GMT and 01:15 GMT, Nov. 1, using Windows OS and you do not have trusted anti-virus software installed; it is possible that malware, disguised as an Adobe update, was downloaded ...

  7. iOS App Updates For October 2015

    November 03, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    ZoomNotes isn't the most beautiful sketching app but it sure is the most functional. It's also one of the most updated, with regular fixes and new features delivered just about every month. The best feature is the zoomed sketching which makes it really easy to add detail to ...

  8. Copied for Clipboard Syncing

    November 03, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Copied is a new clipboard capture and syncing system for iOS and Mac. It's quite well designed and there's some extremely thoughtful features. The iOS version has a nice Today widget and 3D Touch actions and can also automatically capture the clipboard while the app is active.1 ...

  9. Plex App Available for The New Apple Tv

    November 02, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Time to put on a coat if you're headed to hades because there's now an officially sanctioned Plex app for the Apple TV. And it looks good.


    Mine arrives in a day or two. Even if the Plex experience is equivalent to the Roku, I will be pleasantly ...