[Good] Helping Feels Good

March 19, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

It feels good to help people that need it. Even $5 can make huge ripples. Share your charity beyond the scope of your own world and see what comes back. Maybe it’ll even make you hopeful for the future. Crazy, right?

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  1. Good Things

    March 19, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    There's a lot of low-down, no good, crap in the world. It's easy to forget that humans also have the unique ability to do good. I'm a victim and an instigator of our tendency to focus on the bad over the good. I want to be better ...

  2. Why Note Categories Are a Bad Idea

    March 16, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I’ve been reading a bit about the Zettelkasten system and there are some interesting opinions about meta data and how best to think about information. This old blog post by Christian Tietze about categories is thought provoking.

    Creating categories is a top-down process. You start with the structure and ...

  3. The Archive for Mac

    March 16, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The Archive is a new plain-text writing and reference application for the Mac.1 It's made by people that are super-nerds about plain text and has a lot that looks familiar and a lot that is new and clever. This is not a review. It's a highlight of ...

  4. Convenience Functions for Life

    March 14, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Let's not call these life hacks. They're just ways to make some parts of my life less annoying or less time consuming. I'm a big believer in creating frameworks that allow me to be lazy or forgetful. When I find myself dealing with the same problem or ...

  5. Save Money at Any Cost — Crypto-mining Your Way to Free Apps

    March 13, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This might not be a trend, but if it’s a glimpse at the future of apps, count me out. From Dan Goodin at Ars:

    The app is Calendar 2, a scheduling app that aims to include more features than the Calendar app that Apple bundles with macOS. In recent ...

  6. Configure an Encrypted TimeMachine For High Sierra

    March 12, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I purchased a nice external drive to use for TimeMachine on my Mac.1 After formatting the drive and configuring encrypted TimeMachine backups I noticed it was taking a very long time to complete. I waited a day for it to complete and discovered I had a new problem. Every ...

  7. The Matias Laptop Pro Keyboard

    March 10, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Matias Laptop Pro Keyboard

    The value proposition of the Matias Laptop Pro Keyboard:

    • Bluetooth
    • It has “Alps-inspired” keys
    • Ten key-less format
    • Supports Apple system controls
    • N-key rollover support
    • USB Charging with pass-thru
    • 13.26” x 6.5” x 1.38”
    • $170

    If you’re still interested, here’s my review of using the keyboard ...

  8. On URL Schemes

    March 08, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Over the past few years I've enjoyed the benefits of iOS URL schemes. Apple opened a tiny crack and iOS developers built impressive machinery in that space. Entire new applications evolved to do little more than interact with these URL schemes, shuttling data back and forth.

    While I love ...

  9. PayPal Data Sharing

    March 07, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I found out about this through one of my Pinboard feeds. PayPal documents around 600 different third parties they share user data with. I only use PayPal as a last resort but I might be changing that too. It’s really no more secure than just using a credit card ...