1. Promising Results

    April 08, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Derek Lowe:

    So take a look at the stories you're reading on the drug: if they mention this issue, good. If they just talk about what a promising drug for breast cancer palbociclib is, then that reporter (and that news outlet) is not providing the full story.

    This is ...

  2. Verizon and "Relevant Mobile Advertising"

    April 08, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Verizon would like to monitor what you are doing with your mobile device and inject their advertising. You can opt out but it's a pain. I suggest every single customer call them. They'd love that.

    Note: if you have a multi-line account, you must indicate your privacy choices ...

  3. Organizing and Disabling TextExpander Snippets

    April 07, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This may be the single greatest improvement in the iOS TextExpander experience in years.

    That's not sarcastic. There is a distinct difference between the snippets I use on my Mac and those I use on my phone. This also gets to a useful recommendation: Organize your TextExpander snippets.

    I ...

  4. Tips for Getting the Most Out of Fantastical for iPad

    April 07, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Fantastical for iPad is a nice upgrade from the standard Apple calendar app and a great speed improvement over Readdle's Calendar app.1 But with all versions of Fantastical, the gestures aren't obvious and most of the utility is hidden to anyone not willing to accost their iOS ...

  5. Markdown Table Generator [Link]

    April 06, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    A very nice web form for quickly generating Markdown, LaTeX, and HTML tables. I appreciate all of the little formatting options too. You can also import CSV data to create the table too. Well done.

    By way of Rants and Rambles

  6. Check Your PayPal Subscriptions

    April 05, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    You know those little subscriptions you sign-up for using PayPal? They're the ones for a few bucks that charge you periodically. Well, here's a link to show you what PayPal is hooked up with to automatically pay in your name. It also shows any that you think are ...

  7. Nebulous Notes Adds TextExpander Support Back

    April 04, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I wrote a few days ago that the Nebulous Notes redesign also removed TextExpander support. Well, today that comes back. You have to love developers that listen to user requests so closely and make changes so quickly.

    Get Nebulous Notes on the iOS App Store for $5. It's really ...

  8. Priceonomics on Susan Kare [Link]

    April 04, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    What a great overview of someone that made an indelible mark on computer interfaces and user expectations.

    Kare was subsequently offered a fixed-length, part-time job designing fonts and icons for the Apple Macintosh; her business card read “HI Macintosh artist.” She’d never worked on computer graphics before Apple, but ...

  9. Portia: Webscrapping with a GUI [Link]

    April 03, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Portia looks like a handy tool for easily scraping websites. It's available on Github and is expected to be available soon as a hosted service.

  10. Editorial Workflows for Fantastical

    April 03, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Here's an Editorial workflow for use with TaskPaper formatted tasks. You can set a custom tag (I chose @alarm) and it will parse the attribute out to use as the reminder date for Fantastical.1

    So an Editorial line like this:

    - Post Fantastical workflow for Editorial @mac @alarm(thursday ...