1. Append Clipboard with Alfred for Mac

    February 26, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The clipboard manager has been available in Alfred for long enough that I regularly forget to use it. A recent project had me working in a large TaskPaper document. I wanted to collect several lines into one block and then move them to the end. There are several ways to ...

  2. Security for Living Under the American Regime

    February 23, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Living in a country with the second best espionage infrastructure in the world, I like to think I'm prudent. Be that as it may, there's always more to consider and I've shared this site with many of my friends. It's a good primer on securing your ...

  3. How to Bury a Major Breach Notification [Link]

    February 22, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Brian Krebs:

    That’s because in addition to compromising the download page for this software package, the attackers also hacked the company’s software update server, meaning any company that already had the software installed prior to the site compromise would likely have automatically downloaded the compromised version when ...

  4. The Best Anagram in English [Link]

    February 21, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    This just tickles me. I love these solutions that are really just an opportunity to learn.

    This gave me the idea to score a pair of anagrams according to how many chunks one had to be cut into in order to rearrange it to make the other one. On this ...

  5. MailMate to MailHub [Link]

    February 21, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Dr. Drang moved back to Apple Mail (for now). While I still use MailMate everyday, I pretty much agree with all of his comments. MailHub could feel like magic and I still miss its intelligence. I wrote about my affection back in 2013. I'm sticking with MailMate because my ...

  6. Python's New Secrets Module [Link]

    February 18, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Python 3.6 adds a new module for creating random values for cryptographic secrets.

    For example, this call:

    secrets.token_urlsafe(16)

    generates this unique string: '5t_jLGlV8yp2Q5tolvBesQ'

    Now, if only I could get all of my scripts moved off of Python 2.7 I'd be in business.

  7. A Few Recent Advances in Children's TV

    February 18, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Good children's television is hard to come by. I mean, an actually tolerable, enjoyable by an adult, children's TV is as rare as an honest toy commercial. But, this past year my family has discovered several new shows that we've all enjoyed. Here's the top 5 ...

  8. Americans and Cybersecurity [Link]

    February 14, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    A new study out last month from the Pew Research Center show that americans understand the security risks online but are pretty bad at protecting themselves.

    The survey also finds that Americans are not always vigilant in the context of mobile security. For instance, 28% of smartphone owners report that ...

  9. Star Wars Things [Link]

    February 14, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I haven't been this giddy in many months. Chewy brings a tear to my eye.

  10. When They Say They're Going to Cure Cancer Be Skeptical [Link]

    February 14, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Patrick Soon-Shiong seems like a Perfect fit for the new administration.