1. Round Trip MindMeister Concept Maps to MindNode or iThoughts on iOS

    August 25, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I use a heck of a lot of concept maps when I plan.2 But, because I work on Windows part of the time and because MindMeister has terrific functionality for collaborating on maps, I spend a fair amount of time in their web app.1 Unfortunately, their iOS app ...

  2. 50% Off Sale of Take Control eBooks Ends Today [Link]

    August 25, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Working in Boston generally means I dread the back-to-school time. At least the sales for nerd stuff are nice. Go take advantage of the Take Control sale to get some very good books. The 1Password, Launchbar, PDFPen and BBEdit books are one of a kind and very handy.

  3. Working with Files in Alfred

    August 19, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Alfred for Mac is typically thought of a as a file launcher with support for custom actions. But there's an entire set of built in actions for handling files that are easily overlooked. But these are, by far, my most used features.1

    Action files from Finder or Path ...

  4. Who Needs Hackers [Link]

    August 18, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Sure, the bad guys have all of our passwords. As it goes, they mostly don't need them:

    "We eventually cracked 576,533 or almost 92 percent of the sample within a period of 31 days," Sigler said.

    "Such a short cracking time using a word list from last year ...

  5. Email Is Still the Best Thing [Link]

    August 18, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Alexis Madrigal in the Atlantic:

    That is to say, our inboxes are getting smarter and smarter. Serious tools are being built to help us direct and manage what was once just a chronological flow, which people dammed with inadequate organization systems hoping to survive the flood. (Remember all the ...

  6. Non-Editorial Usage of Critic Markup

    August 17, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I use the Critic Markup syntax more than most. Maybe it's because I like the idea of dogfooding things I make. Maybe it's because I made it to perfectly fit my own quirky way of thinking. Whatever it is, you can find the syntax sprinkled throughout almost everything ...

  7. The Lost Pieces of the Avatar Story

    August 15, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I'm a pretty big fan of the Avatar animated series.2 I thought the conclusion to the series was great but there were some remaining questions left hanging. So far, it appears there's no interest in continuing the animated saga around Aang.

    There is a series of graphic ...

  8. Dot Notation for Snippet Expansion [Link]

    August 15, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I find Zach Holmquist's syntax for TextExpander snippets both logically satisfying and frustratingly prone toward collisions. It's the kind of system that makes me smack my forehead for not coming up with it myself, but then I dig in and realize how terrible it would be in a ...

  9. Some Podcasts that are Great

    August 14, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It's that time of year, when summer flings end and we get serious about who we want to hang out with on those long winter nights. The podcast churn is at its highest point of the year for me and I'm looking to replace some shows that have ...

  10. Slack Themes

    August 14, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Slack now has themes for the sidebar. If you work with multiple teams (like I do), it's a great visual cue to avoid accidental posts to the wrong one.

    I particularly like the clever implementation because it's kind of nerdy.1

    Open your user preferences in the web ...