1. Home Depot Breach [Link]

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

    From Brian Krebs:

    Here’s the kicker: A comparison of the ZIP code data between the unique ZIPs represented on Rescator’s site, and those of the Home Depot stores shows a staggering 99.4 percent overlap.

    Brian Krebs is incredibly smart and also fairly reserved with his FUD. I ...

  2. Arq Now Supports Google Drive Backups [Link]

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

    Arq is a backup utility for the Mac. Until now you could use it to backup your files to Amazon S3 (including Glacier). The latest version adds support for Google Drive which is nice since you can get 15GB for free with Google.

  3. Notes on Bookmarks from 1997 [Link]

    September 02, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    There are several great things about this post about link rot.

    1. Someone took the time to evaluate how many bookmarks died since 1997
    2. It made me realize how little I use browser bookmarks now
    3. It's published to Pinboard as a note

    By way of the ever prolific @GlennF

  4. Namecheap Hacked [Link]

    September 02, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From CSO Online:

    Hosting provider Namecheap said Monday hackers compromised some of its users' accounts, likely using a recently disclosed list of 1.2 billion usernames and passwords compiled by Russian hackers.

    I suspect this is only the beginning. There's an entirely new data set to run through.

    Note ...

  5. The Origin of Magic

    September 01, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Never forget that magic is real for a very large percentage of the population.

    I'm no master magician but I do know how wonder feels. There are many good things about magic and I feel that it’s my job, as a parent, to make those things so ridiculously ...

  6. Truncated

    August 29, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Some people sell body fluids and others sell bad art on Etsy. Everyone has their unique spin on making a buck out of their time. More power to them all. But there's this odd and reoccurring trend of truncating RSS feeds, tweets, and even Web site posts in an ...

  7. Audio Book Narrators

    August 28, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I'm a long time subscriber to Audible and I'm well acquainted with both excellent and terrible audio books. With audio books, the words are only half of the experience. A good narrator can raise an average book up to be something inspiring.

    Until recently, George Guidall was among ...

  8. You Probably Suck at Presentations [Link]

    August 27, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    It's ok. I've rarely seen anyone not suck at presentations. Communication is hard enough. Communication with a finite time limit, topic and goal is incredibly hard. Doing it with style and grace feels impossible.

    David Sparks has style, grace and a way with eBooks. His latest Field Guide ...

  9. Perspective Icons 2 [Link]

    August 27, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I've been a longtime user of OmniFocus. I still use it strategically while depending on plain text for large scale planning. The "Perspectives" in OmniFocus are what set it apart from almost every other competitor. That's why I'm happy to see the Icons and Coffee Perspective series ...

  10. The TextBundle Format [Link]

    August 27, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Sure, MultiMarkdown is awesome. It's the cornerstone of 90% of my written words. But have you ever tried to work with MMD using multiple AppStore apps? It can be frustrating. Jumping between apps usually means closing the document, quitting the app and reopening the document in the new app ...