1. MoviePass and Location Data

    March 05, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    From Jon Fingas at Engadget:

    MoviePass' approach to gathering viewer data might raise eyebrows. According to Media Play News, CEO Mitch Lowe told those at a business forum that the movie subscription service's app not only tracks your location, but follows you to and from the theater. "We watch ...

  2. Nerds on the iMac Pro

    March 05, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Yes, I got a new iMac Pro. Yes, we continue to make the Nerds on Draft podcast. Those two intersect in our latest episode.

  3. Social Sharing is Decreasing, Finally

    March 05, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    From Nieman Labs:

    The top line takeaway from its analysis of 100 million articles is that social sharing is down by 50 percent across the board compared to just a few years ago. In 2015, articles saw an average of 8 shares; today that number has dropped to 4. Only ...

  4. Graphite on Blockstack

    March 04, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I’d never heard of Graphite or Blockstack before this week. I usually avoid all articles concerning blockchain tech because it's the new Web 2.0 trend that feels more like marketing than anything else. On the other hand, I really like the idea of Graphite. It's a ...

  5. Some Feed Suggestions

    March 04, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I still prefer the variety of articles I get from RSS feeds over any social media based link aggregator. If you're getting tired of seeing the same old stuff, here are some suggestions.

    First off, subscribe to the Pinboard popular feed. It tends to be pretty nerdy and occasionally ...

  6. Things 3 From an OmniFocus and TaskPaper User

    February 25, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I spend a lot of time with my task manager. My day job is a little bit of technical development and a little bit of project management. The project management piece is a capital "P.M." I manage a dozen large projects spread over several years. Each project has between ...

  7. The LinkedIn Garbage Fire That Funded Podcasting

    February 24, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I shouldn’t have a LinkedIn account. If you think you are contacting me there, you should know that I’m in a non-mutual relationship with LinkedIn. I “deleted” my account back around 2012 when they had their big, poorly communicated, and majorly mishandled data breach. But, I still get ...

  8. MPU 418: Automation

    February 23, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This week was a really fun episode of MPU with Rose Orchard. There's a ton of interesting ideas for automation on this show. I especially liked the bit at the end about Launch Center Pro, which has long languished on my iPhone.

    It's funny, I think Mac Power ...

  9. Taking Screenshots of Ephemeral Mac Notifications

    February 20, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Ever try to get a screenshot on your Mac that includes a notification or a mouse hover menu? You need a timed screenshot for that.

    I’m using Keyboard Maestro for this but there are lots of ways to get timed screenshots, including the built in Grab application. OSX Daily ...

  10. The "No Google" Little Snitch Profile

    February 20, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I occasionally use Chrome as browser on macOS. It's a fine browser and I use it most of the day at work. But it always bugs me that Google sees fit to run update processes constantly, even if Chrome isn't running. Luckily, I have Little Snitch on my ...