1. A Long Hard Winter

    May 29, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It was a relatively mild winter here in New England. We are now fully into the manic depressive spring of sun and cold rain. With my day job consuming my free time I've spent very little time on my hobbies, like Macdrifter. I also feel a creeping depression squeezing ...

  2. Slaughterhouse at 50

    May 23, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I missed the 50th anniversary of one of the pivotal books in my life. Slaughterhouse Five was published in 1969, just before I was born. I didn't discover it until I was 16 years old. There was the time before I knew of Kurt Vonnegut and then there was ...

  3. Keyboard Maestro Master Class

    May 23, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Heck yeah! The new Keyboard Maestro Field Guide is the perfect intersection of my favorite Mac Utility and my favorite Apple Nerd. These are so great. Not only is the video a great way to learn Keyboard Maestro, but each segment includes a transcript and downloadable macros.


    I'll buy ...

  4. The Most Important Writing Lesson

    March 26, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This tip by Steven Pressfield, while violating his own rules, is still good advice.

    I started this entire blog based on this idea. I keep failing at part one but I try. Thanks for reading.

  5. An Update to the DEVONthink Quick Note Shortcut

    March 20, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    My first version of the this shortcut worked great for getting a new text note into DEVONthink. I run the shortcut from Siri and from my home screen. This is an improved version that uses an x-call-back URL to open the note in DEVONthink after it is created.

    The new ...

  6. Iodide, an experimental tool for scientific communication and exploration on the web

    March 19, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It's a long article with some really neat demo pages. But the top comment sums it up nicely.

    It’s like JupyterHub, but for people who only know javascript?

  7. The deranged statement from LaCroix’s CEO Nick Caporella, annotated.

    March 14, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I do enjoy an occasional grapefruit water, but what I really need on most days is a human readable translation of corporate bullshit. So refreshing!

    Shannon Palus at Slate

    Speaking of woeful acts of God, by 2018, America was drinking so much LaCroix that “pamplemousse” LaCroix bathing suits became a ...

  8. The Future of Full Content at Feedbin

    March 14, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I still really enjoy Feedbin as my RSS reader. One of the things that I like about the post-Google world of RSS aggregators is how community focused most of them are. It just feels like these are all kindred spirits that don't want to give up on RSS or ...

  9. The Modern Trap of Feeling Obligated to Turn Hobbies Into Hustles

    March 11, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    We might finally be coming out of the shared delusion that "follow your passion" is some how good career advice. While I'm sure there are people that have discovered the unlikely intersection of fun and employment my own experience is that each of these diminishes the other. It's ...

  10. Brief Examples of OmniFocus Perspectives

    March 10, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    OmniFocus can be a bit frustrating but one feature that keeps me coming back is the custom perspective engine. For new users this can seem like impossible magic. It's not, but it does help to see some examples.

    A perspective is simply a set of filters. The more filters ...