1. The Right Dictionary [Link]

    July 16, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    This is a great tip on using a better dictionary. I think I'm in agreement too, the old Webster's dictionary has more satisfying definitions. It also acts as a translation guide for communicating with the ancients.


    By way of Smarterbits

  2. Staging in Launchbar Nightly

    July 14, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    If you own Launchbar (or are considering it) the latest nightly build is looking great. This pre-release build provides a new context for selections: staging. It's a bit like a holding area for anything that is actionable in Launchbar and is similar to the Quicksilver comma trick. Add multiple ...

  3. Making Summer Noon [Link]

    July 10, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Allison House:

    Beginners often hear fake it 'til you make it, but scrappiness and transparency count for a heck of a lot. My mantra was whatever it takes. With an iterative approach and non-stop communication, newness wasn't a stumbling blockā€”it was just another creative problem to solve along ...

  4. With Big Data Comes Big Responsibility [Link]

    July 10, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Om Malik:

    Did you know at the time of signing up for Strava, that lovable cycling and running activity tracker is sharing real time user data and selling that to municipalities for 80 cents a year. In what universe does it make sense for the company to do that ...

  5. Mac at Home, PC at Work [Link]

    July 08, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Katie and David were generous enough to invite me on Mac Power Users to talk about being saddled with a PC at work but using iOS and a Mac the rest of the time. Multi=platform work is a pain but there are great services that reduce the burden. I ...

  6. Improved Evernote for Sublime Text [Link]

    July 06, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I've written about this Sublime Text plugin before but it keeps getting better. Beyond the basics, like sending notes from ST3 to Evernote, this plugin will also list, download and convert to Markdown for editing. Two way syncing and editing of Evernote meta data likes tags is also supported ...

  7. Technical Difficulties with Network Closets [Link]

    July 05, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    On episode 76 of Technical Difficulties Erik and I talk about creating a network closet. Mine is only partly about the network. It's also a sacred place for all of my super nerdy tools. In the show notes, I give a more in-depth run down of the kinds of ...

  8. Pinboard Actions for Launchbar

    July 05, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I switched from LaunchBar 5 to Alfred 2 almost 18 months ago. I like the convenience of creating custom actions in Alfred but I missed LaunchBar's file actions. Now I'm a man caught between two worlds. LaunchBar 6 brings a nice redesign and a huge number of built-in ...

  9. Saved Views in Path Finder

    July 02, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Path Finder 7 is probably coming out later this year but Path Finder 6 is already a great application. It can be hard to appreciate why you might need a better file browser than the Finder, so let me cast a spotlight on one simple feature of Path Finder: Saved ...

  10. Between the Lines of the Contraception Decision [Link]

    July 01, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I liked the NYT summary of how crazy the Supreme Court is. It's more neutral than I am.