1. Pipes for Feeds [Link]

    June 05, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Remember Yahoo Pipes? It was a terrific web-based tool for pulling in data feeds, manipulating, combining, and filtering, and then generating a new feed with the results. Like anything useful, Yahoo killed it. Now there is Pipes.digital as a replacement. I wish there was more info on how this ...

  2. CRISPR Explainer [Link]

    June 03, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    By way of Kottke, comes this excellent description of the CRISPR technology.

    I enjoyed the book Change Agent by Daniel Suarez a lot.1 As with his other books, the basis for the fiction is solid. The futuristic technologies he invents have a firm foundation in actual science. Which is ...

  3. There are Bots Everywhere [Link]

    June 02, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Renee DiResta at Ribbonfarm, comes this terrific "long-read"1:

    We’re now in a period that’s strikingly reminiscent of the early days of HFT: the intersection of automation and social networking has given us manipulative bots and an epidemic of “fake news”. Just as HFT was a simplified ...

  4. DEVONthink and Scanner Pro Together

    June 02, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    DEVONthink and Scanner Pro for iOS have both been updated in the last week to provide better integration between the two apps. Now Scanner Pro shows DEVONthink prominently as a destination app for saving scans.

    The implementation isn't ideal though. It's only marginally better than using the "Open ...

  5. Outline to Omnigraffle [Link]

    June 02, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    This trick with Omnioutliner is great. Convert an Omnioutliner document into a mind map by importing it into Omnigraffle. There are other ways to do this, such as converting it to OPML and importing it into one of the many top notch mind mapping apps. But Omnigraffle has super powers ...

  6. Mavericks and Heretics [Link]

    May 26, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I always enjoy the work over at Information is Beautiful. This post about how scientific theories were received throughout history is very good. I've always assumed astronomy was the most dangerous field for heretics but this data set implies that Medicine will get you more often.

  7. Text Transform with Alfred [Link]

    May 26, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I love these examples of text transforms with Alfred. I'm still mostly using Keyboard Maestro because I prefer the options it has but if you want just one application to use as a launcher and utility tool, Alfred is a good option.

  8. House for Sale in Ontario Loaded With Clown Memorabilia

    May 10, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From BoingBoing comes a house of particular taste.

  9. Facebook's Observations on Information Operations and the 2016 US Election

    May 10, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Linked from Schneier.com. The PDF is well worth downloading and reading.

    There is some public discussion of false amplifiers being solely driven by “social bots,” which suggests automation. In the case of Facebook, we have observed that most false amplification in the context of information operations is not driven ...

  10. The Intel Hijacking Flaw [Link]

    May 08, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    This Ars Technica seems very dire. It's a huge breach of trust for Intel hardware.