1. Miyazaki Collected Works on BluRay Coming to Amazon [Link]

    August 03, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From The Nerdist:

    Due out exclusively from Amazon on November 17th, The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki contains each of the maestro’s eleven feature films: Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery ...

  2. The Backblaze 2015 Hard Drive Failure Results [Link]

    July 29, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Basically, Western Digital is still way better than Seagate even with a smaller sample size for WD. Seagate drives have failed me so often that I refuse to buy anything with one of their platter drives in it.

  3. Hard Cases and USB-C Cables at Monoprice [Link]

    July 29, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Monoprice sells high-quality alternatives to many of the major manufacturers of geek utility hardware.

    These hard cases are great for storing all kinds of stuff.


    They also carry quite a few USB-C cables and connectors now too.


    I still think their Zinc-alloy Lightning cable is one of the best I ...

  4. The MPAA Smear Campaign Against Google [Link]

    July 27, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    If this story from Techdirt is true (and it looks compelling) then I hope lots of people are going to jail.

    In other words, Jim Hood and the MPAA were out and out planning a coordinated media attack on Google using the editorial properties that supposedly claim to have editorial ...

  5. Vizio Tracking [Link]

    July 27, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Engadget:

    We've never heard of Inscape before, but as explained in the S-1 Vizio filed today, it's based on ACR (automatic content recognition) software licensed from a third party, and viewers can opt-out of participating in it while maintaining other connected features. That's actually fairly common ...

  6. JavaScript Dates in TextExpander [Link]

    July 26, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    This post by the good doctor is clever. It's not clever because he does date formatting in JavaScript.1 It's clever because he does it by calling a second JavaScript library (Moment.js) stored as a snippet from within another snippet.

    I usually do my date formatting with ...

  7. Nerds on Draft PM Tools and Mono [Link]

    July 23, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    On this week's Nerds on Draft we talk about some of our preferred project management tools and drink a delicious Mono by Stillwater. Of course there's a lot of jargon and acronyms but we break it down to the basics so that it's applicable to anyone. After ...

  8. Keyboard Maestro 7 Available

    July 22, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Keyboard Maestro is probably the single most helpful application you can put on a Mac. Today, you can get version 7 for $36 or upgrade from a previous version at a 50% discount.

    Version 7 focuses on two major interface changes. First, building macros is easier than ever with integrated ...

  9. Evernote Monetization

    July 21, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Recode's 450 KB interview article:

    “Global user growth looks strong as do early returns on recent monetization efforts. User growth and revenue are the oxygen for any successful company so we’ll be looking to double down on this traction,” he wrote. “My job is to lead and ...

  10. Hotbox Coffee

    July 19, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |


    I've definitely met my fair share of coffee snobs. They are generally condescending and critical of everyone else's tastes and methods except their own. Do you use an AeroPress? You're probably not using it right. Are you using a temperature controlled kettle? You probably are not using ...