1. Merlin Bird for iOS

    April 07, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I'm not what some would call "a birder." I don't seek out birds to watch. I do enjoy several bird feeders and we hike in the nearby Audobon trails. Usually I just have a passing curiosity in identifying birds. I'm just motivated enough to use an app ...

  2. Designing Better Tags

    April 07, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    An excellent thought-piece by “Nayuki”:

    Some tags are naturally or inherently related to other tags. For example, any file associated with the tag core for Madrid (under the complex tagging model) should also be associated with Spain. In a sense, the tag Madrid implies the tag Spain. This can be ...

  3. Halide and Darkroom Photography on the iPhone

    April 05, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    What a nice overview of by Jonathan Poritsky at The Candler Blog

    The main feature that blew me away was shooting RAW. Halide’s designer, Sebastiaan de With, has an excellent series on the topic, but here’s a quick example that made me want to shoot everything RAW. Halide ...

  4. [Good] Singing Deli Guy Accepted to Berklee College of Music

    April 04, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Guy sings at work. Guy gets into music school. That’s a good story.

    I’ll tell you something. It’s really hard to find a good balance of “good” news but when I do, it makes a 10X the impact of any of the bad news.

  5. The Disturbing Secret Behind An Iconic Cartoon

    March 31, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This is an incredible piece of journalism by Ariane Lange at BuzzFeed:

    Old letters, emails, and transcripts of AOL conversations between the women and Kricfalusi back up many of their claims. They each have witnesses to parts of their stories. Yet both women worried that they sounded “crazy.” For years ...

  6. Use Paper (Or Not)

    March 30, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I’m skeptical of any proscriptive system that claims to solve the problem of information capture and recall. At one time the Franklin Covey system was the "fix" for a busy schedule. Then there was the miracle of the PDA that attempted to replicate the function of paper with the ...

  7. An Inconvenient Meal

    March 26, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I don’t believe much of the nutrition “science.” The studies are poorly defined and the results are rushed to a mostly illiterate media. I do, however, believe a broken clock is right two to three times a day depending on daylight savings.

    I haven’t found any of the ...

  8. Keyboard Maestro Adds File Drop Trigger

    March 24, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It's incredible when an app as full featured and long-lived as Keyboard Maestro adds new features. Now we get file-drop triggers for macro actions. I've only just started experimenting with it. Here's a macro that I made awhile ago to grab the path to a file selected ...

  9. Hot Tyson

    March 23, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Neil deGrasse Tyson on the rise of crazy flat-earth conspiracy nuts:

    I think that the number of people may be the same over time they just now can write a blog that the whole world has access to by a search engine.

    I love this YouTube series because I love ...

  10. Tribalism and My Better Self

    March 23, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This episode of YANSS came along at a crucial time for me. I've been struggling with lesser traits.

    I love the idea of the “out self” and how we align our internal compass to what we project outwardly. This isn’t just about politics. We all exhibit the most ...