1. Photography and Pumking [Link]

    October 28, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    The latest Nerds on Draft is out. We go against our better judgement and drink a pumpkin beer and talk about photography.

    Coincidentally the new Mac Power Users cover photography from the professional angle but come to a lot of similar conclusions. Take a listen to both if you like ...

  2. Agate for Data Analysis

    October 28, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Agate looks like a really great data analysis library for Python. It's readable and powerful. Made by a journalist for journalists.

    As journalists, we not only need to solve these problems for practical reporting purposes, but also for philosophical ones. How can we assert that our numbers are correct ...

  3. New UC Policy for Public Access to Articles [Link]

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

    The University of California has made a significant policy change regarding its research:

    Building on UC’s previously-adopted Academic Senate open access (OA) policies, this new policy enables the university system and associated national labs to provide unprecedented access to scholarly research authored by clinical faculty, lecturers, staff researchers, postdoctoral ...

  4. Best Brewery Road Trip Analysis [Link]

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

    Flowingdata.com is a great site. They also have good taste in beer.

    Taking the route above, a trip to 70 breweries, you get about 197 hours of drive time across 12,299 miles. You stop in 28 states and pass through a total of 40.

  5. A Few Launchers for iOS 9

    October 25, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The today screen in iOS is one of those dividing features that you either love it or you forgot about it. I love it.

    My most used features of the Today and Notification screens are the widgets provided by apps like Fantastical and Drafts. By far my most used widget ...

  6. CIA Director's Email Hacked [Link]

    October 19, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From NYPost:

    CIA Director John Brennan’s private account held sensitive files — including his 47-page application for top-secret security clearance — until he recently learned that it had been infiltrated, the hacker told The Post.

    Later about the hacker himself:

    “I think they’ll want to make an example out of ...

  7. Taskmator 3 for iOS

    October 19, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Taskmator continues to be one of the best all-in-one iOS apps for working with TaskPaper formatted lists. Version 3 brings some great new features to the party with saved filters and integration with Reminders.1

    Now I can create a saved filter for any TaskPaper search which means quick and ...

  8. Bullish

    October 16, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    18 months ago I wrote about the state of iOS 7:

    iOS7 should be an enormous embarrassment for Apple management. They set a timeline that pushed iOS7 out half-baked and I hope they regret that decision.

    I still have bad memories about iOS 7 that make me second guess every ...

  9. Why Technology Isn't Making Us Dumb [Link]

    October 16, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    The You Are Not So Smart podcast is one of the best things I listen to each week. It literally makes me a better person. I don't think my enjoyment of episode 58 is purely based on confirmation bias but it was really a terrific episode. There's in-depth ...

  10. Firewatch Release Date [Link]

    October 15, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Firewatch looks so good to me and I've marked February 9th on my calendar. I've followed the development mainly because it has a great team behind it. Now I'm excited because it looks like something new. It's not a shooter or platformer. Call me excited.