1. "Engineer" [Link]

    May 03, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    First, Dr. Drang is one of my favorite people on the internet. I've read every word he's written in the past decade. One thing I know about Dr. Drang is that he can be very specific. He's an engineer and has a very specific definition for that ...

  2. VPNs and Data Collection in the Age of Surveillance

    May 02, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Chris Duckett ZDNet article (A VPN will not save you from government surveillance) is informative, if a little hyperbolic:

    Under the laws that force telcos to store customers' call records, location information, IP addresses, billing information, and other data for two years, there is a small caveat for journalists that ...

  3. The Bezos Way [Link]

    April 26, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Monday Note is linked more often in my new feed forJean-Louis Gassée's take on Apple. But I've found that Frederic Filloux's series on the modernization of the news media much more interesting. In his April 17 post Filloux applies some of Jeff Bezos' lessons:

    Hence the implicit ...

  4. Whoops Goes the Hosting

    April 25, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    My host provider Webfaction forced a server upgrade on me which sounds like it would be good. Except one of my design principles for Macdrifter is to have very few dependencies so I didn't really need a new server. Or a new OS. Or a new version of Python ...

  5. Trello Note Archive [Link]

    April 20, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    This is a very impressive (and extensively referenced) blog post. I've repeatedly struggled to use Trello for project management. It has never clicked for me. This is a great tutorial for the basic capabilities in Trello but it's also a thoughtful breakdown of an information capture system. I ...

  6. Data Privacy and Machine Learning [Link]

    April 18, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From this extremely well written article by John Foreman article1:

    First, humans are bad at discerning the value of their data. Personal data just appears out of nowhere, exhaust out of life’s tailpipe, so why not trade it for something small? I’m personally willing to hand over ...

  7. Custom Home Screen Icons with Pythonista [Link]

    April 18, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Ole Moritz, the developer of Pythonista and Editorial, just posted the craziest thing I've ever seen done on iOS:

    The iPhone configuration utility is pretty easy to use, but it obviously requires that you have a Mac or PC at hand. It would be easy to write a web ...

  8. iThoughts Update Supports Document Providers

    April 13, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    iThoughts for iOS has a nice update this week that adds support for document providers. Now I can store my planning maps inside DEVONthink along with the rest of my project data and still open them from within iThoughts for editing.

    Document Providers

    I like the Smart Folder I have on my ...

  9. Tails for iOS

    April 13, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    My good friend and amazing designer Erik Hess did something. He made a sticker pack just because he loves Tomcats. I think they are beautiful. I'd imagine if you like aircraft, this would be right up your alley. It's two bucks which like 1/19,000,000 of ...

  10. VPN and Privacy

    April 13, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    In the United States we have few privacy protections. We now have fewer than we had 6 months ago. We represent little more than a pool of cash to be exploited. My personal strategy is to make the collection of my data cost as much as possible because I like ...