1. A Problem with Apple News Sites

    September 07, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Yesterday a few major Apple news sites reported that the Apple developer system had been hacked.

    MacRumors: Apple Developer Site Down as Developers Report Possible Hack

    Daring Fireball: Apple Developer Site Down, Perhaps Due to Accounts Being Hacked by Russians

    Engadget: Apple Developer Site Hacked. Names and Addresses Possibly Compromised ...

  2. The Death of TextTool [Link]

    August 24, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I've written about how much I like TextTool, just like David Sparks. Now it looks like it's going on the pyre along with so many other full-blown iOS apps that dfon't sell coins.

    David is looking at Clean Text now. I already own Clean Text and it ...

  3. Home Screens for August 2017 [Link]

    August 19, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I like that Macsparky guy so I shared my home screens with him. I also share the coolest T-Shirt that's ever been screen printed. And I wore it completely un-ironically because we didn't invent irony until the 90's.

  4. Vonnegut, Heller, and Styron on War, Government, and Racism (1997)

    August 14, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    These people are gone. The voices of reasoning that stood witness to our most terrible decisions as a country are rapidly vanishing. Now we, as a country, seem to have developed selective amnesia about where we come from.

    The following videos on YouTube are from a series of lectures and ...

  5. Taskmator 3.7 Update

    August 11, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The best TaskPaper app for iOS was updated several times this summer and continues to improve and squash bugs. For the unfamiliar, Taskmator came out shortly after the death of the official TaskPaper iOS app. It steadily fixed long-standing bugs in the original app but then expanded with features like ...

  6. What the Apple Pencil Does Well

    August 09, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    When the iPad fits a task well, there's no question for me that it's superior to a laptop. It's not better at everything, but in a few ways it beats the pants off of a Mac. The Apple Pencil is one aspect that keeps me coming back ...

  7. What is Tolerance For?

    August 08, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Yonatan Zunger writing about tolerance:

    But if you have ever tried to live your life this way, you will have seen it fail: “Why won’t you tolerate my intolerance?” This comes in all sorts of forms: accepting a person’s actively antisocial behavior because it’s just part of ...

  8. Drafts Action to Convert YouTube Link to Embeded Video

    August 06, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I have no idea why it took me so long to create this action in Drafts. Often when I want to link to a YouTube video what I really want is in embedded video player to save people the effort of having to click through to see the video. So ...

  9. Annotated Images Via PDF

    August 02, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I happen to agree with the good Dr. regarding Linea for iPad. It's a very good app for drawing, especially with the Apple Pencil. But, I have much less of an urgent need for annotating images with the app. That's because I mostly use PDF Expert for that ...

  10. Taking Notes with Nebo on an iPad

    August 02, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This blog post is a hand crafted artisanal production. well, its hand crafted at least. That's because I wrote it by hand, long-form in the iPad app MyScript Nebo,

    Writing is good

    Nebo works with the Apple Pencil to convert hand writing into text. It's one of the best digital handwriting ...