1. The Amoral AI [Link]

    March 15, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    White nationalists seem to have manipulated Google search results for "Boasian anthropology." A.I. is not agnostic but it is no more moral than it is immoral. It's an algorithm that efficiently reveals the frailties of the programmers and the source material and I really do not look forward ...

  2. My Text Corpus in 2017

    March 14, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I've long used nvALT and Dropbox to maintain my collection of notes on my Mac. The benefit of this system is that so many iOS applications sync with Dropbox. I can search and edit my large collection of notes almost anywhere that I'm sitting. But 2016 brought some ...

  3. Zuckerberg World President [Link]

    March 06, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Jean-Louis Gassée:

    While persuading a consumer to buy a particular brand of suds seems banal enough, keep in mind the force of Facebook’s algorithms. In order to influence buying decisions, algorithms not only push consumers in a particular direction, they can steer them away from “unwanted” conclusions by ...

  4. Who Owns Your Email

    March 06, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Email is more than just a communication tool for me. With unbelievably inexpensive storage options and incredible search and filtering my email is now a filing cabinet. I make the extra effort to organize my email archive because it improves my search experience, but even if I just moved everything ...

  5. Saved Views in DEVONthink

    February 27, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Some activities just work best with multiple windows. Tabs are helpful but nothing beats dragging and dropping between folders. But it can be tedious to arrange windows every time I want to organize data. Luckily my constant companion on my Mac these days is DEVONthink Pro Office. Workspaces in DEVONthink ...

  6. iThoughts for Windows [Link]

    February 27, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I've said it many times before, I'm an iThoughts fan-boy. Now it's available for Windows too and there's a 70% discount for Mac users and a 20% discount for iOS users. It's normally $50, which is a good price for a great app, but you ...

  7. Append Clipboard with Alfred for Mac

    February 26, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The clipboard manager has been available in Alfred for long enough that I regularly forget to use it. A recent project had me working in a large TaskPaper document. I wanted to collect several lines into one block and then move them to the end. There are several ways to ...

  8. Security for Living Under the American Regime

    February 23, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Living in a country with the second best espionage infrastructure in the world, I like to think I'm prudent. Be that as it may, there's always more to consider and I've shared this site with many of my friends. It's a good primer on securing your ...

  9. How to Bury a Major Breach Notification [Link]

    February 22, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Brian Krebs:

    That’s because in addition to compromising the download page for this software package, the attackers also hacked the company’s software update server, meaning any company that already had the software installed prior to the site compromise would likely have automatically downloaded the compromised version when ...

  10. The Best Anagram in English [Link]

    February 21, 2017 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    This just tickles me. I love these solutions that are really just an opportunity to learn.

    This gave me the idea to score a pair of anagrams according to how many chunks one had to be cut into in order to rearrange it to make the other one. On this ...