1. AlphaFold @ CASP13: “What just happened?”

    December 13, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    AlphaFold @ CASP13: “What just happened?” « Some Thoughts on a Mysterious Universe

    What is worse than academic groups getting scooped by DeepMind? The fact that the collective powers of Novartis, Merck, Pfizer, etc, with their hundreds of thousands (~million?) of employees, let an industrial lab that is a complete outsider to ...

  2. Does Australia's access and assistance law impact 1Password?

    December 12, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Does Australia's access and assistance law impact 1Password?

    One of the most disturbing things about the Assistance and Access Act is that it apparently authorizes the Australian government to compel someone subject to its laws to surreptitiously take actions that harm our customers’ privacy and security without revealing that ...

  3. Fighting the Insomnia Machine

    December 12, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I try to avoid writing prescriptive blog posts. One man's top ten list is another person's junk science. But sometimes a nut of an idea can stick and help the next poor shmuck down the line. So this is my struggle with insomnia.

    I've had insomnia on ...

  4. Cooltools Concept Map

    December 09, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Cooltools is a fun site but I’m linking to this post because I love this definition of concept mapping. I’m a big fan of concept mapping when I’m trying to solve problems. It’s a hard thing to grok.

    And, what it really does is, you construct ...

  5. Taking Notes on an iPad with LiquidText

    December 08, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This article has taken me a long time to write because every time I go into LiquidText I end up reading for way too long. That's a sign of a great reading app, if you ask me. But, LiquidText isn't a reading app, it's an annotation app ...

  6. Creating Flow with OmniFocus 3

    December 08, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I'll be honest, I enjoy reading productivity books about as much as I enjoy reading about riding a bicycle. I just don't find the advice very useful in my own life. "Productivity" books can feel a lot like a pyramid scheme where each subsequent author retells ideas from ...

  7. The Toxic Fragility of Siri Shortcuts

    December 06, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I have a daily routine that should involve Siri Shortcuts. I have two custom actions to control HomeKit scenes in my house. In the morning it sets my bedroom, hallway, and kitchen to 20% light when I say "I'm Awake". At night I say "I'm in bed" and ...

  8. Resisting the Grind

    November 24, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Warning Signs: President Trump May Violate Federal Law in Absolving Saudi Crown Prince | Just Security

    As the conservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal wrote, “we are aware of no President, not even such ruthless pragmatists as Richard Nixon or Lyndon Johnson, who would have written a public statement ...

  9. Nebo Update for iPad Pro and Pencil 2

    November 22, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I was a huge fan of Nebo when I first started using my iPad Pro and Pencil. I wrote about in 2017 with much joy. Nebo felt a bit like the future of tablets. It did what all of those handwriting demos from decade ago pretended was just around the ...

  10. ProtonMail launches standalone iOS app | Computerworld

    November 20, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    ProtonMail launches standalone iOS app | Computerworld

    Proton's VPN routes users through encrypted tunnels, and the VPN app for iOS supports advanced security features, such as Secure Core, which passes mobile user traffic through multiple servers (325 servers are available) to defend against bad actors attempting to trace mobile IP ...