1. DEVONthink To Go Gets Push Syncing

    December 17, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    DEVONthink sync continues to improve, with last week's update rolling out push-sync between devices. In my experimentation this is a very nice improvement for anyone running DEVONthink across iOS and macOS devices. This is how it works for me.

    After a new DEVONthink sync is triggered on one device ...

  2. Portable Dictionaries in Shortcuts

    December 17, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Many of my Shortcuts rely on dictionaries as a sort of switch statement. For example, I choose from a dictionary list which then modifies a DEVONthink To Go URL scheme and routes new documents based on my selection.

    Dictionary Select

    It works marvelously but since Shortcuts doesn't make it very easy ...

  3. Goodbye Katie

    December 15, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    "Change is the essential process of all existence." — Spock1

    I've listened to podcasts since before people knew what to call them. It was way back in the days when we loaded MP3's on chunky iPods so we could listen to other geeks talk about weird computer tricks ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...