1. Humans of New York [Link]

    August 11, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Humans of New York feels too good to be true. God, I hope it's real and not some thesis project using stock photos. I'm too cynical but I also just spent one of my only free hours of the day on it.

    By way of that damn Scott ...

  2. Head Down

    August 10, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I like writing. I like podcasting. I like screwing around with apps, scripts and code. But being an adult sometimes means sacrificing what I like for the things I love. In the past 9 months I've completed a complex project for work and started another personal project that has ...

  3. Synology Email about Synolocker

    August 07, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Synology is emailing registered users regarding the Synolocker ransomware I mentioned.

    The short version:

    It impacts older versions of DSM and the hole was patched in 2013.

    The long version:

    Dear Synology users,

    We would like to inform you that a ransomware called "SynoLocker" is currently affecting some Synology NAS ...

  4. Übersicht: Shell Commands on the Desktop [Link]

    August 07, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Übersicht is a Mac application that can display widgets on the desktop. There's an entire cult around Geektool, which does the same, but Übersicht is raising the bar a bit for customization. It allows you to pipe shell command output to the desktop but format it using JavaScript and ...

  5. Craft Beer Market is Overcrowded [Link]

    August 06, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Related to the previous post, Joshua Bernstein writes about the increasingly crowded craft beer market:

    I’m onboard with America abandoning middle-of-the-road beer and exploring flavorful new directions. The highway, however, is getting mighty crowded. Hundreds of different beers debut weekly, creating a scrum of session IPAs, spiced witbiers, and ...

  6. Against Hoarding [Link]

    August 06, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From BeerGraphs:

    You are well within both your rights as a consumer and the bounds of propriety in keeping that cellar, friend. There are legitimate reasons to save a beer: to age it in the hopes of developing more nuance over time; to save it for a special occasion or ...

  7. Scripting with Swift [Link]

    August 05, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Look at that. The -i flag combined with a file path, is a way to immediately compile and execute a Swift file. It makes Swift look a bit more like shell scripting.

    By way of Clark. Love his site redesign and he's pretty simpatico with my tastes. Good stuff.

  8. TextExpander Guide [Link]

    August 05, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Sure, lot's of people are linking to this AsianEffeciancy.com guide, but it's well done.1 App makers really should pay to have these kinds of guides made for their apps. There are complex and technically challenging apps that many people just don't know how to get ...

  9. Piping SSH

    August 05, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Here's some tips for file transfer over SSH. Piping through SSH is also useful for streaming output from a command on one machine to a different machine.

    But the biggest shocker to me during my research was that the xkcd forums are actually pretty useful.

  10. Change the Synology Default SSH Port

    August 04, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The Synology has a nice option to block IP addresses with more than 5 failed login attempts. This is really just swatting at flies most of the time. It's a better idea to change the SSH port.1

    Login as root, not as admin. This will require an SSH ...