1. Who Needs Hackers [Link]

    August 18, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Sure, the bad guys have all of our passwords. As it goes, they mostly don't need them:

    "We eventually cracked 576,533 or almost 92 percent of the sample within a period of 31 days," Sigler said.

    "Such a short cracking time using a word list from last year ...

  2. Email Is Still the Best Thing [Link]

    August 18, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Alexis Madrigal in the Atlantic:

    That is to say, our inboxes are getting smarter and smarter. Serious tools are being built to help us direct and manage what was once just a chronological flow, which people dammed with inadequate organization systems hoping to survive the flood. (Remember all the ...

  3. Non-Editorial Usage of Critic Markup

    August 17, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I use the Critic Markup syntax more than most. Maybe it's because I like the idea of dogfooding things I make. Maybe it's because I made it to perfectly fit my own quirky way of thinking. Whatever it is, you can find the syntax sprinkled throughout almost everything ...

  4. The Lost Pieces of the Avatar Story

    August 15, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I'm a pretty big fan of the Avatar animated series.2 I thought the conclusion to the series was great but there were some remaining questions left hanging. So far, it appears there's no interest in continuing the animated saga around Aang.

    There is a series of graphic ...

  5. Dot Notation for Snippet Expansion [Link]

    August 15, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I find Zach Holmquist's syntax for TextExpander snippets both logically satisfying and frustratingly prone toward collisions. It's the kind of system that makes me smack my forehead for not coming up with it myself, but then I dig in and realize how terrible it would be in a ...

  6. Some Podcasts that are Great

    August 14, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It's that time of year, when summer flings end and we get serious about who we want to hang out with on those long winter nights. The podcast churn is at its highest point of the year for me and I'm looking to replace some shows that have ...

  7. Slack Themes

    August 14, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Slack now has themes for the sidebar. If you work with multiple teams (like I do), it's a great visual cue to avoid accidental posts to the wrong one.

    I particularly like the clever implementation because it's kind of nerdy.1

    Open your user preferences in the web ...

  8. Anatomy of a Corporate "Cyberheist" [Link]

    August 13, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Brian Krebs writes about Tennessee Electric suing its bank for negligence when hackers funneled off $325,000 from their account. But what I found more interesting is the process by which the money was stolen and that it was distributed to 50 different "mules" around the US. Fascinating and frightening ...

  9. Technical Difficulties with Paper and Pen [Link]

    August 12, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    We had a special guest on the show to talk about the value of sketching, thinking and working with paper and pen. Bob VanderClay, Erik and I hit on the pros and cons of digital notes and sketches but then it's pretty much just a big show and tell ...

  10. 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 ...