1. Tips for Getting the Most Out of Fantastical for iPad

    April 07, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Fantastical for iPad is a nice upgrade from the standard Apple calendar app and a great speed improvement over Readdle's Calendar app.1 But with all versions of Fantastical, the gestures aren't obvious and most of the utility is hidden to anyone not willing to accost their iOS ...

  2. Markdown Table Generator [Link]

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

    A very nice web form for quickly generating Markdown, LaTeX, and HTML tables. I appreciate all of the little formatting options too. You can also import CSV data to create the table too. Well done.

    By way of Rants and Rambles

  3. Check Your PayPal Subscriptions

    April 05, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    You know those little subscriptions you sign-up for using PayPal? They're the ones for a few bucks that charge you periodically. Well, here's a link to show you what PayPal is hooked up with to automatically pay in your name. It also shows any that you think are ...

  4. Nebulous Notes Adds TextExpander Support Back

    April 04, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I wrote a few days ago that the Nebulous Notes redesign also removed TextExpander support. Well, today that comes back. You have to love developers that listen to user requests so closely and make changes so quickly.

    Get Nebulous Notes on the iOS App Store for $5. It's really ...

  5. Priceonomics on Susan Kare [Link]

    April 04, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    What a great overview of someone that made an indelible mark on computer interfaces and user expectations.

    Kare was subsequently offered a fixed-length, part-time job designing fonts and icons for the Apple Macintosh; her business card read “HI Macintosh artist.” She’d never worked on computer graphics before Apple, but ...

  6. Portia: Webscrapping with a GUI [Link]

    April 03, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Portia looks like a handy tool for easily scraping websites. It's available on Github and is expected to be available soon as a hosted service.

  7. Editorial Workflows for Fantastical

    April 03, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Here's an Editorial workflow for use with TaskPaper formatted tasks. You can set a custom tag (I chose @alarm) and it will parse the attribute out to use as the reminder date for Fantastical.1

    So an Editorial line like this:

    - Post Fantastical workflow for Editorial @mac @alarm(thursday ...
  8. Reading and Technical Difficulties [Link]

    April 01, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    There's no show this week but last week Erik and I discussed how we read news, books, and blogs on the last episode of Technical Difficulties. You also get a bonus photo or Erik and I enjoying a tender moment.1

    As usual, the audio is really just half ...

  9. Podcasting about Podcasting on Pulling the String [Link]

    April 01, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Erik, my Technical Difficulties co-host, and I were interviewed on Pulling the String with Ben Alexander. Good title. I like the analogies in the show notes too:

    These guys went the other way. They built a little boat. Caught some fish. And then they burned that first boat on the ...

  10. Zen and the Art of Appreciating Beer [Link]

    April 01, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    This article is about more than beer:

    The true apex of appreciation is the ability to locate the sublime in any style (not, of course, any beer).  This means being able to pick up a glass of helles--or English mild or Belgian bière de table or even a characterful ...