1. Time Sensitive: OS X Shell Tricks Video Course on Sale [Link]

    November 30, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I've been plowing through Brett Terpstra's OS X Shell Tricks over at Mijingo and they are great. Now I find out they are on sale for 50% off and the sale ends today (Sunday, November 30th)

    In fact, everything is on sale over there. I'm going to ...

  2. Tools for TapCellar Data Analysis

    November 29, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    With TapCellar, we were really focused on making the data portable but private. We also didn't just want the ability to backup and restore data. We wanted the backup to have its own value outside of the app. So, we backup everything in a single user accessible archive. The ...

  3. Breakfast Stout, Dragon's Milk and Office Setups [Link]

    November 26, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    On the most recent episode of Nerds on Draft, Jeff and I enjoy two of the best stouts around and then spend an hour talking about our desks, chairs and personal quirks with computer setups. If that sounds boring, you haven't seen my chair.

  4. Calca Updated with Plotting

    November 25, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Calca is a Mac app for mixing calculations with Markdown.1 You write in plain text but Calca understands equations and calculations as you work. It supports simple math as well as complex functions. Even variable names can be intermingled through the text and used in calculations elsewhere.

    Writing something ...

  5. Delight is in the Details For the Holidays [Sponsor]

    November 25, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Thanks again to Shawn Blanc for sponsoring a week of writing on Macdrifter. If you're getting some down time for the holidays I'd suggest picking up Design is in the Details while it's on sale. It's a great collection of inspiration if you make stuff or ...

  6. Ida's Red Dream [Link]

    November 24, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Monument Valley is right up my alley (they'll just have to run with that as a slogan). The puzzles are quick but challenging and it's easy to drop in and out.

    I was surprised that their Project Red update for the App Store provided an option to purchase ...

  7. Battery Management for Terrible No Good Grueling Holiday Travel

    November 24, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Dead batteries in the middle of a flight sure make the trip feel longer. Here's the stuff I suggest to my friends and family to make batteries last as long as possible.

    It's not rocket science.


    Reduce the fricking screen brightness! They even put shortcuts on the ...

  8. More Stuff I Purchased from Amazon that Wasn't Complete Crap

    November 23, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Amazon is great but there's a bunch of junk and a few gems. Occasionally I share some of the good stuff.1

    I learned about Work Sharp knife sharpener from Cool Tools and it's perfect for a cook that wants razor sharp knives but doesn't want to ...

  9. Taskmator Update Now with URL Scheme Support

    November 23, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Back in January Hog Bay Software killed-off TaskPaper for iOS. They made it as easy as possible for someone else to pick up the torch by offering the source code for the original iOS app. Soon after Taskmator came out and it fixed many of the remaining bugs on iOS ...

  10. Synology Community Packages [Link]

    November 20, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Use at your own risk, but these are pretty nice third party packages for Synology NAS. Many of them do not work with the latest DSM 5.1 beta but some do and they are great. I'm a huge dummy with an expensive hobby. Same as it ever was.