1. The Moral Economy

    July 01, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It's a long holiday this weekend in the U.S. Here are a couple of excellent articles about the "Moral Economy" to keep you busy during your travels and parties. What's the moral economy? Well, read them. They aren't just smart, they are well written and often ...

  2. More on Scrivener for iOS

    June 29, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I think it's fair to say I'm excited for the upcoming release of Scrivener for iOS. Between this and the new DEVONthink for iOS, 2016 is going to be a huge year for researchers and writers.

    Literature and Latte now has a series of preview posts on their ...

  3. Super-rich Discover Risks Of Instagram Snaps [Link]

    June 28, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    David Batty at The Guardian has an interesting piece about using social media to bust rich deadbeats:

    Hall, a former lawyer turned corporate investigator, said most investigations were more complex, and involved using social media to map a target’s family and business networks. For example, they might use the ...

  4. Synology Cloud Sync Adds Support for Backblaze B2 [Link]

    June 28, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    The Backblaze alternative to Amazon S3 is out of beta with new support for Synology Cloud Sync. I'll be sticking with my Amazon Cloud syncing because it works for me and is cheaper. But I have to say the Backblaze B2 option is pretty compelling. By my calculations it ...

  5. Large Scale Food Heists [Link]

    June 27, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Eater

    Unfortunately, in some industries, these thefts are not one-off occurrences. For the past five years, the agriculture community in California's Central Valley has struggled with continuous nut heists plaguing the industry. According to CargoNet, a network of cargo shipping firms and law enforcement with a common goal ...

  6. BusyCal for Mac Update and an iOS Version

    June 22, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This week BusyCal 3 for Mac is available and this release marks a first for BusyMac, an iOS companion app. I've used BusyCal for Mac since the first version was released six years ago. It's not the best looking calendar app but it's by far the most ...

  7. 2016 Summerfest Discounts [Link]

    June 21, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    A good deal on a bunch of excellent software. I recommend DEVONthink Pro Office, TaskPaper and Scrivener if you don't already have them. An excellent collection of research and writing tools.

  8. Scrivener for iOS in July

    June 21, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    In case you haven't followed the Scrivener blog, they've been hard at work on an iOS version. I'm not on the beta but I think their Mac app is one of the best all around writing tools on the market. Now I see word on Twitter that ...

  9. What is Differential Privacy [Link]

    June 15, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From the amazing Cryptography Engineering summary:

    A much more promising approach is not to collect the raw data at all. This approach was recently pioneered by Google to collect usage statistics in their Chrome browser. The system, called RAPPOR, is based on an implementation of the 50-year old randomized response ...

  10. Pythonista 3 Available Now

    June 14, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Pythonista 3 for iOS is now available on the App Store.

    It's on sale for $5 as a new purchase. If you love Python or just want to take automation to the next level on iOS, there's no better app than Pythonista. Version 3 brings Python 3 as ...