1. Synology Ransom [Link]

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

    I do adore my Synology NAS, but never forget that it is a computer. Connect it to the Internet and it's a vulnerable computer.

    Sounds like a bummer but it also sounds like there's an easy way out of the ransomware that involves removing the disks and performing ...

  2. Design+Code Tutorials

    August 03, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Design+Code is an excellent resource for learning about building iOS apps. It's half design tutorials and half coding tutorials. It first caught my attention for the terrific tutorials for the Mac app Sketch.1 I purchased the entire "book" immediately and it is all top quality. If you ...

  3. Don't Call Me Sisyphus

    July 31, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I've always considered myself partially outside of the mainstream when it comes to computers. In the early 90's, you just had to use a Mac to be weird.1 But even in the fringe group of Mac users, I tweaked and contorted my machine beyond all reason.

    As ...

  4. Swift Operator Overloading and JSON parsing [Link]

    July 22, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    A nice lecture by Keith Smiley. Some crazy stuff in there but there's some obvious excitement around Swift.

  5. Typinator 6 and Regular Expressions

    July 22, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Typinator 6.1 is out with a compelling new feature: Expansion based on a regular expression. It ships with an example expansion to correct accidental DOuble capitalization.

    There's also some cool tricks like automatic line sorting with a single snippet.

    I like to see competition in this area. It ...

  6. Marked 2 on Sale

    July 21, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    In case you're just emerging from an Amish community for the first time, Marked is a Mac app for live preview of markup documents. Marked 2 was released as a direct purchase download almost a year ago but it's now available on the Mac App Store with a ...

  7. Vim for Sublime Text

    July 18, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    In consideration of this week's Technical Difficulties Vim episode:

    If you use Sublime Text, you can turn on "vintage" mode to enable vi/vim like keybindings. Sublime is overflowing with keybinding options so it's not too surprising.

    The Vintageous plugin takes it many steps further.

    For a demo ...

  8. Studio Ghibli Soundtracks

    July 18, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I love Miyazaki and Ghibli. The films are emotional and personal. A big part of that is due to the perfect interplay of music and story. Now the original soundtracks are available on the iTunes store.1

    Here's my personal rating of the soundtracks (not the movies):

    1. Spirited Away ...
  9. Rokoding Handbrake Settings for the Roku [Link]

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

    Damn useful site with a variety of Handbrake settings for getting the best video and performance out of Plex and the Roku. It's nicely designed and logically organized. I also like that they describe the settings but also show a screenshot of Handbrake.

  10. Perfect Pilfering [Link]

    July 17, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    The stock market is not for mortals. This analysis by Nanex (if true) explains how trade orders are intercepted within 1ms. Pretty interesting stuff in the age of cheap and powerful computers.

    I love this bit though:

    One more note to the SEC in particular - if you believe that the ...