1. Scan to Text with TextGrabber for iOS

    January 15, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I know all the blogging outlets are currently enamored with Evernote's Scannable app. That's fine by me. Anything that gets rid of paper is super in my book.

    But sometimes, I don't want a PDF or image, I just want text so I can put it somewhere ...

  2. Nerds on Draft: Avec Les Bon Voeux and Digital Data Hoarding [Link]

    January 13, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Nerds on Draft

    Do you collect a lot of digital debris? Do you like terrific beer? Then the latest episode of Nerds on Draft might be perfect for you.

    Jeff and I talked about how we store and cull our ones and zeros while drinking one of the best Saisons on the market.

  3. Beer and Soup

    January 12, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This is what it's like to be a nerd. As a computer-geek, my friends tend to think I have a lot of "answers" about computers. In reality, I spend more time making up problems than I do solving them.

    For some unknown reason I decided I wanted to extract ...

  4. nvALT Quick Search in the Finder

    January 08, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    You'll either think this is dumb and boring or surprising and awesome. Good luck.

    You can use the Finder just like the nvALT quick search and you can use it from anywhere you have a Finder window.1

    Finder searches parse both the file name and the file contents ...

  5. PlainTasks for Sublime Text Adds Relative Due Dates

    January 08, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The PlainTasks plugin for Sublime Text is a terrific tool for working with plain text task management. It supports many aspects of the TaskPaper format and now adds relative due date parsing.

    On any task, type d then ⇥ to insert an @due() tag with the cursor ready to enter a ...

  6. The First Sandman Sketch [Link]

    January 08, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Following Neil Gaiman on Twitter is such a joy.

  7. A Teenager's View of Social Media [Link]

    January 08, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    This is a pretty interesting read for us old people.

    In short, many have nailed this on the head. It’s dead to us. Facebook is something we all got in middle school because it was cool but now is seen as an awkward family dinner party we can't ...

  8. Personal Training Sprints

    January 08, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I've come to grips with the disconnect between my aspirations and my available free time. There's so many things I want to get better at but so few hours in the day to work on them all. I'm experimenting with a new approach to scheduling my personal ...

  9. 1913 Dictionary for Terminology

    January 07, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Terminology is nice customizable dictionary app for iOS. Here's an action for it that uses the 1913 Webster's Dictionary, which is often supperior to other sources.

  10. Asking Why

    January 07, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This week is an uncomfortable reminder of how weird blogging is. Marco Arment's regretful post is a reality check for anyone that thinks they want a popular blog.1 I've put considerable thought into why I write at Macdrifter. I've considered shutting it down hundreds of times ...