1. Presentations Field Guide [Link]

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

    You'll probably want the next Field Guide by David Sparks. I like the new design and it's about a topic that most people struggle with. There's so much bad presentation technology out there. David has a lot of experience presenting and I suspect he knows a thing ...

  2. Three Things [Link]

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

    I was given an opportunity to write about some things I really like over at 27goodthings.com. It's a neat idea. Pick three of the best things from three different categories. I like cartoons, science fiction and being a total nerd. I think that came through.

  3. Curio 9 is Out

    June 30, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Curio is a terrific application for the Mac. It's a general purpose planning, scheduling, diagramming, note-taking and mind mapping tool. Version 9 is out now and it's a $50 upgrade for owners of the previous version. This is one of those tools I return to again and again ...

  4. Editorial, Pythonista and the App Store

    June 11, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    My first doofus email to a CEO:

    Sad times are coming

  5. The Dead Line [Link]

    June 09, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I seriously love Eddie Smith's writing:

    I'm convinced the worst part of drowning is right now—the fear of it… the conscious mind's simulation of the process of drowning. This uninformed, and hence fearful mind, imagines a frantic fight to stay above an infinitesimal line at which ...

  6. Clark on Swift [Link]

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

    Clark Goble has a quick summary of his thoughts about Swift:

    Here are my initial thoughts. First it has most of the features I’d want in a language. It also incorporates a lot of C++ features like generics and overloading that I think can be abused. However overall I ...

  7. Letting Go [Link]

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

    From Matt Gemmell:

    I’m also letting go of second chances. One strike and you’re out. We all make conscious choices, all the time, regarding what to expose ourselves to – and I think we should be doing it for people too. In fact, we already do: we pick our ...

  8. This All Too Open Space [Link]

    May 28, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Derek Lowe on open office designs:

    Here's a useful rule: whenever someone tries to tell you that you don't understand about this new generation, because they're so totally different, which makes them act so totally differently than anyone older - you're being sold something. Marketers absolutely love ...

  9. IFTTT for Slack [Link]

    May 27, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    IFTTT introduced a new set of Slack actions today. Right now it looks like there are no Slack triggers but there are a lot of ideas for automatic posts to Slack channels based on things like location or calendar events. I'd love to see Slack triggers added to do ...

  10. A Data Driven Exploration of Chess [Link]

    May 27, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Randal Olson:

    Chess games have in fact steadily become longer since 1970, increasing from 75 ply (37 moves) per game in 1970 to a whopping 85 ply (42 moves) per game in 2014. Furthermore, if the current trend holds, chess games will only keep getting longer as time goes ...