1. Computationally Infeasible [Link]

    March 31, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From the AgileBits blog on the Slack security breach:

    The notion of infeasible depends on the relationship between the amount of work the defender has to do to secure the system compared to the amount of work that the attacker has to do to break it

    Good read. There are ...

  2. Synology Cloud Station as DIY Dropbox Alternative

    March 30, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    BitTorrent Sync, Dropbox, Amazon Cloud, Google Drive — There's no shortage of ways I can store files on the Internet. I've been a dedicated Dropbox user for many years and continue to pay for their "Pro" consumer product. The announcement of a new Amazon unlimited storage option is compelling ...

  3. Slack Security Breach and New 2FA [Link]

    March 28, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Slack notified users this week of a security breach. They also made two factor authentication available for everyone. This is not a coincidence. It's time to change passwords and enable 2FA on any groups with personal information. I recommend using 1Password's new one-time password feature.

    While it doesn ...

  4. Task Management for Nerds on Draft [Link]

    March 27, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Given enough time and/or beer I'm likely to talk about task management. That's exactly what happened in the latest Nerds on Draft episode.

    I happen to manage projects for a living so I spend a lot of time putting things in lists and then removing them from ...

  5. Tap Utils Updated [Link]

    March 25, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Terry Dorsey updated is utillity for exploring your TapCellar data. He does some clever things with command line output for producing simple charts. I really like his average grade by style output. This is precisely the reason we made TapCellar and made the data portable.

    It's worth checking out ...

  6. The Lore Podcast [Link]

    March 25, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Lore is a very well made amateur podcast. It's a riff on This American Life but focused on the weird, mythological, mysterious and sinister stories of our culture. The first episode is only 17 minutes long and provides a brief discussion of vampires. Episode 2 walks through the Hoosac ...

  7. Preview of New Plex for Roku Interface [Link]

    March 24, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    If you are a Plex Pass subscriber and use a Roku, then you can get immediate access to the new interface, which is a good deal easier to use. It's still under development but since it's just another Roku channel, there's no risk of adding it.

    I ...

  8. Launcher for iOS

    March 19, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It's a pretty good month for nerdy iOS apps so let's get the ball rolling with the return of Launcher for iOS.

    The updated version was just approved for sale last night and I'm already pretty enamored with it. Launcher exists purely for the Today widget it ...

  9. Blink for iOS

    March 19, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Blink is a nice little app that's really only useful if you have an affiliate account with Apple. It's a way to search for Apple media and quickly create an affiliate link.

    Let me start by saying that even if you don't have a blog, you should ...

  10. The Photo Message Gun With Workflow.app for iOS

    March 18, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This is another example of using Workflow.app to turn tedium into simplicity (see this recent post for other examples). It also demonstrates the Workflow.app control flow actions.

    Here's the user story: I like to send photo messages to people but I really don't need (or want ...