Some Links about Concept Mapping Apps
Some Links about Concept Mapping Apps

First up, there's a pretty good rundown of Mind Mapping applications. I don't disagree with their assessment, but I also reserve the right to prefer iThoughts as my primary tool of choice. You pretty much can't go wrong today with one of these options.

I'll also add MindMeister as a really great multi-platform tool that also has solid collaboration features. I use it when I'm on Windows or if I need to share with someone else. The new MeisterTask platform is off to a good start.

Next up, here's a nice presentation by the developer of iThoughts. It's mostly about learning about your place in the market and developing a sustainable and rewarding business. Craig Scott has been on the iPhone almost from the beginning and iThoughts may be the only app that has stayed on my home screen since 2008.
blog  iOS  Mac  Mapping 
17 hours ago
Burning Rivers and Sleep [Link]
Burning Rivers and Sleep [Link]

On the latest Nerds on Draft, we talk about a beer inspired by a toxic river fire and how we've changed our sleep patterns throughout our life. I really miss late night sidetracks but I also really love the early morning quiet time. Kids ruin everything in the best way. When it comes down to it, late nights were always about screwing around and early mornings are always about getting focused work done. There's plenty of benefit to both schedules but it's hard to not stick to one schedule.
blog  NOD  Link 
yesterday
In The Parlance Of Our Time
In The Parlance Of Our Time

If you've read much here on Macdrifter, you've probably seen some Big Lebowski Easter eggs. It's one of my favorite movies and it's also the secret handshake for people that share a certain perspective on the world. It's with that backdrop that I wholeheartedly direct you to the latest At the Movies episode.

The Big Lebowski instilled two important movie watching tics in me. First, I pay attention to the background of movies. I watch seemingly unimportant characters at the risk of missing prime plot points. In a good movie, no character is totally unimportant. In a great movie, they are very important.

Second, I prefer to watch a good character piece multiple times rather than watch a simple action movie even once. I probably haven't seen as many new movies as most people, but I sure as hell have seen some great movies very thoroughly.

As Dan and Merlin note in At the Movies, The Big Lebowski almost compels you to watch it more than once. My theory is that it becomes more enjoyable as we build artificial relationships with the characters. I feel like I know The Dude. Watching the movie again provides the same ease I get when chatting with a friend. The characters in The Big Lebowski are humanized and even familiarized with multiple viewings. I feel like I understand why The Dude is drawn to Walter. This only happens with emersion in their world. We accept their quirks and affectations because they become familiar.

As a side note, I'm convinced that my long time love affair with Roderick on the Line is derived from the same awkward comfort I get from The Big Lebowski. I'm not sure if John Roderick is The Dude or Walter. Certainly, Merlin would make a good Donny.
blog  Humor  Humanity  Movies 
yesterday
The best mind mapping app - The Sweet Setup
RT @bradleychambers: The best mind mapping app
gstar 
3 days ago
How Vox Aggregates [Link]
How Vox Aggregates [Link]

From Ezra Klein at Vox:

But the post didn't include a link. This was carelessness, not malice, but it's a violation of Vox's internal standards. Our policy requires attribution, and any time we fail that policy is inexcusable. It's a betrayal of what makes the web positive-sum. Silver's right to be upset by it. He has my apologies.

I'm not a big fan of aggregation sites. I still have a low opinion of The Verge because of how they originally buried links. It smacks of desperation and says something important about priorities.1

No one seems to forget their byline or their own internal links. Proper attribution is a feature. A good news site wants me to leave and find out more. A good news site adds some value and then ushers me on my way. A good news site is designed with proper attribution as a central principle and not an optional meta property.2

If Vox, a news aggregation site, has attribution as a core policy then it should take forethought and effort to exclude it. Make that field required in your CMS. In the rare instance it's original content, then just type "Vox" and feel good about yourself.

The Verge changed this approach after quite a bit of snarking. They are far from alone in their business model. Even relatively small sites fail to mention sources. Found something cool on Twitter for you affiliate-link driven shopping site? Then link the original source. Came across an interesting opinion that you agree with? Then post some call back at the beginning of your treatise. We don't need a a full bibliography but think about how you would feel if the tables were turned and then try not to be the scumbag. ↩

I'm reminded of this post by Marco Arment on curation and attribution. ↩
blog  Link 
3 days ago
How Vox aggregates
A look into how we aggregate, why we aggregate, and what we're trying to achieve.
4 days ago
The iPhone Extension Trick [Link]
The iPhone Extension Trick [Link]

This is very important.
blog  iOS  Link 
4 days ago
2Do for Mac and iOS on Sale
2Do for Mac and iOS on Sale

I've been really impressed with the development of 2Do for Mac and iOS. While I don't use it on a daily basis, It has a lot of clever interactions and it's clear the developers use it themselves. It may be one of the best new task managers on the market.

Now you can get either version for 30% off the regular price.

2Do for Mac | $35 (on Sale)

2Do for iOS | $10 (on Sale)
blog  Mac  iOS 
4 days ago
DEVONthink on MPU [Link]
DEVONthink on MPU [Link]

I did a thing about a thing.

I've been a huge fan of DEVONthink for about a decade. It was fun to talk with Katie and David about an application that is commonly misunderstood. I don't always need to manage a huge sprawling research project, but when I do, I use DEVONthink. It's worth every dime to me. Listen to the podcast and you might be spending some money this week. Sorry.
blog  Link 
4 days ago
FastMail is not required to implement the Australian metadata retention laws
Summary: We have reviewed the recently passed Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2015 and have received additional legal advice confirming that the new metadata retention regime will not apply to FastMail. This means that FastMail is not obligated to retain metadata relating to email sent/received by our users, nor are we required…
8 days ago
New Sublime Text Syntax Definition Format [Link]
New Sublime Text Syntax Definition Format [Link]

The latest beta build of Sublime Text 3 added a new way to define syntax definitions. It still supports the TextMate .tmLanguage definitions but now adds a uniquely Sublime Text method. At first glance it seems very powerful. Version 3 of Sublime Text is coming along quickly now and still has some surprises cooking.
blog  Sublime  Link 
9 days ago
An Atypical Watch
An Atypical Watch

I don't wear a watch and don't want to. If I was ignorant enough, I'd consider the Apple Watch just another Apple product launch. It would sell out and be very popular and all of my nerd friends would get it on launch day. I don't think it's going to be typical. I think it's going to be huge.1

I've never seen so many non-tech people so excited about a piece of electronics. This is the first time my wife has requested, far in advance, that I purchase one for her on launch day.2 She's talking to her friends about the Apple Watch. Her friends, who also have healthy relationships with inanimate objects, are eagerly waiting to buy their own Apple Watch.

I have Apple-friends and normal friends. My Apple friends email me before a new iPhone launch and ask which model I'll get. They tell me about their plans for a Space Grey 32GB iPhone 6, their latest apps and bemoan the lack of a Retina Thunderbolt Display. My normal friends email me birthday invitations. But, this time around it's flipped. I've received emails about the Apple Watch from the most unlikely places. And, they seem genuinely surprised that I don't want one.

Certainly, my view of the world is not indicative of a trend. But, I think it's an indicator that this is something new. This watch is desired by people outside of the usual demographic for chamfers and bezels. Maybe it's the dream of the Dick Tracy communicator. Maybe it's a new kind of halo-effect. Or maybe, people just want a good watch and they just want a phone that makes phone calls.3

I own Apple stock. Probably not enough to pay for all of the Apple hardware I buy but maybe enough for four years at your safety college.  ↩

My wife is amazing but has little interest in technology beyond what it does for her. Can she watch Game of Thrones on the Roku? Cool. She likes the Roku. This is a healthy relationship with an inanimate object.  ↩

Yeah. Not a huge revelation. I never claimed to be a pundit. If I do, please up my medication.  ↩
blog  Apple  Hardware 
9 days ago
The Ultimate Unofficial Dropbox Guide [Sponsor]
The Ultimate Unofficial Dropbox Guide [Sponsor]

My Thanks to the folks that made The Ultimate Unofficial Dropbox Guide for sponsoring Macdrifter this week. It's available in a universal format for only $17. It's also a great resource, no matter how sophisticated your use cases are. Want to host a Web site with Dropbox? That's in the guide. Want to clean Dropbox with Hazel? Yup, in there. Just having trouble syncing TextExpander snippets? That's in there too.

We think Dropbox is the most powerful piece of software on our computers. We use it every day in an increasingly diverse set of ways. But most people only use Dropbox for one or two things instead of as the power-house of storage and digital organization that it is.  We put together this guide to take you through everything you need to know about Dropbox while changing the way you manage your content and digital information.

This guide was created to help the modern knowledge worker who wants to make their digital life more organized and efficient. And let’s be honest, our digital lives impact our physical world more and more, so keeping it organized has many benefits. The basics are covered for those who are just getting started (you know you’re parents still need help with this!), as well as unique tips and ideas for the digital natives who can navigate their way through the cloud, but haven’t yet realized all the ways to use Dropbox across all their devices.

If you’re a photo-junkie, we’ve got you covered with ways to backup, organize and share your photos effortlessly. For the gamers, or music-lovers, never be without your latest tracks or files regardless of what device or machine you’re using. Or if you just want to hack yourself a small website and host it with Dropbox - you can do that too, we’ll show you how. Just lazy? Setting up automated tasks through Dropbox can turn your digital world into a set-it-and-forget-it paradise.

Get your digital copy instantly of The Ultimate Unofficial Dropbox Guide for just $17. We stand behind our product 100% - if you’re unhappy for any reason, let us know and we’ll refund your costs. You can also stay up to date on the latest tips and tricks for Dropbox and Carousel at our blog.
blog  Sponsor  Dropbox 
10 days ago
Star Wars Pre-Order On Itunes
Star Wars Pre-Order On Itunes

It's going to get pretty cold in hell. You can now pre-order Star Wars on iTunes. No mention if they are the original theatrical versions but I have low expectations. The description for A New Hope calls it "Episode I"
blog  Movies 
10 days ago
1Password 5.3 for Mac
1Password 5.3 for Mac

The latest version of 1Password for Mac adds the One Time Password feature (what I'm going to continue to call 2-Factor Authentication). It syncs with the iOS version too.

Check out how they handle the barcode scanning implementation video:
blog  Security  Mac 
11 days ago
fitnr/SublimeDataConverter
Converts CSV to other formats
sublime 
11 days ago
Canonical Computer
Canonical Computer

As long as I've used a computer, I've had the single instance that I considered as "my computer." I could have a favorite computer in the library or the one secret computer in the lab that no one else claimed, but I thought of my canonical source of data as the computer sitting on my desk at home. It was where I had everything organized the way I liked it. It had my favorite word processor, the font collection I liked, and all of the Star Trek system alert sounds I could stuff on the hard drive.

There was both comfort and annoyance with the canonical computer. It was comfortable because it closely matched my personality and dysfunctions. It made sense to me. But when I really needed something that wasn't on my Zip Drive, I was out of luck. Today feels far away from those awkward days of comfort. I have nearly instant access to all of my data from any Internet connected computer. Dropbox, iCloud, and even my NAS provide all of the files I need without ever being at my desk.

But, I've achieved only half of the dream. Instead of one canonical computer, I have two or three and not in a good way. I have a Mac that's configured with my favorite apps, accounts and preferences. I have a phone that's also configured to suit some of my needs. Throw in a tablet and now we're really talking a menagerie of convenience.

Somedays I miss carrying around a floppy disk with my files and applications. I'm looking forward to a future when my phone or watch or electronic monocle is my single source for my computing world and everything else is just an empty vessel. I think we're close. While there's always room for improvement, today I wrote this on my phone while standing in line for coffee, so things are still pretty great.
blog 
11 days ago
An Atheist’s Easter Season
I've been an atheist for a long time now, though admitting it to people - and to myself, in a way - didn't come about un…
12 days ago
China's Man on the Side Attack of Github [Link]
China's Man on the Side Attack of Github [Link]

This seems like an absolutely terrible precedent. Javascript injection of 1% of Chinese Baidu users is all it takes to bring Github down. Imagine what they could do with 5%.

Oh, and also trying to make forensics more difficult:

What is interesting with this new attack on GitHub is that the attackers are now trying to make it difficult to locate the injection point of the malicious JavaScript by modifying the IP TTL values of injected packets.

By way of Craig Hockenberry. Be sure to read his original post that predates the Github attack.
blog  Link  Security 
13 days ago
Being a Moderator Sounds Like Hell [Link]
Being a Moderator Sounds Like Hell [Link]

I saw this on Twitter and followed the link to read a transcript between a Node.js chat moderator and a participant that was banned. After reading through the entire exchange (and there are some choice little turns of logic in it), I have no idea why anyone would subject themselves to being a moderator. The bad actors seem like they'd take all the joy out of helping people.
blog  Link 
13 days ago
The Making of Alto's Adventure [Link]
The Making of Alto's Adventure [Link]

On choosing to make Alto's Adventure:

It was an incredibly enticing proposition, but I have to admit that initially I was unsure. I know almost nothing about snowboarding, and I’m typically not a fan of extreme sports games, so at first glance it all left me feeling rather cold (if you’ll pardon the pun) and I began to wonder if I was really the right guy for the job.

That's usually my litmus test for spending time on a project, but I think in this case, re-framing the entire proposal paid off.
blog  Link  Games 
13 days ago
Excluding bzvol from Super Duper - Backblaze
RT @jxpx777: Backblaze + SuperDuper! users, this might be useful.
14 days ago
Fish Oil Claims Not Supported by Research
The vast majority of clinical trials have found no evidence that fish oil supplements lower the risk of heart attack and stroke.
16 days ago
Application development is important. So are your users
A short story about Spotify and their inescapable beta-testing.
16 days ago
Google Glass and Doctors [Link]
Google Glass and Doctors [Link]

From Buzzfeed:

But while Glass failed to set the consumer space on fire, some clinicians and other medical professionals have embraced it as a hands-free means of sharing and accessing information quickly. As cases like Phelan’s demonstrate, Glass still has promise in enterprise markets like health care.

Stop and think about this for one second. Medical researchers, with access to extreamly sensitive data and bound by HIPA and myriad other laws protecting patients, are going to wear cameras provided by an advertising company. It's like William Gibson just needs to sit back and let his novels write themselves.

I'd fire my doctor if they wore Glass. I'd avoid clinical trials if they wore Glass. Say what you will about people walking around public streets with video recorders but I'd be well and sure pissed if my doctor started posting test results to Facebook because it was more convenient.

By way of John Moltz
blog  Link  Security 
16 days ago
Computationally Infeasible [Link]
Computationally Infeasible [Link]

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 lots of things we thought were not feasible until they were.
blog  Link  Security 
17 days ago
Lost Boys | The Campo Santo Quarterly Review
From the desk of the Campo Santo Ombudsman.
18 days ago
Why I don't use PDFs for iOS assets
Makers of iStat Menus, Skala and other great Mac, iPad and iPhone apps.
18 days ago
Scientology, 'Going Clear,' and the Church's Long War With the IRS | VICE News
RT @elmodernisto: Church of Scientology tells @vicenews that members who infiltrated the IRS were part of an "autonomous rogue unit"
politics 
19 days ago
Slack Security Breach and New 2FA [Link]
Slack Security Breach and New 2FA [Link]

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't sound like anything was really compromised, Slack is increasingly becoming a honeypot. It's nice to see how they responded to this first incident.
blog  Security  Link 
20 days ago
Task Management for Nerds on Draft [Link]
Task Management for Nerds on Draft [Link]

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 lists. I've used a lot of different systems (or at least gave them a fair shot). But, you may have noticed a drop in the number of Macdrifter articles in the past year about project and task management. That's because something happened about 12 months ago. I started just getting stuff done and stopped writing about how I get stuff done.1

If I had to guess why I lost interest in writing about task management, it was because it just stopped being complicated and special. The TaskPaper model fits me well, which allows me to just work and not think about the system. I write about things that I find challenging or exciting. Managing my tasks in plain text is neither.

I do have a bunch of pretty neat tools for working with plain text but I just use them now. Editorial is probably the most important thing in my pocket. Sublime Text is probably the most import program on my computer.

Listen to this episode of Nerds on Draft if you're curious. There's some great options out there for reducing the effort of planning and thinking. I found something that really works for me. When I spent a lot of time thinking about my task manager, it was because it was a size too small or hid behind a disguise of design.

We also recently covered calendaring.

Well, there's still the occasional post about Drafts for iOS or some other amazing application of my super computers to my everyday life. ↩
blog  NOD  Link  Zymurgy 
21 days ago
The Lore Podcast [Link]
The Lore Podcast [Link]

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 Tunnel.

It's a refreshing change.
blog  Podcast  Link 
23 days ago
Comparing my Fitbit One and iPhone 6
I will be buying an Apple Watch, and I'm really optimistic about its health
implications. I've totally bought into the idea of little computers that
can passively track my movement.

I've been wearing a Fitbit One every day for almost exactly one year. I've
also had an iPhone 6, complete with its M8 motion coprocessor, since
November 2014. I guess because I had the Fitbit first, I just kept using it
for step counting. Even though the iPhone 6 has been persistently counting
much of the same information in the background, I never paid much attention
to it because the iOS 8 Health app is just not that great for visualizing
data. However, I recently came across two apps that do a great job of
showing walking data: Fitport and Pedometer++. I recommend both.

But as the Apple Watch ship date nears, I'm really looking forward to
seeing the Watch's health app UI and its other features in action. As much
as I've loved using my Fitbit, I know that if an Apple Watch and iPhone 6
can do just a
24 days ago
Preview of New Plex for Roku Interface [Link]
Preview of New Plex for Roku Interface [Link]

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 think the interface is easier to navigate than the standard horizontal scrolling list. The instructions for installing are in the linked page but here's how simple it all is:

Log into your Roku account at https://owner.roku.com/add/PlexPass

Press the “Yes, Add Channel” button

Return to your Roku and visit ‘Settings > System > System Update’

Choose “Check Now” to (force) update the channels on your Roku

Enjoy!
blog  Link 
24 days ago
Why Mean Blockbots Probably Aren't Defamatory, With Two Caveats
Recently some Twitter users have asserted that they are being defamed by Twitter "block bots." It's easy to block people manually on Twitter, unless you
25 days ago
How I Use 1Password (Like A Paranoid Hacker)
You can copy exactly how I use 1Password to manage all my passwords and sensitive information.
28 days ago
Blink for iOS
Blink for iOS

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 create an affiliate account and generate affiliate links. You'll make some money back on your purchases you make with it. You will also make a few cents when you share it on Twitter and people buy something with the link. No one gets hurt and you get some motivation to share interesting stuff.

Blink is simple enough. You search for something and then generate an affiliate link. The formatting of the link can be adjusted and includes customizable Markdown generation.

The first thing you need to get going is your affiliate token. But, finding my original affiliate acceptance email is a waste of precious time better spent looking at animated GIFs. So I just jumped into my Link Maker bookmark and grabbed it from there. It's the "11I5Ug" after the &at= in the affiliate link.1

https://linkmaker.itunes.apple.com/us/?at=11l5Ug

Once the affiliate code is configured, you can set a tracking campaign token too. This is stuff that's only useful if you care about tracking how your links are driven. I created one token for this blog and one for Twitter. In the many years of iTunes affiliate linking, I've never once checked on what was driving links. I'm a terrible businessman.

Searching in Blink is faster than the AppStore so, that's already a selling point. The details are nice but lack app previews and other extras. But, the benefit of leaving out app previews is that it's quick to get in and out of Blink. You can always jump back into the AppStore if you need to.

Tap the Markdown button and you instantly get a Markdown style link on the clipboard. The Links from Blink look exactly like a normal affiliate link. Here's one for Launcher:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/launcher-notification-center/id905099592?mt=8&uo=4&at=11I5Ug&ct=blog)

It's a very good 1.0 app. It does what it says on the tin. It does it so well, that I want to see some additional features to keep me in the app more. I really want to keep an app wish list in Blink and generate Amazon affiliate links the same way. I doubt searching in Amazon is something available through an API but terrible businessman can dream.

Blink for iOS | Universal | $5

In reality, I keep it in 1Password with the login info for the affiliate program. But that's not as informative. ↩
blog  iOS 
29 days ago
Launcher for iOS
Launcher for iOS

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 provides. It allows you to launch other apps directly from the iOS Today screen. That sounds much more boring than it is. Launcher adds URL shortcuts to the Today screen. Nope, still sounds boring. Launcher is a way into some of my most used functions without needing to search for them. Let's just take a look at what it does.

You configure and organize shortcuts in Launcher in a very intuitive process. Adding a shortcut in the app makes it available in the Today widget. Tapping the icon in the widget launches the action. For example, I can quick dial without unlocking my phone. I can jump into Scanbot right from the lock screen (you still need to unlock the device before the application will activate).

The preferences are sparse but they don't need to be complex. I purchased the "Pro" features for $4 so that allows me to activate a few other nice options like icon sizing. Each Launcher action can also be configured by changing the icon and editing the URL scheme it uses.

Workflow.app gets some extra bonus features with Launcher too. You can launch directly into a specific workflow by name.

Launcher relies on URL schemes but hides that detail by default there's an option in the settings to enable display and editing of the URL, which is required for me since I like to tweak things. There are a lot of possibilities here when you consider applications like Editorial have URL schemes for creating documents and running workflows.

Launcher for iOS | Free with $4 IAP
blog  iOS 
29 days ago
The Photo Message Gun With Workflow.app for iOS
The Photo Message Gun With Workflow.app for iOS

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) to use group messaging if they don't know each other. Being forced to compose the same message multiple times usually means I leave some people out. I want to write a message once, attach some photos, and send it in one go.

Repetitive tasks like this are prime for automation. Let's fire up Workflow for iOS and solve this problem.

We start by asking for some input. First we ask for a photo and then immediately save that to a variable for later. We follow up by asking for a text message that will be sent to everyone and add that to the same variable.

This is a valuable trait of Workflow.app variables. They can contain several different kinds of data in a single variable. For example, a photo and some text.

Next up, we generate the list of recipients to choose from. This list can be any kind of text and doesn't need to match anything in your Contacts. We pass the list into a "Choose from List" prompt. The real key to this workflow is that little optional toggle to allow multiple selections.

When this workflow runs, we'll get a nice little list to choose from and we can select one or more people to receive the same message and photo.

The selections from this list get saved into a new variable that we are going to test over and over, checking to see who the message should go to.

The workflow checks the input for a name using the "If" control flow action. If the name exists then the user must have selected it. In that case, we read from the variable "SendPhoto" using the "Get Variable" action and then create a new text message with it. If the name doesn't exist in the selection, we move on to the next action, which is a new "If" block.

Workflow.app will not automatically send the message, which I think is a feature. It populates the message and then waits for you to edit and send the message. It's a nice way to quickly personalize an automated message.1

The rest of the workflow is pretty much identical. Just keep recalling the variable with the list selection and test it for a name. If the variable contains the name, then send that person the same message.

You can download the workflow here.

Here's the entire workflow in a ridiculously long image:

Hey, I never claimed to be some sort of hero. ↩
blog  iOS 
4 weeks ago
Disturbing Puzzle Game [Link]
Disturbing Puzzle Game [Link]

From Kotaku:

Though I've given away the solution to some of the early puzzles, each one does increase in difficulty. One of them involves solving a QR code. One of them involves slowing down audio and then translating it. One of them involves watching creepy video. Many require cracking codes, knowing different languages, visiting specific websites and finding a hidden message, checking constellations, using chemistry, using music theory, and more. It's insane.

This looks like an obvious passion project by a very smart person. It reminds me a bit of the early text based adventure games but in this case it was created by one person in their spare time. I would have been completely obsessed with this when I was 14.
blog  Link  iOS  Gaming 
4 weeks ago
4chan's Overlord Christopher Poole Reveals Why He Walked Away
4chan made Christopher Poole an unlikely teenage celebrity — then it spun out of control
4 weeks ago
Synology 5.2 Adding Docker and Tasks [Link]
Synology 5.2 Adding Docker and Tasks [Link]

The Synology 5.2 beta is available and they are moving in a very interesting direction. DSM 5.2 will add support for Docker apps and a Synology SSO. A new self-hosted task manager is also making a premier with this version of the NAS operating system. There's plenty to complain about with Synology but their OS progression is impressive. A Synology NAS is really just a ready-to-deploy network machine that holds disks.
blog  Synology  Link 
5 weeks ago
« earlier      
#launch @lcms @plp _blog _book _criticmarkup _dropbox _fever _followup _generational _ios _km _km_mpu _macdrifter _omnifocus _pelican _pinboard _pythonista _rssloops _tapcellar _taskapps _text_tasks _trackingchanges academia academic alfred animal api app_wish apple applescript apps art article automation automator awesomeness backup bbedit blog blogroll book books booze business charity chemistry cloud cocoa code coffee color conference cooking copyright criticmarkup css culture data_structures data_visualization database design desktop development dicks dp drink dropbox economics editorial education ego eln email entertainment ethics evernote film finance food fun funny game games gaming generational gift git golang google gstar gtd hardware hazel health history home html humanity humor instapaper interest internet ios ipad iphone itunes java javascript jquery js json karma keyboard keyboardmaestro kid language later legal link linkpost literature mac mail mailmate management mapping markdown math media medical miyazaki money movies music nerdquery network news nltk nod note notes objc omnifocus omnioutliner opinion oracle organization patent pdf pelican perl personal pharma philosophy photo photography php pil pinboard podcast politics privacy productivity programming project psychology pty pyobjc python pythonista quotes read recipe reference regex research review rss ruby sarcasm saved science scifi scripting search security sharepoint shell shopping software sponsor sql starwars statistics sublime swift synology tapcellar taskpaper td tech techdiff test text tips tools training troubleshoot tutorial tv twitter twitter_fav typography uncategorized unix utility video web webapp webdev wed windows wordpress work workflow writing xcode zite zymurgy

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: