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A Day at the Stupid Hackathon 2016
A piece from Popular Mechanics about the [Stupid Hackathon](http://www.stupidhackathon.com/), which might be the first hackathon I've ever wished I'd attended.

> [Instead] of self-seriously creating nothing out of something, these hackers are flipping the recipe on its head—they celebrate the nothing, creating a something that is stupidly brilliant.
yesterday
gabriel-john/utterson: A Jekyll web backend
A web interface for Jekyll blog management. It would take some hacking to work with my current incarnation of Jekyll, but it's a good start.
Jekyll  ruby 
yesterday
Sparkle Updater Framework HTTP man-in-the-middle vulnerability
An obvious (in retrospect) vulnerability in apps that use Sparkle for automatic updates (most apps outside of the MAS). The fix is pretty easy for developers, and as of Marked 2.5.4 (which is [available now](http://marked2app.com)) all of the updates and release notes are served over HTTPS. You can find additional details on the issue at [Vulnerable Security](https://vulnsec.com/2016/osx-apps-vulnerabilities/).
Marked  security  sparkle 
yesterday
Bonsai - Best Freelance Tools
A nice compilation of tools for freelancers (and devs and designers in general). Project management, accounting, color tools, font collections, and more.
tools  design  list  accounting  color 
yesterday
ELLIOTTCABLE/pin-cushion
A CLI interface for the Pinboard API. I built something similar but never published it. It was mostly for the purpose of easily renaming and merging tags from the command line. My old friend Elliott Cable made a more polished one with broader usage.
cli  pinboard 
8 days ago
bilgi-webteam/kommit
An easy system for building Git commits as you work and then running a commit without having to edit the commit notes. I'm also intrigued by the idea behind [Commit Comments](https://github.com/thebearjew/commit-comments). (Via [OneThingWell](http://onethingwell.org/post/137682552542/kommit))
cli  git 
8 days ago
Placemat
I'm a fan of creative placeholder images when mocking up websites in the browser. This service offers a bit of control over content, overlay text (plus font and color), size, and even image effects.
placeholder  webdesign 
8 days ago
My Bathroom Mirror Is Smarter Than Yours — Medium
This is by far the best bathroom augmentation I've seen since installing my dual amazon shower head.
hack  homeautomation  smart 
8 days ago
Inoreader - RSS & News Reader on the App Store
"An RSS reader for power users." A lot of useful features in this RSS reader, including keyword filters and powerful search.
itunes  app  appstore  rss  ios 
23 days ago
1Password 6 for Mac is here!
I use 1Password every day, and it's always been solid (both for security and convenience). The 6.0 release adds some great new features, and (suprisingly to me) is a free upgrade for version 5 users.
1password  security  mac  osx 
23 days ago
Interact
A smart new contact management app from Agile Tortoise. It can create contacts from things like Drafts notes and email signatures with a single tap. It allows group management and works with third party apps.
contacts  ipad  iphone  ios 
23 days ago
Composer's Sketchpad
An intriguing music creation app that lets you draw notation with your finger (or Apple Pencil), handling vibratos and pitch bends in intuitive ways. The only downside is no MIDI support...
app  appstore  itunes  music 
23 days ago
Preview Chrome in Marked
A Keyboard Maestro macro lets you preview in Marked while writing in textareas in Chrome.
Marked  textarea  keyboardmaestro  markdown 
23 days ago
Save Time with Expert-Level TextExpander Snippets
A guest post from Helmut Hauser on Asian Efficiency that offers a detailed overview of tips and tricks for writing advanced TextExpander snippets. If you're a TextExpander user looking to get the most out of it, I highly recommend reading this.
textexpander  tips 
4 weeks ago
Find New Music
A great collection from Product Hunt showcasing a wide variety of music dicovery tools.
music  discovery 
4 weeks ago
HackPlan/quark-shell-mac
> Quark Shell helps you create cross-platform (currently Mac-only, Windows version coming soon) menubar/tray app using HTML and JavaScript without writing any native code.
html  webkit  osx  mac  developer 
4 weeks ago
Loopback: Cable-Free Audio Routing
A new app from Rogue Amoeba for painless routing of audio devices and application output. Think Audio Hijack meets Soundflower.
audio  recording  mac  osx 
4 weeks ago
Default Folder X 5
St. Clair Software has officially released Default Folder X version 5, which is fully El Capitan compatible (even with System Integrity Protection enabled). This utility adds some very useful features to every save dialog on your Mac. I've used it for years and get lost without it.
utility  osx  mac  software 
4 weeks ago
Twitter
Suddenly, everything gets awkward for everyone.
from twitter_favs
8 weeks ago
Make Money Outside the Mac App Store
On sale until December 24th, this new ebook from Christian Tietze is an excellent guide to selling and marketing applications outside of the Mac App Store.
ebook  book  marketing 
8 weeks ago
Angelos Arnis' "Top favorite design resources"
Angelos Arnis compiled the "Tools I use constantly" on Medium, and it's a great collection of currently-available resources for web (and other) designers.
webdesign  list  design 
8 weeks ago
FundaMine: Inline Comments on Blogs and Media Websites
Add Medium-style inline comments & highlights to your own blog with a bit of JavaScript (or WordPress plugin).
blogging  webdesign  comment 
8 weeks ago
Freebbble
All those free downloads of excellent work on Dribbble in an easy-to-browse interface? Thank you!
free  dribbble  stock 
8 weeks ago
Search is Back!
Facebook took away many aspects of their Graph Search, but this project from Michael Morgenstern adds back the missing features.
opengraph  search  facebook 
8 weeks ago
Editing Tables of Contents with PDF Pen Pro
A valuable screencast from Luc P. Beaudoin at CogZest, focusing on PDFpen Pro. It's part of a book project I'm helping with based on Luc's [Cognitive Productivity](https://leanpub.com/cognitiveproductivity/).
pdf  pdfpen  productivity 
8 weeks ago
GoodUI
An excellent running list of ideas for better UI design. Tested in the real world, there are practical tips that can improve any website or interface.
pattern  webdesign  design  ui 
9 weeks ago
Jukedeck
This is awesome. Punch in a style and length and get AI-generated, royalty free soundtracks for your videos. 15 free downloads per month for individuals and small businesses.
music  royaltyfree 
9 weeks ago
Wintersmith/pycast
From John Abel, a simple script to read local audiobook files and generate xml files for use with Podcast apps.
python  audiobook  rss 
9 weeks ago
Menu Bar Time Tracking with Doing and TextBar
A great integration between [doing](http://brettterpstra.com/projects/doing/) and [TextBar](http://www.richsomerfield.com/apps). I'm working on some updates to doing to make this more useful, but it's already a cool system.
timetracking  doing  textbar 
9 weeks ago
Screaming Liquid Tiger
As a followup to the ["Personal podcast feed for your audiobooks"](http://brettterpstra.com/2015/11/10/a-personal-podcast-feed-for-your-audiobooks/) post from Andreas Zeitler, Marcel Bischoff has created a PHP script to handle automatic RSS and Atom feed generation from a folder of media files.
rss  audiobook  php 
10 weeks ago
Slides Framework: Beautiful Website Builder - Designmodo
> Slides contains 70 beautiful slides and 11 quick-start web templates that you can combine. Every slide is available in PSD, Sketch and HTML formats.
generator  webdesign  singlepage  template 
10 weeks ago
A Comprehensive Guide to the iTunes Affiliate Program
My friend John Voorhees, developer of [Blink: Better Affiliate Links](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blink-better-affiliate-links/id946766863?mt=8&at=10l4tL&ct=webexc), wrote a huge guide to the iTunes affiliate program on MacStories. If you ever share iTunes links, check it out.
itunes  affiliate 
10 weeks ago
FeedEx.Net: The Feed Expander [beta]
Expand RSS feeds to full text versions.
rss 
10 weeks ago
Riffstation
See tabs (chords only) for guitar and ukulele and piano. It plays along with any YouTube video and shows the chords, as well as a fret diagram.
guitar  music  chords 
10 weeks ago
Booking.js from Timekit.io
A free calendar and scheduling widget that works with Google Calendar and can be embedded in web pages. I've been looking for something this simple for a while.
google  javascript  calendar  embed 
10 weeks ago
oarrabi/Swiftline
A set of tools to assist in creating command line applications and tools. Colorize output and provide user interaction (ask, choose, agree).
programming  swift  cli 
12 weeks ago
Parsebot
Parsebot can extract article contents (full text, author, post date, title, photos, tags, and more) from any url. A great tool for integrating (legally, of course) content from one place into another (or scraping to your own archives). An API is available through a premium plan.
readability  scraper 
12 weeks ago
slalert!: News Alerts in Slack (powered by Diffbot)
I'm a fan of Diffbot for all kinds of web scraping. This new tool allows you to scour the web for mentions of your app or project and get alerts in Slack whenever it's mentioned. Nifty.
slack  slackbot 
12 weeks ago
Stock Up - 9,000+ Free Stock Photos
Another great source for free stock photos, sourcing and searching 26 different free photo sites.
free  photo  stock 
12 weeks ago
Rover -- simple file browser for the terminal
A small, terminal-based (curses) utility for navigating file systems. vi-like keybindings, integration with environment variables, and file management capabilities.
navigation  Terminal  unix  cli 
12 weeks ago
Using Swift To Make Command Line Scripts - Part 1
A great rundown on using Swift to create CLIs with argument handling and full functionality.
programming  cli  swift 
12 weeks ago
Let's Encrypt
A __free__, automated, and open certificate authority from the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). SSL encryption for everyone, with a CLI that can automatically configure a web server.
encryption  ssl 
november 2015
mbogh/NibDesignable
For Cocoa developers, NibDesignable offers an elegant way of enabling [IBDesignable](http://nshipster.com/ibinspectable-ibdesignable/) on nib-based views. Via [Caylan Larson](https://twitter.com/Caylan).
cocoa  xcode  ios  osx  developer 
november 2015
Orzly USB 2.0 Type C (USB-C) to Type A (USB-A)
If you're looking for a USB-C cable to connect your Apple TV to your Mac for development, this one is inexpensive ($8.99 right now) and Michael Redig (author of [Doku](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doku/id761861100?mt=8) for iOS and Apple TV) has confirmed it works.
usb  appletv  hardware 
november 2015
Company Logo API
Clearbit has announced an API for grabbing company logos from URLs. In combination with [iTunesIcon](http://brettterpstra.com/2014/02/16/itunesicon-2-dot-1-with-easy-icon-sizing/), it offers a great tool for bloggers who need a quick image for a company without digging through a web inspector to lift a logo from a company website.
api  icon  logo 
november 2015
VOX 1.1.1 imports YouTube tracks
One of my favorite music apps (on Mac _and_ iOS) just updated its iPhone app with the ability to stream YouTube tracks to the VOX music library.
music  iphone 
november 2015
Exporter for Notes.app - Export or Backup Notes from Apple's OSX Notes app to Plain Text .txt
There's been a lot of interest in the latest version of the Notes app from Apple. While it offers an excellent, ubiquitous tool for note taking, there are concerns about portability (at least within my little circle where that's long been a topic of discussion). This little app bridges Notes with plain text, offering a little peace of mind for forward-thinking plain text lovers.
notes  plaintext  apple  text 
november 2015
Productive Writer's Bundle
Just in case you missed the announcement (and because I know we're a little late in getting the word out in time for NaNoWriMo), be sure to check out _The Productive Writer's Bundle_, including Marked 2, Texts, WordCounter, iThoughtsX, and more at 50% off.
app  nanowrimo  mac  software 
november 2015
SketchParty TV for the new Apple TV: The Story so Far
SketchParty TV is my favorite party app. My friends love it, my parents love it, it's basically awesome for any gathering that includes a TV. It's now available natively for the new Apple TV. This post from the developer (Matt Braun) offers intriguing details about the development and marketing process that will be of interest to both developers and users.
ipad  games  appletv  ios 
november 2015
Urthecast - See the planet. Open the world.
Images of Earth captured from the International Space Station, with a very intriguing API. I've requested access to the developer tools, and am looking forward to something potentially awesome here.
api  photography  photo  satellite 
october 2015
sift - a fast and powerful open source alternative to grep
"A fast and powerful open source alternative to grep." I'm currently (still) a Silver Surfer (ag) fan, but this offers some enticing flexibility.
grep  search  cli  unix  text 
october 2015
jsoma/tabletop
I mentioned [Sheetsu](https://sheetsu.com/) recently (which is still a great solution for this. For a more ground-up approach, Tabletop.js makes JSON access to Google Spreadsheets via JavaScript simple. Integrates with Backbone.js, Handlebars, and other frameworks/tools.
backbone  spreadsheet  javascript  googledocs 
october 2015
Computing CSS matrix3d transforms
Some advanced tricks with CSS transforms. Between this and Franklin's followup article on [diffing images with CSS](http://franklinta.com/2014/11/30/image-diffing-using-css/), I have a new rabbit hole.
3d  transforms  css3 
october 2015
Image diffing using CSS | Franklin Ta
we want to find the difference between these two images. You can do this by simply inverting the colors and then stacking them together at 50% opacity. This can be achieved with a single CSS filter: -webkit-filter: invert(100%) opacity(50%);
filter  webkit  css3  image 
october 2015
Pintsize
Generate a frontend markup template from Sass variables.
CSS  webdesign  sass  grid 
october 2015
LaunchBar 6 Developer Action Info.plist
Like most kinds of bundles on OS X, LaunchBar Action Bundles contain an Info.plist file containing metadata about the bundle. LaunchBar Action Bundles must contain certain keys and values in their Info.plist to work.
launchbar  programming  javascript 
october 2015
Designer Mill | Collection of Best Free Design Resources
Collection of free PSDs, Sketch files, free Fonts and other resources for designers, updated every day on DesignerMill.
webdesign  design  font  template  resource 
october 2015
Jets.js
Jets.js - Native CSS search engine
CSS  filtering  search  webdesign 
october 2015
Rucksack | CSS Superpowers
A little bag of CSS superpowers, built on PostCSS
CSS  webdesign  postprocessor  framework  processor 
october 2015
PrestaShop - Free ecommerce software
Create your online store with PrestaShop's free shopping cart software. Build an ecommerce website for free and start selling online with hundreds of powerful features.
marketing  webdesign  ecommerce 
october 2015
Zuli SmartPlug
Control your lights, appliances, and home temperature from your phone with Zuli Smartplugs. Buy now from the Zuli Shop.
homeautomation 
october 2015
Sheetsu
Sheetsu adds an API layer to Google Spreadsheet. I've been doing this the hard way for a long time, as Google Docs is what drives [iTextEditors](http://brettterpstra.com/ios-text-editors/). Looking forward to exploring the possibilities here.
api  google  googledocs 
october 2015
DevTools Tips For Sublime Text Users
Google Developers offers a rundown of cool tricks in Chrome DevTools that will already be familiar to Sublime Text users. Port your muscle memory!
tips  sublime  chrome 
october 2015
Quiver: The Programmer's Notebook
I'm playing with this right now. It allows you to save snippets with cells set to various types (text, markdown, code w/language), and stores them as JSON objects in text files. Thus, you can mix Markdown and code snippets, copy them out, tag them, and even has a presentation mode. It has a few missing features, but shows promise.
snippet  osx  macappstore  programming 
october 2015
PodCon 2015
On Thursday, October 8, 2015 I'll be joining a distinguished bunch of podcasters for Pod Con 2015. 4 hours of live broadcasting via [blab.im](https://blab.im/) about how and why we do what we do. Head over and RSVP!
podcast  podcasting  events 
october 2015
Sketch Repo
This is an excellent collection of [Sketch.app](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sketch/id852320343?mt=12&at=10l4tL&ct=webexc) templates, icons, and UI elements. Also, when you're on this site, just start typing any search term (no input box needed). It's cool.
sketchapp  template  resource 
october 2015
openNASA
Updated NASA APIs. I don't know what I'd do with these, but I can't stop thinking there's fun to be had.
data  api  nasa 
september 2015
astaxie/bat
A "cURL-like tool for humans." If you've ever written out long curl commands with a bunch of headers and `-d data` arguments when testing an API, this is a much more humane option. Via [OneThingWell](http://onethingwell.org/post/129412391471) (as seems to be the case at least once a week, so you should probably watch posts there as well).
curl  unix  cli  bash 
september 2015
Bittenfruit
My typewriter decal on my rMBP is wearing out, and I've been hunting for a good decal to replace it. This site has some of the most intriguing, though I'm still looking for one that really sums up my personality, interests, passions, and goals in one sticker that everyone can use at the coffeehouse to summarize me in a glance.
decal  stickers 
september 2015
UIPalette.net
UIPalette combines all of the best tools for finding trends and generating color palettes in one interface. Hailpixel, Color Hunt, Adobe Color CC and more.
color  design 
september 2015
USB-C 12" Macbook 5 in 1 Adapter v2 (Pre-Order)
This seems like a good idea. I haven't sprung for a new MacBook yet, but I imagine this would be a very handy accessory. Currently pre-order.
usb  macbook  hardware 
september 2015
Find a Remote Job
A Product Hunt collection of tools for finding remote jobs, including Nomad List 2.0, Remote OK, Remotive Jobs, Gigster 2.0, and We Work Remotely.
job  remote 
september 2015
Telluride Review: Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs'
Wait, someone's making a _good_ Jobs movie? I love Sorkin.
stevejobs  apple  movie 
september 2015
5 Things I Learned from Working in Animal Welfare | Dog & His Boy
A great post for anyone who cares about dogs and the "system" that protects them.
september 2015
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