Internet Search Tips
Over time, I developed a certain google-fu and expertise in finding references, papers, and books online. Some of these tricks are not well-known, like checking the Internet Archive (IA) for books. I try to write down my search workflow, and give general advice about finding and hosting documents.
reference  research  interwebs 
2 hours ago
Safari keyboard shortcuts and gestures on Mac
Here are shortcuts you can use, in addition to those that appear in Safari menus.
macOS  apps  tricks 
2 days ago
Mactracker provides detailed information on every Apple Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, and iPad ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, graphic cards, supported OS versions, price, storage, and expansion options. Also included is information on early Apple systems, Newton, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Apple accessories, displays, printers, scanners, storage, Wi-Fi products, and operating systems.
macOS  apps  apple 
4 days ago
A blogging style guide
Here are 39 ways to make your blog more entertaining to read and more pleasurable to write.
readings  writing 
6 days ago
Yasu for Mac
Yasu (short for "Yet another system utility") for Mac is a drop-dead simple macOS utility application that helps users easily clean and maintain several different areas of their Mac system.

Yasu was intentionally designed to be easy to use. It's the type of application you can give your technology-challenged Mac-using parents to keep their system running smoothly. One window, with a handful of checkboxes and one button to make it run (and a password if it's needed for some options).
macOS  apps 
7 days ago
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.
macOS  apps 
13 days ago
'I’m Broke and Friendless and I’ve Wasted My Whole Life'
"I feel like a ghost. I’m a 35-year-old woman, and I have nothing to show for it. My 20s and early 30s have been a twisting crisscross of moves all over the West Coast, a couple of brief stints abroad, multiple jobs in a mediocre role with no real upward track. I was also the poster child for serial monogamy. My most hopeful and longest lasting relationship (three and a half years, whoopee) ended two years ago. We moved to a new town (my fourth new city), created a home together, and then nose-dived into a traumatic breakup that launched me to my fifth and current city and who-knows-what-number job."
readings  psychology  depression 
13 days ago
SubEthaEdit 5
Code, Write, Edit on macOS – together. Free and open-source.
MacOS  apps  text-editing 
15 days ago
Archiving web sites
This article goes through the process of archiving traditional web sites and shows how it falls short when confronted with the latest fashions in the single-page applications that are bloating the modern web.
web  digital_preservation 
18 days ago
Boss as a Service
We make sure you achieve your goals. We keep you accountable. You get stuff done.
crazy_shit  services 
19 days ago
CSS Selectors Cheat Sheet
Usage oriented and very practical — arranges selectors according to their purposes.
reference  css  web_development 
20 days ago
Ukelele – Mac OS X Keyboard Layout Editor
Ukelele aims to simplify keyboard layout editing by providing a graphical interface to .keylayout files, where the desired characters can simply be dragged onto keys as needed.
MacOS  apps  keyboard  language 
21 days ago
Kriminalitätsatlas Berlin
Interaktive Karte zur Berliner Kriminalitätsstatistik.
berlin  data_visualization 
21 days ago
ngrok - secure introspectable tunnels to localhost
One command for an instant, secure URL to your localhost server through any NAT or firewall.
tools  web_development  cli 
24 days ago
Unscii - a bitmapped Unicode font for blocky graphics
Unscii is a set of bitmapped Unicode fonts based on classic system fonts. Unscii attempts to support character cell art well while also being suitable for terminal and programming use.
fonts  typography 
24 days ago
REBUS Foundation
The Rebus Foundation builds new models and technology for open book publishing and reading on the web, to encourage deeper engagement, and to enable people (and machines) to use and build on books and reading in new and meaningful ways.
ebooks  publishing  open_knowledge 
24 days ago
Against software development
Refuse to work on systems that profit from digital addictions.
Refuse to work on systems that centralize control of media.
Refuse to work on systems that prop up an unjust status quo.
Refuse to work on systems that require unsustainable tradeoffs.
Refuse to work on systems that weaponize the fabric of society.
indieweb  readings  slow_computing  ethics  manifesto 
4 weeks ago
This is the website of Gwern Branwen, writer & independent researcher. I am most interested in psychology, statistics, and technology; I am best known for my writings on the darknet markets & Bitcoin, blinded self-experiments & Quantified Self analyses, dual n-back & spaced repetition, and modafinil.
reference  writing  web_design  taxonomies  information_architecture 
5 weeks ago
Outline - Read Without Clutter
Outline is a free service that makes websites more readable. We remove the clutter, like ads, related links, and comments—so you can read comfortably.
tools  web_app 
5 weeks ago
One of the things that has always slightly amused and puzzled me is that unicode lacks a "cock" glyph. I mean, it seems to have characters and symbols from modern and historic cultures and forms of writing, and surely cave men have been drawing dicks on cave walls for tens of thousands of years, so why is this missing?
unicode  text  typography  readings 
5 weeks ago
Sonderzeichen unter Mac OS
Special characters with a German keyboard layout.
reference  MacOS  typography  text  language 
5 weeks ago
Spect: Simple Image Management on the Mac
Fast image browser & organizer. No EXIF support yet, sadly.
MacOS  apps  graphics 
7 weeks ago
The Best Article Ever Written About Bragging
"After feeling belittled, I journey into the heart of bragging and discover 17 modes of showing off.”
7 weeks ago
CSS Layout cookbook
The CSS layout cookbook aims to bring together recipes for common layout patterns, things you might need to implement in your own sites. In addition to providing code you can use as a starting point in your projects, these recipes highlight the different ways layout specifications can be used, and the choices you can make as a developer.
reference  web_development  web_design  css 
8 weeks ago
Aegis Legend Kit
The Aegis legend is a stylish box mod designed to be water and shock resistant, the beast is now back and compatible with dual 18650 batteries powered by the new AS chipset that releases up to 200W output. This is a second to none choice for those who are looking for a durable box mod with extreme power and portability.
vaping  mods  gear 
12 weeks ago
Installing PostgreSQL without Root
The only way to install Postgres without root privileges, in home directory, is to compile it from sources. That’s not very difficult.
tutorial  devops  databases 
12 weeks ago
Building a site with Jekyll on NearlyFreeSpeech
My blog infrastructure, and migrating off of GitHub pages
tutorial  devops  slow_computing  indieweb 
september 2018
Preventing Muscle Loss as We Age - The New York Times
Sarcopenia, a decline in skeletal muscle in older people, contributes to loss of independence.
health  fitness  readings 
september 2018
Charles Web Debugging Proxy • HTTP Monitor / HTTP Proxy / HTTPS & SSL Proxy / Reverse Proxy
Charles is an HTTP proxy / HTTP monitor / Reverse Proxy that enables a developer to view all of the HTTP and SSL / HTTPS traffic between their machine and the Internet. This includes requests, responses and the HTTP headers (which contain the cookies and caching information).
MacOS  apple  apps  security 
september 2018
SQLBolt - Learn SQL - Introduction to SQL
Welcome to SQLBolt, a series of interactive lessons and exercises designed to help you quickly learn SQL right in your browser.
sql  tutorial  databases  todo 
september 2018
Select Star SQL
This is an interactive book which aims to be the best place on the internet for learning SQL. It is free of charge, free of ads and doesn't require registration or downloads. It helps you learn by running queries against a real-world dataset to complete projects of consequence. It is not a mere reference page — it conveys a mental model for writing SQL.
tutorial  reference  databases  sql  todo 
september 2018
CLI: improved
Over the years my command line habits have improved and I often search for smarter tools for the jobs I commonly do. With that said, here's my current list of improved CLI tools.
reference  unix  shell  tools 
august 2018
I know why rejection emails suck. I write them.
Companies rarely give feedback after interviews. They typically reject potential employees with a generic form letter assuring them, often insincerely, that it was a pleasure to talk with them but they’re not a fit just now. Engineers hate this. And yet, this is how nearly every company writes rejections - in the typical job search, you'll stack up dozens of emails just like this, and maybe hear real feedback once. Why is that?
august 2018
WireGuard: fast, modern, secure VPN tunnel
WireGuard® is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN. WireGuard is designed as a general purpose VPN for running on embedded interfaces and super computers alike, fit for many different circumstances. Initially released for the Linux kernel, it is now cross-platform and widely deployable. It is currently under heavy development, but already it might be regarded as the most secure, easiest to use, and simplest VPN solution in the industry.

Found via: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/08/wireguard-vpn-review-fast-connections-amaze-but-windows-support-needs-to-happen/
tools  security  vpn 
august 2018
Was sind Werbungskosten?
Ob Fahrtkosten, Fortbildung oder Fachbücher: Alle Ausgaben rund um den Job heißen Werbungskosten. Und für diese Ausgaben können Sie Geld zurückbekommen.
august 2018
Polyhedra Viewer
This application visualizes the relationships between the convex, regular-faced polyhedra. The 120 solids presented here can be transformed into each other by a network of operations. Select a solid below to manipulate it and to explore its relationships with other polyhedra.
august 2018
Anthony Karen
Anthony Karen is a photojournalist based in New York. His passion for photography began in Haiti, where he continues to document various Vodou rituals and pilgrimages throughout the country. Over the years, Anthony has worked on several long-term projects, including extensive documentation of the Ku Klux Klan.
photographers  photography 
july 2018
Tiny Player for Mac
Tiny Player for Mac is a minimalist music player app.
audio  music  MacOS  apple  apps 
june 2018
Falsehoods Programmers Believe About CSVs
CSV files are frustratingly misunderstood, abused, and most of all underspecified. While RFC4180 exists, it is far from definitive and goes largely ignored.
reference  data_formats 
june 2018
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) lets an organization take responsibility for a message that is in transit.  The organization is a handler of the message, either as its originator or as an intermediary. Their reputation is the basis for evaluating whether to trust the message for further handling, such as delivery. Technically DKIM provides a method for validating a domain name identity that is associated with a message through cryptographic authentication.
email  security  devops 
june 2018
Certificates for localhost - Let's Encrypt - Free SSL/TLS Certificates
Sometimes people want to get a certificate for the hostname “localhost”, either for use in local development, or for distribution with a native application that needs to communicate with a web application. Let’s Encrypt can’t provide certificates for “localhost” because nobody uniquely owns it, and it’s not rooted in a top level domain like “.com” or “.net”. It’s possible to set up your own domain name that happens to resolve to, and get a certificate for it using the DNS challenge. However, this is generally a bad idea and there are better options.
devops  security  reference 
june 2018
Easy and fast file sharing from the command-line.
tools  shell 
june 2018
Sender Policy Framework
The Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is an open standard specifying a technical method to prevent sender address forgery. More precisely, the current version of SPF — called SPFv1 or SPF Classic — protects the envelope sender address, which is used for the delivery of messages.
email  security  devops 
june 2018
Schriftzeichen der EDV: Zeichennamen
Eine Übersicht der wichtigsten speziellen bei der Datenverarbeitung verwendeten Schriftzeichen
reference  typography  language  german_language 
june 2018
Why you should learn just a little Awk
To this day, 90% of the programmers I talk to have never used awk. Knowing 10% of awk's already small syntax, which you can pick up in just a few minutes, will dramatically increase your ability to quickly manipulate data in text files. Below I'll teach you the most useful stuff - not the "fundamentals", but the 5 minutes worth of practical stuff that will get you most of what I think is interesting in this little language.
reference  unix  tools  shell 
june 2018
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies
Bespoke and everyday items for the living, dead, and undead
gear  design  food  shopping 
june 2018
An Introduction to DNS Terminology, Components, and Concepts
DNS, or the Domain Name System, is often a very difficult part of learning how to configure websites and servers. Understanding how DNS works will help you diagnose problems with configuring access to your websites and will allow you to broaden your understanding of what's going on behind the scenes.
reference  devops  tutorial 
june 2018
Die ideale Ergänzung aller Ikea Ivar-Regale - creatIvar
Regalstreben "Fallnet" und Borde als Funktions-und Gestaltungselemente.
Auf Maß gefertigte Regalböden.
gear  ikea  DIY 
june 2018
Defining the future of web design (2018)
Discover the trends, techniques, and tools that will define the future of web design.
design  web_design  web_development  reference 
june 2018
Jeppson's Malört - Wikipedia
Jeppson's Malört, a liquor, is a brand of bäsk produced by the Carl Jeppson Company of Chicago. Jeppson's Malört is named after Carl Jeppson, the Swedish immigrant who first popularized and sold the liquor in Chicago. Malört is the Swedish word for wormwood, which is the key ingredient in a bäsk, a bitter-flavored type of Swedish brännvin.
drinks  gastronomy 
june 2018
Flexible, super charged, batch image processing for your Mac. From Flying Meat.
apps  MacOS  graphics  photography 
june 2018
The AcousticBrainz project aims to crowd source acoustic information for all music in the world and to make it available to the public. This acoustic information describes the acoustic characteristics of music and includes low-level spectral information and information for genres, moods, keys, scales and much more. The goal of AcousticBrainz is to provide music technology researchers and open source hackers with a massive database of information about music. We hope that this database will spur the development of new music technology research and allow music hackers to create new and interesting recommendation engines.
audio  music  api 
june 2018
iPhone, iPad, Mac Buyer's Guide: Know When to Buy
This page provides a product summary for each Apple model. The intent is to provide our best recommendations regarding current product cycles, and to provide a summary of currently available rumors for each model.
This page is based on rumors and speculation and we provide no guarantee to its accuracy.
june 2018
Freelance Junior | Kann ich auch privat Rechnungen schreiben?
Gehen wir nämlich mal davon aus, dass Du für einen guten Freund mal ein Logodesign entwirfst, aber das nur als einmalige Sache und nicht als richtige freiberufliche Tätigkeit zum nebenbei-Geldverdienen. In diesem Fall darfst Du auch ganz einfach privat eine Rechnung schreiben. Ohne Steuernummer, ohne Behördenhickhack. Wie das funktioniert, erkläre ich hier.
may 2018
Grundlagen der Belegabrechung für das Finanzamt
Kassenbons, Rechnungen, Belege und Quittungen erhalten wir dauernd und überall. Im folgenden Artikel wird vorgestellt, was bei den gängigsten Belegen zu beachten ist und wofür diese ganzen Zettel gut sind.
april 2018
Interface Lovers
Interface Lovers is an online magazine for creative professionals. We put the spotlight on designers who are creating the future and touching the lives of many. We ask them essential questions to gain insights that can push and inspire the rest of us. Interface Lovers is a peek into what turns the best designers on about pixels and usability.
design  magazines 
april 2018
Wpplugincheck: In-depth Reviews of Wordpress Plugins
Most developers and clients don’t have the luxury to test out plugins in this manner. This website is for those people who would like a thorough, no BS review of popular plugins.
reference  web_development  wordpress 
april 2018
A product of ongoing collaborations between the independent bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association, IndieBound is all about independent bookstores and the power of “local first” shopping.
books  reference 
april 2018
LaunchControl: Create, manage and debug launchd(8) services
LaunchControl is a fully-featured launchd GUI allowing you to create, manage and debug system- and user services on your Mac.
MacOS  apple  apps 
april 2018
This guide aims to aid people interested in learning to work with BASH. It aspires to teach good practice techniques for using BASH, and writing simple scripts.
unix  shell  reference 
march 2018
Five Books | The best books on everything
Five Books is building a comprehensive library of knowledge, curating recommendations on any topic you might want to read books about. We have covered 1,055 topics so far and aim to add at least two new ones every week.
reference  books 
march 2018
Rogue Amoeba
Audio tools for MacOS
MacOS  apple  apps  audio 
march 2018
MacOS diagnostic tool used by over half a million people and frequently recommended on Apple Support Communities.
MacOS  apple  apps 
march 2018
Swinsian — The Advanced Mac Music Player
Swinsian is a sophisticated music player for macOS with wide format support, folder watching, advanced tag editing and designed to be responsive even with the largest libraries.
audio  music  MacOS  apple  apps 
march 2018
The Hacker Classics
Hacker News is no different from most of today's web in emphasizing what's new. When you're following a bunch of feeds, it's easy to forget that the web is the greatest library in the history of the world—and that a good library doesn't just have a rack of newspapers, it has a vast collection of books and archives: the stacks.
march 2018
Notes for new Make users
> John Constable would have said that ‘There is nothing ugly in Make; I never saw an ugly build system in my life: for let the number of targets be what it may,–dependencies, recipes, and parallel jobs will always make it manageable.’
readings  unix  shell 
march 2018
A typeface intended for situations where Oriya Sangam MN seems too sophisticated and LiHei Pro too vulgar, or vice versa.
fonts  typography  web_design 
february 2018
Bullet Journal - The Analog System for the Digital Age
The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above. It will teach you to do more with less.
lifehacks  writing 
february 2018
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