Rogue Amoeba
Audio tools for MacOS
MacOS  apple  apps  audio 
MacOS diagnostic tool used by over half a million people and frequently recommended on Apple Support Communities.
MacOS  apple  apps 
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 
9 days ago
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.
12 days ago
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  make 
15 days ago
A typeface intended for situations where Oriya Sangam MN seems too sophisticated and LiHei Pro too vulgar, or vice versa.
fonts  typography  web_design 
20 days ago
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 
21 days ago
Statamic CMS
Statamic cuts out the database and creates a better way to build, manage, and version control websites.
tools  web_development  cms 
5 weeks ago
A launchd tutorial
Wikipedia defines launchd as "a unified, open-source service management framework for starting, stopping and managing daemons, applications, processes, and scripts. Written and designed by Dave Zarzycki at Apple, it was introduced with Mac OS X Tiger and is licensed under the Apache License."
reference  MacOS  apple 
7 weeks ago
DIY iPhone earbud replacement
"Assuming you're not afraid of a wee bit of soldering, you can fit the Apple cable with another set of buds of your choosing.”
apple  gear  DIY 
7 weeks ago
Refurb Tracker
Refurb Tracker provides e-mail alerts and RSS feeds so you can track new refurbished products on Apple Store websites (up to 40% off). These refurbished items are difficult to track… Be smart and get notified instantly whenever a product is available!
apple  gear 
8 weeks ago
Chinese Text Project
The Chinese Text Project is an online open-access digital library that makes pre-modern Chinese texts available to readers and researchers all around the world.
9 weeks ago
Field Notes Notebook Cover Mini
Bellroy + Field Notes collaboration
10 weeks ago
GPG And Me
"poking through an OpenPGP implementation is like visiting a museum of 1990s crypto."
readings  security 
10 weeks ago
Seiko 5 SNK805K2 Review
Seiko 5 SNK805K2 automatic military stainless steel watch with olive green dial & canvas strap. I have this one!
gear  watches  readings 
11 weeks ago
Sony VTC5 2500mAh 18650 Retest Results
This is a great 20A continuous battery that exceeds its 2500mAh rated capacity, meeting its nominal capacity of 2600mAh. They were purchased from www.illumn.com and are are identical in appearance and performance to genuine VTC5's. The VTC5 hits as hard as the Samsung 25R5 and runs a bit cooler. Due to its higher capacity the VTC5 runs a bit longer than the 25R before needing recharging.
vaping  gear 
11 weeks ago
Richard Ginori 1735
Fondata nel 1735 e forte di una tradizione di 280 anni di storia, Richard Ginori è espressione d'eccellenza in Italia e nel mondo nell'alta manifattura artistica della porcellana. La produzione avviene nello stabilimento di Sesto Fiorentino, attivo dal 1958 e tra i più prestigiosi opifici esistenti, che si ispira alla laboriosità delle botteghe di pittura rinascimentali.
gear  kitchen 
12 weeks ago
Der Prozeß - Franz Kafka
In epub, mobi or PDF format. Lots of other free ebooks too.
december 2017
Health Information from the National Library of Medicine
reference  health  accessible_web_design 
december 2017
Mac keyboard shortcuts
"An Apple Support doc that can change your life. I dare you not to find something new here." --Merlin Mann
apple  reference  macOS 
november 2017
The best laptop ever made
This is the peak. This is the best laptop that has ever existed. I hope it’s not the best laptop that will ever exist.
readings  apple 
november 2017
IBM Type - Design
With our new bespoke corporate typeface, IBM Plex™, comes a new set of guidance and best practices. IBM typography is international and modern to reflect our brand and our design principles.
typography  fonts 
november 2017
The Web began dying in 2014, here's how
The following analysis is an extrapolation for the future, based on the current state of the Web and strategies made public by executives at GOOG-FB-AMZN.
readings  web 
october 2017
Explore the world of non-corporate news and analysis. Our web apps make online content more accessible.
rss  tools 
october 2017
NearlyFreeSpeech.NET Web Hosting
For as little as $0.25, you can set up web sites at NearlyFreeSpeech.NET, the masters of only pay for what you use hosting since 2002.
hosting  tools 
october 2017
Why We Must Fight for the Right to Repair Our Electronics
Manufacturers would prefer to sell you their latest models rather than repair your old electronics, so they work to make fixing their products too expensive or too impractical. It’s a global problem because the marketplace for technology is global, and people everywhere are affected.
readings  gear  consumerism 
october 2017
Word Processors: Stupid and Inefficient
The word processor is a stupid and grossly inefficient tool for preparing text for communication with others. That is the claim I shall defend below. It will probably strike you as bizarre at first sight. If I am against word processors, what do I propose: that we write in longhand, or use a mechanical typewriter? No. While there are things to be said in favor of these modes of text preparation I take it for granted that most readers of this essay will do most of their writing using a computer, as I do. My claim is that there are much better ways of preparing text, using a computer, than the word processor.
plain_text  unix_philosophy  slow_computing  KISS  readings 
october 2017
Don't Design Your Emails
In my attempt to sidestep this time-consuming process, I learned that plain emails not only save time but work better.
email  KISS 
october 2017
VPN Report | Honest reviews of the top VPNs
I tested the most recommended VPN providers using my credit card to find the best ones — and which ones you should avoid.
vpn  security  reference 
october 2017
DCMI: Dublin Core Metadata Element Set
The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set is a vocabulary of fifteen properties for use in resource description.

Found in the Pandoc docs.
reference  metadata  ebooks  information_architecture 
october 2017
The Text/Plain Format Parameter
The official format=flowed RFC proposal
october 2017
Resume Worded
Resource for writing effective resumes. Collection of real resume lines.
copy  writing  tools 
october 2017
format=flowed: the little standard that couldnʼt quite make it
The standard itself is sort of neat, in that it applies a logical quoting construct in a backwards compatible manner to text emails. A receiver without format=flowed support sees a normal email and can reply as normal, though they may end up with embarrassing line wrap, but a format=flowed aware receiver will correctly re-wrap the further quoted sections when you reply, to ensure the lines are shorter than 78 characters but without the messy wrapping.
october 2017
The format=flowed FAQ by Joe Clark
Format=flowed is a new way of displaying text. Currently, we find f=f most often in quoted text within E-mail messages. Note that distinction: f=f is at root a way of displaying text. It doesn’t alter the underlying text of your message.
october 2017
Top Posting and Bottom Posting
A: Because we read from top to bottom, left to right.
Q: Why should I start my reply below the quoted text?

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

A: The lost context.
Q: What makes top-posted replies harder to read than bottom-posted?

A: Yes.
Q: Should I trim down the quoted part of an email to which I'm replying?
october 2017
‘The tyranny of design’
In other words, the “tyranny” of systems that are beautiful, that work, and that people want. The only people who object to such things are on the losing side, not coincidentally because their systems are ugly, dysfunctional, and shunned.
At some point, open-source advocates become indistinguishable from Objectivists and libertarians in their insistence that their hypotheses are better than reality. Even after Steve Jobs’s death, opentards insist their way is better despite the actual facts.
apple  design  readings 
october 2017
Steve Dorner: Still undead
My mental image has your mental image of E‑mail as a list in Gmail, with you top-posting like a fucking moron. You don’t know what’s possible; you don’t know what you’re missing. And if you top-post, yes, you are a fucking moron. Lots of them out there.

You have no idea. What you’re using is appalling. Your habits are terrible. One of those three facts applies to Eudora users now too, since we’re stuck using the same software you are. After 23 years online, it hurts. You guys don’t feel a thing.
email  readings 
october 2017
Privates Braun-Forum • Thema anzeigen - KM 32 / 4209 Reparaturtip erbeten.
Precious info about the coals used in the motor of my beloved Braun MX32 mixer
DIY  repairs  gear 
september 2017
The Content-Transfer-Encoding Header Field
Everything about Content-Transfer-Encoding and all its possible values, with a particularly detailed overview of quoted-printable.
september 2017
By now, Windows and Unix are functionally more similar than different. They both support the same major programming metaphors, from command lines to GUIs to web servers; they are organized around virtually the same panoply of system resources, from nearly identical file systems to memory to sockets and processes and threads. There’s not much about the core set of services provided by each operating system to limit the kinds of applications you can create.
unix  unix_philosophy  readings 
september 2017
Great list of web radios
audio  streaming  music 
september 2017
extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion
1 large red pepper
1 fresh small hot chili
2 to 3 cloves garlic
sweet Hungarian or smoked Spanish paprika
whole or ground cumin seed
can whole peeled tomatoes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
minced cilantro, parsley, or a mix
6 eggs
Sliced oil-cured black olives, feta cheese, or artichoke hearts
Crusty bread
september 2017
suckless.org: Software that sucks less
Home of dwm, dmenu and other quality software with a focus on simplicity, clarity, and frugality.
unix  unix_philosophy 
september 2017
The Heirloom Project
The Heirloom Project provides traditional implementations of standard Unix utilities. In many cases, they have been derived from original Unix material released as Open Source by Caldera and Sun.

Interfaces follow traditional practice; they remain generally compatible with System V, although extensions that have become common use over the course of time are sometimes provided. Most utilities are also included in a variant that aims at POSIX conformance.
unix  unix_philosophy 
september 2017
Logo Crunch - The multi-resolution logo maker
Logo Crunch is a multi-resolution logo maker, it uses computer vision to make your high-res logo legible at lower resolutions. Use it for a website favicon, iOS app icon or Android app icon.
tools  design 
september 2017
Index of /pub/vim/runtime/spell/
Vim spellcheck files for every language
september 2017
Teriyaki Chicken with Broccoli (Epicurious)
white rice
broccoli florets
black pepper
chicken thighs or breasts, patted dry, cut into 1" chunks
soy sauce
rice wine vinegar (mirin)
garlic, finely grated
finely grated ginger
toasted sesame oil
toasted sesame seeds, divided
2 scallions
september 2017
Roasted Potatoes (The Food Lab)
Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon (4g) baking soda
4 pounds (about 2kg) russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters, sixths, or eighths, depending on size (see note above)
5 tablespoons (60ml) extra-virgin olive oil, duck fat, or beef fat
Small handful picked rosemary leaves, finely chopped
3 medium cloves garlic, minced
Freshly ground black pepper
Small handful fresh parsley leaves, minced
recipes  videos 
september 2017
Slow-roasted Ribs with Gremolata (Bon Appetit)
Toasted breadcrumbs
Lemon juice and zest
Olive oil

Oven: 180 for ~3h, 240 for ~20m
recipes  videos 
september 2017
Seven habits of effective text editing
If you spend a lot of time typing plain text, writing programs or HTML, you can save much of that time by using a good editor and using it effectively. This paper will present guidelines and hints for doing your work more quickly and with fewer mistakes.
vim  unix  plain_text  tutorial 
september 2017
The Egg
“Every time you victimized someone,” I said, “you were victimizing yourself. Every act of kindness you’ve done, you’ve done to yourself. Every happy and sad moment ever experienced by any human was, or will be, experienced by you.”
readings  fiction 
september 2017
Letters From the Hellbox: Gutenberg and How Typography is Like Music.
Typography has a visceral and direct effect on everybody who reads. It can inhibit or enhance the feel of reading without being consciously noticeable. It does so by combining specific visuals that echo cultural memories, which are hopefully servile to the words they spell.
typography  readings 
september 2017
Worn Wear
a Film About the Stories We Wear, presented by Patagonia
gear  videos 
september 2017
GNU Recutils
GNU Recutils is a set of tools and libraries to access human-editable, plain text databases called recfiles. The data is stored as a sequence of records, each record containing an arbitrary number of named fields.
data_serialization  databases  plain_text  unix  tools 
september 2017
Turtles all the way down
"Turtles all the way down" is an expression of the infinite regress problem in cosmology posed by the "unmoved mover" paradox.

Also: "[The saying] emphasises the idea of endless continuation, and tends to be used when someone's argument is sort of circular and can't explain itself."
(from https://english.stackexchange.com/q/128655/132089)
english  language  wikipedia 
september 2017
The Lil License
The MIT License is lovely: functional, relatively clear in intent to all readers [...] But it was written in the 1980s, and as open source authors and users we've learned that, in practice, we need just a little bit more: a declaration of the intent not to use software patents against users, and the shared understanding that contributions back to the project will be incorporated under the same terms of the license.
licensing  open_source 
september 2017
Introduction to Vaping
Terminology, hardware, juices, batteries, best practices
vaping  reference 
september 2017
Real Life Magazine
Real Life is a magazine about living with technology. The emphasis is more on living. We publish one essay, advice column, reported feature, or uncategorizable piece of writing a day, four or five days a week.
september 2017
Dennis Ritchie, Unix, and clarity
Last week’s obituaries of Dennis Ritchie focused, naturally, on his creation of C and his co-creation, with Ken Thompson, of Unix. I want to talk about something else: the remarkable clarity of the writing done by Ritchie and the other early Unix developers at Bell Labs.
unix  unix_philosophy  KISS  readings  from instapaper
september 2017
Send a multipart/alternative email with sendmail
Contains a clear example of a multipart/alternative email message.
unix  tutorial  email  mutt 
may 2017
Radio Garden – Counterstream Radio
Radio Garden allows listeners to explore processes of broadcasting and hearing identities across the entire globe.
audio  streaming 
april 2017
URLs so good they wreck your day
april 2017
The Shamanic View of Mental Illness
In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer,” explains Malidoma Patrice Somé. Thus, mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born.
psychology  readings  from instapaper
april 2017
Shell from vi
A good sign of a philosophically sound interactive Unix tool is the facilities it offers for interacting with the filesystem and the shell: specifically, how easily can you run file operations and/or shell commands with reference to data within the tool? The more straightforward this is, the more likely the tool will fit neatly into a terminal-driven Unix workflow.
unix  tutorial  vim  shell  from instapaper
april 2017
Plainness and Sweetness – Frank Chimero
I am for a design that’s like vanilla ice cream: simple and sweet, plain without being austere. It should be a base for more indulgent experiences on the occasions they are needed, like adding chocolate chips and cookie dough. Yet these special occassions are rare. A good vanilla ice cream is usually enough. I don’t wish to be dogmatic—every approach has its place, but sometimes plainness needs defending in a world starved for attention and wildly focused on individuality. Here is a reminder: the surest way forward is usually a plain approach done with close attention to detail. You can refine the normal into the sophisticated by pursuing clarity and consistency. Attentiveness turns the normal artful.
design  typography  readings  from instapaper
march 2017
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