Macworld: Shell ‘Shellshock’ flaw opens OS X, Linux, more to attack, called ‘bigger than Heartbleed
“Akamai security researcher Stephane Chazelas has discovered a devastating flaw in the Unix Bash shell, leaving Linux machines, OS X machines, routers, older IoT devices, and more vulnerable to attack. ”
The Gadget Flow: Turn Your Apple Device Into A Virtual Reality Machine With AirVR.
The second photo down. We all knew this is where we were going to end up ... [laughing] ...
Updated to 10.9.5 (plus security updates) last night.
Startup seems a bit pokier than usual ... but it may just be oversensitivity on my part. Sometimes these things need to ‘burn in’ over a few days to optimize. Just thought I’d mention the circumstance.
Metafilter: “remove line breaks? where have you been all my life!”
Watch Odile hit Arizona and NM on the National Weather Services’ advanced weather data display.
Here. Took a minute or two to boot up on my browser.
Show Focus Points Plugin for Lightroom.
jwz: How to delete the “Move to Dropbox” context menu item.
WordPress Version 4.0 released.
CTRL+ClickCast: Perch CMS with Drew McLellan.
I like Perch very much. Not for my blogging uses, but for limited client sites. Haven’t had time to listen yet, but I will.
Designer News: What do you think about Semplice, the new WordPress based portfolio CMS?
Worthy not for the actual subject of the post, but for the various takedowns of WordPress.
ArtDaily: Metropolitan Museum launches flagship app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
“This free digital resource is the easiest way to see what’s happening at the Met every day, wherever you are. The Met app is available on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, and can be downloaded free from the App Store.” Hell yeah ... instadownload. Mostly a wrapper for their website, but still worth it (free).
Evernote, and tags.
I think the most useful tag I have is “Best Practices”. When I find coding recommendations, version control tips, etc. etc., it gets the Best Practices tag. So useful, in retrospect. I wouldn’t mind having star ratings and color coding in addition (like Lightroom). Never can have too many classification UI thingamaboppers.
I’ve shut down my Photostream and iCloud sync for photos, emptied everything off for the moment. Whether or not it’s “necessary”, better safe than sorry. And no, I have no naked selfies in my streams.
Twibble.io - A Better RSS feed to Twitter Service.
Hmmm. IFTTT has been rock-solid for me (every fifteen minutes, whatever is new on the blog gets sent to Twitter). This still may be worth a look, for scheduling abilities alone. If anyone decides to use it, a quick overview in the comments would be appreciated.
PHP 5.6.0 released.
Macworld: Leafnote review - Focus on writing, not on how to use the app.
Smells like Scrivener ‘lite.’
I’m on Comcast Blast! service. Very fast. But Flickr continues to get worse and worse. The interface doesn’t paint for whole decades of seconds. The share features work some days, not on others. I don’t know what they’re doing, but it totally sucks. Rather than move, I just wish they’d stop fiddling, make up their minds and stick to a design for a month or three. I need to find some email address so’s I can b-tch and moan.
For the umpteenth time, I’m tempted to blow everything away and find someplace else to park stuff.
Dropbox Pro Users Now Get 1TB of Storage, Other Goodies.
JasonOrmand: A pro tip for reducing visual noise in OSX.
Wired: Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand.
Macworld: 5 iOS apps to easily manage your Twitter account.
Hmmm. I’ve just been using the plain Twitter app so far, though I use Tweetbot on the iMac. Perhaps I should ‘upgrade’ my iPhone to one o’ these. Any prefs, peeps?
Calibre 2.0 is available.
DP Review: Pics.io, a browser-based Raw editor built on Google Drive, goes live with public beta.
“Instead of storing your images on its own servers, Pics.io connects to your Google Drive account. Not only does this provide you with an extremely reliable cloud connection, but it also means that you won’t lose your photos if you stop using the Pics.io service, or they ever shut down.”
PC World: New browser extension warns you when articles are paid for by advertisers.
Might actually be handy.
NY Times: Real-Life Illness in a Virtual World.
(Raises hand.) I’m one of those folks. The 90’s fave, ‘shaky cam’ technique makes me puke. Plain and simple. Remember the movie, “Breaking the Waves”? I made five minutes before bailing out and sitting in my car, listening to music and hoping my head and stomach would stop roiling, waiting for everyone else to finish the movie. I just can’t do VR until this effect is fixed.