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Alternote — note-taking app for Mac.

Alternative Evernote Client.”  Hmmm. Beta.

02/03/15 • 12:27 PM • InternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican/Science Matters: The Internet giveth and the Internet taketh away.

The new study was able to measure a second problem, known as content drift, that describes the change over time that occurs in most linked documents or references. Does the link still connect to the version of the document that was intended? If not, there is content drift. By combining content drift with link rot, the researchers were able to come up with a metric for what they call reference drift or reference rot, indicating how far out of alignment the basic documents were with their intended links. In the archives studied, 20 percent of the articles were not reliably moored to their references.” Link of the day. Roger gives us a great one. If I go back to my oldest archives, if 80% are not rotted, I’m surprised.

02/02/15 • 10:40 AM • InternetMobileProgrammingSocial MediaSoftwareWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Imgur: Updated Google Maps Middle Earth.


02/02/15 • 10:03 AM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentGoogleInternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Research says iPads and smartphones may damage toddlers’ brains.

These devices may replace the hands-on activities important for the development of sensorimotor and visual-motor skills, which are important for the learning and application of maths and science” Poking a screen doesn’t compare to sorting building blocks by size, I theorize.

02/01/15 • 09:30 PM • ChildhoodInternetMobilePsychologyScienceSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ReadWrite: The Scoop On Microsoft’s New Outlook App For iPhone and Android.

Inbox, Dropbox’s Mailbox, Amazon yesterday, Outlook for mobile ... seems the email sector is hotting up.

01/30/15 • 09:30 AM • InternetMobileSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Amazon WorkMail – Managed Email and Calendaring in the AWS Cloud.

UI looks clean. Integrates with Outlook - that’s going right up against Office 365. Hard to fight the penetration of MS Word, however.

01/29/15 • 11:53 AM • InternetMobileSmall BusinessSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Latest Mac OS X [Mavericks] Security update ... long period of white screen is normal.

I let mine update via the App Store, restarted, and my iMac sat on a white screen for a very extended period, with no hard drive sounds. Eventually it all started chugging again, and loaded normally. Just warning others - be PATIENT.

01/27/15 • 03:27 PM • AppleInternetSecuritySoftware • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Brad Frost: Over It.

“So keep things simple. Build to standards. Use progressive enhancement. Don’t try to send wheelbarrows full of JavaScript down the pipes unless you have to. Don’t make assumptions. Save the stress for more important things.

01/25/15 • 12:52 PM • DesignInternetMicrosoftProgrammingSoftware • (6) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Lightroom Killer Tips: A Quick (but very powerful) Adjustment Brush Tip.

Another “goodie.”

01/20/15 • 05:00 PM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Lightroom Killer Tips: 7 Really Useful Lightroom Shortcuts.

And they are. Really useful.

01/19/15 • 10:58 AM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Macworld: Unlocking Disk Utility’s hidden secrets.

Never knew you could multi-verify. Bookmarked. Macworld, please stop with the auto-play videos. We hates it, Precious.

01/19/15 • 10:38 AM • AppleHardwareSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Evernote Blog: How to Create a Table of Contents in Evernote.

Bookmarked. The mind boggles at the circular logic in storing Evernote tips in Evernote ...

01/16/15 • 01:11 PM • InternetSmall BusinessSoftware • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Ars Technica: Why DNS in OS X 10.10 is broken, and what you can do to fix it.

Woof. Have backups. Just one of the reasons I haven’t upped to Yosemite yet. Apple, get on the stick, will ya?

01/16/15 • 10:02 AM • AppleInternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Yanado - Task management inside Gmail.

Never heard of it. Thought some might be interested.

01/14/15 • 01:07 PM • GoogleInternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Macworld: Top tips for working with the Mac’s menu bar.

The tip about accessing the Library folder alone is reason enough to link this.

01/06/15 • 10:41 AM • AppleGeneralSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Alfred Blog: A First Look at Alfred Remote.

I suppose there’s a need. I’ll let you know if I ever need to boot up Photoshop while driving ... or on the toilet.

01/04/15 • 05:17 PM • AppleSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

codelitt: How will we ever get back our casual web browsing experience?

Sure, I and others with solid technology backgrounds can connect through the TOR network, encrypt every single email with PGP, keep our drives encrypted with Truecrypt, and use OTR protocols for our IMs - but what about the billions of casual web browsers? Do they no longer deserve their right to privacy because they didn’t have these skills?

12/30/14 • 07:55 PM • Human RightsInternetSecuritySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bittbox/Photoshop 101: True Black (CMYK).

75. 68. 67. 90.

Later, important: Read the comments here, and on the article.

12/21/14 • 11:52 AM • AdobeArtsBooksDesignSoftware • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Backup services (including one for Evernote).

Revert.io’s got your back(up) for Evernote. Searchable, too.  Backupify gets Google Apps (including Gmail) and social channels.

I’ve been looking for a simple method to pull a searchable, formatted backup of Gmail for a while now. Anyone using one, and like it?  I’m getting close to 1/2 of my Google free allowance (7GB). That’s a lot of old email.

12/21/14 • 11:21 AM • GeneralInternetMobilePersonalSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BittBox: Make a Dotted Line in Photoshop.

Omigod. Why didn’t I think of that?

12/12/14 • 02:03 PM • AdobeDesignSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AppleInsider: How to manage your iCloud storage and backups.

For my own reference. Yours too, perhaps.

12/12/14 • 12:59 PM • AppleSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Lightroom Killer Tips: Getting Better Results From Lightroom’s Spot Removal Tool.

Didn’t know this one. If it doesn’t choose right the first time, I usually move the sample spot manually. Trying this soon.

12/10/14 • 10:55 AM • AdobePhotographySoftware • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Keith Cirkel: Why we should stop using Grunt & Gulp.

You could find that for certain tasks you need to use Grunt, and for others you need to use Gulp or Brunch, so enter the ridiculous world of using build tools to manage your build tools, with such great hits as grunt-brunch and gulp-grunt ...” House-of-cards effect. Yep.

12/09/14 • 10:57 AM • InternetProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Panic Blog: Transmit iOS 1.1.1.

Transmit iOS 1.1.1 is out, fixing a few bugs in our surprisingly powerful file management app for your iPhone or iPad. Also, at Apple’s request, we had to remove the ability to “Send” files to other services, including iCloud Drive.” Read the entire thing to understand the problem. Apple? Ball’s in your court.

12/08/14 • 04:06 PM • AppleInternetMobileProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Apostrophe CMS/Node, MongoDB.

So WYSIWYG, it kind of hurts my brain. YMMV.

12/05/14 • 10:50 AM • DesignProgrammingSoftwareWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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