From 2015–09–29 to 2015–10–02 we are going to be in Göteborg:
There was a lot of hoopla about Facebook’s Instant Articles. Gruber has thoughts. There is (justified) doom. But it’s not new. We’ve been using ad blockers and feed readers even before Facebook and we’ve been using Instapaper for a while now, too. Publishers and newspapers in particular should be scared, but they should’ve been scared a long, long time ago. The world is mobile and this is not new.
My father has it, I have it, my sister has it.
You have that power, too.
Netneutrality kills (“NETZNEUTRALITÄT TÖTET”). That guy is really good, by the way; via his site, I also found this gem: We Love Surveillance.—And I’m sure Swisscom agrees.—You’ll excuse me if I don’t even get started on the salted oranges.
- So sad: Hypercritical: OS X Reviewed. It just won’t be the same OS (X) #.0 without Siracusa’s manual.
- Also sad: furbo.org: discoveryd Clusterfuck.
- Yup, sad, too: Hidden backdoor API to root privileges in Apple OS X.
- Not sure that’s needed: Dropbox Notes.
- But fairly certain that’s been missng: Revisions.
- Fixed Gmail: Markdown Here.
- Lots of alternatives:
- MacPatch: An open source management suite for large Mac OS X environments.
- Joyent OS X pkgsrc.
- Bleep by BitTorrent.
- Imagr & imagr.
- Dock Master – A Superior Profile Maker for Managing the Dock via Michael Page.
- rtop – Remote Server Monitoring over SSH.
- OpsDash – Server Monitoring Done Right.
- Hmm: Boot Runner manage Boot Camp startup policy for dual boot Macs.
- virtuallyGhetto: Standalone VMRC now available for Mac OS X and a nice walkthrough by Rich Trouton: Using VMware’s Standalone Remote Console for OS X with free ESXi.
- Neat: TextBar.
- Cute: Transformy.
- Cuter: Silk.
- Kurt & I went to this Bite Size iBeacon at Apple and it wasn’t half bad. If you want to experience iBeacon in the wild, you could treck to what they endearingly call “Wiedikon Valley”: Beacon Zone.—Also in a securer form: Trusted Beacon.
- Photos! Once: MacSparky: Photos Field Guide. Twice: The 7 New Flickr Features That I’m Not Allowed to Review.
- Did not remember I knew: nettop via David Acland . Though I did bookmark it in 2011; I’m not Amos Decker.
Also remember: “Whenever someone tells me ”coding is the new literacy“ because ”computers are everywhere today“, I ask them how fuel injection works.”. We can, of course, simply ask Christian, for instance on Thursday, 21 May 2015, at 18:45, at Gloria, at the [MacSysAdmin] Bier #41.
Ebe, eMeneM, eh.