trms links #5

First of all, thank you for the warm response to the video I published a couple of days ago on Obsidian. Trying a new format is “scary” but seeing the feedback made it all worth it. The links!

AltTab for macOS

I could never get used to the way ⌘-Tab works on the Mac, since it switches between applications instead of windows. AltTab brings Windows-style Alt-Tab to the platform. I’ve been using it myself for a couple of months now and I vouch for it.

free-programming-books

I tinkered for a while with the idea of making a post with a list of free resources to learn programming, then I stumbled upon this project. Worth bookmarking.

AudioMass

AudioMass is a waveform editor completely on the browser, so you upload an audio file and you can edit it to your heart’s content. Think Audacity “lite” and “on the go.”

Very Legit Link

You know how link shorteners take a link and… make it shorter? This does the opposite, and turns your links into long, phishy-looking URLs. For example, the link in the header brings you to the trms.me homepage!

OpenEmu

Let’s face it: gaming on the Mac is subpar. This doesn’t have to be the case for older games though. OpenEmu is a multi-emulator for the Mac, well integrated, constantly updated, good-looking, and open source. Go get it!

trms links #2

Here’s some more cool stuff from the Internet.

  • GTD in 15 minutes. The world of productivity on the internet is full of snake oil. There is a method, however, which is simple and has found success with many, me included. This website explains David Allen’s Getting Things Done method quickly, for free, with no tricks or things to sell you.
  • SankeyMATIC Beta. Sankeys are these graphs, like the one on the right. This website allows you to create one in a relatively quick and easy manner. They’re a good way to confirm your suspicions about where your money went this month.
  • The TeX FAQ List. I had a lot of fun a little ago writing this post about how to get started with LaTeX for beginners. This link is right up that alley, as the TeX FAQ List is, as you might surmise, a rather comprehensive list of all questions a (La)TeX user might have, answered in a clear and easy to understand way.
  • I Love PDF is a website I come back to time and time again. Anything you might want or need to do with PDF files, such as splitting, merging, or converting them, you can do there, for free. Sure, there are offline solutions, but this is pretty convenient.
  • OmniAtlas. I love maps. I love history. For people like me, OmniAtlas is a feast for the eyes, with plenty (currently 747!) of historical maps. Get on it.

trms links #1

A collection of interesting things I find around the Internet.

Tech

  • nanoc, a simple, lightweight, open-source, extensible framework for small static sites and blogs
  • miraheze.org. Ever wished you could have your own Wikipedia? You can easily and for free at Miraheze, with no catch and no ads.
  • keybr. Touch typing is arguably among the must-have skills in the modern age. Keybr teaches you how to do that and provides you with a way to practice your speed, at any level. I’ve used it for literally hours. (proof)

Knowledge

  • Our World in Data, in-depth research about our world (literally!) using data. Their blog is immensely insightful and one I highly recommend following.
  • Books by People at Edge.org. Unsure about what to read next? This is a constantly-updated list of books written by people at Edge.org, researchers who are leaders in their field. (including Richard Dawkins, Jared Diamond, Steven Pinker, and more.)