Web excursions are select bookmarks from Brett's travels around the internet. You can see them all on Pinboard. Visit the bookmarks page for previous Excursions.

Web Excursions for August 04, 2014

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A Comprehensive Video Guide to TextExpander
A great introduction (with some advanced tricks) to TextExpander. Highly-recommended viewing for users of a highly-recommended application.
Frame: Awesome Product Shots
Another service for creating “real life” scenes from app screenshots on a variety of desktop and mobile devices.
in which keyboard science goes further - Technomancy
I’m really curious about these Ergodox keyboards. I haven’t had much luck falling in love with click keyboards in the past, but I also haven’t had one I can custom-wire as much as these. This post gets crazy with it.
HackerBracket
A cool place to find all kinds of new projects smart people are working on.
Automatic shortened URLs via Google
I had no idea that Google’s url shortener was automatically allowed in Twitter DMs. While that makes no sense to me from Twitter’s perspective, here’s a great trick from Dr. Drang to make those URLs quickly using TextExpander.

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