Web Excursions for May 17, 2017

Web Excursions are select bookmarks from my travels around the interwebs, because I'm always thinking about you while discovering other people's cool stuff. You mean that much to me. You can see all of my (public) bookmarks on Pinboard, and visit the bookmarks archive for curated lists across the last few years.

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CMD-D Conference
Paul Kent, along with Apple Automation legend Sal Soghoian and PR veteran Naomi Peace, have announced a new conference dedicated entirely to Mac Automation. It’s on August 9th (with an optional scripting bootcamp on the 8th) at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Registration is open now. I’m sincerely hoping to find a way to make it to this one after Macstock!
learn anything
A mindmap created by Nikita Voloboev and hosted by MindNode with a network of topics, subtopics, and links for just about every area of knowledge you could want to dig into.
50 Useful Command Line Tools Developers Will Love
A sizable roundup of cool command line utilities ranging from web development to time tracking. There’s even a cool Facebook CLI I hadn’t seen before. (And one of my projects, doing, made the list).
Keeping Apple History Alive at MacPaw
MacPaw has pulled together an impressive collection of almost 40 machines from across the history of Apple in a museum you can visit next time you’re in Kyiv.
Placeit (with video)
I’ve mentioned Placeit before. It lets you upload screenshots and frame them in high quality stock photos of any device. Since the last time I’ve mentioned it, they’ve added the ability to put screen recordings into devices and save as video, as well as a whole section of t-shirt and poster mockups with models and settings. (It appears to be what Teespring is using now for the marketing photos they generate for user campaigns.) It’s not cheap ($8 for a one-off high-res mockup), but the quality is worth it for anyone serious about marketing.
Brett Terpstra

Brett is a writer and developer living in Minnesota, USA. You can follow him as ttscoff on Twitter, GitHub, and Mastodon. Keep up with this blog by subscribing in your favorite news reader.

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