Looks like I need new business cards ;-)

Today I generated 10.55kWh of solar electricity & earned £1.97

Snarking on the Internet

It's fun to grumble about a product. Sending snarky tweets, writing ranty blog-posts for those sweet HackerNews page-views, and generally complaining about how crap something is. Admit it, you do it too! I do it too often. The thing is, that's the easy way out. Much harder is engaging in constructive dialogue, submitting decently detailed…[...]

shkspr.mobi/blog/2018/09/snark

Better Blocker for iOS 12 is now live.

better.fyi

Two weeks ago, I wrote that we wanted to radically simplify Better and widen its reach (ar.al/2018/08/27/better-blocke). With this release, we took the first steps towards that goal. We distilled the app to its essentials (taking it from 44MB to 11MB in the process) & lowered the price to the lowest tier on the App Store ($0.99/£0.99/€1.09).

Details: ar.al/2018/09/14/better-simple

Here’s to bringing the Better web to more people.

:indieHeart:

2018: the year of empathy on the desktop.

The Firefox share menu on Android is all kinds of messed up. Anyone know what's going on?

Please don't print this weeknote

I asked a question in a meeting a few days ago. "What if we just banned Civil Servants from printing anything?" To be clear, this wasn't an entirely serious proposal. But it's how I like to frame a discussion about available option when making a decision: Can we just stop doing this thing? What if…[...]

shkspr.mobi/blog/?p=30418

Please don't print this weeknote

I asked a question in a meeting a few days ago. "What if we just banned Civil Servants from printing anything?" To be clear, this wasn't an entirely serious proposal. But it's how I like to frame a discussion about available option when making a decision: Can we just stop doing this thing? What if…[...]

shkspr.mobi/blog/?p=30418

@cubicgarden nice! Any idea how easy it is to run Linux apps?

Real fuel efficiency of an electric car? 165MPG

I've been driving EVs for a few years now - and people often ask me about running costs. I can't tell you what your insurance, maintenance, or leasing costs will be - but I can show you how much it costs to drive. Here's a fairly recent trip in my Renault Zoe: That's a mixture…[...]

shkspr.mobi/blog/2018/09/real-

@tommorris hurrah! FWIW WordPress hosting costs pennies these days. Still, glad so see date slugs in your URls 😊

I'm trying Ko-Fi to help support some of the Open Source work I do.
If my code or my blogging has helped you, please visit ko-fi.com/edent
Thanks ☺️

@aral I agree that they should accept people's rights. But I don't see it as different as a UK company geoblocking Americans from buying Kinder Surprise Eggs.

I've seen this discussion pop up again.
Yes, HTTP 451 is suitable for GDPR blocking on sites.
No, the RFC doesn't say what you think it says.

shkspr.mobi/blog/2018/06/is-ht

I'm trying to get the UK Government to take a modern approach to using open standards - and I need your feedback.

gdstechnology.blog.gov.uk/2018

Convert WebVTT to a Transcript using Python

I want to convert YouTube's auto-generated subtitles into a plain transcript. Why is this so hard? Here's what the subtitles look like when you view a video: And here's what the code which generates those subtitles looks like: 00:00:00.930 --> 00:00:03.080 align:start position:0% and<00:00:01.230><c> now</c><00:00:01.439><c> can&[...]

shkspr.mobi/blog/?p=30341

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