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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 ☺️

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

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

My electric car gets the equivalent of 165 MPG.

(971kWh * £0.13) / 3500 miles = 3.6p/mile.

(4.55 litres * £1.30) / 3.6p/mile = 165 MPG (UK)

Is my maths right?

Switching from LastPass to bitwarden.com for two reasons:
1) LP broke their FireFox extension and refuse to fix it.
2) BW is open source and works well with Linux.

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Reflections on - a Science-Fact Convention

At a science-fiction convention, you queue for hours to hear a bit-part actor describe what it was like on the set of a forgotten sci-fi show. At a science-fact convention, you have a beer with a person who is literally changing the world with a laser cutter, some diodes, and a smattering of Python. Welcome…[...]

shkspr.mobi/blog/2018/09/refle

Week Notes - Sick Note

Bleugh! After an amazing time at , I succumbed to the post-festival lurgy. So this week is mostly brought to you by Vick Vapour Rub and Kleenex 🤧 🤧 🤧 Presenting I was honoured to be asked to visit the National Archives in Kew to talk about AI strategy. The whole event was streamed and…[...]

shkspr.mobi/blog/?p=30336

Why so many people posts hiding the text or photo under a warning when there’s nothing NSFW? It’s so annoying that I have to hold to show the content. Stop doing that ✌️

New blog post from my team. Would really appreciate your thoughts on how government should approach updating technical standards.
gdstechnology.blog.gov.uk/2018

I'm so pleased that AMP gives us a cleaner, less cluttered web....

Oh, and making decisions based on user needs. This is critical to breaking the lock-in to specific vendors and letting us continually choose better and better tools.

Everything should come from the user need.

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