I've released a new skill for the Amazon Alexa!
amzn.to/2Ia8hNL
Red Dwarf's Space Corps Directives are waiting for you.

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

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-

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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