There’s a new version of Gnomit, my little commit message editor for Linux, thanks to the initiative of @bugaevc who sent me a patch a few weeks ago. Sergey’s patch updates Gnomit to use a standard window instead of the dialog window I was using and moves the Cancel and Commit buttons to the new window’s header bar.
‘Surveillance capitalism has led us into a dystopia’
The BBC will be releasing this short BBC Ideas piece tomorrow morning but you get a sneak peek because you’re on the fediverse ;)
PS. Note to self: learn to stare less intensely at the camera and blink more.
How much thought or work could go into a minimalist interface anyway? Well… :)
Sipping some lovely Hefeweissbier Dunkel from a thousand-year-old brewery (since 1040).
Canadians were treated to an announcement involving the leaders of all three levels of government gushing and fawning about an enlightened urban partnership with a foreign company whose business model is built exclusively on the principle of mass surveillance … Eric Schmidt, Google’s former executive chair, said they had realized their long-running dream for “someone to give us a city and put us in charge.”
With the transition to a cashless society, millimeter wave body scanners, stop and search, WiFi and Bluetooth scanning by default, and G4S everywhere, the construction of the Dutch surveillance state seems to be on schedule for completion in time for the swearing in of prime minister Wilders in about ten year’s time.
Where Apple Maps thought the burger joint I wanted to go was vs where it really is. Fun times.
Because we’re dickheads.
Better Blocker: thank you for our best week yet!
@laura and I want to thank those of you who purchased @better last week. Thanks to you, we had our best week ever and sold over 2,500 units. That’s quite something given that we have sold just over 20,000 units in total over the last two years.
The Better Blocker macOS app became the #1 paid app overall in the Netherlands and Guatalama App Stores, entered the top ten in 14 countries, & was in the top 100 in 27 countries.
The new, radically simplified, Better Blocker for macOS is now out in time for today’s release of macOS Mojave :)
(And it supports Dark Mode. In case you care about such things.)
Been looking into the indie gaming scene on itch.io, etc. – so very awesome. Exactly what we need in the non-gaming side of tech also (including platforms that let independents make a living… which is why Elementary’s store is so great…)
Anyway, just stumbled on this tiny game called Afterlife, made with the Construct 3 engine (you’ll finish it in a few minutes). So cute! :)
Yay! The radical redesign of @better for macOS Mojave (to match the iOS 12 redesign) is now waiting for review.
Once it is approved, we will be releasing it alongside macOS Mojave itself on Monday at the new lowest-tier price ($0.99/£0.99/€1.09…) to match the iOS version.
(You can read more on our reasoning around the design and pricing in my earlier blog post: https://ar.al/2018/09/14/better-simpler-and-more-affordable/)
Now, Laura and I are off to get some lunch and celebrate 🎉