Commit af4724a3 authored by Laura Kalbag's avatar Laura Kalbag

Remove unnecessary markdown blockquotes in News posts

The text inside these posts are already rendered inside a <blockquote> element, so this had the potential to create duplicate markup. It was also creating some funky spaces where I’d be inconsistent in the markdown.
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......@@ -9,4 +9,4 @@ sourceURL: "https://ar.al/"
sourceName: "Aral’s blog"
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>TL; DR: Apple have been in touch and offered us a way to migrate to our new not-for-profit without impacting the experience of existing Better Blocker customers.
TL; DR: Apple have been in touch and offered us a way to migrate to our new not-for-profit without impacting the experience of existing Better Blocker customers.
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sourceName: "Aral’s blog"
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>Last time on Dances With Drones, Apple had accepted the iOS version of Better Blocker but rejected the macOS one because of invalid app metadata even though both apps had the same metadata.
Last time on Dances With Drones, Apple had accepted the iOS version of Better Blocker but rejected the macOS one because of invalid app metadata even though both apps had the same metadata.
......@@ -9,10 +9,10 @@ sourceURL: "https://ar.al/"
sourceName: "Aral’s blog"
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>Yesterday, I wrote about how Apple’s refusal to update a couple of fields in their database has impacted the future of Better Blocker, the tracker blocker that Laura and I build at our tiny two-person not-for-profit, Small Technology Foundation.
>
>I also shared our plan for dealing with this situation.
>
>Yesterday, we were at Step 3 of our plan. We’d submitted the version 2020.1 updates to Better for macOS and iOS from our old developer account and we were waiting for Apple to approve them.
>
>Today, we are half-at step 4 because Apple has approved the macOS app and rejected the iOS app.
Yesterday, I wrote about how Apple’s refusal to update a couple of fields in their database has impacted the future of Better Blocker, the tracker blocker that Laura and I build at our tiny two-person not-for-profit, Small Technology Foundation.
I also shared our plan for dealing with this situation.
Yesterday, we were at Step 3 of our plan. We’d submitted the version 2020.1 updates to Better for macOS and iOS from our old developer account and we were waiting for Apple to approve them.
Today, we are half-at step 4 because Apple has approved the macOS app and rejected the iOS app.
......@@ -9,5 +9,6 @@ sourceURL: "https://ar.al/"
sourceName: "Aral’s blog"
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>In my previous blog post, I asked Apple for a little help with a problem we had with Better Blocker after moving to Ireland and setting up a new not-for-profit here…
>Last week, we got a definite “computer says no” from Apple’s “developer support.”
In my previous blog post, I asked Apple for a little help with a problem we had with Better Blocker after moving to Ireland and setting up a new not-for-profit here…
Last week, we got a definite “computer says no” from Apple’s “developer support.”
......@@ -8,4 +8,4 @@ sourceURL: "https://laurakalbag.com" # URL for the site the post is on
sourceName: "Laura’s blog" # Name of the site the post is on
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>About a month ago, Aral and I launched Small Technology Foundation. In the frenzied rush to get the site up, and general life chaos that has overwhelmed me since, I’d not managed to write about it until now.
About a month ago, Aral and I launched Small Technology Foundation. In the frenzied rush to get the site up, and general life chaos that has overwhelmed me since, I’d not managed to write about it until now.
......@@ -8,4 +8,4 @@ sourceURL: "https://laurakalbag.com"
sourceName: "Laura’s blog"
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>Over the last few days, we closed the Ind.ie forum. It had been a fun experiment for 4.5 years, but didn’t really fit our aims to create decentralised technology. We didn’t want to shun other big platforms in favour of creating our own big platform, it would defeat the point!
Over the last few days, we closed the Ind.ie forum. It had been a fun experiment for 4.5 years, but didn’t really fit our aims to create decentralised technology. We didn’t want to shun other big platforms in favour of creating our own big platform, it would defeat the point!
......@@ -9,10 +9,10 @@ sourceURL: "https://ar.al/"
sourceName: "Aral’s blog"
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>Dear Apple,
>
>We’re a tiny two-person not-for-profit. We used to be based in the UK, where we were known as Ind.ie (and incorporated as a not-for-profit called Article 12). We left the UK (for reasons) and now we have a not-for-profit here in Ireland called Small Technology Foundation. It’s still just Laura and me (and our huskamute, Oskar).
>
>We have an app called Better Blocker that’s on sale on the iOS and macOS app stores. Some months, the revenue we get from it helps us cover the rent. Better is listed on your Get Started: Safari Extensions page and has three years of history on the App Store.
>
>The problem is that we are now faced with having to take it off the App Store as we don’t seem to have a way to migrate our developer account to our new not-for-profit. We also tried setting up a new developer account for Small Technology Foundation and moving Better over to it but we cannot since Better uses iCloud and apps that use iCloud cannot be moved between developer accounts.
Dear Apple,
We’re a tiny two-person not-for-profit. We used to be based in the UK, where we were known as Ind.ie (and incorporated as a not-for-profit called Article 12). We left the UK (for reasons) and now we have a not-for-profit here in Ireland called Small Technology Foundation. It’s still just Laura and me (and our huskamute, Oskar).
We have an app called Better Blocker that’s on sale on the iOS and macOS app stores. Some months, the revenue we get from it helps us cover the rent. Better is listed on your Get Started: Safari Extensions page and has three years of history on the App Store.
The problem is that we are now faced with having to take it off the App Store as we don’t seem to have a way to migrate our developer account to our new not-for-profit. We also tried setting up a new developer account for Small Technology Foundation and moving Better over to it but we cannot since Better uses iCloud and apps that use iCloud cannot be moved between developer accounts.
......@@ -8,4 +8,4 @@ sourceURL: "https://laurakalbag.com" # URL for the site the post is on
sourceName: "Laura’s blog" # Name of the site the post is on
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>Over the last five years or so, I’ve been sharing links to insightful articles with a critical view of technology. It started as Ind.ie’s weekly roundup email, but I found writing a long summary was taking me too long every week (I’m no journalist!) So the roundups evolved into Ind.ie’s daily Radar, where I’d post daily links, quoting some of the best bits, which I’d also post to @indie on Mastodon and @indie on Twitter…
Over the last five years or so, I’ve been sharing links to insightful articles with a critical view of technology. It started as Ind.ie’s weekly roundup email, but I found writing a long summary was taking me too long every week (I’m no journalist!) So the roundups evolved into Ind.ie’s daily Radar, where I’d post daily links, quoting some of the best bits, which I’d also post to @indie on Mastodon and @indie on Twitter…
......@@ -9,6 +9,6 @@ sourceURL: "https://ar.al" # URL for the site the post is on
sourceName: "Aral’s blog" # Name of the site the post is on
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>Last week, I bought a refurbished 7-year-old ThinkPad 440p so I could test Site.js under Windows.
>
> Long story short, Windows is still shit. Plus, it’s now also a cesspit of surveillance. And, over the weekend, I ended up adding native Windows 10 support to Site.js.
Last week, I bought a refurbished 7-year-old ThinkPad 440p so I could test Site.js under Windows.
Long story short, Windows is still shit. Plus, it’s now also a cesspit of surveillance. And, over the weekend, I ended up adding native Windows 10 support to Site.js.
......@@ -8,6 +8,6 @@ sourceURL: "https://laurakalbag.com"
sourceName: "Laura’s blog"
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> Aral has written a detailed blog post about the logistics of moving our app, Better Blocker, to our Irish organisation.
>
>In brief: we have to re-publish the app under Small Technology Foundation, which means anyone who wants to get future updates to the app will have to buy it again. (Though the previous version of the app will still be able to receive updates to the blocking rules.) We will lose years of favourable reviews, high rankings in our category, and a feature on the Safari App Extensions page. It’s immensely frustrating, and we’ve been trying to find a way around it for the last few months. But we can’t. Because we have to play by Apple’s rules.
Aral has written a detailed blog post about the logistics of moving our app, Better Blocker, to our Irish organisation.
In brief: we have to re-publish the app under Small Technology Foundation, which means anyone who wants to get future updates to the app will have to buy it again. (Though the previous version of the app will still be able to receive updates to the blocking rules.) We will lose years of favourable reviews, high rankings in our category, and a feature on the Safari App Extensions page. It’s immensely frustrating, and we’ve been trying to find a way around it for the last few months. But we can’t. Because we have to play by Apple’s rules.
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sourceName: "Laura’s blog" # Name of the site the post is on
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>A few weeks ago, I chatted to James Jeffrey for a BBC article on Why much of the internet is closed off to blind people. In particular, I spoke to how easy it can be to make a website accessible, and why it should be part of our everyday practice as designers and developers.
A few weeks ago, I chatted to James Jeffrey for a BBC article on Why much of the internet is closed off to blind people. In particular, I spoke to how easy it can be to make a website accessible, and why it should be part of our everyday practice as designers and developers.
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