Web excursions are select bookmarks from Brett's travels around the internet. You can see them all on Pinboard. Visit the bookmarks page for previous Excursions.

Web Excursions for September 18, 2015

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This is a great little gem that Kyle Carson has put out for free. It replaces the default Speech Services on OS X, adding play/pause, progress bar, an option to open a window that will highlight text as it’s spoken, and fast forward/rewind by sentences and paragraphs.
5 Things I Learned from Working in Animal Welfare
A great post for anyone who cares about dogs and the “system” that protects them.
Great idea: a wish list for the Mac App Store. Why should iTunes have all the fun?
Telluride Review: Danny Boyle’s ‘Steve Jobs’
Wait, someone’s making a good Jobs movie? I love Sorkin.
This plugin-based Markdown processor would make for a very flexible custom processor in Marked 2. Via OneThingWell