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 April 18, 2017

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Auphonic
Found via a post from Jason Snell about podcast transcription, I’ve been trying out this automatic audio post production service. I set it up with transcription via the Google Cloud Speech platform and am actually very impressed with the results. Good enough for fuzy full-text search, anyway. And the audio processing is surprisingly good.
MarkdownLivePreview
This is a very interesting Sublime Text package that actually creates a split view Markdown editor with live preview right in Sublime. I hadn’t previously even realized this was feasible.
Best VPN Services
A thorough comparison of currently available VPN services, covering speed, encryption level, usability and cost. The site isn’t affiliated with any particular VPN, and the ranking/scoring is fair (and useful).
chrishannah/TitleCase
From Christopher Hannah: a little CLI written in Swift that uses my TitleCase API to convert input to a properly title-cased string from the command line or as part of a script pipeline.
Apparix augmenting the command-line with directory bookmarks
Apparix is a CLI that augments directory navigation with bookmarks, distant listing, and distant editing. I need to dig deeper on this one, but thus far it’s bashmarks on steroids.
Typ.io Fonts that go together
Web font inspiration and pairing ideas.

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