Hi! My name is Cédric Bozzi, I make websites and iOS apps, and this is my blog about technology (mostly a Twitter archive, really).

16 January

Looks like Apple’s receipt validator suddenly decided to stop working — after eight years — if you use another base64 encoder than NSData’s 🤷🏻‍♂️

Why the fuck am I getting this message on a consumable IAP? Am I supposed to recreate a test user every single time I want to test it?

My IAP test account has been deactivated for whatever reason and I have to create a new one. THIS IS VERY CONVENIENT.

The gods gave me one clean print, and now I can’t get a print to adhere to my bed again.

15 January

@Rainmaker1973:

What could be more realistic and fun than an active suspension? This super scale ’63 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 wagon makes engine noises and an Arduino reads data from a triple-axis accelerometer in real time, adjusting a servo on each wheel accordingly [buff.ly]

I’ve had issues with my cheap filament printer for months and all it took to get clean prints again was to change the shitty bowden connector it came with 🤦🏻‍♂️ How much did the manufacturer save by skimping on this part? $0.50?

@kottke:

Yandex Image Search tool isn’t just doing a reverse image search (like Google)…they appear to be using facial matching, allowing you to upload a photo of someone (even a non-public one) and determine their name. [nelsonslog.wordpress.com]

@mwegner:

“Signal” by @SylvanEsso

StyleGAN2 by @nvidia NVlabs

Visualizer script by @robertluxemburg

Track-to-stems split using Spleeter by @Deezer

GPU wattage & misc scripting by me

13 January

@Freerunnering:

Rewind time a few years ago and it would have frozen on micro-USB & we’d have no USB-C.

It’s annoying having multiple cables yes, but this is a bad idea! [twitter.com]