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

20 September

Ohhhh that’s why it’s called Notion 🤦🏻‍♂️

19 September

18 September

@goawaytony:

Client: We accept the risks of you testing in prod.

Me:

@chockenberry:

So, besides disabling SIP, is there any way to read/write the contents of ~/Library/Mail for doing a backup?

I get why the operation isn’t permitted, but preventing me from saving important data is a case of the cure being worse than the disease.

Every time that happens I tell myself I should start a new app again. And then I get stuck on something stupid for a whole afternoon, or have to reboot so that Xcode won’t fail compiling.

I’m updating a legacy app I don’t care about for iOS 13, and getting something new to work properly, having all of the OS’s bells and whistles suddenly ring in unison with your code, still feels magical.

17 September

It’s possible that I already complained about that last year, but are you seriously telling me that I still have to handle keyboard shown/hidden notifications manually even though I use safe area guides in autolayout?

Me: Cmd-X

Me: clicks elsewhere in the same window

Me: Cmd-V

Xcode: BONG

WTF? I’m not even using the beta.

Just realized I do have an app for which I use the [deviceToken description] trick. Googling for the fix, half the results consist of updating the description parsing trick for the new format 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

16 September

15 September

Just made my first successful 3D print in months and I’m very happy to confirm that removing the poorly designed dual-filament head was the right move. (Of course I’m less happy that I can’t do dual-filament prints, but better something than nothing.)

14 September

Why is there a ‘TV’ app on this third-generation Apple TV if all it’s able to do is show a spinner with the message “Accessing TV” until the screensaver comes on?

Has anyone got a trick to get an Amazon Locker’s reader to recognize the barcode from an email? I’ve randomly managed it once but can’t discern any rhyme or reason to making it work. This is 2019 and I refuse to input a code like an animal.

13 September

@Pinsky:

I recently found out that #AdobeCapture can generate materials from the real world. Mind. Blown. 🤯

12 September

“Will I manage to hit ‘Trash’ on this email notification right before the contents load and I have to scroll through half a dozen screenfuls of spam to reach the button?”

11 September

@jsnell:

High on the list of weird Apple keynote brags is changing the font in the camera app. It even made the marketing website!

@Carnage4Life:

This is a great example of how AI automates bias. It’s already well known that doctors tend to downplay women’s medical concerns as having an emotional basis.

AI is only as good as the data that trained it. Thus the chatbot simply reflects the gender bias of the typical doctor. [twitter.com]

@OwlsEatMice:

looks at non-podcasting couple “so which one of you does the painstaking research into a widely misunderstood historical event, and which one of you reacts to hearing about it in real time?”

10 September

I want to get a device with Pencil this fall, and I really like the feel of the iPad Pro, but it’s hard to justify to myself paying 230% the price of an iPad 7 😞

The camera bump has camera bumps 🤦🏻‍♂️

I intended to buy a refurbished or used Watch Series 4 this fall, but Apple has added the only thing that could make me reconsider and want a Series 5 — an always-on screen. Not that I’ve ever really minded having to flick my wrist to see the time… but it just feels wrong to buy a Watch now that doesn’t have it.

9 September

Um, did I improperly delete the Catalina volume from the magical APFS container disk? There aren’t many options in Disk Utility and I don’t see what I could have gotten wrong.

I bought a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter from Apple and I can’t believe how thin and fragile the cable looks. I don’t usually break iPhone cables but no amount of care will keep that thing working for long.

7 September

As a big fan of dichroic glass I strongly approve of this design

People seem to assume it’s a temporary “wrap” until the reopening, which sounds to me like an odd idea, though not impossible. I’ll be disappointed if they remove it.

6 September

@BalestraPatrick:

People were laughing at Android sending ads to customers a couple of years ago, and honestly it feels like I’m using Android nowadays.

5 September

Found out today that Philips Hue has a whole range of really cute outdoor lights (whereas almost all of their indoor lamps are awful) so I need to move somewhere with a garden.

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