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

1 May

@Altimor:

This is amazing: in an online community, simply telling misbehaving members that their account may have been compromised, asking for a password change made them stop the behavior — giving them the opportunity to save face instead of openly berating them [acawiki.org]

3 May

@bortzmeyer:

Just learned an useful sentence (with apologies to Arthur C. Clarke) “Sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice”

8 May

@Kantrowitz:

Android will also create “wind down mode,” where the phone goes greyscale and into do not disturb mode before bedtime. Google exec admits on stage that color screen is “far more stimulating for the brain.”

9 May

I wish the Apple Watch could detect, and warn me, that I’ve taken it off and put it down but didn’t correctly set it on the charger.

10 May

@mayli:

First there was “skeuomorphism”

Then came “flat design”

We took a little detour and put in glitter because it is fun

Introducing “glitterism”

in Scribble Together

with 💖 from @bridgermax and me [itunes.apple.com]

(P.S. I’ve wanted to do this for years)

@Kantrowitz:

This is horrifying. CBS bought four used copy machines. Downloaded the hard drives. Here’s what they found: [cbsnews.com] h/t @BenedictEvans, @thememoryhole2

11 May

@lifeofc:

We can finally hear Alexander Graham Bell’s voice for the first time. Amazing. [spectrum.ieee.org]

13 May

@saladinahmed:

watching Charlie’s Angels (2000) and the villain’s technological plot that they’re trying to stop is just…wow

14 May

15 May

@tomwarren:

The new Surface Hub 2 rotates and has a 3:2 aspect ratio like other Surface devices [theverge.com]

19 May

Well I guess instead of spending five minutes trying in vain to get my iPhone to display the AirPod case’s battery level, I could just plug it to the charger to be safe.

23 May

Who on earth thought it was a good idea to have “set a calendar alarm for any spam e-mail you read” enabled by default in macOS?

I can’t get over what a cruel taunt this visual is for us, critics of flat design

@Matt_Cagle:

Amazon’s corporate mantra is all about putting customer’s first. And Jeff Bezos has personally supported the First Amendment and spoken out against the discriminatory Muslim Ban. Rekognition runs counter to all of those underlying values. /15

@Matt_Cagle:

Amazon should prohibit governments from using Rekognition, full stop. Join our action and urge Amazon to act swiftly. ACTION [aclu.org] /END

@nickstatt:

Or maybe, I dunno, don’t try to undermine independent journalism in an era when the president can lie without consequence. Just a thought. [twitter.com]

24 May

@internetofshit:

Hi!

Just letting you know you can’t use your lights anymore because we’re slathering your data around and GDPR is here.

good luck! bye!

25 May

@existentialcoms:

Watching Elon Musk seamlessly moving from “the free market solves everything” to “trade unions sow social division among classes” and “we need a watchdog to discredit lying journalists” is like watching capitalism decay into fascism in real time on twitter.

@stroughtonsmith:

If a site is happily turning away EU users, saying it can’t protect their personal information, this should really worry you as a non-EU user

@mcclure111:

THOUGHT EXPERIMENT AI: Since AI can be perfect and process much faster than humans, it can be massively safer than humans. Human drivers will probably be so much worse they’ll be outlawed!

ACTUAL AI: We concluded brakes were distracting users from the ad flow so we removed them

@SirSengir:

“Why is Youtube suggesting conspiracy nutjob videos to me? What the hell did I click?!?”

“Oh. Oh, I just wasn’t logged in. Thank god.”

29 May

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