My name is Cédric Bozzi. I make websites and apps, and this is my blog dedicated to technology: here you’ll find news, opinions and reviews, all written by a Mac-head who tends to have definite opinions about stuff.
What the hell do I have to do to make OS X remember my custom keyboard shortcuts when I log in or switch users? What’s the point of letting me change Exposé shortcuts if they’re going to overwrite them every time?
I’m checking out podcasts and videoblogs these days, to see the state of affairs, and boy is iTunes crappy at playing video podcasts. If you double-click a subscribed podcast, instead of an individual entry, the audio will play but the video won’t, and it will disappear again if you click on anything else in iTunes while playing. And, once I get the video, it’s still slow and occasionally chopped, and the playback controls themselves are buggy, too. Going to have to switch to a specialized web-TV client (I know there are a couple, can’t remember the names right now, but I’ll probably blog about them later on).
Put your Mac to sleep in two seconds: “
Just press Command-Option and then hold the Eject button for about 2 seconds and Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.” Too bad my Macally keyboard’s Eject button doesn’t work (unless I install the drivers, which make the computer hang/crash), but then I have Quicksilver.
VoodooPad 3.0 is out and I hate the updated interface — I couldn’t even find an option to open each page in a window like I used to do with the previous version (before I switched to OmniOutliner Pro). I like using Exposé, goddamnit!
Free wifi in Paris, and just in time for the next mayor elections, too. Hey, I already anticipated not being able to resist the DS lite once Opera is available, so I’m all for it.
I’m also quite curious to see how much time it’ll take to actually work (or be cancelled) — this kind of thing, there’s no way it’s going to be on schedule and scalable and reliable and everything.
Web-based barcode reader (uses your webcam — via Flash — to read barcodes, like Delicious Library). I won’t be bothered to restart Safari so my USB webcam’s driver can be reinitialized, and I’m a bit puzzled as to what use this thing can actually have, but it’s cool tech nonetheless.
If Wikipedia won’t list you, just create your page on WikiBios. That’s a pretty interesting concept, but I find it rather poorly implemented: you have to register in order to create or edit a page; the registration form asks you for your friend’s e-mail addresses to they can be invited (that’s so 2004); there’s no popularity rating, no tags, no way at all to navigate the database except for searching by name. I could set up a more interesting version of this concept in 24 hours — and why don’t I, really? Mhh, I’m totally keeping the idea in mind.
Friendster patents social networks. Riiight.
LiveJournal-integrated Jabber. I’ve been thinking for a while of doing something like this for gayattitude, but I’m absolutely not the person to work on it. Still, good to know that it is actually, realistically feasible.