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

25 May

@tristanharris/how-technology-hijacks-peoples-minds-from-a-magician-and-google-s-design-ethicist-56d62ef5edf3#.qy1cjumri">“How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist”

24 May

“No, Twitter’s update won’t make all your replies public.” Also, they always were public, so use DMs if you want privacy, ffs.

And switching the focus over to the reply-to metadata would make it much easier to allow users to “unsubscribe” from a canoe.

Odd that Twitter isn’t taking advantage of the overhaul to drop the @ altogether from replies. The reply-to ID is all they should need.

RT @rjonesy: Twitter Rules: No way to tweet at someone without broadcasting. This could be a mess - we’ll reply to random tweets to avoid broadcasting.

RT @rands: Seven more characters for tweets? This changes evrthng.

But I’m surprised they’ve even given up on what could have been a big selling point — the ability to easily replace a broken screen.

RT @fet: Why do web articles have pull quotes? You are not flipping through a magazine looking for something interesting to read.

22 May

Instagram still doesn’t think it would be useful to remember which “Publish to…” options I had checked the last time.

19 May

18 May

RT @grumpygamer: Oh, good. Now Android Apps can install maleware instantly, no need to actually install the app! [techcrunch.com]

RT @itsnicolenguyen: Allo is like Snapchat for dads [pic.twitter.com]

RT @WhatTheBit: Absolutely dangerous for Apple that the future isn’t about devices, at all, but web services and AI.

RT @jakemarsh: I’ve thought FaceTime should do this “Knock Knock” thing for years. Makes video chats work like it did in movies in the 80’s.

RT @WillOremus: Google’s new messaging app Allo lets you use automated “smart replies.” Why just chat with bots when you can BE A BOT!

RT @benthompson: Non snark: the most impressive thing about Alexa is that it understands kids. I suspect Google can match. Siri certainly can’t.

RT @pierce: The pitch for Google Assistant basically boils down to “It’s like Siri, but we’re actually good at this stuff”

RT @marcus_eckert: Squall - After Effects to iOS. Convert animations to code & preview them live. In one click. [squall.no] [pic.twitter.com]

17 May

16 May

15 May

Twitter apps need a button for “okay I’ve seen this meme twenty times already and I never want to see it again.”

14 May

Serious question: If body/head transplant is becoming a somewhat credible possibility, shouldn’t it be easier (no rejection) to put a human head on a robot body?

12 May

And a button, when composing a new tweet, to attach it to the latest public tweet I posted. There. Done.

And I guess a button in the tweet compose window to say it’s a reply to my last non-reply tweet. There. Done.

All anyone needs instead of Tweetbot’s “Topics” is automatically skipping the @ and copying the tags whenever you reply to yourself.

RT @danielpunkass: Apple needs a “Chief of Getting Siri Ahead of Everybody.” Voice control is 110% crucial to many future software markets. No surrender.

11 May

RT @drbarnard: My rough estimates always showed the top apps make most of the App Store revenue, but 94%?! [twitter.com] [pic.twitter.com]

On the other hand I really like the new app’s white UI.

It’s all y’all’s fault for complaining that Instagram still hadn’t updated its icon for flat design.

RT @nblr: TIL: [myfonts.com] deletes credit card data when you reset your lost password.

That’s a thoughtful and easy-to-implement measure.

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