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

14 December

This past month I’ve relied so much on Spotify’s Discover Weekly and Daily Mixes that I’m extremely nervous about playing anything that might drive those playlists away from bassy electronica.

When your main job is to tap me on the wrist when there is something I want to know about, you really should not be adding opportunities to interrupt me with things that can very much wait.

I like the idea of the Apple Watch auto-recording my walks, but it would be much less annoying if it just popped up a prompt on the phone’s lock screen instead of bugging me when it starts, and when it ends, and after the first kilometer (?!).

@vicvaiana:

Facebook is a right-wing propaganda machine. Now that millennials hardly ever use it and zoomers don’t even have accounts, it’s fully committed to the lucrative business model of poisoning brains. We’ve already seen it abet genocide in South Asia. [metro.co.uk]

13 December

I think I chose the worst possible resin color for taking pictures, but I intend to paint them anyway. Or ridicule myself trying, at least.

DLP printing is amazing 😲

(But I’m gonna need a Dremel to clean up the supports.)

@ianwalker:

Looks like I picked a bad day to set this app up

12 December

Okay, a couple reboots did it.

When I look at the time I feel like I’ve got a fucking giant billboard on my wrist.

Also I can’t get my MacBook Pro to detect the watch and display the “Unlock with Apple Watch” setting, please tell me I don’t need to upgrade to Catalina so it’ll see watchOS 5.

Finally ready to enter the twenty-first century. My Series 0 must be the mobile device I kept the longest, and it’s not because it was powerful enough to last.

Two weeks is the time it took me to accept that I’ll never open again the liter of resin that was bundled with the printer, and try to order a replacement that doesn’t stink.

Rationally I didn’t mind that my new 3D printer’s resin stank to high heaven — the results were worth it.

Subconsciously I was so repelled by the smell (even though I didn’t think it was that bad) that I haven’t been able to bring myself to use it again for the past two weeks.

@dcurtis:

The more I read about quantum mechanics, the more convinced I become that our universe is a computer simulation.

The really weird stuff like quantum superposition and entanglement only make intuitive sense if you think of them as rendering artifacts of compute optimizations.

11 December

Why are we, as a society, accepting that the 123 and globe/emoji buttons are reversed when you go from iPhone to iPad?

Horrified to realize that if I hadn’t gone for a dual-filament printer (only to remove the dual-filament head later because it was shit), I could have bought a nice pre-assembled auto-leveling delta printer for the same price.

10 December

@stroughtonsmith:

Feet or Wheels? Only €480 extra, because of course it requires a whole new chassis frame and isn’t just something you can attach later

9 December

@acarboni:

Sometimes I put down my iPad and pick up my iPhone and expect there to be different, more interesting internet on it.

8 December

@AntonioCasilli:

Moscow police officers illegally “monetize” footage of 175,000 surveillance cameras on forums and messenger groups. For 470$ anyone can have access to facial recognition lookup services. Interestingly enough, they do not work. #facialrecognitionisascam [bleepingcomputer.com]

7 December

@kevinbaker:

The AT&T PC 6300’s demo program was an entire goddamned aesthetic.

6 December

Apple’s Clips app now supports memojis and the results look lovely, but the UI really needs an overhaul. Took me a while to find how to take (and manually save!?) a photo.

Two months in, and Face ID on the iPad Pro is still an absolute pain in the ass.