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

22 November

@sarahkendzior:

“Journalists” need to end the asinine practice of inserting random tweets into articles as examples of “public opinion”. Was lazy before; now, it’s propaganda [twitter.com]

Just a simple change and my old, half-abandoned app that no one uses anymore will be much prettier.

Oh, turns out I also have to rewrite all of my terrible, outdated UI code because separating the cards into two images broke every single animation.

21 November

“Testers dropped the speaker from various heights and even threw it in a room with young kids.” What.

Bloomberg must be destroyed for the common good

@rosalinekarr:

Apparently, sometimes Google’s translation app mistakes facial features for translatable text.

@JonHaidt:

A great analogy for understanding effects of social media on society: we are like the first city dwellers, subject to epidemics we don’t understand:

[usatoday.com]

19 November

I couldn’t figure out how to get the Music app to play an album without shuffle so I gave up and used Ecoute instead 🤦🏻‍♂️

@TheKimersonShow:

This has got to be the most wholesome tiddy mouse pad I have ever seen in my goddamn life lol @apocalyssart

@J4vv4D:

Goodhart’s law, When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure. <insert infosec analogy here>

Source:[sketchplanations.com]

18 November

@mcclure111:

Developers constantly build systems that assume bad actors will never act in concert and, by doing so, grant incredible powers to bad actors that act in concert [twitter.com]

@jbu3:

That goes further than a misunderstanding brought on by an unfamiliarity with social interactions. That’s bigotry. And autism doesn’t cause bigotry, yet here he is, blaming it all on the world’s favorite cognitive boogeyman.

17 November

@azeem:

This is the detail of what just-in-time is in manufacturing today.

One hours worth of stock.

Wow. [twitter.com]

@qz:

Adding a custom ¯\(ツ)/¯ button to your keyboard is the only worthwhile lifehack [bit.ly]

16 November

How bad must the Google Pixel Buds’ UX be that every review I’ve seen complains emphatically about it.

@Metrokun:

Alors Gmail, je sais que si c’est gratuit c’est moi le produit mais tu vas te calmer tout de suite sur le ton employé.

@davidperrotin:

Porno, blagues et dragues lourdes… pas facile d’être une femme à l’école 42 [usinenouvelle.com] par @marion_garr et @marineprotais

@triketora:

Al Capone theory: People who engage in sexual harassment are also likely to steal, plagiarize, embezzle, etc. These are the actions of someone who feels entitled to other people’s ideas, bodies, money [newyorker.com]

15 November

You can now lose verified status for : all the things that should already get your account shut down (but almost never do)

@FrederikRiedel:

That’s interesting: Animoji not only works with your face, but also with video files!

So no 3D sensing required?

@ZevEisenberg:

Apple, you’re killin me with the mismatched apostrophe curliness of the default, non-editable names of your peripherals.

14 November

TIL que l’app de la Banque Postale gère Touch ID, il faut “juste” aller l’activer au fin fond des options.

How did adding images to a project become so excruciatingly slow in Xcode 9?

I guess I should be grateful 9.1 doesn’t forget which targets I checked anymore.

13 November

12 November

@mikko:

Forbes cover 10 years ago.

@vectorpoem:

any time i feel pangs of regret about UI design decisions i’ve made i’m going to remember that at least i didn’t fuck up “Carmack struggles with this” bad

10 November

Tweetbot’s Reply button should be a different glyph whether the person follows you back (you’re conversing with someone you ‘know’) or not (you’re commenting on a stranger’s post).

@amlookingbill:

Nice discussion of the improved Street View image blending work the team’s done. Jaggies-be-gone. [research.googleblog.com]

It hadn’t occurred to me but I’m suddenly wondering if 280-character tweets are implemented server-side as threads of two tweets.

9 November

@PenLlawen:

TWITTER: verification is not an “indicator of importance.”

ALSO TWITTER: we verify accounts that are in the “public interest.”

@wilshipley:

Facebook could have said: “Here’s a tool for you to create hashes of anything you’re afraid someone might post in revenge. Send us the hashes and if we see matching posts we’ll evaluate their content then and take them down if needed.”

@verso:

Not everyone calls it the #notch you know. Some call it the #unibrow. #iphonex [ift.tt]

8 November

@tweetbot:

Tweetbot for Mac 2.5.4 is now available on the Mac App Store with support for up to 280 characters. (Tweeting 140 characters or less is still fully supported.)

[geo.itunes.apple.com]

@stroughtonsmith:

An iPad app with a full menu bar… 😶

@tweetbot:

The next release of Tweetbot 4 for iOS and Tweetbot 2 for Mac will support the newly expanded Tweet length limit.

What’s the over-under now on third-party apps ever being allowed to post 280s?

7 November

@josephfcox:

God damn. Buy a cheap keyboard from China; it might turn out to have a keylogger installed [tomshardware.com]

Godsdammit a new gestural UX is the dumbest possible reason to get a 1200-euro phone upgrade

It’s really X as in UX. Face ID + much welcome reboot of interactions that piled up awkwardly over ten years = temptation rising 😬

If I were still interested in 4.7” iPhones I’d be tempted—mostly for Face ID—but not at this price. And thankfully I’m too used to 5.5” now.

The X is… fine 🤷🏻‍♂️ Too fat, too much bezel, screen doesn’t look that extraordinary to me. But, yes, the notch is okay in person.

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