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

15 August

“But my DMs”?

There are hundreds of better solutions for chatting with your contacts than Twitter DMs.

Don’t switch to Twitter’s app. Don’t even set it up just for the notifications. Let their decision carve an imperceptible dimple in their engagement curves.

You know your life will only get better if you don’t get notified of every single Twitter interaction at the very second.

14 August

Always surprised to rediscover this dark pattern whenever I have to set up Tweetbot from scratch

Sets up old iPhone 6 again as a backup device. Remembers it’s running iOS 12, like the iPad. Swipes up to switch apps. Swipes agai—oh, right.

Giving all iPads the X-style multitasking UI, but not the iPhones, is so. goddamn. petty.

13 August

@Campster:

Gettin’ real sick of seeing this headline over and over again. [twitter.com]

11 August

@alexqgb:

In retrospect, this was the exact right solution [twitter.com]

10 August

@joekndy:

Ok this Waze onboarding is insane

8 August

@hermansaksono:

“Congrats” in Indonesian is “selamat”. Selamat also means “to survive.”

After the 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Lombok, Facebook users wrote “I hope people will survive”. Then Facebook highlighted the word “selamat” and throw some balloons and confetti.

7 August

@jaredsinclair:

I’m pleased to see they improved the copy for this preference in Mojave.

6 August

Hey, drag-and-drop, fuck you and your Swift-influenced API that is only fully documented in the goddamn WWDC videos.

5 August

@dhh:

As someone who makes software for a living, I’m extremely skeptical of putting too much software in things. [twitter.com]

Though at this point I’m pretty sure a machine-learning algorithm should be able to take this photo, recognize that it’s a cat picture, and reconstruct the hair and eye textures.

Not sure why I had never looked much into it, but Photoshop Express did the trick. You can correct RGB noise separately from luminance noise, so you get a decent grain instead of the iPhone’s oil-painting noise reduction algorithm.

Why are there a dozen apps for taking RAW photos on iPhone but I struggle to find a good app to try and denoise them a bit?

4 August

Did macOS stop auto-installing printer drivers so that Apple can push AirPrint and get a royalty on more printer sales? Because that’s what it looks like from here, having to tell HP I’m running 10.6 so the site stops telling me the OS will just detect the printer, even though it won’t.

2 August

Yikes

I assume a designer whipped up a quick mockup in Photoshop because the new iPad’s actual glamour shots don’t exist yet, but… yikes.

@allymacdonald:

Want to improve your quality of life in 5 seconds?

1. Go to System Preferences

2. Keyboard

3. App Shortcuts

4. All Applications —> add “Paste and Match Style” ⌘V

Done.

@JimIndeed:

Visualizing real 3D weather using satellite imagery and SceneKit. #ARKit2 #iOS

1 August

@iD4RO:

An Ontario sunflower farm that let in photographers for a small fee says it’s closing access to the public forever after hordes of Instagrammers descended on the property over the weekend [theglobeandmail.com]

@jeremyburge:

Last USA visit I had an employee lunge across the counter to stop me tapping a contactless card to pay “NO! IT CRASHES THE MACHINE” but it was too late. 4 min reboot was required.

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