11 August


(Also how do we not have Siri as a persona in Messages yet, with a transcript history?)


If you’ve ever wondered how QR codes are made, this interactive site shows each step of how they’re built. Way more complex than I’d imagined! [nayuki.io]


NEW VIDEO - Dope Tech: Boston Dynamics Spot Robot!


10 August


The open web is clearly a problem for Apple, no way to grab money off other’s people work there. [twitter.com]

9 August

I finally reinstalled TikTok because of the whole kerfuffle, and I don’t even know why I deleted it the first time — it’s been so fast to learn my preferences and show me 99% videos of huskies arguing with their humans 😍

8 August


This is just absurd. iOS is not a console; please do not peddle this Apple PR garbage. They’ve explicitly positioned the iPad as a computer, and only claim otherwise when it fits their (increasingly delusional) narrative about the App Store [twitter.com]

7 August


Dear @tim_cook and @pschiller: Apple isn’t allowing Xbox’s app on iOS because you “can’t approve each game individually.” Can you share the logs where Apple reviews each YouTube video before allowing YouTube’s app on iOS? Or each Amazon product? Or each Netflix show? Thanks.


So, taking all precautions, I open the PDF file in the virtual machine with no Internet connection.


It’s not an attack. The idiots have sent the bill exactly as the scammers do!

That is why we can’t end phishing…


My mom: I got the monthly bill from the mobile provider. But I can’t open it.

Me: Why not?

Mom: It’s in a ZIP file protected with a password.

Me confidently: Oh, this is a common trick. Scammers send malware like this to bypass e-mail gateway scanners.

Mom: Take a look.

6 August


Our paper, “NeRF in the Wild”, is out! NeRF-W is a method for reconstructing 3D scenes from internet photography. We apply it to the kinds of photos you might take on vacation: tourists, poor lighting, filters, and all. [nerf-w.github.io] (1/n)

I’ve been wondering for a while how @NotionHQ could consistently screw up pasting paragraphs from the web, but I finally did some tests for this tweet and found out it only happens with Firefox. So how the hell does Firefox’s clipboard support manage to cause this?

5 August


Apparently, @apple “erroneously flagged” @charlieMonroe’s developer account, causing it to be disabled. A mistake was the best-case scenario here, but it is still deeply troubling.

Apple needs processes in place to ensure this simply can’t happen.



Wherein Apple acquires a company, integrates its features into iOS, and shuts off its service API so that competing apps that relied on it are screwed [twitter.com]


“Tesla’s touchscreen car controls should be treated as a distracting electronic device, a German court has decided.”

Traditional car controls are fantastic examples of highly specialised physical affordances for low attention, low precision. Touchscreens are the opposite. [twitter.com]


“You can distribute your apps outside the MAS we just want you to notarise them for user safety…but maybe also so we can still mess with you a bit. Don’t want you to forget who’s the boss here” - Apple. Probably [twitter.com]

3 August


Apple’s focus on “removing UI elements”, “focusing on user content” is just bad design. The UI is the application.

With the rare exception of things like video players I NEED to find and use UI elements to do things.


Just think if Facebook had optimized their engagement algorithms for happiness and laughter instead of depression, anger, and hate?