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

2 September 2004

An Audioblogging Manifesto — I demand four minutes and twenty seconds of your life (via everywhere, but you really have to listen to it). “Rolling on the floor, laughing”, literally.

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Apple iTunes Affiliate Program (via Engadget). Interesting for people who blog a lot about music.

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4 September

Google self-promotion.

What good can they get out of this?!

5 September

Read on MetaFilter: CRT monitors are calibrated for each hemisphere to account for the planet’s magnetic field, as can be demonstrated by turning one upside down.
Oh, and the Coriolis force doesn’t really affect sinks.

Imvu: 3D avatars for your chats. Good idea, it runs as an overlay to your existing IM client, but it’s slow, and it’s reminiscent of There, but not as good. I’d so love to have an IM client with the There avatars. They were so lively.

Je ne sais pas trop pourquoi iCalendar ne permet pas de modifier les fichiers iCal (ce ne sont que des fichiers texte et, s’ils sont capables de les lire ils peuvent bien les écrire, non ?), mais Sunbird fonctionne suffisamment bien pour que je l’utilise et que j’uploade mes fichiers .ics chaque semaine avec GarooSync. Je ne sais pas non plus pourquoi iCalendar refuse de faire continuer les jours après minuit, mais je ne comprends rien à leur code source, j’ai la flemme de chercher à approfondir, et je m’en fiche parce que c’est suffisamment fonctionnel tel quel, et ça sera bien corrigé un jour par quelqu’un d’autre.

Bref, mon programme télé est désormais en ligne. Les titres et horaires des programmes que j’envisage de regarder, et le numéro de la chaîne sur Canalsatellite. Super utile, super intéressant, hein ? Je vous rassure, c’est avant tout pour moi que je le fais. Mais, tant qu’à afficher ma sélection avec du PHP, autant le rendre accessible au public sur mon site.

Je suis un peu dépaysé, parce que mon ancienne interface, faite maison en PHP sur mon intranet, avançait automatiquement en fonction de l’heure et, surtout, affichait une colonne par chaîne. Mais, avec le passage au satellite, forcément, c’est un poil moins viable.

Au passage, si vous avez besoin d’un agenda sur votre ordinateur, Sunbird se défend pas trop mal. Mais sans aucun doute beaucoup moins bien et beaucoup moins joli que le iCal d’Apple.

7 September

Hotornot.com puts $100,000 on the table to entice Americans to register for voting (via LYD). How the fuck do they have that kind of money?! I hate them, that’s not fair!

I had already mentioned SCWebCam, the screencam software, when I discovered it. Now, version 3 also captures webcam images — all in a free, light, reliable package, with a scripting system on top. Very highly recommended.

Canon XL2. 25P 16:9 with lots of film-like mode gizmos. Mrrrrrrrrow.

9 September

Nokia unveils new phones and boy are they ugly — 1970s ugly. Too bad, because the 7280 concept is… uh… intriguing.

If Nokia’s site responded, I could at least view the demo.

10 September

14 September

Thunderbird 0.8, with global inbox (at last, but more complicated than it should be) and RSS (not quite functional interface, and crashes the whole thing). Currently under testing.

15 September

Opera 7.54 finally managed to import my mail archives (via Thunderbird, which I’m abandoning as it’s still not mature and I feel will never be).

Hooray, it’s clearly the best mail client interface… hoping it’s stable. As for RSS, no folder (nor OPML) support, so it’s useless.

Opera, Aqua and brushed style.

16 September

Who’d imagined? Gaim, the ICQ/MSN/etc. Linux client ported to Windows, isn’t half bad.

It may even potentially be imaginable it would be better than Miranda. A Linux to Windows port. Open source software has really changed.

menuApp — simple but efficient, convenient, and well programmed for a change.

18 September

Gaim 1.0.0. No problem receiving messages with accents from Trillian anymore.

22 September

Wow, France Télécom stole Apple’s design[ers]? But not the webmasters… they could have put a picture of the thing plugged in, like in the TV commercial. Right now it’s a waste of a cute design.

24 September

iMac G5 torn apart. “So what’s the first thing you do with that iMac g5? Take it apart, void the warranty, and post a bunch of photos.

Sauce Reader 1.8, now with subscription to any web page.

DivFix, in order to watch incomplete DivX files. If you are P2P regulars, you must already know about it, but I’m not, and I didn’t.

28 September

iTunes 4.6 installed yesterday. Ten minutes to find back how to switch to mini player mode, the button has disappeared. Real smart.

30 September

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