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

5 July 2012

If my Apple Trackpad wasn’t wireless, it wouldn’t keep disconnecting for no reason. Just saying.

10 July

Preview the 7” iPad

Seems just a little bit too big to get rid of the bezel and hold the tablet in your palm.

Why isn’t anybody selling a ModBook-like conversion of a 24” Cintiq + Mac mini internals (with an SSD of course)? I’d totally pinterest it.

Putain ! Je teste deux apps de gif animés, les deux me renvoient à zéro quand elles s’aperçoivent que je n’ai pas configuré mon compte Twitter.

Tablet size comparison

The 7.85” iPad is too big — but it may be dictated by the need to get the same dpi as iPhone.

Scrolling in the new Google+ app for iPad gives me a headache — keeps hanging mid-animation for a split second. Is it better on iPad 2+?

Corollary: is it time to abandon the original iPad as a target platform? I’d say no, but then Apple goes “fuck you, no iOS 6.”

Twitter for iPhone adds “push-notify all tweets from this user.” Twitter for iPad… doesn’t. Shyamalan twist: IT WAS THE SAME APP ALL ALONG.

Twitter’s “third-party clients don’t follow our evolution fast enough” is already untenable in itself, but they can’t even dogfood it.

RT @PaulTassi: “Cracked Did It” is the “Simpsons Did It” of the internet. They’ve already written every interesting list that could ever be published.

11 July

“Urgent: Change Your Formspring Password.” I wouldn’t have to if you’d let me delete my account like I wanted to half a year ago, you fucks.

Sent an email with all-caps bits to Formspring yesterday demanding for my account to be deleted: 1) it’s sooo satisfying 2) they did it!

Imagine if the Amazon phone were e-ink. Read your texts in direct sunlight, like 15 years ago! Enjoy several days of battery life!

It would make all the difference between “crowding the market in a way that makes no sense” and “creating a niche for itself.”

If you read a lot on iPad, you quickly get used to keeping orientation locked, and you lose 30% of the device’s versatility.

The orientation lock setting would be better remembered per app — still handled by the OS, for consistency, but switching with each app.

Is there any Twitter client for Mac left that knows it’s not an iPhone app and dares open profiles, discussions, etc., in new windows?

12 July

I’m fairly certain I checked “update Flash without asking me” last time, but I guess Adobe craves the attention too much.

13 July

RT @optshiftk: So all of us who told Apple that IAP receipt validation is worthless without a shared secret now get to scream “I TOLD YOU SO”.

RT @danielpunkass: One day the internet will serve as an authoritative reference for every datum of interest to humankind.

Excepting song lyrics.

14 July

So… people are donating to a Twitter clone project that’s spammy, and unproven beyond its solemn pledge to go bankrupt posthaste? #appdotnet

Those who suggested creating a decentralized platform had it right. Giving the keys to another company instead is just dumb. #ohbutwepromise

XMPP is decentralized. IRC is decentralized. E-mail and RSS are more primitive, but decentralized. It’s been achieved before is what I’m saying.

A bit of spring cleaning on my iPhone. Of course, as always, I can’t delete the games I’ve completely finished, or the save will be deleted.

Hesitant to put bookmarks and clippings in my Dropbox folder. Afraid they could get wiped out locally by an errant sync. Am I justified?

16 July

Hmm, si Apple pense qu’un iPad 3 peut m’être utile pour mes études, qui suis-je pour en douter ?

17 July

RT @mrgan: After we’re done cargo-culting data visualization, the next design trend will be setting all numbers in roman numerals.

Hey, National Geographic: I’ll subscribe again when I can read a single issue on my iPad that doesn’t crash the app.

18 July

RT @mraleph: No SciFi author foresaw this: we are building clans around languages we speak to the Machine.

19 July

Free dev idea: make a browser for Retina Macs that displays pages at a cleanly pixel-doubled 2:1 — for web designers checking their stuff.

20 July

Hey, Digitick : si on ne va pas pouvoir changer son numéro de téléphone dans l’interface, demandez à l’inscription de le taper deux fois.

Ex-aequo : l’imprimante qui n’imprime qu’une fois sur deux, et Preview qui n’a pas de bouton “fais pas chier et imprime à 100% de zoom.”

Wonder how long until Sparrow is discontinued as a standalone app — unlike all the other software Google acquired, people paid for this app.

RT @stroughtonsmith: If Microsoft had any sense, they’d be trying to buy quality mobile/iOS dev houses too. They need them most of all

21 July

I just opened a YouTube video and the playhead never caught up with the buffer. What is this witchcraft?

23 July

Je ne dis pas que je ne l’achèterais pas, mais le MacBook Retina, en démo à l’Apple Store, n’impressionne pas vraiment comme je pensais.

25 July

26 July

Bon ben voilà, j’ai payé mes quinze euros pour avoir l’Exposé comme avant. Youpi.

Of course Apple wouldn’t have realized how useless dictation becomes over here if you can’t quick-switch between languages.

Fuuuuuuu. Proxi doesn’t work in Mountain Lion. I should have made a list of all my shortcuts so I could replicate them in another app.

I know there’s a good UX reason for the Dock resisting me as I remove an icon, but it still sounds like “Apple decided you need Reminders.”

27 July

Drink every time the Cancel button isn’t where your finger expects it to be during Instagram’s publishing process.

Idea: Add an “Are you sure?” dialog when the user tapped to dial a number after, say, midnight.

Oh, right, I’d been warned that Mountain’s scrollbars were more intrusive. Good luck getting to that Reply button in Echofon now!

28 July

Funny how such a simple addition as Search-as-you-Type makes you think, hey, I could totally use Launchpad. (Though probably not, really.)

Ca commence à me gonfler de devoir réessayer trois fois chaque upload de mes fichiers de sauvegarde sur S3.

Uh… the only way I see to know if the current page is over SSL in the new Safari (after it’s done loading) is to copy and paste the URL?!

30 July

I hope Apple intentionally leaked fake iPhone 5 pics, because it horrifies me to think they’d stick to that design for a third generation.

The more I try the Podcasts app, the more reticent I feel about ever upgrading to iOS 6. It’s almost my #1 use of the phone.

“To open Adobe Photoshop CS5.app, you need a Java SE 6 runtime. Would you like to install one now?” What? Why?

31 July

Oh, FFS. The Podcasts app seems to count as unread all the episodes I’ve ever deleted from iTunes—and I always delete them after listening.

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