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

1 May 2015

Twitter’s brand-new email notifications don’t seem to include a link to the account that favorited or retweeted you #facepalm

Let them fix that first and then I’ll complain about how the email is twice as long and half as informative (doesn’t include account bio).

RT @mrgan: My first week without an Apple Watch: an honest review [mrgan.tumblr.com]

2 May

RT @StartupLJackson: Whenever someone tells me “coding is the new literacy” because “computers are everywhere today” I ask them how fuel injection works.

RT @davepell: Samsung is basically a cover band at this point.

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Took me way too long to realize the time I spent toying with 3DS Max fifteen years ago ought to culminate in creating Unity projects today.

RT @alexhern: The future is worse than I could have possibly imagined [pic.twitter.com]

4 May

Is Google failing me or did actually no one try to reverse-engineer the Watch’s pairing screen?

Looking at the lovely LG Urbane watch faces, wondering why so few smartwatches offer to display both the pretty hands and a digital readout.

Even in the Apple Watch, you can only display the time by cheating and using the world clock complication.

5 May

6 May

RT @mbostock: The best review of the thing. [medium.com]

7 May

How can OneShot get stuck on “Getting source…” after I’ve selected the correct URL and title from the list? What else is it looking for?

8 May

10 May

RT @kscottz: Columbia researchers have developed a really interesting approach to color/texture 3D prints and other objects. [youtube.com]

11 May

RT @counternotions: It takes Facebook-size balls to offer a self-serving, data-harvesting, private network insecure by design and call it Internet .org.

16 May

RT @bobpoekert: Little-known fact: all s3 buckets are also bit torrent trackers [docs.aws.amazon.com]

I’d like a read-later service that extracts the text and retains fonts, colors, headers, so everything I read doesn’t become one big mush.

  • Click on a Twitter link that directly opens the App Store in iTunes.
  • Click on the tiny ♫ to get back to the music tab.
  • Click on the “My Music” sub-tab because iTunes has no sense of hierarchical navigation so I’m now in the iTunes Store.
  • Click again on “My Music” ten seconds later because the iTunes Store stole back the window when its home page finished loading.
  • Click on “Playlists” because I forgot that the “My Music” view is useless.

19 May

RT @marcoarment: Today’s most surprising Apple product release: [store.apple.com]

20 May

Obviously I’m glad that Continuity/Handoff is working again, but it’s incredibly frustrating to have no idea why it went away nor came back.

RT @flarup: Wow Breaking 1.3 rejected by Apple because one of the screenshots has a news item with the word ‘Android’ in it 😮 [pic.twitter.com]

RT @gregmaletic: Apple community, 2014: “Skeuomorphism sucks.” 2015: “Which analog face is your favorite?” [pic.twitter.com]

21 May

Oh, I’d been wondering why smart quotes were gone from Tweetbot on my Mac; seems you can’t enable them separately for that app anymore?

22 May

La deuxième saison du podcast StartUp, c’est facepalm sur facepalm. Incroyable que le site dont ils parlent soit financé et existe encore.

23 May

Ca existe, un logiciel de modelage 3D qui ne nécessite pas six mois de formation pour faire un cylindre ?

24 May

RT @UnderTheLoupe: Computer Aided Design at Rolex in the 1990s [pic.twitter.com]

Eliminated half my problems by getting rid of the storyboard segues. The remaining half is I’m still using autolayout in Interface Builder.

25 May

Crazy how much more typos I make in Xcode (where I half-rely on autocomplete) than in PHP.

But Obj-C is too wordy to turn off autocomplete.

No, not gonna switch to Swift because it’s pithy. I just wish code completion worked well enough that I could rely on it without doubt.

26 May

27 May

I’m not convinced by the general alarmism and the idea in particular that Ive can’t steer Apple design all the way from London. In a nutshell, he’s been officially and definitively promoted to Steve-Jobs-in-chief, and that’s not a job for which he needs to be in the office every day.

What Apple needs is someone who makes all the design choices (because that’s how it’s been set up to work, because that’s how it’s been successful, and because it is a good strategy for a product company). But it doesn’t necessarily need someone roaming the halls at Cupertino, screaming at people and firing them. (I’m pretty sure Ive never tried to carry that particular torch of Steve’s anyway.)

Is there an app that translates text to a foreign language, then translates back using another service’s API so you can check for pitfalls?

There’s really no point in waiting for Android Wear to get iOS compatibility, since it’ll have the same flaws without the advantages, so…

28 May

Haven’t seen a Pebble Time review mention sleep tracking, even though I’m pretty sure it has apps for that. Marketing fail.

29 May

The Google Cardboard app isn’t available in France; saves me the trouble of dealing with the store page and its mess of unpriced options.

I wonder how well ‘Now on Tap’ will work in the real world. We’re long overdue for virtual assistants having a sense of context.

RT @flyosity: Path = me-too idea, decent execution, failure.

Snapchat = amazing idea, mediocre execution, worth billions.

Animated menus can’t save you.

Finally went to check out the MacBook One. I dislike the keyboard layout much more than the key travel.

30 May

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