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 July 2015

Updated iTunes, still not sure what headaches enabling “iCloud Music Library” entails (got two Macs with different libraries and playlists).

The Watch made me want a Pebble. Apple Music’s implementation pushes me to try Spotify and Rdio again. I knew Apple was falling, but damn.

RT @neilcybart: I compare Steve Jobs/Apple movies to Pirates of Silicon Valley. Not sure if that movie can be beat.

[youtube.com]

2 July

RT @neilcybart: This didn’t take long. Woz says he would never have said the things Seth Rogen said in the Steve Jobs trailer.

[bloomberg.com]

RT @mhbergen: Google’s trippy deep learning visual trick now open-sourced. Psychedelic furs #deepdream [googleresearch.blogspot.com] [pic.twitter.com]

3 July

I might stick with Apple Music (for curation, and the convenience of everything in one place) if iTunes’ “New Station from…” starts working.

4 July

It’s fashionable to crap on Reddit these days and celebrate its demise, but that’s like congratulating yourself for how Usenet and IRC have become obsolete because you didn’t like a few of the newsgroups or channels available there. (Reddit is corporate-owned, but until the recent change in management it had very deliberately clung to the same freedom-of-speech and laissez-faire operative principles as those decentralized platforms, so the result was the same, good and bad.) If you curate just a little bit the list of subreddits included in your home page, Reddit is still the best place on the internet to have intelligent discussions — a site on which you can actually learn something in the comments section.

7 July

How much better would Siri be if she could hear you say “Thanks” after she’s answered a request?

8 July

RT @duncangeere: Pleasantly insane - a subreddit populated entirely by bots: [reddit.com]

9 July

Two-Factor Authentication in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan”: Looks like they’re getting rid of the extremely problematic recovery keys and using phone numbers instead, which is much better. I never thought they’d actually fix that issue, never mind so quickly.

I’d love to see more information about the manual process to authorize people locked out of their account, but the description at least makes it seem like they’re taking the responsibility seriously.

I’m really glad I’ve had to switch to Pocket Casts. The iPhone app + polished web app is a great combo.

It wouldn’t occur to you to explain what “Tailored for you” means, would it

10 July

I didn’t notice it immediately, but I love how much the “For You” tab emphasizes entire albums — considering the savage times we live in.

11 July

How is it that iOS still doesn’t close UIPopoverControllers automatically for you when the iPad is rotated? Am I missing something?

13 July

14 July

The way iOS 9 blurs the lines between pages and apps, there’d be no better time to resurrect webOS’s all-tabs-in-the-app-switcher paradigm.

15 July

RT @chartier: iOS 9 now lists “no cell coverage” among battery hogging tasks. Nice. [pic.twitter.com]

RT @tessthornton: I’ve solved spam and comment trolling. Introducing echochamber.js, all of the commenting, none of the comments. [github.com]

RT @jimmydivvy: NASA: Decade long flight across the solar system. Arrives within 72 seconds of predicted. No errors.

Me: undefined is not a function

RT @marcedwards: Ditto uses Photoshop layer names to add variables for many things. Great stuff, @ElliotEKJ! [casualnotebook.com] [i.imgur.com]

16 July

RT @olebegemann: “Services are not the favored child at Apple. … ICs know that, and it hits morale directly; I saw (and felt) this.” [news.ycombinator.com]

17 July

Wow. Just found out that someone blocked me, and I can read their tweets in Tweetbot — but not on the web. Is that a temporary bug in the Twitter API or a long-standing issue?

18 July

RT @neilcybart: The features found in the free tier of Apple Music will be enough for many people. That’s not necessarily a bad thing for Apple either.

RT @neilcybart: Here is the difference between free and paid tiers for Apple Music.

[apple.com] [pic.twitter.com]

20 July

I know it’s petty to answer a support request with “as mentioned in the app’s help…” but I can’t stop myself.

21 July

Today I opened Spotify, rediscovered there’s no album view for playlists, closed Spotify.

22 July

RT @orbuch: Finally — you can’t write App Store reviews from beta iOS. 🙏 [pic.twitter.com]

RT @realmacsoftware: Deep Dreamer Public Beta now Available! [blog.realmacsoftware.com] #deepdream [pic.twitter.com]

23 July

RT @jaffathecake: G+ found their “download our app” interstitial caused 69% of users to abandon, rather than dl app or continue on site [googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.co.uk]

24 July

RT @danielpunkass: Limited time only: $AAPL stock is only $0.99/share. Trust me, Apple, the exposure is worth it. Market will appreciate true value over time.

28 July

Finally giving those two a try. But I got loaned the Watch first and it’s not gonna be much of a contest

RT @mdhughes: I want all my iThings to go DND when I take off my watch, and turn off DND when I put it on.

30 July

It’s amazing that online shopping can be successful considering the nightmarish clusterfuck that is home package delivery.

RT @kennwhite: New Windows 10 default: your machine & bandwidth is used to distribute Apps & updates to other PCs on the Internet. [pic.twitter.com]

31 July

I honestly have no idea how Twitter could even begin to solve the issue, but fav- and follow-spam is killing all the damn fun.

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