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 March 2016

2 March

Can you give me a reason why someone setting their Watch to DND would want their iPhone to start buzzing instead? I’m taking a nap!

3 March

If you’ve ever listened to a Bitcoin aficionado and wondered how a distributed currency could realistically handle the traffic involved in actually becoming the global player they thought it would, well…

The problem was that, early on, Satoshi established a limit on the number of transactions that could be processed by the network every 10 minutes. The cap was meant to ensure that the computers supporting the network, and processing the transactions, would not be overwhelmed by an enormous quantity of data. But Satoshi had suggested that the limit should be temporary, and as the number of transactions coursing through the network inched closer to the cap, delays started to occur and transactions were not going through.

When Mr. Hearn began pushing for changes to the core Bitcoin software to allow for larger blocks of transaction data, he faced immediate resistance. Gregory Maxwell, a largely self-taught programmer who had worked on Wikipedia and the Mozilla web browser, both open-source projects, said that larger blocks of transaction data would be harder for ordinary computers to process. The result, Mr. Maxwell warned, would be to hand control over the network to big companies that could afford powerful computers. […]

Mr. Hearn retorted that the technical issue wasn’t such a big deal; ordinary computers could mostly process the larger blocks of transaction data. More important, he argued, was that Bitcoin needed to succeed first as a cheaper, faster payment network, like PayPal or Visa. If Bitcoin wanted to ever compete with mainstream payment systems, which could process tens of thousands of transactions a second, it would have to do away with Bitcoin’s existing limit of fewer than seven transactions a second.

Yeah, that’s a big jump.

5 March

6 March

RT @rgriff: If you ever feel like OS X is running great and all is fine, spend a few minutes watching Console to clear your head of that feeling.

RT @9to5mac: First OS X ransomware virus detected, maliciously encrypts hard drives on infected Macs [9to5mac.com] [pic.twitter.com]

7 March

The Transmission snafu is the best argument Apple could make in favor of the Mac App Store if the Mac App Store weren’t a shitshow.

8 March

10 March

RT @flyosity: Google’s DeepMind beats Lee Se-dol again, now with incomprehensible, beyond human moves. [theverge.com] [pic.twitter.com]

12 March

14 March

15 March

18 March

Trying out VMWare Fusion. Had to look up a guide to find out there’s an “Install from disc or image” option here.

Mais c’est horrible, depuis le début je regarde la VR comme un truc qui va me tomber dessus, pas quelque chose sur quoi je peux bosser.

Je suis persuadé que la nouvelle révolution tech est à nos portes, mais je continue de travailler sur des sites web à la con.

21 March

RT @adambanksdotcom: The new Apple Store “we’ll be back” message is not only unctuous but optimistic. “Just about to” >= 7 hours [pic.twitter.com]

As someone using colored Hue lights in my room I’m not sure I want my iPad’s screen to reflect ambient color temperature.

RT @stroughtonsmith: Apple’s jumping through crazy hardware hoops to try and ‘fix’ the bleached white iOS 7 UI style 😜

Trying to decide if I’m selling my 12” iPad Pro to buy a 9” that I’ll sell again when they finally release an iPad mini with Pencil support.

Wonder if Watch 1 remains on sale, even further discounted, after Watch 2 is introduced in just a few months.

22 March

I’m back to Safari on the Mac and I’d forgotten about the magical translucent title bar and ughhhhh.

Guess who just paid 10€ to find out you still can’t add Apple Music tracks to playlists without iCloud Music Library

…even though you’re now supposed to be able to add songs to playlists without adding them to your library

24 March

25 March

Thanks to Blackmagic for the Thunderbolt capture box delivered without a Thunderbolt cable, right before a three-day weekend.

26 March

27 March

@nayafia/there-is-no-my-in-open-source-c3e5555390fa#.5n7s9hr7c">“There is no ‘my’ in open source”

28 March

RT @stroughtonsmith: Wow [booking.com] literally put every URL they had into their site association file. 2.3MB download [pic.twitter.com]

RT @stroughtonsmith: Reproducible: installing [Booking.com]’s app will break link handling across iOS. Uninstalling it will fix it

Two hours in a phone call and the battery level hardly changed. Guess it took 9.3 OSes for the iPhone to handle weak cell signal properly?

29 March

30 March

RT @ow: It is not April 1. Bash is on Windows now. [pic.twitter.com]

“I took a taxi last night and Cortana found out going through my email.” Phrasing! #build2016

I absolutely love that we’re coming back in 2016 to text-based chatbots as the new frontier #build2016

RT @haydencd: Having used Hololens and its awful FOV, I’ve taken this image and tried to show what these dudes can actually see. [pic.twitter.com]

31 March

The Apple Store app’s self-checkout still looks for the barcode off-center so the camera is free to focus on the floor instead.

I don’t understand Tesla’s motivation for the “put $1,000 down on the outline of a car” operation. Makes everyone involved look like fools.

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