Absurdly hi-res round OLEDs w/HDMI-to-dual-MIPI interface arrived from China today. 1.5” acrylic cabochons on top. Running Adafruit eyes code on Raspberry Pi 3. Nickel for scale and focus.
When you use Safari to generate passwords, thank the person at Apple that had to go through popular websites and register their password requirements
“Bitcoin is volatile, imaginary money and only backed by people’s faith in the system” said everyone right before the actual stock market imploded again.
Hmmm, it’s almost like both are ridiculous pseudo-gambling.
If an unexpected shutdown occurs, iOS will resume throttling regardless of whether or not you disabled it.
Elon Musk is… bananas.
Elon Musk can synchronize the landing of two space rockets after launching a car into space and I can’t synchronize two threads in my code 😫
I spent 4 hours debugging a multi-threaded lock contention bug in a CLI tool.
Then I watched 2 rockets land up right on their assigned landing pads at the exact same time after launching a vehicle in space.
Today’s beta of 10.13.4, if I have my builds straight, should improve text rendering consistency for people who disable LCD Font Smoothing.
This C# compiles in 0.2 seconds, but the Swift equivalent won’t compile because the expression is too complex. Compilers are hard! 🤯
Had to shuffle peripherals around to get my USB clone disk to boot up. Judging from the internets, it appears to be a thing in High Sierra (probably to do with power negotiation). How awesome is that.
“A heuristic we follow is that whenever we feel the need to comment something, we write a method instead.” - Martin Fowler
“No wonder Apple’s repair price is 80-85% of the device itself.”
Took me a while to figure out how the tweeters work — looks like they send the sound down (not what you’d expect from the x-ray view), meaning the HomePod has to compensate for wildly different surfaces on which the sound will reflect, from wood to metal to glass 😲
what if Boston Dynamics’ and Magic Leap’s business model is just to make viral videos
Google: “We think there are lots of consumer applications for this technology, like household assistants and—“
Boston Dynamics: “YES BUT OUR CREATIONS WILL STILL DRIVE FEAR INTO THE HEARTS OF CHILDREN, YES?”
Corrected from apetronix.com for High Sierra:
tell application “System Preferences” activate reveal (pane id “com.apple.preference.universalaccess”) end tell
tell application "System Events" tell process "System Preferences" tell window "Accessibility" delay 1 tell scroll area 2 to tell table 1 to tell row 6 to select click checkbox "Use grayscale" end tell end tell end tell tell application "System Preferences" to quit
I’m now looking at every spot of color in my field of vision — the box of tissues, the chewing gum packs — and thinking they MUST go. I guess there was a subconscious reason all along for my tendency to decorate everything in shades of gray.
I want to live in the world where this is the real reason for web browser’s convoluted user-agent strings.
“Dearest server, I am Chrome, the 64th of that name, child of WebKit, grandchild of KHTML, a disciple of Gecko, follower of the great Mozilla/5.0, running on Windows NT 10” [twitter.com]
So I signed up for 2 factor auth on Facebook and they used it as an opportunity to spam me notifications. Then they posted my replies on my wall. 🤦♂️
EVERYBODY FALL IN LINE!
I have a theory that Apple launched the HomePod as a thank-you to the audio engineers who do great, unnoticed work on iDevices and Macs. Maybe they lobbied to keep the price somewhat affordable?
It’s already been speculated that the Apple Watch was made to keep Jony Ive happy — but in that case he wanted to make a fucking solid gold watch so he was not about to object to any price.
Photoshop tip: if you’ve never customized the appearance of the Layers panel, you’re in for a treat. Hit the pancake-stack button to the right of the word Layers, go to Panel Options… Enjoy!
As far as I’m concerned grayscale mode would be perfect if I could just automatically exclude a couple of apps (Darkroom and Instagram on iOS; Xcode and BBEdit on Mac).
So, how long until Twitter cut off API access to 3rd party apps? They’re cutting it off for their 1st party app…