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

3 July

@elkmovie:

Here’s my issue with PWA (and every other hopeful idea for how to break the Apple / Google app duopoly): an awful lot of the apps out now are products of an earlier, more profitable era, and would not make financial sense to write/port again from scratch. [twitter.com]

4 July

@dhh:

I can’t imagine a worse job than working on self-driving AI algorithms. If you do the very best, you’re simply fulfilling the expected prophesy of technology. If you make the slightest mistake, you’ve killed people.

5 July

@KristinBriney:

There is one correct way to write a date and it’s YYYY-MM-DD. [twitter.com]

6 July

@mshelton:

Reading a paper on misconceptions about private browsing.

Oh dear.

[blaseur.com]

I’m not sure what I deleted that justifies my fan running at max rpm for half an hour and I can’t open the Trash to check what is/was in there and I’m a little scared

7 July

@toomuchnick:

Fuck TERFs and fuck @jack’s reactionary website [twitter.com]

9 July

I’ve been cat-and-house-sitting in presence of a Google Home since yesterday and, damn, do you quickly get used to the convenience.

Good thing I’m too involved in the Apple ecosystem to get a Google Home, and not enough to be interested in a HomePod (for lack of Spotify).

10 July

@DanielPink:

After the shift to an open-plan office space, people spend 73% less time in face-to-face interactions — and 67% more time using email.

[digest.bps.org.uk]

14 July

17 July

Are you telling me there is still no UIGestureRecognizer for 3D Touch?

Yesterday: Dammit, the keyboard isn’t showing up and I forgot my USB cable at home so I can’t check if it’s my app or just the Simulator that’s broken.

Today: Yup, it was the Simulator.

(In retrospect, I’ll admit I could also have rebooted.)

18 July

@Twylo:

From Japan, we have a product that disguises your phone charging cable as a VGA style D-SUB connector. You know, for kids. [www2.elecom.co.jp]

20 July

@zeldman:

★ Amazing, enlightening infographic/article, a brilliant hybrid only the web can deliver. Durand D’souza maps the road to gender parity in the House of Representatives. Worth your time politically, aesthetically, and inspirationally. Hat tip: @Malarkey

[pudding.cool]

21 July

@WillOremus:

The case for banning Holocaust deniers, by a mod from Reddit’s AskHistorians sub: [slate.com]

23 July

@BigZaphod:

Twitter is going to start to “flicker” the endpoints that are going away on August 16th - so prepare for periodic disruption and unreliably until it finally just stops, I guess. 😢 [twitter.com]

24 July

Yes, you can manage it for yourself with a UITableView, but that’s a bunch of glitch-prone code (handling first load, reloads, infinite scrolling) that would be much better handled by the API.

There’s something very, very wrong with this sentence. It’s a MacBook PRO, for crying out loud.

25 July

I can’t wait for the Mac to get Face ID so the OS can send keystrokes to whichever window I’m looking at. (Of course they’re never gonna bother to implement that because that wouldn’t apply to iOS.)

@HilltopWarrior:

A sobering study showing that UberPool and LyftLine add to congestion at the same toxic levels as solo rides, siphoning away riders from public transit and failing to reduce car ownership, to say nothing of the poor working conditions their drivers face. [washingtonpost.com]

27 July

@ff00aa:

Six years later, this Xcode workaround is still necessary to find out where in your app you have an out-of-bounds error [blog.manbolo.com]

@ff00aa:

I’ve probably guessed what this method does but geez this API has been out for a year

28 July

The real test of Apple Pay’s convenience will be how long I’m willing to deal with the cashier calling out to her colleague: “Look, the gentleman’s about to pay with his watch.” I’m on day 2 (just opened an N26 account for the privilege). For now: still worth it.

29 July

@AlSweigart:

Incorrect code comments.

Useless code comments.

Uncommented code.

31 July

I’m back home and I miss telling Google to turn off the lights at night.

That would be a terrible reason to invite Google’s ears into my bedroom.

On the other hand I have no conversations in here to be overheard.

@BenRiceM:

So for the next two months, Obscura can be downloaded for free via the Apple Store App

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