Okay, just FaceTime’d with @WSig and this actually works. Looking at him on-screen (not at the camera) produces a picture of me looking dead at his eyes like I was staring at the camera. This is insane. This is some next-century shit.
Works fine on desktop but refuses to run on mobile without GBoard, even if you request the desktop version. Because obviously the point is to get you on GBoard… which should make you wary of using GBoard.
Here’s something simple that Apple could do to focus adoption on people who really need it: remove some popular Emoji in the beta. It would have minimal impact on testing, but normal folks would say “no way!”
They use Emoji to drive adoption: they could use it to throttle, too.
Apple talks a lot about services being the future of the company, but then they pull shit like this and it makes me wonder if they have any clue that the most important part of a data service is protecting its contents.
Buying a 3D printer was a bad idea and getting a cheap dual-filament model was the worst idea. I could have saved money and so much time and energy going to a makerspace instead.
Unclogging a regular 3D printer: unscrew the nozzle and scrape the inside of the tube.
Unclogging my stupid dual-extruder printer: haha nope — I mean, you could fill it with acetone then wait a few months to make sure there isn’t any left when you plug it back in, good luck!
How hydraulics work
Don’t be a condescending 🤬 to people who choose to try a photo filter.
Focus on making it unacceptable for companies to misuse the data rather than making it unacceptable for individuals to have one microsecond of fun on this cruel and hostile earth
Has anyone ever bothered to make a microwave oven that adjusts its spinning speed so that a mug always ends up with the handle in the same place it started?
After 24 hours of trying to use Catalina in earnest with all my data and apps intact, the new security features are incredibly annoying. Apps constantly asking for permission to see various folders, lots of relaunches and trips to System Preferences. It’s really unpleasant.
At WWDC Apple’s presenters said they would not prevent you from running software you wanted to run on your Mac, but these interface choices are disaffecting. It feels like my Mac is fighting my choices every step of the way, and there’s not even a button to turn it all off.
App Store subscription scams are 100% Apple’s fault, with most of the problem being the design of the purchase-confirmation screen.
Look at how little space is used to communicate the price, buried under a wall of boilerplate “policy” text, surrounded by huge calls to action. [twitter.com]