Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.
iPhone 8 day 2: phone vibrated itself slightly off the center of the charging pad overnight, so it didn’t get a full charge. Splendid.
Levels of programmer enlightenment:
- my software is shit
- all software is shit
- everything is shit
On iPhone 6, Control Center doesn’t respond to touch for a full second as the music widget struggles to find out the current track’s title.
That protruding camera is definitely a structural weakness. But hey that’s okay, a broken back is just cosmetic 😬👍
Randomly remembered that “lunarcore” is a fashion aesthetic that exists.
UPS guy just mentioned he’d made “almost no” Apple deliveries today- Says it’s odd as last year his truck was totally full of iPhone 7’s.
PUBG-Fortnite thing is sorta like Threes-2048, but if Threes devs already had to give the cloners a cut of their money in the first place
Using a Plus is renewing my annoyance at the impossibility for an app to change what it displays on a 5.5” via Auto Layout size classes.
My first Heat Signature character was soon “captured” (with a bullet, there was a lot of blood everywhere, but okay sure it’s sci-fi). My second character’s life goal slash loyalty mission is to free the first, who was his life partner, so basically I’ve been guilt-tripped into playing the game forever* now, well done.
* Actually, now that I’m writing this, I’m curious what happens when I “kill” the second character — does the chain end, or were they poly?
I’d still rather finish Prey before I get Death of the Outsider but today’s Crate & Crowbar is weakening my resolve.
The next wave of R&D spacial kinetic typography. No more fixed formats with AR & VR
Weird cognitive dissonance that I have a yay-new-toy but it isn’t more powerful than the old toy and doesn’t run all the new AR apps either.
Safari 11 on Mac still beachballs for 30 seconds when loading a random news site in a background tab. Oh, I’d love not to use Chrome.
Storyboards have existed for six years and I still can’t tell Interface Builder “this subview should segue into that subview” like in any UI prototyping app 😤
Why does iOS 11’s lock screen screw up iOS 11’s new backgrounds? This absurd transition effect irks me every time I turn on my iPhone.
Never been double-rejected before—because of “Free” in the name (knew the risk) and old unused icon-Default.png not matching App Store icon.
Swapped iPhones with a friend, my 6 for his 6 Plus, and why did I resist the Plus form factor for so long? It’s so roomy!
I suppose I ought to push an unmodified update to Music Rating Widget because some people won’t buy it without a september 2017 build date.
Looks like that’s because I set the alarm on the Watch, so it was Watch-only (that wasn’t the case before, was it?), so Siri didn’t see it.
Seeing a huge seagull on the roof left him in a state of shock
Fascinating to see all this running on iOS
I mean one billion dollars must be a decent runway but there’s no future in historically being the first company to ship Valve’s technology.
Did Google refuse to buy all of HTC or does HTC really think it has a chance to survive with just VR?
“Women are ruining games” 16th century edition
If you blow air through sand, it becomes a “fluidized bed,” and acts just like a liquid
Excuse me, I’m just laying out IKEA furniture on a subway platform #ARKit #iphone8plus
There’s bike infrastructure… & then there’s Dutch bike infrastructure. World’s 1st suspended bike traffic circle:
(Les annonces d’emploi affichées en-dessous ne corroborent pas totalement, ceci dit.)
8 1/2 (1963)
There’s finally a reason to prune my Watch’s list of installed apps. (3D-Touch the honeycomb to switch.)
The strange thing about iOS 11 on the iPad is that it makes the iPhone feel like it’s a version behind.
(Avec les deux derniers tweets n’allez pas croire que je tape sur WW, je suis d’accord avec tout ce que dit l’Honest Trailer.)
— Ta gueule, patriarche !
— Sarah Connor revient à 65 ans 🖕
Biggest stealth change in iOS 11 is that the Camera app can now read QR codes. About 6 years late, but they’ll probably see use in US now.
You can automatically use Safari Reader on some or all websites in Safari 11. Hold-tap or right click on the Reader button to turn this on.
“Use @available to silence this warning”
The syntax for @available is ungooglable and I can’t find it in the docs 😒
Does Xcode’s “Convert to ARC” detect possible retain cycles? Because if it doesn’t… I sure as hell aren’t gonna. 🤷🏻♂️
Especially considering that my iPad mini is as old as my iPhone 6, but with no likely replacement in sight 😔
BEFORE UPDATING TO IOS 11: Go to “Settings > General > About > Applications”. Verify you can live without incompatible apps listed there.
Machine learning is unstoppable.
1997: your lightbulb emits more heat than light
2017: your lightbulb is a futuristic color LED currently DDoSing GitHub on behalf of the PRC
This kind of thing is terrifying; as an end-user, I have no idea how to protect myself against such risks 😱
There is a scene, one third of the way into Ancillary Justice, where the protagonist and narrator explains her goals and motivations to another character. That scene takes place off-page, and the reader will only begin to learn that information another hundred pages later. This is only the most egregious example; there are tons of details that the author only explains fifty pages too late.
I’ve read a lot of science-fiction and I’m perfectly fine with the “figure it out yourself” style of world-building, but this is different — this is trying to be Lost or Westworld, deliberate opaque, ostensibly hiding things from the audience. And that’s fine on TV but it doesn’t work at all, for me, in a book told in the first person; that just makes the narrator incredibly obnoxious.
Still, the book and its story are pretty clever, you have to love how much attention it pays to subtext and subtly expressed emotions, and the portrayal of One Esk is well thought-out and interesting. But I don’t remember ever being so annoyed at a book I couldn’t put down.
Put “Ã©” into online forms and imagine the devs tearing their hair out trying to find the bug in their unicode handling.
Looks like you can have your app respond gracefully to ‘Smart Invert’ but not the launch screen? For now at least.
UHH DIVINITY ORIGINAL SIN 2 HAS ONE OF THE COOLEST FEATURES I’VE EVER SEEN IN CHARACTER CREATION
Why isn’t ‘Smart Invert’ in the Control Center? Why does iOS 11 make it customizable but only offer the bare minimum of options?
I don’t need an iPhone X, I just want a jailbreak tweak on my iPhone to put rounded corners over every app. (Hashtag webOS.)
I don’t think I would have liked Scanner Sombre much as a flat game, but it makes for an excellent VR experience.
Three years too late, it looks like iOS 11 finally keeps third-party keyboards in memory after their first load.
Instagram displays a small (probably too discreet, even) prompt to use the share functionality when you screenshot a post 👍👍👍
Here’s a #tutorial /Step-By-Step of the latest illustration, because people seem to like these :D Same process as usual :)
Bonjour, aujourd’hui c’est la journée internationale du panda roux
I just witnessed a murder
The S8 family of phones with the infinity edge screen simply look more futuristic than the iPhone X.
Apple’s docs now store language choice in the URL instead of a cookie 🙄 so a Google search will always send you to the default Swift 😠
E-mailed #CraigFederighi about #FaceID and actually got a response!
finally figured out what mario odyssey reminds me of
Xcode 9 doesn’t want to connect to my iPhone and the simulators don’t seem to support Dark Mode / Smart Invert. Oh well, maybe next time.
Every time I have to update my apps for a new iOS version it’s a unpleasant reminder that I used to consider myself an app developer.
1984, 1997, 2017
Could it be a technical limitation of the virtual SIM card?
If I play Death of the Outsider now I will definitely never ever finish Prey. (Instead of the 50/50 chance it currently stands at.)
And I love how you can customize Control Center for quick access to anything you like except the only way to toggle Night Shift is now a compulsory long press.
Google Earth is a little behind, but it captures the Steve Jobs Theatre at an interesting stage of construction.
Apple: Embrace the notch! Black bars would waste valuable screen real estate.
IKEA’s Augmented Reality app is such a great demo of ARKit. Going to be huge (and avoid awkward furniture mistakes)
I’m curious how long I can play this (both in terms of locomotion and shooting realistic humans in VR).
I was skeptical about Face ID but Apple’s implementation convinced me. (Kinect in a phone!)
I was cautiously optimistic about the notch but Apple’s implementation disgusts me.
But it’s not like we have a choice when Apple won’t sign iOS 10, let alone push iOS 10 security updates, on devices compatible with iOS 11 😒
Even though both of my devices are just the right age to receive the new iOS and be made worse by installing it.
I should be working but instead I’m finally installing iOS 11 because the urge to have something new is irresistible post-keynote.
I think I’ve fixed the notch issue in landscape 🍾 #iphoneX
The iPhone X home indicator isn’t a solid color; it actually adapts in realtime to the content beneath it (a luma dodge effect)
Looking forward to people that buy a $1,000 iPhone telling me it’s terrible to charge $2.99 for a game on the App Store.
Apple Touch Bar == I have a band-aid on my finger and can’t hit escape anymore.
iPhone X renders webpages with literal white bars on the sides
Wow they really are stripping things out of iTunes. Never expected to see that
Good: Design looks surprisingly robust, already has a panic disable.
Bad: Normalizes facial scanning, a tech certain to be abused.
Given the integration I’m seeing, I’d have to say yes, Facebook will be able to read your face gestures while you read your newsfeed.
You’re redefining the iPhone from scratch; why cling to the external aspect ratio instead of making the device easier to handle?
Of all the iPhone X design choices I disagree with, the one I don’t understand is why make it so tall.
It bums me out that I’m probably gonna have to update some of my apps to accommodate the stupid notch on the stupid 1200€ phone.
Really curious to see if anyone buys an iPhone before iPhone X is available. I’ll say it again, this launch seems completely crazy to me.
“Look at it, swipe up” doesn’t really sound like it’s simpler and quicker than pressing the Home button, does it.
Interesting to see Schiller acknowledge outright that Face ID won’t work for twins, when Microsoft’s face recognition has been touted as differentiating them in most cases. (Of course, “most cases” is problematically vague.)
I miss ‘Slide to Unlock’ 😥
It’s completely absurd that they worked so much on iPhone 8 only to immediately supplant it with iPhone X. A simple 7s upgrade would have made sense; not a completely redesign.
With an A10X the Apple TV could really offer some serious gaming experiences. If anyone ever bought it for that.
I would have expected the LTE model to be about $100 more. Being on a Series 0 I’m possibly curious about upgrading.
I can’t unsee. #iPhoneHairline
iPhone X’s fluid multitasking UI is /very/ webOS, just w/ more physics. Shame existing iPhones won’t get it; going to feel very different
What if the new iPhone tracks your face to project the right part of wide-fov video on screen, you’d percieve it 100 % see-through #arkit
This is a remarkable photo of the wildfires in the western United States right now
C’est juste leur site qui est incroyablement mal foutu, ou Converse a plus ou moins abandonné les Chuck II ? 🙁
Mieux après 02:30 quand les vautours de l’open bar se barrent, mais je ne devrais pas avoir envie de pisser en dansant ❄️❄️❄️
Le Grand Hôtel, 01:30 : coups de coude, clim à fond, pas de lumière, verre brisé partout sur le sol et un vent en saluant des amis d’amis 💯
Because — I don’t really use Watch apps, but they’re still all pretty shit, right? Even after watchOS 2.0?
I wonder whether Apple Watch series 3 communicates with iPhone over cell network as if it were wifi, or only runs local apps.
With thousands of Mars workers scrambling to escape the dust storms, Musk announced he would remotely unlock their suits’ oxygen capacity
I don’t remember any details, but I know I dreamed last night that I had a new laptop. I really need an offline vacation.
The dumbest TV film ever made was really just predicting the future
Go on, tell me again the excuse that “your city is not Amsterdam” and “cycling is in the Dutch genes”
~Zeilstraat, Amsterdam (1970s)
De l’EAU et des VIVRES d’abord
C’est trop demander sinon?
Gohan & Jada, Akitas (3 & 2 y/o), 4th & Lafayette St., New York, NY • “They love sticking their noses in the fountain at Washington Square.”
#ARKit #madewithunity #madewitharkit
iPhone 8 Plus
Killjoys probably thinks it’s Buffy in space, but Buffy was quippy-funny whereas Killjoys is more silly-funny.
Only now figured out what bothered me with Killjoys’ season 3: the worlds-ending stakes are a total mismatch for the show’s overall tone.
I’ll believe it when I see it.
But apparently the WSJ leak doesn’t include any pricing info so I guess it really goes for $999 and Apple will sell 100,000 iPhones per month this year.
I still say iPhone X needs to start at $1500 if there are “extended supply shortfalls,” so people can accept buying the second-best instead.
This is a very important general point: people are far too inclined to believe that a crisis averted was never a crisis at all.
I’ve had a tab open on Farming Simulator’s Steam page since it went -50% six hours ago and I don’t knowwwwww.
Obvs the only thing you can determine from a dating website is that different cohorts emphasize different traits in their profile photos.