Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.
I don’t even know how the iPad Pro’s reviews weren’t more negative. Buying an iPad to use as a laptop replacement only makes sense because you’re getting two devices for the price of one: a tablet for casual usage, and a subpar laptop for the only additional cost of an external keyboard. It’s a compromise.
But the iPad Pro is so big it completely sucks for casual usage — so you’re just left with a subpar laptop, running an OS designed around touch, attached to a keyboard that doesn’t include a trackpad. That’s not a reasonable choice, and it will take a serious overhaul of iOS before it becomes one.
I also think the iPad Pro is too large and inconvenient to carry around in meetings and take handwritten notes. That leaves professional artists as an incredibly niche target demographic. (Which makes it even more ridiculous that there’s a Pencil shortage at launch.) But, even then, unless you’re successful enough to afford a $1,200 paper pad, the Surface Pro is probably a better investment, since you get a proper laptop (running a desktop OS with a trackpad) at the cost of a slightly inferior stylus. That is an acceptable compromise.
Damn, I hate that I’m talking myself into returning the iPad Pro to get a Surface.
RT @Pentadact: The #anyonecanimproveatdrawing tag is really lovely to browse. People working hard at something they care about and becoming amazing.
Using the iPad Pro vertically in bed (reading comics) feels like looking up at a billboard on Times Square — which is both awesome and ridiculous.
I have to say I kinda want to buy an iPad Pro keyboard now because it feels terribly silly owning such a device and not using it to work.
Didn’t quite realize in the Apple Store how embarrassing iOS’s unmodified UI and default apps look on the iPad Pro. What a rush job.
There must be a mistake, that thing dwarfing my desk is twice as big as the iPad Pros I saw on those huge Apple Store tables.
I don’t suppose they snuck an arachnophobia mode into the Lara Croft Go update without telling anyone, did they?
Mon téléphone sonne pour me proposer du boulot en pleine conversation SMS où on me propose du boulot WHAT IS HAPPENING.
I don’t find WordPress’s new JS-based UI particularly reactive, and the signup process is terminally broken in Safari 👍
RT @isaach: 1. Slack kills email
2. Slack dies
3. No email, no Slack, life is relaxing and quiet and awesome
The NYT crossword app’s custom keyboard is a huge pain in the ass and, like, totally the reason I’m failing.
And the worst part is not trusting the event scripting anymore after I had to restore an old save because I got fired before being hired. (Among a bunch of much more minor hiccups.)
Je propose l’opération j’appelle ma famille en province tous les soirs après le JT pour que les démagos racistes n’aient pas le dernier mot.
Tapped a link in my RSS reader and it took me five minutes to realize the reason everything was weird was it had opened in Medium’s app.
Les avatars tricolores me posent problème. Pour afficher son soutien depuis l’étranger, ils ont un sens, mais en tant que français et parisien, ce que je ressens personnellement, ce n’est pas un sursaut revenchard d’identité française ou parisienne, c’est juste la douleur du deuil.
Du coup j’ai fait un générateur d’avatars de deuil, parce que je n’en ai pas trouvé d’existant.
(Après, chacun son truc, hein, je ne jette pas la pierre à ceux qui ont envie de mettre le drapeau. Je propose juste une alternative.)