Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.
How does the Readability app access my Twitter account without OAuth? (It’s not using the iOS 5 account either, there would be a system prompt.)
Anyway I’m glad someone’s finally doing the read-later thing mostly right, so people will stop overlooking how flawed the Instapaper app is.
Well, scratch that. The UX to archive a document after reading it is even more cumbersome in Readability than Instapaper’s stupid popup. FFS, there are TWO things you do most often in a read-later app: 1) read; 2) archive.
Ah, tap the article to show the toolbar. So, two taps as well. Still worse than Instapaper, though, because the animation adds a delay.
I’d really like to know what Instagram does that it can have the upload progress bar slowly reach completion, then tell me “Failed.”
The App Store front page seems to consistently crash my iPad. The 25-billion countdown, presumably. Nicely done, Apple QA.
I thought I was kidding when I said I looked forward to killing bears and cougars.
Hey, Facebook: if you want people to use Pages as their main PR hub, how about you stop compressing images so horribly?
That’s actually a pretty damn interesting idea.
Le piège des mini Kit-Kat : puisque tu ne vas de toute façon pas en manger qu’un, pourquoi ne pas en manger douze d’un coup ?
First, we should note that SQL and relational model in general were designed long time ago to interact with the end user. This user-oriented nature had vast implications: […] No one can expect human users to explicitly control concurrency, integrity, consistency, or data types validity. That’s why SQL pays a lot of attention to transactional guaranties, schemas, and referential integrity.
I had always wondered about that, and it never occurred to me that SQL could have been designed primarily for end users. So it does make sense that, when accessing my database from PHP, I feel no need to use stuff like foreign keys constraints in the schema itself, for instance.
(Can’t vouch for the rest of the article, still haven’t read it. It’s long, and I have to be in a more open and productive state of mind to appreciate what it’s offering.)
Damnit, I’d really like someone to tell me where I misplaced my old Beware The Frog scripts. Don’t wanna relearn ImageMagick from scratch.
Last night I used my home-made Google Reader client for iPad for the first time in months, and I realized I like it again.
Wish I knew what put me in such a productive, optimistic mood today. All I did differently yesterday was eat sautéed mussels & lose the lottery.
My name idea for the next app is so good that the domain name is available, even though it’s just two simple words. Wait. Maybe I meant bad.
Does the Dropbox app for iPad really not let you view an image full-screen? How am I supposed to check my interface mockups?
Hard to complain about any of them, even if they’re playing it too safe.
Chaleurs finies, le chat réclame toujours des caresses, juste maintenant elle mord et griffe quand elles les obtient.
So… Mass Effect 3 comes out today in the U.S., I guess it’s time to unplug the internet until I get it.
Not canceling my order because I ”need” to see the end, but it’s probably the last Bioware game I ever buy. Too much user-hostile crap.
“Live coverage begins in your local timezone at: Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm” — gdgt showing once more how it’s done.
Dear tech blog: if you’re rushing to post articles with only a title and “Developing…”, you’re an asshole and I will burn your place down.
Every time I open the Readability app I want to throw out all the work I’ve done on my RSS reader’s interface.
The iPhone 4s’s camera shooting 1080p with the overall heft of an iPad and an integrated 10-inch preview screen, now that’s filmmaking material.
I don’t care how much prettier the new iPad makes Infinity Blade, it still doesn’t have sticks and buttons.
I figured that calling it “the new iPad” precluded keeping the iPad 2 as an entry point, but no, they’re not afraid of making no sense.
Well, the rumor mills have done it again. Apple introduced a Retina iPad, yet I’m disappointed because it doesn’t have haptic feedback.
The iOS update server is also unavailable now. I should probably take the hint, play it safe and wait a couple days before updating.
I don’t really watch that show for suspense. Do you?
In Saints Row 3, I never feel like I’m in a real city. Not sure if it’s the city’s fault or just because you get everything from the start.
The Binary Domain demo plays a lot better than I expected. Filing this under “when it’s in the bargain bin” (which should be soon enough).
I was this close to buying Warp, then I got to the part where you must run away and the enemy’s way too fast. Screw that.
I’d love for Readability to stop trying to be too clever with the article titles; I never know what half the articles in my list are about.
Comment ça, ça sert à rien de rafraîchir la page de suivi Colissimo toutes les dix minutes à quatre heures du matin ?
Found a cool concept for my first iPhone game / interactive story; just need to have actual game ideas to flesh it out now.
This week’s Archer episode must be the funniest thing I’ve watched this year. Fantastic season they’re having.
What’s that disease called, where you can’t help but add double or triple negations to everything you say?
Interesting choice: Pinterest doesn’t suggest people to follow when you sign up, it just adds them for you and offers to unfollow them.
I’ve just generated an SQL file with 15,000 lines of “DELETE FROM CHAT WHERE PROFILE_ID1=…”. I don’t quite dare load it into Sequel Pro.
Good, I may not need to make my own after all.
Cancelling back from the filters screen all the way to the Instagram home screen, go through three cancel buttons in three different places.
So far, I’d say the Turian homeworld’s environment is several orders of magnitude better than anything from the previous two Mass Effects.
Sure, it helps that they’re depicting the final conflict, but still, they’ve made great strides in the fucking-whoa department.
And here is Shepard, witnessing entire worlds being annihilated while whining “But Earth! Earth is the most important!”
Zut, non seulement leurs conneries de vidéos sur le site de l’iPad me font ramer, mais il n’y a plus non plus de PNG pré-détouré à piquer, du coup.
Je dois réécrire les descriptions de toutes mes apps pour rentrer dans le nouveau layout du site de Dendrocom. #environdemourir
I only want to romance Freddie Prinze Jr., or maybe the Asari dancing behind the bar at Purgatory. Doesn’t look like either is an option.
The switch from Gears of War encounters to Team Fortress in single-player Mass Effect is a bit jarring, but not really in a negative way.
The world would be different (not necessarily better) if that tech’d been available to Apple in 2007.
Now that’s a geek’s geek. Wish I had the same data but can’t be bothered.
I’m sure there’s a reason for Apple not to buy or build its own assembly lines and component factories, but I can’t figure out what it is.
Sparrow (for Mac) makes a lot more sense to me when explained by its developer. Might give it another try.
Maybe it’s silly that what’s making me reconsider Sparrow is the ability to hide the Tweetie-like sidebar, but that’s how it is.
As for the iPhone version, you just can’t use an app that isn’t the one which opens when you select a notification. I tried with Twitter.
Woke my Mac up and Sparrow, which I’d left as a sidebar-less single column, was suddenly full-width, preview pane and all. Nope.
So far, really enjoying Mass Effect 3. Only disappointed by how much my Shepard speaks without giving me a chance to alter his tone.
I definitely wasn’t taught that way.
I’m not quite sure what I chose in the Mass Effect 3 ending — made a poor job of conveying the meaning, I felt.
The problem with the ending may well be that it’s a sci-fi geek’s ending, while Bioware did all they could to make the franchise mainstream.
Well… I shouldn’t have read that.
So you can fuck up and have a really bad ending. But they’re all way too similar indeed.
It’s slowly sinking in tonight that I’ll never ever chat with Garrus or Liara again. Sniff. Could use a hug.
Quand tu laisses traîner un mal de dents jusqu’au point de rupture et tu découvres que les dentistes du 50 sont tous bookés jusqu’à juillet.
Et ensuite tu te dis que le seul dentiste de Granville à avoir une place dans la semaine est forcément un arracheur de dents.
Hugo [Cabret] — All the artifice of Amélie with very little of the charm. And yellow lips. But it’s incredible that the automaton is real.
Comme si je n’avais pas assez de mal à dormir avec ma dent, voilà les oiseaux qui draguent sous mes fenêtres. Censées être du double vitrage.
I just set my alarm to 7:50am. My iPhone assumed it must have been stolen and started blaring a horn.
Draw Something is such a perfect fit for Zynga: it’s not a game. The best way for both players to win is to cheat together.
None of these UI concepts is intuitive or even discoverable.
Dentiste à neuf heures du matin de la nuit. S’il avait dégainé la roulette j’étais tout prêt à tomber dans les pommes.
What, there was a time when governments didn’t try to encourage panic and fear?
Ah mais c’est pas mal, le “versus” de SensCritique, surtout l’idée de la section “Seuls contre tous.”
Who puts CDs in their stereos anymore? There’s no excuse for a videogame soundtrack to be limited to 70 minutes nowadays.
I feel like Draw Something is gonna reveal to the world (or at least my contacts) that I’m an idiot after all.
I bought extra frying pans so I wouldn’t have to do the dishes so often, but forgot I only have three bowls to mix the eggs in.
Ok, Draw Something est probablement le jeu le plus drôle du monde quand la personne en face bute sur l’orthographe d’un mot.
Je réalise que je devrais répondre aux gens qui contactent le webmaster en disant juste “salut” mais je ne pourrais qu’être — au mieux — condescendant.
The cat is simultaneously begging to be petted and afraid to be near me because I might try to lock her out of my room for the night.
When the iPad can keep CPU+LTE running for more than 24 hours, you’ve got to wonder if the Retina screen is worth the cost on battery life.
It’s funny because Draw Something is a nickel-and-diming ersatz of Charadium.
My day hasn’t started until I’ve had real breakfast. So if I only eat candy all day I never have to start working!
I like Mondays: when you want to procrastinate, you can reopen your RSS reader every hour and there are always new articles. Oh. It’s Tuesday.
Le jour où Draw Something permet de tweeter ses dessins, vous avez intérêt à avoir un client Twitter qui permet d’ignorer certains tags.
Not sure why I bothered drawing Hong Kong, it’s impossible not to guess from the letters alone. #drawsomething
Been struggling for years to choose a memorable keyboard shortcut for locking my screen and only today thought of setting up Ctrl-Alt-Del.
Holy shit. Milking the last drops from a dying platform?
Il y a une Z4 en vente sur la route d’Avranches. Du coup, j’hésite sur mes priorités, entre ça et l’iPad 3.
Very well done and you can’t go wrong with freemium.
Not sure if I’m becoming properly insomniac or it’s just too damn hot in here. And it’s not even April yet.
Let’s have a petition for Zynga to use its blood money to license the drawing engine from Paper by FiftyThree into Draw Something.
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