+  2023-06-10 12:12

Could someone please help me ID this building briefly shown during the latest #Apple event? Supposedly some #gym, as seen through the glass? Is it part of their headquarters? 🤔

I’ve run it through the usual image and #architecture-specific search engines — no results.

 +  2022-11-28 17:37

A truly “#Pro” notebook computer would feature:

• an ortholinear, split & probably concave #keyboard optimized for touch-typing
• an #Apple Pencil compactible screen
• a 21:9 screen ratio / form factor

But hey, who’s thinking about pros these days, eh?

Economies of scale rule… just name it “Pro” to charge “More”. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Until technology allows every pro to install a Brother #Speedio and a fab-lab-at-home / auto-#SMD machinery in-house? 🤔

 +  2022-10-16 16:52

I wish I could get inside the head of the #programmer who writes:

catch (error) {
  print(“An unknown error occurred (-50)”)

Yes, it’s a real #debug message from someone at a company like #Apple. 🤦🏻‍♂️

I should add that the UI offers to save “An unknown error occurred” string as a .txt file. Wow. Amazing!

 +  2022-03-10 15:13

Does anyone know why the hell #Apple insists on asking: “Are you sure you want to close the Console window? Streamed log messages will be discarded when this window is closed.” with a Cancel (focused) vs Close buttons?

#dev #programming #hell

This happens only for the main syslog. All other logs never exhibit this behavior! Very annoying. Appeared since around Catalina… 🤯

Yes, I’ve Googled and StackOverflow-ed this… to no avail.

 +  2022-02-01 11:08

I’ve always wondered: how does it feel to be an #Apple #macOS #dev

You can’t isolate yourself from the ‘official’ #bug reports, the ‘unofficial’, but vocal and public grudges on Twitter, about the character / emojis palette random misbehavior since, when, 2014?

Or can you? 🤔

Each morning, you enter the magnificent ring-office of a company making ≈100 BILLION USD of income YEARLY… sit down in a super-ergonomic #office chair in front of a decked-out, all in-house, state-of-the-art #ARM hardware,

open a rather impressive suite of dev tools and languages like #Swift… and… the bug (and public outrage) persists.

The loses in functionality with each iteration (like, hide tracks by keyword?!), your users can’t listen to the audiobooks playing fine in on their fancy #AppleWatch,

the still pales in comparison to #MacOS Classic spatial awareness.

How do feel? OK? Or #TimCook’s We’re So Excited™? Or do you Think Indifferent™?

 +  2022-01-01 17:35

My 2022 starts with insightful #UI from #Apple while trying to use their AirPods Pro…

Sending you cosmic lo… scorn to you, the #dev who messed up firmware 4C165. Can’t connect to any of Apple’s devices without an un-pair / reboot / re-pair each time.

 +  2021-11-17 21:49

Unfuckingbelievable!! #Apple today announced Self Service #Repair, which will allow customers who are comfortable completing their own repairs access to Apple genuine parts and tools.

Available for the #iPhone 12 & 13 and soon to be followed by Mac computers featuring M1 chips, Self Service Repair will be available in January in the US and expand to additional countries throughout 2022.

Is it real?! Any restrictions? We’re talking #REVOLUTION here, people. 😮

Plus, you’ll be able to return the faulty parts for recycling to Apple in exchange for a CREDIT you could use for the next purchase.

Yes, they did so under pressure… which WE put on them (my tiny part is in there). And we’ll need to see the prices, etc.…

 +  2021-10-27 19:14

#MacOS has turned into a collection of #paranoid, #Apple-signed #SQLite databases amassing 32 hexadecimal (base-16) UIDs run by “we’ll try to sync and mirror to our cloud server in the USA” daemons.

Do you remember the days of real, human-readable data files and non-binary #XMLs? When you could change a .plist without killing the cfprefsd ? 😔

But I realize that most #Mac users don’t care and don’t even understand what I’d just written.

 +  2021-10-23 10:28

Wait, since when does #Apple encrypt my music #SQLite library with a password I don’t have?! 🤯


( I’ve since read the docs describing how I could build a signed code app to read my own music metadata via the Apple’s API … but come on, it’s like I’d need to code an app with a digital certificate to access my own photography work since 1997🤦🏻‍♂️ )

 +  2021-09-30 16:58

Not much is required to make a #UI #designer go mad. Daily. Hourly.

#Apple #Fail #iOS15

 +  2021-04-04 18:06

Apple Music on #MacOS? A perfect illustration of Apple’s software products today. How anyone can ship code this bad, year in, year out, is beyond my comprehension.

I mean, really, if you’re afraid to start #programming… please don’t be. Why? Because I’m 90% confident you’ll write better code with #Apple’s own APIs’ in #Swift, than people paid x20 your current salary.…

 +  2021-01-23 05:23

Isn’t it fascinating how #Apple always thinks you will read 50 #books at most, listen to 100 songs tops, and store 300 contacts max?

All of their apps — Books, Music, Contacts — are built with interfaces and storage engines optimized for tiny quantities of stuff easy to find by a “cover”, an “album” or a “name”.

#UI to thumb through in a couple of scroll-seconds. 😖

 +  2020-10-16 08:13

What’s up with the child-like super-filtered female robot voices “singing” in present-day videos? Heavy bass & Barby-like crap… #Apple’s keynotes, YouTube reviews?

Why? A sudden dislike of human sounds? A further infantilization of the people? Multicolored unicorn #soundDesign?

 +  2020-09-16 14:08

I’m so grateful for @videolan VLC ability to play the #Apple Not So Special Event at x1.5 speed. 🙄

 +  2020-08-25 14:45

Never thought I’d be using the #Apple #iOS “Find My Devices” feature… until I knocked myself hard in the ear and propelled one of the AirPods Pro into a galaxy far, far away… beyond visual range.

One of those magical software+hardware moments! 😲

Requires a near silent room.

 +  2020-04-03 10:00

Why no one makes aftermarket deep-insertion in-ear canal tips for the #Apple #AirPodsPro ? Did I miss something while searching? 🤔

All pro in-ear #music / #sounddesign / film #audio production devices fit much deeper. Like the Etymotics, for example?

 +  2019-11-18 21:58

iTunes stopped syncing your contacts to #iPhone?

It’s a bug ignored by #Apple: #MacOS #AddressBook entries with “son” or “daughter” will cancel the entire sync of contacts data to iPhone.

Workaround: change all fields “Son” or “Daughter” to “child”.

#Sync will work again.

 +  2017-11-13 04:10

Can someone please explain me the rationale of using several types of #fastener head systems in 1 product? #Allen + #Torx, #Torx + #Philips

#BMW, #Apple, tons of examples. Why not standardize on just 1?

 +  2015-06-26 12:04

Finally! After decades of puzzlement, thanks to @roessli, I’ve discovered the #design origin of #Apple cmd #symbol:…

 +  2013-10-23 03:06

Only 1TB of internal storage in #Apple #Mac Pro?! Any advice on a quiet 8Tb Thunderbolt #SSD storage system for #film editing?

 +  2012-01-15 15:52

My ideal #writing environment: great view, big #Apple screen, web connection and silence, total silence. No phone, no e-mail, no people.

 +  2012-01-12 10:48

#Apple’s App Store has been illegally avoiding #EU #VAT laws for years now! Their service department says they sell #B2C only… #LogicPro?

 +  2011-01-11 13:37

Should I give up #hope that #Apple will fix Finder lack of spatial orientation in #Mac OS X? We’re nearing 10.7 and still no OS 9 metaphors.

 +  2010-10-27 03:39

Sadly, the next generation of #Apple notebooks limits storage, lacks Firewire, forgets RJ45, looses keyboard backlight and requires a loupe.

 +  2010-08-02 11:43

The difference between earlier plastic #Apple Cinema Displays and current aluminum ones? #Work #safety. The sharp edges shred awkward moves.

 +  2010-05-07 20:51

Seems #Apple #LED 24" #display prefers being #ICC profiled at native color temperature (≈6600K). Anything warmer shifts grays to green.

 +  2010-04-30 03:59

Excellent rhetorical prose by Steve JOBS on #Flash:… . And I agree. #HTML5 will win if #Apple persists. A good thing.

 +  2010-04-07 12:55

#Apple’s denial of #Flash might be a good thing for #HTML5, which even runs #Quake in the browser: &…

 +  2009-08-10 23:41

My nighttime handheld #photography of #Zurich urbanism shot with #Apple #iPhone 3Gs:… Pro photog fun. What do you think?


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