A bride to be discovers a reality bending mistake in Apple's computational photography
I think about this iconic reddit post all the time
Damn, this post (via @hcayless). https://blogs.library.duke.edu/blog/2023/11/30/why-were-dropping-basecamp/
A fitting obituary from Spencer Ackerman:
I'M SORRY EVERYONE. I SHOULD HAVE GIVEN UP DRINKING A LONG TIME AGO.
hey kid, wanna see a magic trick
Ahh yes timeframes in software: N, N-2, 6mo, 1y, …Debian 😅
I'm sorry, did you forget the last 200 years of technological progress advancing productivity yet leading us to work even longer hours? If we want to work less, we need unions, not tech.
Another fantastic weird bug story: https://xuanwo.io/2023/04-rust-std-fs-slower-than-python/
I've been using macOS for a decade and I just now discovered that:
instead of summoning the emoji picker (with Ctrl+Cmd+Space) and searching, you can /first/ type your query (no space), then do that shortcut, and you get to pick from the top 3 results or so. (try with "apple")
(note: emoji search queries are language sensitive, your keyboard layout matters)
(note 2: this is a Sonoma (macOS 14) addition: https://www.aroged.com/2023/06/07/macos-sonoma-has-greatly-simplified-access-to-emojis/)
On failure stories:
Capo was not playing audio for some users on Intel Macs running Sonoma. After spending almost two weeks (and about $850) I discovered that macOS Sonoma had a rather nasty bug that was triggered by loading JPEG images.
I love reading about weird bugs.
@ohhelloana I don’t think they ever really finished the project (or at least I can’t find a finished version online), but maybe the Adafruit experimentation w/the Baby Einstein toy might provide some direction?
BREAKING: Politico reports that Senator Cantwell says she will delay hotlining the Kids Online Safety Act (#KOSA) because of ongoing concerns around LGBTQ rights and the need for further changes.
This is an important win for human rights. But we have so much more to do
🔠 Blabrecs: An AI-Based Game of Nonsense Word Creation
longer writeup of my AI-based wordgame Blabrecs, which i'll be showing off (with @isaackarth) as part of the NeurIPS Creative AI exhibition this year
lmk if you'll be at NeurIPS and want to meet up!