The arrogance of software developers

I don’t quite know who to blame here. I know that the people who actually write the code and do the real work are not the same people who make the decisions about how things should be designed and implemented. And that’s probably a bad thing. But anyway! There is a massive lack of quality throughout software development in our culture and unfortunately it seems like we’ve come to accept it as a given. We don’t have to settle for this shit, people! We can expect more from our computers and software!

The Guardian: If Apple is the only organisation capable of defending our privacy, it really is time to worry

The Guardian: If Apple is the only organisation capable of defending our privacy, it really is time to worry. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/22/if-apple-is-the-only-organisation-capable-of-defending-our-privacy-it-really-is-time-to-worry

Bluetooth is mostly s***. Let’s be honest.

Folks, I’ve tried all kinds of ways to make Bluetooth not suck and it just doesn’t work. I’m officially done with it.

I guess maybe I was expecting too much of it. But then there’s the way the OS responds to it. Maybe the OS is the culprit! I could see that. Because just turning on a Bluetooth headset shouldn’t make my entire system fall to pieces. But it does. Because I’m trying to leverage technology that is not mature. That’s what I think.

What do you think???

From a video producer’s perspective, YouTube appears to be atrocious. Can I get an amen??

The notion of “accounts” and “channels” is just far-fetched. Nothing makes sense. YouTube remains one of the biggest, fanciest, disjointed pieces of software I’ve ever used. Just a big damn mess.

Too bad people don’t do things right. Instead they pile onto what’s popular in order to make a fast buck and then we’re stuck with the consequences forever. That’s the capitalist way, isn’t it.

Google’s voice typing works differently on my Pixel 5 compared to my Pixel 4. Why is that?🤔🤨🧐

My Pixel 4 does voice typing much better than my Pixel 5. Is it a hardware issue? Is Google software designed to function differently on different hardware? Why does the software perform worse on newer hardware?