Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.
Literally hundreds of Amazon orders placed over nearly 2 decades, but I ordered some batteries 2 days ago, so…
Ancient Egypt is so beautifully peaceful without enemy behaviors. Every open-world game should provide a similar mode, regardless of educational value.
Looks like Aya doesn’t have Bayek’s sweet little animation putting out his hand and caressing the tall grass while walking slowly. She never knew how to stop and smell the roses, did she.
Alexandria is so pretty in the light chosen for the interactive tours that I’m beginning to wonder if the realism of progressive day-night cycles is worth the loss in eye candy.
It’s pretty nice to walk around Alexandria without hearing the soldiers’ angry barks every thirty seconds.
games media: i mean yeah he’s racist but do creative directors really influence games that much?
also games media: kojima personally kisses every pixel before adding it to death stranding. miyazaki invented the game over screen. phil fish willed fez into being by staring at a pc.
Je suis sorti sans mes écouteurs pour aller à l’épicerie, en cours de route j’ai décidé que ça me ferait du bien de marcher, maintenant je suis seul avec mes pensées à des centaines de mètres de chez moi, sned help
Non mais c’est bon, on a eu les trois jours de neige, c’était marrant mais c’est fini, à quoi ça sert qu’il continue de faire froid ?!
I love that the subtext of the game Clue is that if you gather a bunch of white people for a dinner party, one them is statistically certain to be a psychopath murderer, but everyone’s enough of a psychopath that this person doesn’t automatically stand out.
One of the most insightful things I’ve read about privilege was someone on Tumblr who pointed out that when we talk about “respect”, people in power think it means “respect my authority”, and marginalized people think it means “respect my humanity”.
If you’ve ever tried to put your finger up a straight guy’s ass during sex, you’ll know that they actually understand ongoing consent, withdrawal of consent and sexual boundaries very well. They act confused when it’s our bodies.
Mechanical Ostrich Sculpture constructed from three mechanical arms by British artist Tim Lewis
Hearing Republicans say that, look, massacres of kids are very sad but we just can’t limit people’s basic freedoms…
…is weird if you’re a trans person who’s been listening to a years-long debate about whether you need to be banned from public bathrooms TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE.
Sticks and stones may break my bones
Words will also hurt me
Compliments make me uncomfortable
I have social anxiety
I’m a wreck
Every time I update my portfolio it reminds me that some of the most interesting designs I made were for my blog, and blogs are dead 😔
And also everything is flat now 🙄
Three days ago I followed a tip to switch my Mac and iPhone to grayscale in order to improve productivity by removing the shiny colors distracting my silly monkey brain.
It totally works! Twitter and Reddit feel less exciting — so instead I spent the day driving trucks on my PC.
So, how long until Twitter cut off API access to 3rd party apps? They’re cutting it off for their 1st party app…
As far as I’m concerned grayscale mode would be perfect if I could just automatically exclude a couple of apps (Darkroom and Instagram on iOS; Xcode and BBEdit on Mac).
Photoshop tip: if you’ve never customized the appearance of the Layers panel, you’re in for a treat. Hit the pancake-stack button to the right of the word Layers, go to Panel Options… Enjoy!
Wow, ordering Steam wishlists was already a pain in the ass, they had to go and make each entry five times as tall as it was.
It’s already been speculated that the Apple Watch was made to keep Jony Ive happy — but in that case he wanted to make a fucking solid gold watch so he was not about to object to any price.
I have a theory that Apple launched the HomePod as a thank-you to the audio engineers who do great, unnoticed work on iDevices and Macs. Maybe they lobbied to keep the price somewhat affordable?
The funny thing is that, until the PS3 remaster came out, anytime someone said SotC’s controls were terrible I thought they were insane. The only thing I remembered was how clever it was to have a dedicated “grab” button.
I bought Shadow of the Colossus on PS3 and gave up before the first fight because I didn’t have the patience to deal with the controls. The PS4 graphics are nice enough that I pushed through two colossi but I’m not sure I’ll ever care to start the game again 😞
Qu’on soit bien clair : le #Servicenationaluniversel c’est une mesure populiste de droite pour plaire à ton oncle pour qui les jeunes ne sont bons à rien et devraient “faire un tour à l’armée pour respecter l’autorité”. C’est coûteux, inutile, et une régression absolue.
How ruins would look if they were built under Martian gravity.
Chesley Bonestell, 1956.
This is a map from Marathon called 5-D Space. All of those overlapping corridors exist on the same plane, and there are no scripting tricks to toggle the intersections—the renderer just makes it work. This is the only thing that makes me want to write a 3D engine from scratch
EVERYBODY FALL IN LINE!
So I signed up for 2 factor auth on Facebook and they used it as an opportunity to spam me notifications. Then they posted my replies on my wall. 🤦♂️
I want to live in the world where this is the real reason for web browser’s convoluted user-agent strings.
“Dearest server, I am Chrome, the 64th of that name, child of WebKit, grandchild of KHTML, a disciple of Gecko, follower of the great Mozilla/5.0, running on Windows NT 10” [twitter.com]
Weird thought: Is there any way to know if any given online game has a crypto miner embedded in it?
You cannot pretend a bag of chips and a bag of apples being the same price in a store—even if they are, and often they aren’t—means people are just making bad choices.
A bag of apples doesn’t have enough calories. That’s the baseline.
You know what one of the cheapest things you can get if you are trying to maximize calories is? In the US, that is. Because of how our subsidies work.
Cake mix. In a cruel sort of twist, we really can let them eat cake.
I’m now looking at every spot of color in my field of vision — the box of tissues, the chewing gum packs — and thinking they MUST go. I guess there was a subconscious reason all along for my tendency to decorate everything in shades of gray.
Corrected from apetronix.com for High Sierra:
tell application “System Preferences” activate reveal (pane id “com.apple.preference.universalaccess”) end tell
tell application "System Events" tell process "System Preferences" tell window "Accessibility" delay 1 tell scroll area 2 to tell table 1 to tell row 6 to select click checkbox "Use grayscale" end tell end tell end tell tell application "System Preferences" to quit
Google: “We think there are lots of consumer applications for this technology, like household assistants and—“
Boston Dynamics: “YES BUT OUR CREATIONS WILL STILL DRIVE FEAR INTO THE HEARTS OF CHILDREN, YES?”
what if Boston Dynamics’ and Magic Leap’s business model is just to make viral videos
we are all going to die
Haha - they actually did it! They used mocap for the monsters in World.
Took me a while to figure out how the tweeters work — looks like they send the sound down (not what you’d expect from the x-ray view), meaning the HomePod has to compensate for wildly different surfaces on which the sound will reflect, from wood to metal to glass 😲
“No wonder Apple’s repair price is 80-85% of the device itself.”
The thing that makes the most sense about Battlestar Galactica is modern humanity is descended from people suffering from massive PTSD
cat.exe booting up
Quand on était jeunes, la neige de la veille sur les trottoirs parisiens était dégueulasse de pollution, non ?
Lithops, South African plants that have evolved to look like stones…
“A heuristic we follow is that whenever we feel the need to comment something, we write a method instead.” - Martin Fowler
A chaque fois que j’entends parler des twists de Star Trek Discovery j’ai envie de m’y remettre. Mais non, scène après scène, je déteste cette série.
Slices of a Vikings Holiday by Marko Stanojevic
Had to shuffle peripherals around to get my USB clone disk to boot up. Judging from the internets, it appears to be a thing in High Sierra (probably to do with power negotiation). How awesome is that.
#Quill released the animation feature update today! It’s hard to put in worlds how excited I am about this update. Quill created numerous memorable breakthrough moments for me as an artist since I started working in VR. Animation is the most exciting one to date.
Harry Potter and the Representation I Didn’t Actually Bother to Write But Still Want Credit For
This C# compiles in 0.2 seconds, but the Swift equivalent won’t compile because the expression is too complex. Compilers are hard! 🤯
What if Elon Musk’s just committed the perfect murder?
I want to learn the minimap skill.