Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.

14 August

Always surprised to rediscover this dark pattern whenever I have to set up Tweetbot from scratch

Sets up old iPhone 6 again as a backup device. Remembers it’s running iOS 12, like the iPad. Swipes up to switch apps. Swipes agai—oh, right.

Giving all iPads the X-style multitasking UI, but not the iPhones, is so. goddamn. petty.

13 August

This looks to be another awesome card game I’ll never get any of my friends interested in

Similar to a team building exercise I’ve had (count from 1 to 20 out loud, as a group, one person at a time, eyes closed), with thankfully a bit more information.


5 steps to beat the heat.


Gettin’ real sick of seeing this headline over and over again. [twitter.com]

12 August


good boy doesn’t let a fight break out 😀👌

11 August


In retrospect, this was the exact right solution [twitter.com]

10 August

My headset went black in the middle of a Beat Saber session and I was too scared of what I’d find (what with all the sweat) to troubleshoot before leaving for the weekend 😰


#spaceshipthings #showerthoughts #conceptart #whynot

Ca existe, des claviers midi conçus pour ne donner que les notes d’une gamme donnée choisie par l’utilisateur, façon Logic Remote ? Mon côté ingénieur refuse de se faire au concept des gammes à mémoriser qui utilisent et ignorent une sélection différente de blanches et noires.

“C’est à deux stations de métro, ça va, je peux le faire à pied,” par Le mec qui était allé acheter vingt kilos de fonte à Go Sport.

Quand Cher enregistre Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! elle ne change pas la mélodie pour faire son intéressante, alors pourquoi les producteurs ont cru qu’ils pouvaient faire mieux que les arrangements d’origine ? Abba ne vieillit pas Abba n’a pas besoin de modernisation.


Important Working Lunch instructional slide RE introducing yourself

There is nothing I find appealing in the Red Dead trailer except for how well the horses are modeled and animated, but then that video did go out of its way not to be exciting. (And I don’t care for westerns. And I Rockstar has moved away from nice, human stories.)


Ok this Waze onboarding is insane


Me, endlessly: Explain your game!

Rockstar: does it like they’re selling a high-end boat

Me: OK no that does kill it, let’s all go back to being infuriatingly opaque.

[youtube.com] .

9 August

Also how did the industry go through three decades of point-and-click development and it’s still a notable innovation that Unavowed lets you “look” at objects by just hovering the mouse over them.

When Unavowed gives you a game-halting moral choice in a situation where it makes no sense for the world to wait for you, the NPCs keep talking among themselves behind the prompt in order to delay the action and it’s the most beautiful thing.


anytime i want to post a joke on twitter i think about all the people who won’t get the joke, who will try to ‘add to’ the joke, or otherwise ‘correct’ the joke and it makes me hate y’all too much to give you any of my jokes


Nice! Shadow of the Tomb Raider lets you independently select the combat, exploration, and puzzle difficulty - to get rid of visual cues and puzzle hints, without making the combat harder. [tombraider.square-enix-games.com]


Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s exploration difficulty settings go beyond toggling HUD markers and actually change the world art - I love it! More great accessibility details here [bit.ly]. Keep up the good work, @EidosMontreal!

8 August


There’s a great feature in Far Cry 5 where if you skip some quest giver’s dialogue, they’ll give you a super quick TL:DR rundown of what you need to do.


“Congrats” in Indonesian is “selamat”. Selamat also means “to survive.”

After the 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Lombok, Facebook users wrote “I hope people will survive”. Then Facebook highlighted the word “selamat” and throw some balloons and confetti.

7 August


I’m pleased to see they improved the copy for this preference in Mojave.


LGBT culture is your parents knowing absolutely nothing about you

6 August

Hey, drag-and-drop, fuck you and your Swift-influenced API that is only fully documented in the goddamn WWDC videos.

5 August


As someone who makes software for a living, I’m extremely skeptical of putting too much software in things. [twitter.com]


Mais cette hallu totale oO [twitter.com]

Though at this point I’m pretty sure a machine-learning algorithm should be able to take this photo, recognize that it’s a cat picture, and reconstruct the hair and eye textures.

Not sure why I had never looked much into it, but Photoshop Express did the trick. You can correct RGB noise separately from luminance noise, so you get a decent grain instead of the iPhone’s oil-painting noise reduction algorithm.

Why are there a dozen apps for taking RAW photos on iPhone but I struggle to find a good app to try and denoise them a bit?

I demand to know why I am not sleeping.

4 August

Did macOS stop auto-installing printer drivers so that Apple can push AirPrint and get a royalty on more printer sales? Because that’s what it looks like from here, having to tell HP I’m running 10.6 so the site stops telling me the OS will just detect the printer, even though it won’t.

Le caissier du Marks & Spencer apprend vite, il n’est plus surpris de me voir passer avec une demi-douzaine de bouteilles de ginger beer.


Google finally ditches Mercator! [twitter.com]

Me suis-je jamais reposé ?

Ai-je jamais vraiment dormi ?

Je ne sais plus.

Je ne sais plus rien.


3 August


Expérience simple, mais foutrement efficace pour démontrer le lien entre déforestation et inondations.


Thinking about writing an adult portal fantasy where the protag has a panic attack about the power point they’re about to give and hide in a closet, only it’s really a doorway to magical kingdom where they get to be eleven and live in a treehouse where sandwiches grow like fruit.

Finally just gave the unofficial Beat Saber track editor a try.

Well, looks like I’ll wait for the official editor.


when you have lyrics for the Jurassic Park theme but you forget how it goes [youtube.com]

2 August


tl;dr I would be extremely into Elon Musk hiring Ken Levine to produce a vanity FPS/RPG where Musk is some Andrew Ryan-style philosophy-spouting villain on Mars


Le numéro de l’obs au dela de sa couv’ est juste une horreur.

On a carrément la fin du dossier qui en parlant des #incels sort CA :

#CLaFauteDFemmesEtMinoriTSiOnVousTue #NeRejetezPasLesHomsSinonIlsVousTue



I assume a designer whipped up a quick mockup in Photoshop because the new iPad’s actual glamour shots don’t exist yet, but… yikes.


Want to improve your quality of life in 5 seconds?

1. Go to System Preferences

2. Keyboard

3. App Shortcuts

4. All Applications —> add “Paste and Match Style” ⌘V



Visualizing real 3D weather using satellite imagery and SceneKit. #ARKit2 #iOS

1 August


An Ontario sunflower farm that let in photographers for a small fee says it’s closing access to the public forever after hordes of Instagrammers descended on the property over the weekend [theglobeandmail.com]


Last USA visit I had an employee lunge across the counter to stop me tapping a contactless card to pay “NO! IT CRASHES THE MACHINE” but it was too late. 4 min reboot was required.

I wish I could know how many people have posted high scores for each song in Beat Saber. Can’t brag about being between 1,100 and 1,300 on all my favorite songs on Expert if I don’t know for sure that it isn’t out of 1,500.

Visiblement parti pour passer ma semaine à comater toute la journée en attendant que ça se refroidisse un peu pour passer deux heures dans Beat Saber. Je suppose qu’on peut considérer comme des “vacances” mais c’est quand même pas super réjouissant (ni productif).

31 July


So for the next two months, Obscura can be downloaded for free via the Apple Store App


Les petites molécules volatiles et odorantes, les terpènes, utilisées par les arbres pour communiquer entre eux, auraient des actions anti-inflammatoires, neuro-protectrices, anti-stress et boosteraient le système immunitaire.

À quand la prochaine balade ?


I’m back home and I miss telling Google to turn off the lights at night.

That would be a terrible reason to invite Google’s ears into my bedroom.

On the other hand I have no conversations in here to be overheard.

Finally got to play with Tilt Brush’s hull brushes and once again I am wowed by what that team has accomplished. First VR modeling app that actually makes me want to use it. (Pity I’ve changed my focus and don’t have time to work on 3D projects for a while.)

30 July


Four Last Things, one of 2017’s best surprises, is getting a Renaissance-era sequel-y thing. Hell yeah. [youtu.be]

Try No Man’s Sky again, they said. It’s good now, they said. Not solo it’s not. (I’m giving Normal mode a try; haven’t restarted Creative yet. But if you still have to refuel your devices and ships in Creative I’m gonna rage-quit again and swear off this game again.)


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