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

16 February

Orwell: Ignorance Is Strength (PC) — 5/10

15 February

14 February


happy valentine’s day!!! do you believe in love??? these galapagos tortoises dated for almost 100 years and then they broke up and now they hate each other and no one knows why [atlasobscura.com]

C’est mignon le Parlement européen qui condamne la violence de la police française trois mois avant de basculer à l’extrême-droite 😔

I’ve been taking pictures of the uncharacteristically sunny weather for half an hour and only just remembered that the Camera app doesn’t take RAW photos 😡

13 February


Another #photogrammetry model taken from color WW2 footage of Berlin in July 1945. This one is of a bombed out building. 74 year old dataset #VR #AR @Sketchfab [skfb.ly]

Tweetbot doesn’t get Like notifications anymore so I enabled them in the Twitter app. Of course they don’t include @ handles because Twitter hates them, but tapping the notification brings you to… a view of your tweet. Because yeah that’s fucking useful.

I have two dev accounts, neither of which is configured on a device. Apple’s 2FA is heavily biased toward multi-device usage, so I feel pretty sure this change, however well-intentioned, is gonna turn out to be highly inconvenient.

Ironically I feel like the game’s biggest flaw is embracing the technology to add rewind and fast-forward buttons. Makes it too tempting to keep rewinding in order to see everything at once, and that turns watching the action into a chore.

The Invisible Hours delivers on the promise of immersive theater in VR with a fun story and great design and implementation. I hope the next generation gets better performance capture; then we’ll really have an awesome new form of storytelling.

The Invisible Hours (PC) — 9/10


Moi, lorsque j’invite des amis à la maison, je dis: “Tout mon foyer fiscal se réjouit de vous voir, surtout la demi-part”🙄. Après vous faîtes comme vous voulez (et puis bon, des romans basés sur le langage administratif ça peut être une niche encore non explorée #grosdoutes ) [twitter.com]


So far the best color I get out of #mechflower is a rainbow. It creates this incredible ambient light all over the room. Thank you @adafruit for these magnificent NeoPixels!


It’s done! Mechanical tulip as a present for my wife. When caressed it blooms into various colors. And will never fade. #freeform #jewelry #arduino


Apple was the best in the industry at easy upgrades/replacements/repairs when they cared about easy upgrades/replacements/repairs.


FREE ADVICE: If you’re trying to make people forget about harassment on your platform, don’t give high fives to people who have harassed on your platform. [twitter.com]

I don’t usually tweet about that sort of thing because whatever western civilization will be dead within ten years anyway and most of us with it, but the enormity of laying off 800 people right as they announce record financials is giving me existential vertigo.


you: IoT

me: guillotines are things


“We’ve never made more money in our history as a company, which is why it’s time for mass layoffs and restructuring” sure lays bare the moral bankruptcy inherent to capitalism

12 February


The Sydney Opera House designs that didn’t get chosen.


via The Guardian

11 February

With a name like this I expected Wreckfest to be a novelty game with okay physics. Turns out it’s perfectly polished, full-featured, and its driving model is the most fun I’ve had in a while. I should have bought this instead of Horizon 4 last fall.


This isn’t getting nearly the attention it deserves: why are Apple & Google hosting a Saudi app that lets men block grown women from traveling & sends

“male guardians” SMS alerts when women cross borders? [businessinsider.com]


« Les mises à pied c’est bien mais maintenant on veut des embauches et des promotions, on veut des femmes noires, des personnes LGBT aux postes à responsabilité ! » @CAllezard dans @komitid_fr [komitid.fr]

Oh no I’ve been away for Twitter for three months and now I did a dangling modifier I might just as well shut down my account in shame.

This is entirely pointless and impactless but, as someone who endured an updated iPhone 6 for months without knowing what was going on, it still warms my heart to read this on (the very bottom of) Apple’s (region-specific) home page.


AirPods 2 to cost 25% more than previous model, to the complete surprise of absolutely no-one.



Welcome to the Anthropocene

Photo: Siberian Times


Please enjoy this footage of a dog digging a hole

10 February

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 4x13 — 3/10

Counterpart 2x09 — 8/10

It’s cold and the tram is too crowded, why don’t I try one of those electric scooters you see at every corner Oh, on second thought I’m not sure how much I trust this service.

Of course my year-old AirPods can also hardly (bloop) get through that train ride but that’s (bloop) much less surpri

My iPhone 7 Plus with a brand new battery can hardly get through a three-hour train ride through the no-service countryside and I have this nagging feeling it didn’t use to be quite so bad a few years ago, even though the phone batteries were mich smaller.


Genie: You get one wish.

Me: I wish for mor–

Genie: No wishing for more wishes.



Me: I wish for more genies.

Genie: Holy shit.

All the new genies: Holy shit.

9 February


Scrolling down to the comments there is some clarification on what was going on. Apparently the old limit was 3600°/second… that’s 10 whole revolutions in one second. 🤔 Also, “light enough controller”, is this something else than a Vive wand? I know Knuckles feel lighter to me.


The latest @SteamVR Beta update. OK, thanks Steam! 👌👌👌😅

8 February

Catastrophe 4x05 — 9/10

You’re the Worst 5x05 — 6/10


on dirait des photos de soirées avec des potes arrachés que tu redécouvre le lendemain 😂 [twitter.com]

7 February

I was thinking about changing my Twitter handle again and my brain visualized opening the “New Tweet” window and typing /nick…


Trailer: Trains are giant, complex machines. You are its caretaker.

Me: Sweet

Trailer: Beware the snow

Me: Got it


Me: Wait what

Trailer: Sometimes you must KILL THE WOLVES


Trailer: Another foe is ALCOHOLISM



Deep Learning AR hand puppets. Coming soon to iOS (iPhone SE and above). Follow @2020cv_inc for weekly updates and beta access later this month. #ios #AugmentedReality #CoreML #Keras #TensorFlow #seriousface #ridiculousapp

6 February

Quern – Undying Thoughts (PC) — DNF

A lot of good work went into this puzzle game, but there are also serious UX issues — both in the interface (for starters, half the bindings don’t work on my controller so I’m forced to use the mouse) and in the puzzle design. Far too much busy work for too little payoff.

That’s what the series of The Room games nailed like no other: it was properly satisfying to see gears turn, machinery activate, new rooms appear, as you solved each puzzle.

5 February

The Other Two 1x01 — 8/10

Counterpart 2x08 — 10/10

4 February


“I’m sitting at my laptop at 2am, head in my hands, wondering why I’m gambling my livelihood and reputation on a company that takes 30% of my app’s sales and delivers, well… this.” [ikennd.ac]


It’s not a little bit weird that Microsoft is gonna be the one to take up Game Center’s mantle after Apple decided to let it wither [arstechnica.com]


This piece of art from Thomas Deininger is one of the most incredible things I’ve seen.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 4x12 — 7/10

Kaamelott S6 — 5/10

Le côté Mary Sue d’Arthur a toujours été un peu problématique, mais ça passait quand la série était comique. Quand elle se met à se prendre au sérieux, ça devient franchement insupportable.

3 February

Incredibles 2 (2018) — 6/10


The Bedouin once called these structures “The Works of the Old Men.” But we still don’t quite know who built them, or how old they are. [trib.al]


In case you missed the point, this is why we regulate banks! (TLDR: crypto exchange founder dies suddenly, customer base locked out of $137M-worth of BitCoins held on encrypted laptop with no recovery plan/fallback option because this “bank” was basically 30yo dude with laptop.) [twitter.com]


This dude is GOD MODE with a drone, just… WOW


2 February

Those Javelin legs look to me like they would terribly uncomfortable, and for what benefit? I’d love to know if Bioware ever made real-life prototypes for motion capture, or they’re hand-animated.

1 February

Recently dawned on me that, while it only recently became painful, I’ve had warning signs of carpal tunnel syndrome in my left wrists for months, if not more. And the only asymmetry between my wrists is that I wore my Apple Watch on the left arm — possibly way too tight 🤔

Catastrophe 4x04 — 7/10

You’re the Worst 5x04 — 7/10


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