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

18 February

@kari_paul:

today in sharing economy struggles: our app powered car rental lost cell service on the side of a mountain in rural California and now I live here I guess

17 February

@SteveStreza:

The Paywalled Garden: iOS is Adware. [stevestreza.com]

iOS has a ton of in-feed ads, popup ads, auto-enabled notification ads, tabs in apps that don’t do anything without paying. Many of these cannot be turned off or hidden. Here’s a bunch of examples.

@jackdanger:

Each time I find out that somebody’s got $3B and they spend all day in their “office” playing mobile games on their phone I think two things:

1) cool, they’re relatable!

2) We, as a society, cannot depend on them for anything

Oh, shit, SnowRunner is an Epic exclusive? There are very few games for which I care about achievements, but what’s the point of trudging through a map for hours if you can’t display it on your profile?

@hilaryagro:

If you’d like to read the research I did this interview for (it was a few years ago), my Master’s thesis “Prohibited Practice: Drug Use, Harm Reduction and Benefit Enhancement in Toronto Rave Culture” is available for download here! [ir.lib.uwo.ca]

Some excerpts:

@hilaryagro:

During my research I interviewed a guy who said he was a libertarian until he did MDMA and realized that other people have feelings, and that was pretty much the best summary of libertarianism I’ve ever heard

16 February

My Google Home starts saying “I can’t connect to wifi” as soon as it’s heard “Hey Goo—“ instead of letting me finish my sentence, and that makes it sound very super pissy. I’M NOT HAPPY EITHER ABOUT THE WIFI BEING DOWN OKAY?

14 February

Star Trek: Picard 1x04 — 7/10

I’m very much here for “out-of-touch old man keeps being put in his place.” Not so much for Picard having an extremely literal Rosa Park moment, which is especially cringy when the main antagonist is played by a black actor.

Why the fuck do both Affinity Designer and Photoshop for iPad refuse to paste an image I’ve copied from the web? (It pastes in Tweetbot just fine.)

Observer (PC) — DNF

I’m fine with a walking simulator with a small dose of investigation on the side. But I have no patience for labyrinthine dream sequences.

13 February

@Freerunnering:

I run my Mac at max resolution for the display, browse with Safari set to 85% zoom and still the information density of modern computers is unbelievably low.

@rsnous:

So much of what people like about terminals isn’t really about plain text!

- low latency

- information density

- ability to automate (even copy and paste, not just scripting) [twitter.com]

@alex_navarro:

all anyone wants these days is to die in a cataclysm that isn’t of our own making. guilt free annihilation is aspirational.

@alex_navarro:

i try not to ask a lot of the universe, but i would humbly request that if it is planning on killing us with an asteroid, please stop teasing us with these wide pitches and toss one straight down the plate. [twitter.com]

Kentucky Route Zero (PC) — 8/10

KRZ feels so obsessed with theater I really want someone to remake it as a big-budget immersive VR experience.

So I guess the first time around I gave up on Kentucky Route Zero just as it was gonna get interesting. Or maybe I wasn’t ready to get it? It’s been four years. And I can’t even understand how I managed to get stuck in the Bureau of Reclaimed Spaces back then.

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet 1x05 — 6/10

12 February

Est-ce qu’il a déjà été proposé que le mot “mec” devienne non-genré — ou se décline au féminin ?

@ironicsans:

TIL there’s a service that pairs people who work at home and need accountability to get things done. So they work with their webcams on so they can keep an eye on each other and make sure they’re really working. Not sure if it’s brilliant or crazy. [focusmate.com]

Le combo lait en poudre et protéines au petit-déjeuner + pâtes de riz et millet au déjeuner m’a plongé dans un abysse d’idées noires toute la soirée, je ne sais pas ce qui s’est passé mais je suis plus impatient que jamais de me télécharger dans un corps robotique.

11 February

J’ai perdu mon corps (2019) — 7/10

“Puisque je vais toujours chercher mes colis au point de retrait E. Leclerc, je devrais essayer d’y commander ma bouffe, ça sera plus pratique”

Doctor Who 12x07 — 5/10

Il faut que j’arrête d’acheter des pâtes sans gluten, c’est juste déprimant comme de la fausse viande pour vegans.

“Hey Siri, count down 14 minutes”

“Countdown for ten minutes”

“Hey Siri, count down FOURTEEN minutes”

“Countdown for ten minutes”

Réalisation soudaine (et pourtant si évidente) que tous mes projets personnels, je les ai réalisés au printemps ou à l’été. A quand l’hibernation inscrite dans les droits humains ?

Ce shake en poudre protéiné composé à 65% de lait avait comme un arrière-goût de lait en poudre.

Gotta love what a pain in the ass it is to test and update a mobile web page layout with Safari on iOS clinging to cached CSS as if its life depended on it.

@jelleprins:

Botnet is a social network simulator where you’re the only human along with a million bots who are obsessed with you. [startbotnet.com]

J’aurais aimé que le dernier épisode de Locke & Key se sente un peu moins obligé de mettre les points sur les i en triple exemplaire, mais à part ça ils ont sorti une série réussie d’une BD qui m’avait très vite gonflé (pour sa présentation de Dodge, si je me souviens bien).

Locke & Key S1 — 7/10

10 February

@SevaUT:

ok that’s Snowpiecer and Parasite and Host rolled into one movie [twitter.com]

I was pretty excited to play with clear resin for 3D printing, but the results are pretty meh and, while I probably need to fine-tune my layer settings, according to the web the yellowing seems just about unavoidable 😔

Vous auriez dû prendre mon imprimante 3D, il fallait juste mettre du WD40 sur les roulements.

@rje:

Saw a ton of great stuff today, but this editor’s note from the cover art concept for Nirvana’s Nevermind was my favorite

Can’t bring myself to use the liter of Anycubic resin I still have from when I first bought the printer, so I guess I’ll go and buy the better, more expensive stuff agai… oh. For some reason Amazon France doesn’t carry eSun’s nice, non-smelly eSUN PLA resin anymore 😩

@carfucar:

Now to just guess the PIN. Ok 0,1,2,3. Wrong PIN. 1,2,3,4. Administration Menu! Yes. Ok presented with 5 menus. I select the first one. From here I can select a locker number to administer. I select #4. Then I select Open. And POP, #4 opens. Easy. Grab my stuff. 6/

@carfucar:

The locker has a touch screen with two operations. Unlock or Rent a locker. No help and any thing else. So I think there must be a hidden menu. A tap randomly on corners frantic to find something. Then boom an “Enter PIN” is displayed with a 0-9 PIN pad. Sweet! 5/