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

20 January

I almost gave up, then got the notification email for my subscription renewal and decided that was not the time to drop a 95-day streak

19 January


“J’en ai vidé des gazeuses pour contaminer des couvertures. À calais, j’obéis aux ordres et je ne réfléchis pas (…) peut-être qu’un jour j’exposerai mes fautes devant le Seigneur”.

Témoignage terrifiant d’un CRS à Calais.

N’a t’on rien appris du passé ?

Quels garde-fous ? [twitter.com]


Q: When aliens land on Earth, what is the one item you bring them to explain our civilization?


Quand Facebook met dans mon feed une vidéo d’araignée géante juste parce qu’un ami arachnophobe a écrit un commentaire dessus, J’ENGUEULE QUI, MOI 🤬


I watched all 74 videos in Jake Paul’s course on how to become a social media star, and I have come away with the conclusion that he is a terrifying genius and we are all in serious danger. [buzzfeed.com]

I am so glad I’m done with the story so I can focus on playing the game again.

18 January

I thought the beginning of AC:Origins had issues, but I was not prepared for the obnoxious mess of narrative and mission design that was the whole Taking of Alexandria sequence.

Even with a new battery my iPhone 6 lags when I skip a track as if it were spinning up a hard drive.


Et en français “ours mal léché” viendrait-il de là aussi ? [twitter.com]

17 January


Apple can surely do their part. @fmanjoo is spot on here. Letting people set limits on their usage (like, gimme a warning if I exceed 30mins/day on Insta!) or awareness of that usage would be wonderful.


La vie de Dolores O’Riordan a été rongée par un passé sombre, rempli de démons, qu’elle a portés en elle pendant des années sans pouvoir en parler. [lemde.fr]


Adding depth to 2D with hand-drawn normal maps in The Siege and the Sandfox [ubm.io]


Donc les gens mettent le Nexus 5X dans de l’eau glacée avec du sel (pour la rendre bien froide) pour espérer récupérer les données parce que le SoC meurt souvent après ~1 an. Bonne affaire le Nexus 5X. [hackaday.com]

Les deux coups de perceuse dans ma fenêtre à 08:30 et plus un bruit de la matinée, faudra pas s’étonner quand il y aura un meurtre.

16 January


Logan Paul: Here’s a dead body

Youtube: Let’s put it on trending

Chelsea Manning: I’m running for senate

Youtube: We can’t have this

More proof youtube is a mess [twitter.com]


Comment voyage la lumière dans une fibre optique - illustration.

15 January


Why can’t you easily search all of the text you read on any screen (desktop + mobile) over the past day?

It’s strange how much obvious, low-hanging fruit of this form still exists.


Shoes worth hundreds of dollars, made by low wage laborers, advertised as necessities to low income Black and Brown youth and sold in a capitalist, war mongering nation is not at all the dream Dr. King had [twitter.com]

BRB je vais me bouffer un pot de crème anti-rides

Those damn cross-platform apps and games making a mess of the Documents folder because that’s how it’s done on Windows.


A side point, but as a fascinating example of where we are as a society: this advice doesn’t even acknowledge the existence of phone calls. [theguardian.com]


Ce qui me rend fou avec les réactions autour des articles sur quantic dream, c’est qu’on retrouve toute la rhétorique anti presse de l’alt right américaine et ça fait même pas 24h que les articles sont dispos.

14 January


This soldering reference card from @adafruit is the most to-the-point explanation of good soldering practices I have ever seen:


Le truc de SF qui me rend dingue et qu’il faut arrêter de foutre partout. #BlackMirror #TheExpanse


The “judge my work” excuse is always BS, but especially when your work has consistently been poorly written problematic shit since forever. [resetera.com]


Quantic Dream avait déjà une salle réputation dans le milieu, mais c’est encore pire que je le pensais. Il y a de quoi vous occuper tout votre dimanche aprem :

Médiapart : [mediapart.fr]

Le Monde : [lemonde.fr]

Canard PC : [canardpc.com]

Someone designed and programmed a specific pose for Bayek when he is walking slowly through reeds, putting out his hand to brush against the tips 💜

13 January


Wonderful thread about the immense progress being made in Africa. [twitter.com]


I have now seen everything I need to see in life. Bye.


This blows my mind - a three-part chorale generated by reading out a space-filling curve on a triangular grid. [win.tue.nl] via @goodmachine & @beausievers

12 January


The culprits seem to have been a group of jovial young males, who, not unlike their human equivalents, seem to enjoy goofing around with traffic cones


-D’où vous est venue l’inspiration pour cette architecture?

-J’aime observer la nature, les animaux, mon connard de chat…


Ranganathaswamy Temple in Tamil Nadu, India

Le ciel est gris et la Seine kaki, quelle belle petite promenade. Tu m’etonnes que j’aie pris deux kilos parce que je ne sors pas.


Au final Catherine Millet prouve encore une fois ce matin sur Inter qu’elle est incapable de parler d’autre chose que d’elle-même et de voir au delà de sa propre personne. C’est LE point commun des signataires de cette tribune.

Backups are disabled but I can’t seem to get rid of this damn warning.


Oubliez les robots tueurs et les IA conversationnelles : au #CES, ce jouet pour chat incarne le futur de la chatontech. 🐱

Bon, ben si l’épisode de cette semaine est censé être emblématique du retour en force des X-Files, je peux arrêter de regarder pour de bon ?

11 January

I turned off auto-balancing brackets and do you think Xcode would let that stop it? Ha!

Oh hey, while I was away from iOS development Xcode has somehow managed to become even dumber and more annoying at auto-balancing brackets while modifying code.



The excuses in this are disgraceful, and people telling a woman to “just keep pushing” while explicitly discriminating against her are both awful, and nothing new.



Sinon est-ce que le “droit d’importuner” implique la possibilité pour les hommes bi et homo de frotter leur genou sur d’autres hommes, les “harceler un peu” (car on sait jamais t’as vu) car ça “peut déboucher sur de belles histoires” et pr pas empêcher la “liberté sexuelle” ?


This is awesome. Portland’s city officials - police, judges, mayor - insisted they have the right to search people’s trash with no warrants. So local alt-weekly (@wweek) went through their trash and published the contents (via @bartongellman) [wweek.com]

10 January

Anyway the game made me want to 𝔠𝔯𝔢𝔞𝔱𝔢 𝔞 𝔭𝔬𝔡𝔠𝔞𝔰𝔱 𝒷𝓎 𝓇𝑒𝒸𝑜𝓇𝒹𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓪𝓷𝓰𝓻𝔂 𝔀𝓱𝓲𝓼𝓹𝓮𝓻𝓼 ιηтσ α вιηαυяαℓ мι¢яσρнσηє.

So far it definitely feels much more “torture teenage Lara Croft to make the player want to protect her” than “strong female protagonist.”

Started Hellblade: great prologue, and then it veered into psychological torture porn and I got stuck for ten minutes on a broken door.


Alt title: Apple hands over to the Chinese government all the private data of its China-based users. [bbc.com]

Ca n’arrête pas de m’épater que tout le monde ait accepté le glissement de “réfugiés” à “migrants” — même ceux qui parlent en leur défense.


Lol. Le showrunner d’une série basée sur une histoire vraie décide de rendre le perso principal hétéro parce qu’il n’arrivait pas à s’identifier sinon. Ça va la médiocrité artistique ? [twitter.com]

Recovery partition allowed me to reinstall 10.13.2 in one click without losing anything, so at least macOS is still good for something.


Natalie Portman’s “here are the all male nominees” moment is basically what anyone introducing an all male anything should do. e.g. “Here is the all male panel.” “Here is the all male bibliography.”

How do you make a *nix kernel — which is running on a whole lot of different configurations — incompatible with third-party RAM, if not intentionally?

According to the internets there’s a good chance my problems come from having upgraded the RAM years ago, and I can’t help but wonder if Apple’s intentionally fucking up my install because it thinks I might have a Hackintosh.

9 January

Somehow my Mac mini managed to install 10.13 but is stuck in a loop of failure to update to 10.13.2. Anyone know how to make it stop trying?


This is 2 years after the launch of consumer VR for PCs. Now imagine the rig that could power that tier of VR in another two years. And it won’t need a cable tethering you to your desk or media center. [twitter.com]

The Iron Giant never fails to be cool

But the experience isn’t improved by half a dozen of creepily silent avatars ambling around, nor by Sansar’s pretty bad UX.


Johnny Hallyday non plus n’écrivait pas ses chansons et pourtant le jour de sa mort on ne s’est pas souvenu de lui par le prisme de ses auteurs, étonnant n’est-ce pas ?

“Razer’s Project Linda is the smartest take on the dockable phone we’ve ever seen”

Shame that the whole idea has been obsoleted by “let’s put all your files in the cloud” and I doubt we’ll ever manage to back away from that.


How do you do, fellow cats?

Imagine having $20,000 to spend in Nanoleaf lights for your living room (* actual price not announced yet)

8 January


Complain about the open market of Steam - I get the issues - but this week walled curation is really showing why it fails.

Having to wait for curators to “get it” for a game is not a good answer either. Really surprised by GOG here.


“Nanoleaf made a 12-sided Apple HomeKit remote”

I’d actually want something like this. And $50 is even somewhat reasonable.


This map is a brilliant data visualization. Here’s a brief thread on why it’s so much better than past efforts. [xkcd.com]


40,100 retweets of a quote tweet of a news article link that doesn’t exist, from an account with 80 followers.

Consider how much of the world narrative you injest and accept from passing glance alone.

7 January


- Dis, France Gall a gagné l’Eurovision, elle jouait Cristal dans Starmania, elle avait plus de 30 ans de carrières, elle collectionne les prix, elle a vécu de nombreux drames, on fait un article sur quoi ?

- ⬇️

At the risk of sounding obsessed, I’ve just reached Egypt in Talos Principle VR and I’m almost jumping up and down with joy (even though it’s a far cry from AC:Origins’ living world).

On pensait être préparés, et puis la définition a changé en cours de route

Ca n’existe pas, les ramens au café ? 🤔


Desperate times. Had to shovel a formula 1 track through the back yard for the greyhounds.

6 January

“I’ll just play AC:Origins for a couple hours and then work” is a lie. On the plus side, I can strike the Great Pyramids off my bucket list.


iOS 11 tip: After you take a screenshot you can long press on the little preview to go straight to the share menu.

No choice but to enable LCD Font Smoothing so that at least everything is consistently a bit blurry and it’s a good thing my bank account is empty or I’d be ordering a Surface Book right this second.

I knew I didn’t want to upgrade to High Sierra but HOLY SHIT THIS IS GONNA DRIVE ME CRAZY VERY QUICKLY.

Yay, I’m not the only one; boo, it’s not just Tweetbot

In Tweetbot it seems to happen mostly when there’s no embedded media nor mention; in Finder it’s when there’s an accent in the file name.

Updated to High Sierra last night. Thought I was going crazy trying to pinpoint why text in Tweetbot felt weird, but no: it’s randomly using subpixel antialiasing for half the tweets. What the actual fuck?


“Michael Wolff Did What Every Other White House Reporter Is Too Cowardly to Do” [gq.com]


Meltdown mitigation looks like it’s tripling CPU usage for some cloud services, like Epic’s Fortnite back-end. This has a real and immediate impact on multiplayer games — server issues for players, and potentially ballooning costs for games companies [twitter.com]

5 January


I think the lesson to learn here isn’t that highly polished productivity apps can’t succeed on iOS — it’s that the same types of apps don’t necessarily succeed on both platforms. [twitter.com]

Apple doesn’t show any sign of planning to patch Sierra against Meltdown, so…


La torture d’essayer d’acheter des fringues après deux mois d’hiver.

Je ne mange plus avant mars.

Je ne mets plus le nez dehors avant mars.


HEADS UP #macadmins : Apple JUST updated [support.apple.com] today (Jan 5th) and REMOVED mention of 10.12 and 10.11 being fixed for CVE-2017-5754 aka #Meltdown

Only 10.13.2 contains the fix.


Super common thing reporters see:

Women: “I’m not an expert, here’s someone who is for you to talk to.”

Men: “I’m not an expert, but here are all my thoughts on the topic anyway feel free to quote me.”


YouTube’s Content-ID system is, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error. @littlescale:”My ten hour white noise video now has five copyright claims!” [jwz.org]


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