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

8 December

@AntonioCasilli:

Moscow police officers illegally “monetize” footage of 175,000 surveillance cameras on forums and messenger groups. For 470$ anyone can have access to facial recognition lookup services. Interestingly enough, they do not work. #facialrecognitionisascam [bleepingcomputer.com]

@axbom:

1) In 2008 a salmon (yes the fish) was put through an MRI scanner. The salmon was shown a series of photographs of humans in social situations, and asked to determine the emotion of the person in the photo (yes, really).

Mais what do I know, cette série m’emmerde mortellement et je ne regarde que pour les production values (qui m’ont semblé en baisse dans le dernier épisode, d’ailleurs).

J’ai la nette impression que The Child était en images de synthèse au départ et qu’ils n’ont arrêté qu’après la remarque de Werner Herzog, et je vote qu’ils ont eu tort, il était beaucoup mieux dans les premiers épisodes.

7 December

The Mandalorian 1x05 — 3/10

I keep trying to play Call of Cthulhu, but I already hated the lead actor in Vampyr, and that game had the benefit of much better-written dialogue.

@Le_Trema:

je vois des gens qui continuent à faire des sapins de Noël donc je recommence pour les 2 du fond [twitter.com]

Une vision inédite de l’enfer : la soirée avec une musique excellente mais les deux-tiers du public sont venus uniquement pour le show porno.

@kevinbaker:

The AT&T PC 6300’s demo program was an entire goddamned aesthetic.

6 December

@DannyBittman:

WOW WOW okay this is freaking huge. Why? Because Adobe owns @Substance3D too, which is working on a #VR texturing interface. Since @Adobe loves having their apps mingle together and pass files, this will without a doubt open the doors to a industry grade, all in VR workflow 🥳 [twitter.com]

I forgot how excruciatingly boring Words with Friends becomes when you start playing strategically.

Apple’s Clips app now supports memojis and the results look lovely, but the UI really needs an overhaul. Took me a while to find how to take (and manually save!?) a photo.

Two months in, and Face ID on the iPad Pro is still an absolute pain in the ass.

5 December

His Dark Materials 1x05 — 6/10

Does their choice to introduce our world so soon work for anyone? I really don’t feel like it works.

The Mandalorian 1x04 — 3/10

The Mandalorian 1x03 — 4/10

@OminaeFR:

La guillotine n’avait pas que des mauvais côtés.

Surtout le tranchant. [twitter.com]

@ultrabrilliant:

This person is making atmospheric videos of the train stations in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and I am extremely into it. This is the kind of niche videogame content I live for. [youtube.com]

4 December

There has never been and never will be a more apt use for “Weird flex but ok.”

@krmaher:

Men. If women wrote such abbreviated emails, they’d be considered terribly rude. [twitter.com]

3 December

2 December

I randomly reinstalled Word with Friends and oh my god that UX is so fucking obnoxious — even without considering the ads. How do they derive profit from making me tap through two dozen reward screens before letting me get back to my games?

Les gens qui s’abonnent aux notifications de promos sur un article dont tu évites la page pour ne pas être tenté et qui t’envoient un message pour dire “oh elle est en réduction ! mais je vais être raisonnable et attendre la prochaine fois” 😡

La tentation est grande en voyant les cadavres de sapins devant les fleuristes, pour une fois que j’aurais la place d’en mettre un grand dans mon salon.

1 December

@OptimistPanda:

A worker at the Genius Bar spotted Xcode in my dock and said “ah, ok, I assume you already did the basic troubleshooting then. Let’s skip to the higher level stuff.”

A) I wanted to share this possible cheat code

B) I want to figure out the equivalent to this for everything ever