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

26 February

Asset extraction: moderate success! I just need to work on the model a little to solve a couple of issues


haha holy shit: “After 10 days, subjects restricted to 6 hours of sleep showed cognitive performance that as bad as not sleeping for 2 days straight. However, they didn’t report feeling sleepy even as their cognitive performance declined.” [ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

24 February

The bayou is absolutely gorgeous and Saint-Denis is… fucking decadent. I think I’ll retire in one of those abandoned shacks and become a trapper, as soon as I can make arrows good enough to kill a gator.

It seems impossible to set both a light’s color and brightness in a single Google Assistant command, and that is annoying me a lot more than reason allows. (I don’t want to set up scenes for all possible combinations and then have to remember their names.)

Lenny (1974) — 8/10


Facial recognition can now recognize people wearing masks over their mouths, people in scarves and those with fake beards.

#AI #Coronavirus #COVID19 #China Please RT



There was an Italian The Name of the Rose miniseries last year and nobody told me??


This photo by @shannu_pixels [IG: [buff.ly]] shows the geometric beauty of star-shaped Nymphalia Antiopa butterfly eggs [more: [buff.ly]]

23 February

It could be worse — it could be GTA V — but how am I supposed to enjoy my Wild West escapist fantasy when I despise the protagonist and most of his friends? Do I just abandon the camp and never talk to a human being again?


I dreamt of a self-portrait with my dog, Walter, in an art style & time period that matched his personality.

The absurdly talented artist Kai Carpenter (IG: kt.carpenter) made my dream a reality with this oil painting.

I now intend to do this with all my dogs until I die.

22 February

Before posting that tweet I went to the game’s help screen to check if I could indeed block or dodge during melee combat, then I had to google it anyway because oh my fucking god how dare you call this a help screen.

I was supposed to meet the reverend at the station and bring him back; I failed at every checkpoint. Once I walked in the wrong direction. Twice because I’ve only been taught to punch yet, not block. Once I thought I’d get my horse but the mission wanted me to run. Once a QTE.

I must have mixed up the discourse about Red Dead Redemption 2 with another game, because I foolishly expected the mission design to have gotten better than this.

Dying Light seems pretty good but I now have a migraine 😔 Fuck my dumb brain.

21 February


Why Do Corporations Speak the Way They Do? [buff.ly]

“Hey Google, play some Shirley Bassey”



Watch the video. Multiple people are in the #UE4 editor together (because the editor is multiplayer now) while moving set pieces around the actors with dynamic lighting. This is so damn cool. [twitter.com]

Parasite (2019) — 7/10

Is this really the best class warfare movie the 2010s could produce?

20 February

Ghostland (2018) — DNF

Star Trek: Picard 1x05 — 7/10

I went to Habitat yesterday and got a Siri suggestion on my lock screen for a note that lists a bunch of stuff I want to buy from Ikea, with one mention of Habitat. Creepy, but well done.

Just now my iPhone suggested the same note again because it’s been exactly 24 hours 🤪


Eek. “iFixit has a preexisting relationship with Motorola, and we’ve been asked as a personal favor not to take on this particular case.” [inputmag.com]


Two well-liked Twitter employees accessed thousands of users’ private information and illegally passed it to the Saudi Royal Family, per the FBI.

It is a crazy story. With many twists and turns, including a fake invoice, an escape from SF, and more. [buzzfeednews.com]


This is a good primer on why we’re not pursuing end-to-end encryption for email in HEY. Email is wonderful for so many things, but giving false hope about airtight security is not one of them. Use Signal when that’s the case. [latacora.micro.blog]

19 February

Frozen 2 (2019) — 9/10

Maybe I’m just a philistine who can only enjoy a story that adheres to the Hero’s Journey, but I liked this a lot more than I ever did the first one. It doesn’t hurt that it feels and sounds like a straight-up Broadway adaptation instead of a Disney movie.


Les Maîtres du Temps. Et ces putains de moustiques géants suceurs de cerveaux. [youtu.be] [twitter.com]

J’écoute Harry Potter lu par Stephen Fry (ça y est, je suis trop vieux pour lire avec mes propres yeux) et, ok, j’avoue que c’est un peu plus intéressant que les films. Mais le principal intérêt, c’est que ça va me vacciner à vie d’utiliser des adverbes, dit-il sarcastiquement.