Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.
On the other hand I’ve found out you can get a liquid-resin 3D printer for $300 so now I want one (even though they’re a pain to use in a completely different way, and the build volume is tiny).
Je suis perturbé par l’absence totale de corrélation entre l’indice de pollution annoncé et mon indice de nez qui pique.
iOS 13.1 sort le 24 finalement, avec iPadOS : rendez-vous service, n’upgradez pas sur iOS 13.0 ce week-end. :D
Nothing at all:
No threatening input whatsoever:
Je pense que Brita rate une belle opportunité de marché en ne proposant pas de pulvérisateur filtrant pour plantes.
J’ai dépensé une petite fortune à Truffaut et l’appartement n’a pratiquement pas l’air plus vert qu’avant. Ca va être long. Ca va coûter cher.
Client: We accept the risks of you testing in prod.
So, besides disabling SIP, is there any way to read/write the contents of ~/Library/Mail for doing a backup?
I get why the operation isn’t permitted, but preventing me from saving important data is a case of the cure being worse than the disease.
Every time that happens I tell myself I should start a new app again. And then I get stuck on something stupid for a whole afternoon, or have to reboot so that Xcode won’t fail compiling.
I’m updating a legacy app I don’t care about for iOS 13, and getting something new to work properly, having all of the OS’s bells and whistles suddenly ring in unison with your code, still feels magical.
The Expanse S3 —
Still the same mix of really good sci-fi and really schlocky sci-fi, and I guess we couldn’t have one without the other. Yet, even when they try to get the details right, I’m annoyed at how much more realistic all the zero-G stuff (including Belter body shapes) would be if they had done just about anything but live-action.
It’s possible that I already complained about that last year, but are you seriously telling me that I still have to handle keyboard shown/hidden notifications manually even though I use safe area guides in autolayout?
Me: clicks elsewhere in the same window
WTF? I’m not even using the beta.
Just realized I do have an app for which I use the [deviceToken description] trick. Googling for the fix, half the results consist of updating the description parsing trick for the new format 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️
Qu’est-ce que j’aurais aimé avoir été élevé dans l’idée que, quand ma présence dérange les autres, c’est leur faute.
The Dance of a Thousand Hands. Absolutely incredible.
Just made my first successful 3D print in months and I’m very happy to confirm that removing the poorly designed dual-filament head was the right move. (Of course I’m less happy that I can’t do dual-filament prints, but better something than nothing.)
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance —
I’ve never felt very strongly about the movie, so I do not get the benefit of nostalgia and only see inexpressive puppets acting in front of green screens. And so many grating voices. I already had a hard time with those when it was just a movie, so I’ll skip on the ten-hour version.
Carl Sagan explains how the ancient Greeks knew the Earth was round and calculated its circumference over 2,000 years ago.
Everything’s terrible, so here’s a birb living his best life (Sound on)
Omg this is brilliant. Never seen so much “personality” from a stick before 😂 (credit to fritend1 on Reddit for this contraption)
Why is there a ‘TV’ app on this third-generation Apple TV if all it’s able to do is show a spinner with the message “Accessing TV” until the screensaver comes on?
En arrêt devant les lampes d’extérieur solaires trop mignonnes avant de me rappeler que la dernière chose que je veux est d’attirer plus d’insectes à ma fenêtre le soir.
I recently found out that #AdobeCapture can generate materials from the real world. Mind. Blown. 🤯
Why did I wait so long to buy Projects Cars 2? Between VR and force feedback, I’ve never felt so in control of my car.
(I’ve also never felt like Nordschleife was so bumpy 🤢)
Acheter une nouvelle casserole et ne pas être capable de doser correctement ce qu’on cuisine pendant quinze jours 🤦🏻♂️
The brilliantly sinister, end-of-days M2 building by Kengo Kuma in Tokyo from 1991 (I still think his best Building). It was originally a car showroom but is now, more aptly, a funeral home
Photo from the architect’s site
Shin Takamatsu‘s Pharaoh Dental Clinic in Kyoto from 1984…
This beautiful photo is by David Ewen
Hiroyuki Wakabayashi‘s Humax Pavilion, Shibuya, Tokyo, 1993
THREAD: So, most people associate Japanese design with either cute kitsch or zen-like minimalism, but its much more diverse, & 1 of my particular fav periods was the architecture of its 80-90s boom era; wild, strange & incredibly diverse, & unique in world architectural history
“Will I manage to hit ‘Trash’ on this email notification right before the contents load and I have to scroll through half a dozen screenfuls of spam to reach the button?”
instead of a Valve Index?
High on the list of weird Apple keynote brags is changing the font in the camera app. It even made the marketing website!
— Alors ça, c’est un cache-pot, faudra mettre une jardinière dedans.
— Est-ce que vous avez une jardinière à cette taille ?
— Non, pourquoi ?
This is a great example of how AI automates bias. It’s already well known that doctors tend to downplay women’s medical concerns as having an emotional basis.
AI is only as good as the data that trained it. Thus the chatbot simply reflects the gender bias of the typical doctor. [twitter.com]
looks at non-podcasting couple “so which one of you does the painstaking research into a widely misunderstood historical event, and which one of you reacts to hearing about it in real time?”
I want to get a device with Pencil this fall, and I really like the feel of the iPad Pro, but it’s hard to justify to myself paying 230% the price of an iPad 7 😞
Apple Arcade is going to have exclusive Rayman, Pac-Man, Shantae, Steven Universe, and Chu Chu Rocket games, plus a new Square Enix RPG. And Apple didn’t even mention any of those when it annoucned the price/date in its biggest PR event of the season…
I intended to buy a refurbished or used Watch Series 4 this fall, but Apple has added the only thing that could make me reconsider and want a Series 5 — an always-on screen. Not that I’ve ever really minded having to flick my wrist to see the time… but it just feels wrong to buy a Watch now that doesn’t have it.
Meanwhile I’ve played a little of Mutant Year Zero and it’s a good surprise for a game I’d forgotten existed and got for free. I did not expect high production values and well-thought UX from the game with a duck-man and a pig-man on the thumbnail, and a rather generic title.
Petting the bird in Falcon Age VR is really well done but everything else is pretty rough. Teleport orientation is screwed up, my baton keeps holstering in middle of combat, and the universe feels as bare as can be expected of what started as a PSVR game 😕
I bought a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter from Apple and I can’t believe how thin and fragile the cable looks. I don’t usually break iPhone cables but no amount of care will keep that thing working for long.
This is especially jarring in the very first client’s performance, where the guy is evidently in the depths of a depressive episode and he absolutely should not, and could not, be speaking like this.
I could deal better with the lack of interactivity in Eliza if I wasn’t so annoyed by the voice work. The dialogue is very nicely written in a naturalistic style, but they ALL overact each WORD like extras TRYING to make SURE their ONE line gets NOTICED.
Disney are remaking Home Alone. This is a petition for them to re-cast 38 year old Macauley Culkin as 9 year old Kevin McCallister and have nobody in the film acknowledge it.
“If cats looked like frogs we’d realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That’s what people remember.” TERRY PRATCHETT
Ca a mis une semaine (j’ai pas été très efficace, faut avouer) et il a fallu que je démonte la cuvette mais j’ai débouché mes chiottes tout seul 🙌︎ (le plombier que j’avais fini par appeler vendredi a décommandé).
Pendant cinq ans j’ai cru que cet immeuble en béton était étonnamment bien isolé ; en fait c’était juste qu’on devait avoir une vieille dame en pantoufles au-dessus. Maintenant j’entends une fille faire des vocalises toute la soirée. Ca coûte cher, une maison dans les bois ?
J’allais unfollow tous les gens qui ont recommandé The Expanse depuis deux ans, mais le ton et l’atmosphère se sont soudain arrangés au passage à la saison 2… ou bien c’est le syndrome de Stockholm.
People seem to assume it’s a temporary “wrap” until the reopening, which sounds to me like an odd idea, though not impossible. I’ll be disappointed if they remove it.
En ce moment je passe devant Jussieu tous les jours et les étudiants sont jeunes, beaux et insouciants et je les déteste. Et puis je me rappelle qu’ils ne connaîtront que l’oppression, la guerre et les catastrophes naturelles et ça me console un peu.
Quand j’ai googlé “asthme + chaleur” j’ai lu que c’était souvent la chaleur humide qui posait problème, et je n’ai pas réalisé immédiatement l’implication que les gens normaux n’ont pas de difficultés à respirer après dix minutes sous la douche 😲
Scotland has officially created a tartan to honour its Muslim citizens.
Blue: Scottish Flag
5 white lines: the 5 pillars of Islam
6 gold lines: the 6 articles of faith
Black square: the Kaaba
Scottish citizens, Glasgow City Chambers (Attire’s Mind)
People were laughing at Android sending ads to customers a couple of years ago, and honestly it feels like I’m using Android nowadays.
Je cherchais quelque chose à regarder sur mon Apple TV, je me suis dit que c’était l’occasion de redonner une chance à The Expanse. J’avais oublié que la moitié des acteurs bouffaient leur texte, ça avait clairement joué dans ma flemme de continuer la série.
Il y a des gens en costard-cravate dans tous les bars devant lesquels je passe, c’est dégoûtant les afterworks.
Found out today that Philips Hue has a whole range of really cute outdoor lights (whereas almost all of their indoor lamps are awful) so I need to move somewhere with a garden.
Farming Simulator is totally a game I can see myself playing on Switch for hours instead of doing anything interesting so maybe I should go on not having a Switch.
I didn’t know cross-save between Steam and Switch could be a thing. That’s such a great feature (assuming it’s reliable), Nintendo should subsidize the development time for any game that’s applicable.