Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.
I don’t like survival games, nor zombie games, but I mean, in general, for other people, why not?
Shadow of the Colossus (2005)
1. Encouraging tweetstorms is bad
2. But hiding them behind a “read more” link is great
3. But god knows what will happen in third-party clients
4. It’s y’all’s fault in perpetuity for rejecting the 10,000-word attachment idea
How does a bitcoin crash work if the slightest activity on the market already means transactions take hours to process?
Someone tried to film a ren fair with a drone and the result is one of the best gifs I’ve ever seen.
I can’t find lightning headphones this morning so I’m walking to work playing music on my old 6S. I’ve been forced to invent the iPod. This is the dumbest thing that has ever happened to me
This is incredibly satisfying
Cat Person is reverse Ernest Cline fanfiction
I also love the way the world map reveals itself as you progress.
Jeff Bezos is worth $100 billion
Did I miss something or is there still, 36 hours before release, zero official word on mod support in Fallout VR?
“I’ll play Archangel real quick so I don’t miss out on the free weekend, then I’ll work” was a bad idea. I quit in a hurry as soon as it started moving but I still have a headache.
Seeing the mech’s head and hands mirror my movements during the tutorial was pretty cool, though.
It’s presumably intended as a workaround for devices going from 60% to shutdown in a few minutes after the iOS 10 update, but I’m gonna be hard-pressed for arguments the next time someone cries “planned obsolescence.”
According to CPU DasherX (free on the App Store) the 6 Plus I’m using runs at 840MHz, while the 6 whose battery I replaced in February goes a full 1.4GHz 😨
« Le ridicule ne tue pas »
Maxime favorite des dictateurs.
I haven’t looked at the API yet but I really like the fundamental design choices shown here.
「空想ジオラマ」の技術的な話、 #ViveTracker でトラッキングしてるのはいつも通りで、初めは背景真っ白だけど手に取ると車の周りのTerrainに色を付けていく処理が毎フレーム入ってるので、処理が重くなってしまうのだけど、なんとかできないだろうか。
OK Waze this is impressive as hell
I’ll reconsider when Monster Hunter has a photo safari mode. I don’t even understand how they can spend so much time designing and animating all those creatures and not want to offer more peaceful interactions.
After fifteen minutes with the beta, I’m not sure what Monster Hunter is supposed to be but I’m just gonna go ahead and assume it isn’t for me.
My iPhone has become so unresponsive while playing music I think I’m gonna look for an iPod nano to borrow.
There’s an app for that, they said. And users eagerly forgot about websites, so that if you didn’t have a presence on the App Store you might as well not exist.
I particularly like the balance between levels where you can take your time and the few that rely more on reflexes.
Nothing better than christmas chocolates to explain #UVmapping to your kids #CGI #3D #material #texture
Most sane company valuations are 10x-20x revenue, with 20x being a high-end for desirable acquihires by Google/etc. Under that math, Patreon should be worth $80-$160 million. Yet they raised at $450m. 56x revenue! This means they’re under intense pressure to increase $$$. 2/10
Here’s what I think is happening with @Patreon - this year they raised $60m in Series C venture funds at a valuation of $450 million (after raising $30m last year and more than doubling the company’s size - almost always a mistake). Yet they make about $8 million per year. 1/10
If you weren’t enough of a risk-taker to buy bitcoin at $30, you also aren’t enough of a risk-taker to not have sold it the minute you had multiplied your holdings ten-fold, so don’t beat yourself up over hypotheticals
It’s funny how we were all a little worried about High Sierra’s switch to APFS and it seems to be the only thing they didn’t screw up. (Talking general OS reliability, not mis-attributed UI fields in Disk Utility.)
I love this setting and, if anyone can convey the sense of wonder it should inspire, it’s definitely Campo Santo.
IMAGE : La foudre frappe une éruption volcanique au Chili (photographe : Francisco Negroni)
I honestly find it pretty troubling how much of the reporting of the Disney-Fox acquisition is just squee over the Marvel possibilities rather than real concern over the insidious nature of a growing media monopoly.
Here’s a frightening additional thought: if the financial crisis was the equivalent of the 1929 crash, then we’re now roughly around 1938.
In summary: ten years ago bankers gambled with all our money, lost most of it, caused a global financial crisis, which resulted in austerity, that was manipulated into anti-migrant rage by billionaire tax-exile press-barons, revitalised the far right and brought Trump and Brexit.
Living the dream.
Check out the crazy origami Ethernet port on this new Fujitsu laptop (yeah they’re back making laptops now)
It’s just like that old saying; “Do what you love for a living and the increasingly unclear distinction between your personal and professional identity will make it extremely difficult to feel emotionally secure at basically any point in the process”
When I heard “Reigns, but with the queen” I assumed ‘Elizabeth I,’ not ‘the king’s wife.’ Definitely has potential to be more interesting — but I wish they’d done away with the Tinder UI.
Pokemon: in our new movie pikachu talks
people: thats the stupidest thing I’ve ever h-
Pokemon: he’s ryan reynolds now
Pokemon: pikachu says “fuck”
Via @heatherrivers, an anonymous Microsoft quote about the fuckery of stack ranking
I’m trialling a new experimental laptop from Apple. The return of USB-A and SD Card slot is genius. Touch screen and pencil support is surprisingly useful. Touch bar is gone but I won’t miss it. Face ID is 👌
The new logo on the back is an odd step but I could get used to it.
(i.e. an 8-hour MacBook [Pro] starts looking a lot less attractive beside a Windows-on-ARM device with a 24-hour battery & LTE)
En très gros :
Google : vend de la pub et des données.
Apple : vend ses produits cher.
Facebook : vend de la pub et des données sur d’autres canaux.
Amazon : vend les produits des autres.
En vrai je vais pas m’autoquoter, mais il faut cesser de dire « GAFA », ça amène à une confusion qui confine a l’absurde et biaise les analyses : croire que 4 entreprises font la même chose et ont les mêmes intérêts commerciaux.
THE RIGHT: Yeah he’s a serial child molester but he’ll confirm the guy I want on the Supreme Court
THE LEFT: Yeah she’s good on global warming and tax policy and race relations and expanding healthcare to poor families but I can’t vote for someone who gave paid speeches to Goldm
It’s bad enough that iTunes’ entire album view flashes distractingly every time the track changes — but why on earth does it flash twice.
One of my favorite samples from the Progressive GANs paper is this one from the “cat” category. Apparently some of the cat training photos were memes with text. The GAN doesn’t know what text is so it has made up new text-like imagery in the right place for a meme caption.
2016: Should have bought some Bitcoin
2017: Should have bought some Kittens
The Super moon rising over Nairobi, Kenya.
Stages during it’s rise stacked into one; timelapse failed
Bravo…..well done, lady!
Of course the batteries are glued to the case, why wouldn’t they, so I can’t risk trying to remove them and run the computer off the mains.
Fuck. It just dawned on me that my four-year-old MacBook Pro has been swelling over the last few weeks. (Or much longer if my issues with the trackpad’s button were the first symptom.) It’s awesome because I’m kinda broke right now.
1) The Twin Peaks Season 3 I thought I wanted for 25 years.
2) The Twin Peaks Season 3 I didn’t know I wanted, but did.
With iOS 11 and the iPhone X there are so many crazy-making inconsistencies across devices it’s a real hindrance to friction-free work.
The most frequently used gesture (swipe up) does three different things depending on the device . Total muscle memory fail.
rt if you agree
We can disagree on how much time the devs should have spent on comfort options (there are none) but I don’t think it’s acceptable for a third-person game in VR to let the camera jump up when the character steps on a fucking pebble.
Played a couple minutes of Edge of Nowhere until 🤢 and it’s always funny how different a VR game’s perspective can be to what you expected from the videos.
I was once told it would have to be a real damn emergency to release an iOS version on a weekend, so, here we are… 😂 iOS 11.2! 🎉
My kitty is on some other shit
Quand ton chat se prépare pour un rituel de sorcellerie
I reflexively installed 11.2 as soon as I saw it was available. What could go wrong. It’s not like they also rushed that update overnight, to fix a bug that was putting thousands of phones in a reboot loop.
“Oh hey, it’s you! I’m so happy to see you!”
Au passage, la Prep n’est pas un truc d’inconscient : c’est un truc de personnes qui ont décidé de se prendre en charge, avec des check-up et des dépistages réguliers. Condamner la Prep aujourd’hui, c’est aussi bête que d’être contre le préservatif. #WorldAIDSDay
Je sais que ça fait peur, parce qu’on a tou·te·s déconné un jour ou l’autre. Mais c’est pour ça qu’il faut savoir : Savoir, c’est bénéficier d’une prise en charge, c’est s’assurer de garder le maximum de cartouches thérapeutiques dès le début. #WorldAIDSDay
A charity offered me the chance to adopt an elephant. the money goes towards increasing the number of elephants in the wild. thus decreasing the value of my own elephant
Merely unlocking my phone causes podcast audio to skip
Today in things that are my jam: model spaceships being blown up with internally LED-lit cotton-ball explosions, and fibre-optic sparks. So incredibly cool.
I just balanced a virtual ping-pong ball on my virtual paddle and it was one of the most realistic VR experiences ever. (With an Oculus Touch.) Take that, 1-2 Switch 😅
“Okay I better put on the controller’s strap before I break something.”
tries to grasp the top of the paddle with his off-hand
For someone who doesn’t do much social VR because it’s full of people, the AI avatar’s movement in Eleven: Table Tennis is pretty unnerving. I mean that as a compliment.
According to Steam I’ve played Dead Cells for ten hours (give or take a few biobreaks). I don’t think I’ve ever played any permadeath game for that long.
I’ve stuck my AirPort Express to the wall, with the wires running down, and the Apple logo is upside down. Egregious design fail.
BREAKING: American Airlines says computer glitch allowed all pilots to take vacation over Christmas week. Now union says thousands of flights are in jeopardy of cancellation. Americans says they’re offering 1.5x pay for pilots to fill in and expect to resolve the issue.
“Install this update as soon as possible.”
Interesting idea, although putting related documents into tabs means completely giving up on the advantage of windowing systems — displaying several things side by side.
So I have found the worst thing.