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

19 November

I’ll probably never go beyond the “go through the randomized hallways then die at the big boss battle” loop, because big boss battles in enclosed spaces in a VR archery game are bullshit, but I don’t mind — much — because the path to the boss is so good.

“It’s weird that this thing does nothing, I must have missed a trick, wait I never even tried to throw a teleport arrow through it, oh shit it works NO NO TOO MANY GHOSTS FUCK GHOSTS” #InDeath

I haven’t seen anyone mention the new 16-inch MBP still has the ludicrously large trackpad. Has it really become the new normal (I’m still on a 2013 so haven’t had to get used to it) or are you all just saving that complaint for next year’s model?

@patrickklepek:

I’d really like to see Microsoft and Sony increase accessibility requirements next-gen. Find a way to make in-game text, at the very least dialogue text, be adjustable via system settings. It’s a complicated but not impossible ask.

So you see, @logitech, what happens when you have a LED conspicuously placed right next to the on/off switch but it does not light up or blink when the device is turned on, is that the customer mistakenly returns the keyboard to Amazon the first time they receive it.

Why does my Google Home speak so much louder than it plays Spotify, for any given volume setting?

18 November

Tu es Sia, tu écris trois chansons pour Céline Dion, et sur l’album elle imite ta voix et tes marmonnements exactement comme ils devaient être dans la bande démo. Vexant ou pas vexant ?

@zefede:

Les seuls influenceurs que je tolère.

@MartinSFP:

A fascinating look at “electronic warfare” via mysterious GPS spoofing attacks on ships in Shanghai harbour. [technologyreview.com]

@Rainmaker1973:

Maybe somewhat difficult to believe, but the reason why Neanderthals are depicted as degenerate and slouching because the first Neanderthal skeleton found happened to be arthritic [ow.ly]

@gchampeau:

La Haute Cour de #HongKong juge inconstitutiinelle l’interdiction de porter un masque dans une manifestation, jugeant cette interdiction excessive au regard des droits fondamentaux. (en France le CC l’avait validée par sa décision n° 2010-613 DC du 7 octobre 2010) [twitter.com]

17 November

20:00 - Yawn.

20:30 - Hrm, je commence à avoir sommeil.

21:00 - Non mais j’ai vraiment sommeil là.

21:30 - Mais au secours pourquoi j’ai sommeil à ce point ?

22:00 - Oh tiens j’ai oublié de manger ce soir.

His Dark Materials 1x02 — 6/10

His Dark Materials 1x01 — 7/10

The Mandalorian 1x02 — 6/10

The Mandalorian 1x01 — 6/10

Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive — 6/10

@EigenLenk:

Isometric game flipped vertically really messes with your brain in a weird way. The ground tiles still make sense but everything else is… broken.

@TristanACooper:

I don’t know how anyone can say the new Pokemon’s graphics are bad when it has the most realistic depiction of a dog watching someone eat ever depicted in a video game

16 November

You complain about using Slack in an Electron app, but have you tried working in a CAD app that’s just an embedded web view 🤪

The Morning Show 1x05 — 5/10

15 November

The Good Place 4x08 — 8/10

Oops. I only went to the site to check the printing volume again and mull it over until the next time I had the urge, and now I have a week to figure out ventilation in my workshop.

Ca fait dix minutes que j’hésite entre deux carafes à ice tea sur Amaz*n, le vingt-et-unième siècle est vraiment bien compliqué.

@RedQueenCoder:

Emulating Grampa Simpson this morning by writing angry letters to the editor by complaining about how all the kids these days want their technical materials in video format:

[redqueencoder.com]

14 November

Emptied my iPad’s battery.

Plugged it into my MacBook Pro.

It got enough power to start up, then stopped charging and said “unlock to use accessories.”

This is so absurdly dumb.

Coup bas, le Château éphémère Ghibli à cinquante mètres de chez moi. Coup encore plus bas, que personne ne me l’ait dit.

@alexhern:

I cannot see how there’s a $2bn market for password managers without radically fucking up everything I use a password manager for

@alexhern:

It’s a gross indictment of the state of the tech sector that this news, about a massive investment in one of my most-used and most-trusted apps, fills me with dread [techcrunch.com]

J’ai essayé de baisser le thermostat d’un degré pour sauver la planète ; j’ai passé l’après-midi à dormir. Tant pis pour la planète.

Je suis sorti acheter un cache-pot 🤦🏻‍♂️

13 November

I’m looking for a wireless keyboard for my PC and I have a sudden urge to flip tables. Is everyone really developing their own bullshit wireless format just to avoid paying the $8,000 license fee per Bluetooth product?

Cinq euros au lieu de dix-sept mais, surtout, je me suis dit que si je n’en prenais pas une pour essayer de la sauver elles allaient toutes finir à la poubelle, les pauvres.

Oui, je suis foutu.

I’m honestly impressed by the creativity of “inspired by the Magic Keyboard” as a way of saying “we went back to the pre-2015 design.”

The first post-Ive laptop \o/

@Thomasorus:

Hey people : fuck google, fuck chrome, fuck gmail and the worst offender last, fuck AMP.

Use duckduckgo, use firefox, buy a subscription to fastmail and opt-out of AMP using this extension: [daniel.priv.no]

Do the right thing and stop hiding behind false excuses.

@laurencedecock1:

J’ai rarement vu un aussi juste résumé de l’humanité de ce gouvernement. [twitter.com]

Plus tu suis de chiens et chats sur Instagram, plus tu vois de stories qui parlent de chats morts et de chiens amputés d’une jambe 😔

Je vais tout virer pour ne garder que les comptes qui postent des réalisations en lego.

12 November

@davewiner:

Taking Notes By Hand May Be Better Than Digitally, Researchers Say. [npr.org]

@ericfell:

Hot take: they should make tiny changes to the Han/Greedo scene every year to troll the people claim that they’re “still mad” about the Special Editions.

Just saw weeping angels in the Doctor Who VR game’s gameplay trailer, and boy is it gonna be fun when all headsets have eye (and blink) tracking.

The Morning Show 1x04 — 8/10