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

24 July

I’m checking out Thatgamecompany’s Sky on my iPhone (7 Plus) and playing on a 5.5” screen is just disheartening. I can’t possibly buy a Switch Lite.

23 July

Quitte à devoir sortir faire des courses, à cette heure-ci je dois bien pouvoir en profiter pour aller me prome…

Je ne peux pas allumer la télé parce qu’elle chauffe trop, et je ne peux pas prendre mon ordi sur les cuisses pour la même raison. C’est-à-dire dire que je me fais un peu chier, là, avachi sur le

canapé avec mon iPhone (dont la température est juste limite).

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) — 4/10

22 July

@archeometrie:

An “Olona Limacodidae caterpillar”.. (and not a psychedelic haribo 😛 ..)

@danielpunkass:

A consequence of Apple’s new requirement for app notarization is that substantially all Mac developers must now agree to App Store contract terms. [twitter.com]

Repassé en mode “on éteint tout ce qui est susceptible de chauffer,” alors que je suis grave en retard sur ma routine de cardio en VR. Qu’est-ce qu’on s’amuse, cet été.

@BrothersBrick:

Kinetic LEGO sculpture of the Luck Dragon from The Neverending Story [Video] [youtube.com] [brothers-brick.com]

@timjacobwise:

21/ When it was over, Duke had gotten 65k more votes than in 90, but his white share went to 55 (from 60) and overall to 39 (from 44) because the anti-Duke turnout swamped him…So what does this have to do with 2020 and Trump? Do I really need to explain it?…

@aprilaser:

Amazon has been partnering with police departments around the country for months to offer discounted or free Ring camera doorbells to residents, helping to build a street-level surveillance infrastructure that’s powered by consumer volunteers. My latest [slate.com]

Killjoys 5x01 — 8/10

21 July

@theappeal:

When Cincinnati closed a jail in 2008, it reduced the city’s jail capacity by more than a third. The police were forced to make fewer arrests, causing people to worry violent crime would increase. It didn’t. In fact, it fell by 38.5%. [theappeal.org]

@benedictevans:

TIL: a signIficant proportion of guns used in crime in Florida are stolen from unlocked cars. As in, yes, people leave their gun in their car, and don’t lock it.

@danshimmyo:

Haven’t posted a screencap in a while. The latest update is the timing of the saber switching off after being tossed. I think it improves the tossing mechanic and could lead to more interesting gameplay ideas.

#unity3d #gamedev #indiegame #indiedev #htcvive #virtualreality

Et voilà que je vais être obligé de regarder la série Snowpiercer, c’était pas prévu

@urbanfriendden:

instead of “sir/madam”, consider “traveller”

- gender neutral

- fun to say

- acknowledges the endless journey of the soul

- makes you feel like a medieval tavernkeep

- you absolutely can’t risk misgendering a wandering swordmaster

@marcoarment:

App Store subscription scams are 100% Apple’s fault, with most of the problem being the design of the purchase-confirmation screen.

Look at how little space is used to communicate the price, buried under a wall of boilerplate “policy” text, surrounded by huge calls to action. [twitter.com]

20 July

@jsnell:

At WWDC Apple’s presenters said they would not prevent you from running software you wanted to run on your Mac, but these interface choices are disaffecting. It feels like my Mac is fighting my choices every step of the way, and there’s not even a button to turn it all off.

@jsnell:

After 24 hours of trying to use Catalina in earnest with all my data and apps intact, the new security features are incredibly annoying. Apps constantly asking for permission to see various folders, lots of relaunches and trips to System Preferences. It’s really unpleasant.

Has anyone ever bothered to make a microwave oven that adjusts its spinning speed so that a mug always ends up with the handle in the same place it started?

19 July

Sorry to Bother You (2018) — 7/10

@brutnaturefr:

On a essayé #FaceApp avec un ours polaire…

@andrew_durso:

my take: the cats trailer is how musicals look to non-theater people all the time and this is all the theater people realizing that and having an existential crisis

[Detroit spoilers] Well I must say that is not quite what I was going for. And the game didn’t adjust much, if at all, afterwards so that the end of that sequence and the next felt just a little off, considering 😬

18 July

Ca fait deux mois que j’attends qu’il pleuve bien pour laver les fenêtres à grand eau sans arroser les gens dans la rue commerçante en bas ; je vais finir par me résoudre au plan B et le faire à trois heures du matin.

@vbenard:

Ça y est, c’est parti, tous les médias reprennent en boucle le pseudo scoop du @canardenchaine , qu’on a connu mieux inspiré, sur la «contamination de l’eau potable par le tritium » des vilaines centrales nucléaires.

Pur #Bullshit

Mini #Thread

@gdm3000:

Amazing!! Deep Learning-based NLP techniques are going to revolutionize the way we write software. Here’s Deep TabNine, a GPT-2 model trained on around 2 million files from GitHub. Details at [tabnine.com] #nlproc

@annlemay:

I am so, so into this.

““Peace Island” will be […] a non-violent interactive story which will focus on discovery, atmosphere, and exploration, rather than combat.”

Play as any of 9 cats to find out why your humans disappeared. #PeaceIsland

[unilad.co.uk]

17 July

@Carnage4Life:

Was just reading a blog post about how to locate hidden cameras in your AirBnB and thought it was an exaggeration then saw this tweet 5 minutes later

[isc.sans.edu] [twitter.com]

Entre le grand hôtel et la villa romaine mon coeur balance à chaque fois que je passe devant

@0xabad1dea:

Don’t be a condescending 🤬 to people who choose to try a photo filter.

Focus on making it unacceptable for companies to misuse the data rather than making it unacceptable for individuals to have one microsecond of fun on this cruel and hostile earth

@leroncier:

Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew. This is how it was saved. [nyti.ms] Joli grand format du NewYorkTimes.

16 July

I’d forgotten Tetris Effect had a VR mode. Now I want a VR version of Lumines.

L’avantage du filtre “60 ans” de FaceApp c’est que quand je rebascule sur la version “avant” du selfie j’ai l’impression d’avoir dix ans de moins que d’habitude.

I Am Mother (2019) — 8/10

I went into this not knowing anything about it, and was surprised not just that it was good, but also to find a familiar face that we don’t see nearly enough.

15 July

The Masque of the Red Death (1964) — 7/10

Inferno (2016) — 4/10

I basically spent the week playing Mudrunner instead of getting any work done so yeah everything’s going just great yup 💯

14 July

13 July

Lately the Pokemon Go gym accessible from my couch is never the right color and that’s sucking 80% of the fun out. What a crazy way to design a game.

Unclogging a regular 3D printer: unscrew the nozzle and scrape the inside of the tube.

Unclogging my stupid dual-extruder printer: haha nope — I mean, you could fill it with acetone then wait a few months to make sure there isn’t any left when you plug it back in, good luck!

Buying a 3D printer was a bad idea and getting a cheap dual-filament model was the worst idea. I could have saved money and so much time and energy going to a makerspace instead.

@atlasobscura:

Though they look like giant clay beehives, these structures in the deserts of Persia were used to make something much more needed and much harder to come by in ancient times: ice. [trib.al]

12 July

On the other hand I didn’t expect Mudrunner would be much better with a steering wheel, but exploring a hilltop in an F150 with each bump coming through force feedback feels amazing.

Now that I’ve got enough space in my living-room I finally got around to try Wreckfest with a steering wheel. Force feedback seems pretty good; shame that the cockpit and hood views are almost useless for the lack of rear-view mirrors.

11 July

I think my favorite part of Steam Labs is actually the “automatic show.” I’d love to be able to view my personalized Steam Store home page in the four-way split-screen format at the beginning of the video. (On-demand, when I feel like it, not as a permanent replacement.)

C’est marrant, il y a beau y avoir un tout petit cockpit indicateur de l’échelle, je n’imagine jamais ça aussi gros, un avion de chasse.

Je suis sorti de chez moi au bon moment, à la minute près, pour tomber sur LE truc qui rend jaloux tous les autres dictateurs 🙌︎

Also a Viva Piñata VR would be so good.

10 July

Spent the whole day getting SteamVR overlay code to work only to find that inherent limitations seem to prevent what I want to do on several levels (virtual flickering 3D glasses to kickstart a lazy eye).

@erinbiba:

National Geographic called me and asked me to write the feminist facts about how The Lion King gets lion pride dynamics all wrong. I happily complied. Lions are matrilineal!! [nationalgeographic.com]

If Ubisoft finally releases a VR version of Origins’ exploration mode and it’s an Oculus exclusive I will…!

I will…!

I will have to keep my Rift around even after I get a Valve Index 😖

@Channel4News:

“What disturbed people was that I was a man choosing to wear a dress in a serious way.”

Actor and performer Billy Porter discusses why he wore a dress to the Oscars.

@ff00aa:

Sudden realization while discussing the Nintendo Switch Lite: what if an Ive-less Apple suddenly found itself capable of creating an iPod dedicated to games? As in, with first-party detachable — or even, gasp, integrated! — buttons and sticks?

Sudden realization while discussing the Nintendo Switch Lite: what if an Ive-less Apple suddenly found itself capable of creating an iPod dedicated to games? As in, with first-party detachable — or even, gasp, integrated! — buttons and sticks?

I thought the Switch Lite would still have video-out, but that was silly — of course they need a reason for the $300 model to keep existing. Not that I intended to ever plug it into my TV when I buy one.

@dwallacewells:

“The innovation Gutenberg is said to have created was small metal pieces with raised backwards letters, arranged in a frame, coated with ink, and pressed to paper. But Choe Yun-ui did that—and he did it 150 years before Gutenberg was even born.” [lithub.com]

@ericprydz:

EPIC 6.0

HOLOSPHERE

Testing…

A single Thrill of the Fight game and I now understand why they already made such a big deal of Rocky Balboa being too old to fight in 1985, even though he was obviously fit as hell. Reflexes, man 👴🏻

Holy shit Thrill of the Fight is intense and I think I might be into boxing now.

I also got Fujii and Garden of the Sea during the Steam sale even though I didn’t think they were for me, and—well, I was right, but I won’t blame them for that.

Meanwhile, the free The Scream experience has some very successfully creepy moments (that don’t really seem to have that much to do with the painting, but does it matter?).

I started playing Torn and closed it in horror after two minutes. Who on earth thought it was a good idea to record an inner monologue for a first-person VR experience? That stuff’s already immersion-breaking enough in flat-screen games — it’s outright sabotage in VR.

9 July

@chockenberry:

Apple talks a lot about services being the future of the company, but then they pull shit like this and it makes me wonder if they have any clue that the most important part of a data service is protecting its contents.

@chockenberry:

Here’s something simple that Apple could do to focus adoption on people who really need it: remove some popular Emoji in the beta. It would have minimal impact on testing, but normal folks would say “no way!”

They use Emoji to drive adoption: they could use it to throttle, too.

@macguru17:

This year’s betas are a true support nightmare.

10% of our users on these already, and many many are seeing sync outages, some even data loss.

It’s careless of Apple to release such broken OSes to the masses. [twitter.com]

Google’s web app to learn morse code is excellent

Works fine on desktop but refuses to run on mobile without GBoard, even if you request the desktop version. Because obviously the point is to get you on GBoard… which should make you wary of using GBoard.

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