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

22 October

@sargoth:

When in doubt, remember that bats navigate through echolocation, which is best described as a process of screaming at the environment until it tells you where to go

I just spent five minutes sketching extensive notes on a photo in Markup and accidentally touched the Cancel button. Second time this happens. I guess I’m never using that functionality again.

@alexhern:

Unlocking your iPhone with FaceID is a world away from a networked surveillance operation which can link your every movement to a named entry on a private database, but we talk about them as though they’re the same tech.

Ack, Laurent Garnier à Dehors brut, et il va faire 10° grand maximum 😨

How many work-millennia have been collectively lost trying to sanitize text pasted from Word into a web editor? 😫

21 October

20 October

@Rainmaker1973:

You can make an egg geode through a process called sedimentation. An alum solution contains suspended particles of alum powder and as the solution cools, these particles begin settling on the egg shell [how to make one: [buff.ly]]

@Kantrowitz:

An Amazon worker died of a heart attack, laying on floor for 20 mins before someone spotted him

“A couple of days before, he put the wrong product in the wrong bin and within two minutes management saw it on camera and came down to talk to him about it”

[theguardian.com]

@SciencesMag:

Voilà comment fonctionne une machine à coudre ! Simple et redoutablement ingénieux.

19 October

There is absolutely not enough of an outcry over iOS 13 messing up tap cancellation when scrolling. If there is one thing that was essential to the first iPhone’s identity, it’s how magical and perfect scrolling felt. Twelve years of progress and it now mistakes scrolls for taps.

Vampyr (PC) — 6/10

There are good ideas in there, a good effort on dialogue and character development, and the combat isn’t even bad, but the game somehow manages to be less than its parts, mostly because of the repetitive combat encounters, and also that final act.

Argl (enfin, 60 €, ça va)

@mathilde_goupil:

🚨Un OVNI journalistique qui nous vient tout droit de chez @LaCroix : un papier sur le voile avec uniquement des intervenantes… musulmanes ! Des femmes qui le portent, ne le portent pas ou plus, et qui nous expliquent pourquoi. 👏🏻 [la-croix.com]

So much nostalgia in this let’s play

It’s odd that I know I reached the tree (must have had a guide?) but I can’t remember most of the rooms and puzzles.

18 October

The Good Place 4x04 — 8/10

Le boulot sur les graphismes 😲

(Je ne vous conseille pas la toute dernière vidéo pour bien démarrer le weekend.)

I really need Grindstone to add an endless random mode and/or a daily score attack, because trying to go through the innkeeper challenges after 100%ing the levels is too much of a chore to be enjoyable.

@HeidiStevens13:

When I saw Oprah interview Michelle Obama, Oprah asked how Michelle got over feeling intimidated sitting at big tables filled with smart, powerful men and Michelle said, “You realize pretty quickly that a lot of them aren’t that smart.” I think about that quote every single day.

@MarcEpstein_:

Ils ne sont pas les seuls, certes, mais les Français sont les derniers champions autoproclamés de l’universalisme, les derniers à estimer que le monde irait mieux si tous les autres pays ressemblaient davantage à la France.

Alors ça coince, forcément.

2/10

@MarcEpstein_:

Le point de fixation qu’est le voile, en France, relève d’un phénomène plus large.

Nombre de Français éprouvent des difficultés avec l’Autre, l’altérité, celui qui ne me ressemble pas.

1/10

@Giribot:

Sujet à dérouler !

Il existait un parc à thème de type Disneyland à Paris ouvert en 1900..

«Magic City»

Il se situait 67-91 quai d’Orsay et  rue de l’Université, et allait jusqu’au Pont de l”Alma

Voici l’entrée monumentale !

1/

17 October

@epaga:

A WWDC slide from a more civilized time in Apple’s history. [i.imgur.com]

@bmcnett:

This is bonkers: 4k images carefully contrived to contain each of the 24-bit RGB colors, exactly once. [allrgb.com]

16 October

@ihatejoelkim:

This move should turn straight Pokémon gay. Cowards. [twitter.com]

@dcseifert:

both Gear VR and Daydream got the axe this year.

I think it’s safe to say that the idea of phone-based VR is dead and gone

[theverge.com]

Aujourd’hui mon Pinterest s’est découvert une passion pour les activités de développement psychomoteur des enfants en bas-âge 🤨

Aahhh je n’avais pas vu qu’on pouvait enfin enregistrer ses filtres préférés pour de story Instagram 🙌

15 October

@BenKuchera:

Discontinuing Daydream while asking people to believe that Stadia is going to be a long-term thing is a bold play, but let’s see if it works out for ‘em.

@zeynep:

NEW piece from me: We’re missing the important question about China. The mystery isn’t why Apple and NBA are quick to cave but why the Chinese government threw a fit over minor things—and why now? That answer isn’t obvious but it’s greatly consequential. [theatlantic.com]

Ooooh Beat Saber has achievements now.

Getting the expert achievements doesn’t give you the lower-difficulty ones 😒

@sophiedrx:

La Tribune du Monde intitulée “Jusqu’où laisserons-nous passer la haine des musulmans?” n’étant pr l’instant dispo qu’aux abonnés, je me permet de la partager ici compte tenu de son importance face à la gravité de ce qui se passe dans notre pays.

🔗: [lemonde.fr]

@sidneyfussell:

Google’s announcing new phones today, so I hope you’ll take a few moments to read how unwitting, mostly black homeless people became part of the Pixel 4’s development process [theatlantic.com]

@archeometrie:

Archaeologist Dr. Jean-Loup Ringot specialized in prehistoric music demonstrates a Lithophone. 🎵🎶🎵

@rouxron:

This is how I’m going to reject people from now on [twitter.com]

Are we supposed to believe that the new Nest Mini has better sound than the much bigger Google Home, or should I buy a three-year-old device that is so obsolete they haven’t even bothered to rename it “Nest Something”?

Every year Google’s keynote makes me kinda want to buy a Pixel just as a dedicated camera, but I don’t have that sort of disposable income and switching to Android is a forever nope.

(Okay, not quite forever if Apple keeps its current trajectory.)

@davidberreby:

Uber passengers don’t wear seatbelts. Nonsmokers vape. Waze clogs streets not meant for heavy traffic. All examples of tech services eroding hard-won public-safety measures, because for tech there is no public, only individuals. @ibogost explains [theatlantic.com]

@SanbornVR:

Wow, Outer Worlds is looking REALLY solid. The Fallout game we’ve all been waiting for.

The First 20 Minutes of The Outer Worlds - IGN First

[youtu.be] via @YouTube

Power went out. It never occurred to me before but I went to my laptop’s wifi menu to enable tethering and, oh, that’s a real good test of whether the power’s out in the whole building.

@MarguerinLDN:

Je suis pédé, anti-fasciste, et plus que jamais solidaire avec les musulman-es, en particulier les femmes voilées, contre cette énième explosion de haine sexiste et islamophobe.

I fucking hate using power tools.

Crow: The Legend has gorgeous visuals, great animation, good voice acting and it’s a sweet story to boot

But there are no graphics settings that I could see and immersion suffered from my 1070 skipping a lot of frames during heavily animated scenes.