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

21 January

Quand je me remets un vrai casque sur les oreilles après deux mois à n’écouter que mes AirPods sans sortie en boîte, et que je réalise que j’avais oublié ce que c’était que la musique.

With my NYT crosswords subscription expiring I thought that would be the end of me wasting so much time on my iPad, but Microsoft Solitaire keeps having bullshit “events” and I keep doing them 🤦🏻‍♂️

@NathanielVirgo:

A photography technique I invented: take a series of time lapse photos, colour each one with a different hue using colours from the spectrum of light, then recombine them. The colour of each pixel depends on how its brightness changed over time.

The House of Da Vinci 2 (iPad) — 3/10

I’d forgotten how much I disliked the first game, and I hated almost every minute of the second. Poorly designed puzzles with even worse signposting. A it’s a shame, too, as they’re not skimping on production values.

@PeabodyJoshua:

Il y a 10 jours, CBS virait un journaliste qui avait écrit n’importe quoi sur une arrestation policière en propageant des discours de peur sur le VIH.

Quelle sanction pour les irresponsables des chaines d’infos en continu en France ?

[gaycitynews.com]

20 January

J’aurais pu m’apercevoir que les canalisations étaient à nouveau bouchées avant de faire une machine, mais il faut avouer que ça aurait été moins drôle.

19 January

@silentmoviegifs:

College Chums (1907) found a very creative way of depicting a phone conversation

Directed by Edwin S. Porter

Oncle Vania — Odéon — 9/10

C’est très bizarre de voir un texte que je connais déjà, que j’aime déjà, joué sur scène d’une façon totalement différente de ce que j’ai pu voir ou imaginer jusque-là — et en même temps totalement évidente — et de découvrir pourquoi je l’aimais. Qu’est-ce qui se passait dans ma tête avant que je voie cette production ? Comment je pouvais à la fois déjà apprécier ce texte, et aussi peu le comprendre ?

18 January

Thing is, this is not a complete surprise — it confirms an impression I’d had for a while that my prints were weaker in some areas in the X,Y space. I just didn’t want to believe because… how?!

Got a new magnetic pad for my print bed. Much better adhesion, contrasts nicely with my black filament, and… what the FUCK is happening here? I don’t understand what hardware issue could be causing this, but it doesn’t make sense as a software bug either.

17 January

The Good Place 4x11 — 7/10

16 January

@Rainmaker1973:

How Sydney put in this water curtain sign on its harbor tunnels to solve the problem with oversized trucks driving into tunnels [ow.ly]

Looks like Apple’s receipt validator suddenly decided to stop working — after eight years — if you use another base64 encoder than NSData’s 🤷🏻‍♂️

Why the fuck am I getting this message on a consumable IAP? Am I supposed to recreate a test user every single time I want to test it?

My IAP test account has been deactivated for whatever reason and I have to create a new one. THIS IS VERY CONVENIENT.

“On est en plein janvier, je dois pouvoir passer à Ikea Madeleine sans trop de tentations au rayon plantes.”

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“Cap ou pas cap de rentrer avec un calathea d’un mètre sous le bras ?”

The gods gave me one clean print, and now I can’t get a print to adhere to my bed again.

@WoofWoof_TV:

This is Ender. He gets the tippy taps anytime he sees his favourite food

(enderbear / IG)

15 January

@Rainmaker1973:

What could be more realistic and fun than an active suspension? This super scale ’63 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 wagon makes engine noises and an Arduino reads data from a triple-axis accelerometer in real time, adjusting a servo on each wheel accordingly [buff.ly]

I’ve had issues with my cheap filament printer for months and all it took to get clean prints again was to change the shitty bowden connector it came with 🤦🏻‍♂️ How much did the manufacturer save by skimping on this part? $0.50?

@kottke:

Yandex Image Search tool isn’t just doing a reverse image search (like Google)…they appear to be using facial matching, allowing you to upload a photo of someone (even a non-public one) and determine their name. [nelsonslog.wordpress.com]

@mwegner:

“Signal” by @SylvanEsso

StyleGAN2 by @nvidia NVlabs

Visualizer script by @robertluxemburg

Track-to-stems split using Spleeter by @Deezer

GPU wattage & misc scripting by me

I can’t understand why doing crosswords in bed (on my iPad) lets me fall asleep but playing solitaire gives me a huge adrenaline spike.

14 January

Doctor Who 12x03 — 4/10

Ca fait dix jours que ces bouteilles d’époxy sont à côté de mon évier et il faut vraiment que je me décide à m’en servir avant de ne plus pouvoir me retenir de les boire.