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

30 November

The iPad Pro’s nonsensical value proposition

I don’t even know how the iPad Pro’s reviews weren’t more negative. Buying an iPad to use as a laptop replacement only makes sense because you’re getting two devices for the price of one: a tablet for casual usage, and a subpar laptop for the only additional cost of an external keyboard. It’s a compromise.

But the iPad Pro is so big it completely sucks for casual usage — so you’re just left with a subpar laptop, running an OS designed around touch, attached to a keyboard that doesn’t include a trackpad. That’s not a reasonable choice, and it will take a serious overhaul of iOS before it becomes one.

I also think the iPad Pro is too large and inconvenient to carry around in meetings and take handwritten notes. That leaves professional artists as an incredibly niche target demographic. (Which makes it even more ridiculous that there’s a Pencil shortage at launch.) But, even then, unless you’re successful enough to afford a $1,200 paper pad, the Surface Pro is probably a better investment, since you get a proper laptop (running a desktop OS with a trackpad) at the cost of a slightly inferior stylus. That is an acceptable compromise.

Damn, I hate that I’m talking myself into returning the iPad Pro to get a Surface.

Day 5: I’m seriously considering returning the iPad Pro because it’s too big to be useful, and just found out I have until January 20 to decide because I bought it during the Christmas shopping period \o/

29 November

28 November

Day 3: I honestly can’t believe the iPad Pro is the right size for anyone. It’s just absurd.

Tout ce temps on nous essayait de nous faire croire que Looking devait être le Girls gay, alors que Please Like Me existe.

27 November

RT @Pentadact: The #anyonecanimproveatdrawing tag is really lovely to browse. People working hard at something they care about and becoming amazing.

Using the iPad Pro vertically in bed (reading comics) feels like looking up at a billboard on Times Square — which is both awesome and ridiculous.

RT @NateLanxon: Inside Amazon’s Giant UK Warehouse [bloomberg.com] [pic.twitter.com]

26 November

That screen is fucking insane. Good luck finding a wallpaper worthy of it.

I have to say I kinda want to buy an iPad Pro keyboard now because it feels terribly silly owning such a device and not using it to work.

Didn’t quite realize in the Apple Store how embarrassing iOS’s unmodified UI and default apps look on the iPad Pro. What a rush job.

There must be a mistake, that thing dwarfing my desk is twice as big as the iPad Pros I saw on those huge Apple Store tables.

I don’t suppose they snuck an arachnophobia mode into the Lara Croft Go update without telling anyone, did they?

Ma dentiste annule ma dévitalisation de molaire au dernier moment, act of god, je réessaierai dans trois ans

RT @ZevEisenberg: Electric toothbrushes with clear bodies would look exactly like lightsabers or sonic screwdrivers. [pic.twitter.com]

25 November

RT @withfries2: Your Macbook’s power adapter has a microprocessor as capable as CPU in the original Mac [righto.com] [pic.twitter.com]

Je vous ferai dire que je n’ai toujours pas racheté de Nutella #staystrong #rubanmarron

RT @bluetouff: Mouahahahaha #Hadopi profite au cinéma américain au détriment des films français : [bfmbusiness.bfmtv.com]

Mon téléphone sonne pour me proposer du boulot en pleine conversation SMS où on me propose du boulot WHAT IS HAPPENING.

Giving Guild Wars another go, and the Mac client works much better now, but the game seems to assume I’ve played an MMO before; I haven’t.

24 November

23 November

I don’t find WordPress’s new JS-based UI particularly reactive, and the signup process is terminally broken in Safari 👍

RT @isaach: 1. Slack kills email

2. Slack dies

3. No email, no Slack, life is relaxing and quiet and awesome

The NYT crossword app’s custom keyboard is a huge pain in the ass and, like, totally the reason I’m failing.

Je viens encore d’avoir une idée d’app plus grosse que moi :(

RT @glassbottommeg: Someone built a 1970s TV studio in their basement, w/ CRT cameras and period-correct tech. They made a puppet show: [youtube.com]

RT @imyke: I have a lot to say about the Apple Pencil, so I wrote a review of it for @Pen_Addict.

Check it out!


Le scénario de Rogue Nation est d’une idiotie absolue à chaque tournant, c’en est impressionnant.

Citizenfour est totalement irregardable pour le commun des mortels, c’est quand même dommage.

22 November

The Man in the High Castle est un peu chiant et tombe plutôt mal. C’est ballot, ils auraient pu rester sur 4 épisodes et sortir plus tôt.

21 November

Les gens qui habitent dans un quartier où ne passe qu’une seule ligne de métro.

It’s odd how few iOS games there seem to be with proper daily challenges. I love having a reason to do a Card Crawl run each day.

20 November

And the worst part is not trusting the event scripting anymore after I had to restore an old save because I got fired before being hired. (Among a bunch of much more minor hiccups.)

Else Heart.Break() is lovely and I really want to like it, but it’s such a pain to play I’m not sure I can ever launch it again.

19 November

19h à l’Apple Store Opéra, impossible de croiser le regard d’un vendeur, ils jouent la montre.

On est en 2015 et les forfaits Navigo sont toujours du 1er au 31 ou du lundi au dimanche, FFS.

18 November

RT @Sci_Phile: Ahhhhh baby pangolin ahhh [youtube.com] (Images: Taipei Zoo) [pic.twitter.com]

17 November

Je propose l’opération j’appelle ma famille en province tous les soirs après le JT pour que les démagos racistes n’aient pas le dernier mot.

RT @firt: iPad Pro with Apple Pencil exposes force to JavaScript in Safari in the same way as 3D Touch on iPhone 6s(+) [pic.twitter.com]

16 November

Tapped a link in my RSS reader and it took me five minutes to realize the reason everything was weird was it had opened in Medium’s app.

Mais je dirais pas non à un gros perroquet gris pour Noël.

Aller à Truffaut pour voir les chiots, y rester pour les deux étages de décorations lumineuses de Noël.

15 November

Les avatars tricolores me posent problème. Pour afficher son soutien depuis l’étranger, ils ont un sens, mais en tant que français et parisien, ce que je ressens personnellement, ce n’est pas un sursaut revenchard d’identité française ou parisienne, c’est juste la douleur du deuil.
Du coup j’ai fait un générateur d’avatars de deuil, parce que je n’en ai pas trouvé d’existant.
(Après, chacun son truc, hein, je ne jette pas la pierre à ceux qui ont envie de mettre le drapeau. Je propose juste une alternative.)

I’ve had to restore purchases today in two different apps on two different iOS devices. Guess it’s not just the MAS screwing up.


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