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

4 July

It’s fashionable to crap on Reddit these days and celebrate its demise, but that’s like congratulating yourself for how Usenet and IRC have become obsolete because you didn’t like a few of the newsgroups or channels available there. (Reddit is corporate-owned, but until the recent change in management it had very deliberately clung to the same freedom-of-speech and laissez-faire operative principles as those decentralized platforms, so the result was the same, good and bad.) If you curate just a little bit the list of subreddits included in your home page, Reddit is still the best place on the internet to have intelligent discussions — a site on which you can actually learn something in the comments section.

God damnit, Ark Survival Evolved just came out on Mac.

It’s not the kind of game I’d be likely to ever finish — let alone buy — but I’ve played the demo for Black Closet and it’s got lovely writing and solid mechanics

3 July

No one watches Hannibal for the fight scenes.

Avec la chaleur, je pouvais perdre un petit peu de poids parce que je n’avais pas l’énergie de manger, ou bouffer des glaces. J’ai choisi.

I might stick with Apple Music (for curation, and the convenience of everything in one place) if iTunes’ “New Station from…” starts working.

2 July

Come on, Wayward Pines. You were doing so great, and now you’re resorting to the unfortunate teenaged coincidence?

RT @mhbergen: Google’s trippy deep learning visual trick now open-sourced. Psychedelic furs #deepdream [googleresearch.blogspot.com] [pic.twitter.com]

RT @neilcybart: This didn’t take long. Woz says he would never have said the things Seth Rogen said in the Steve Jobs trailer.

[bloomberg.com]

I want a single-player RPG where your character — gender, appearance, stats, even sexuality — is randomly forced on you, Rust-style.

Dark Matter has that cheap look traditional to Canadian sci-fi shows which could be fixed in two minutes in After Effects, but other than that it’s… okay.

1 July

RT @neilcybart: I compare Steve Jobs/Apple movies to Pirates of Silicon Valley. Not sure if that movie can be beat.

[youtube.com]

The Watch made me want a Pebble. Apple Music’s implementation pushes me to try Spotify and Rdio again. I knew Apple was falling, but damn.

Ce début de soleil a l’air super photogénique, mais j’en ai marre de [prendre des photos de] la vue de ma fenêtre.

Updated iTunes, still not sure what headaches enabling “iCloud Music Library” entails (got two Macs with different libraries and playlists).

Les rues de Paris la nuit en semaine sont A MOI. Rentrez chez vous.

30 June

The value of Google Cardboard clearly stops at checking whether you can spend five minutes in the worst VR possible without barfing, but those five minutes are a lot of fun and, most importantly, I’m really glad to see that my brain can endure and appreciate VR — with my lazy eye, it wasn’t a given.

The Apple Music app is a perfect example of iOS tab bars making a mess of your view hierarchy by limiting the number of top-level choices.

RT @Cafeine: Bon sinon y’a QUELQUES options dans Apple Music oO [pic.twitter.com]

RT @jcenters: I don’t need station identification, Apple. I didn’t stumble upon Beats 1 on an FM dial, I know what I’m listening to.

For some reason when I switch from playlist to radio the ♥️ button becomes ⭐️ and I can’t set the song’s rating anymore. This app is weird.

RT @sethclifford: How many people are hearing this song right now?

Kind of cool to think about the scope of this…

Oh, never mind, there’s also a “start station [from a song]” option if you look hard enough.

RT @dmoren: Apple Music has a Tumblr. What. [applemusic.tumblr.com]

RT @_DavidSmith: ProTip: Open ‘Audio Recording’ in QuickTime and you can listen to the audio on your iPhone w/o AirPlay shenanigans. [pic.twitter.com]

I expected personalized playlists to be longer. You can’t just start playing when you get to work and never think about it again.

Not opposed to email sign-in at all — I do think it’s a good idea, even — just the general angle journalists are using.

“Passwords are over, sign into Medium by email.” Because you access your email account with biometrics.

Setting up Apple Music on my iPhone, it’s asking for my preferences at random instead of just looking at what music is on the device?!

Nikon P900 Megazoom Range Test

(via a blog post I don’t want to link to because of their idiotic editorializing)

Il y a des ventilateurs Dyson phalliques et là tout de suite je ne peux rien imaginer de plus sexy.

RT @911pizzadad: Oh my god. I just asked Siri what zero divided by zero is and she brought too much realness into my life.

“We used to sleep twice each night”

29 June

The Nurse Jackie finale was a sloppy mess that ended in the right place — just like the show, then.

Si j’ai la crève demain ce sera à cause des fontaines d’eau potable de l’Hôtel de ville qui ont assez de pression pour faire karcher.

A force de passer mes samedis en boîte j’avais oublié comme c’est agréable de traverser à pied Paris déserte un dimanche nuit, alors que tous les gens normaux dorment.

28 June

Le mec qui se fait visiblement un selfie pour Grindr sur la piste de danse, je l’avais encore jamais vie celle-là.

Ces soirs ou je ne sais pas si je ne plais à personne ou si j’ai précédemment fait la gueule à tous les mecs suceptibles d’être intéressés.

Pout une fois qu’on a des gogos qui savent danser, c’est con, au Yoyo il n’y a pas de spots placés pour éclairer la scène.

Tout content de découvrir que mon appel à cotisations sociales était moins élevé que je ne m’y attendais, jusqu’à ce que je me rappelle que le “tri” dans “trimestre” ne veut pas dire qu’il y en a trois dans l’année.

RT @nbashaw: This is a “Geneva drive” — basically, a way to convert continuous motion into discrete motion.

Mesmerizing. [pic.twitter.com]

RT @jwolpert: This Touchable Midair 3D Laser Display Is Pretty Magical [zoot.li] [pic.twitter.com]

Vu le nombre de taxis occupés qui passent dans la rue, vous avez tous bien vite oublié qui les conduit.

Plus personne ne donne de chiffres pour la gay pride ? Ils ont réalisé qu’on ne pouvait pas s’être moqués de la MPT et faire pareil ?

27 June

Est-ce qu’on salue quand on croise des twittos qu’on suit sans réciproque ? Moi, je sais que non, évidemment, mais vous ?

RT @sco: I’d love to use the system share sheet in my app, but A/B tests show it substantially reduces sharing.

Si la mairie de Paris filait la place de la République aux établissements gay pour la soirée ça éviterait le bordel dans le Marais #jdcjdr

RT @wyan: “My name is only real enough to work at Facebook, not to use on the site” by @zip @zip/my-name-is-only-real-enough-to-work-at-facebook-not-to-use-on-the-site-c37daf3f4b03?source=tw-lo_f616274915ab-1435428243320">[medium.com]

C’est la saison spéciale du tourisme italien à Paris ? Et pourquoi ils partent tous du principe qu’on (ou que je) doit parler italien ?

Quand tu vois Bastille arriver, que tu te dis “ouf, c’est fini” et que le cortège ne s’arrête pas du tout

👨🏻🔫

RT @wyan: Former Facebook employee who initiated custom gender kicked off site for being trans. It’s a good look. #Facebook #wtf

Si tous les chars à grosses basses continuent à passer du hip hop, je rends ma carte.

“Tiens, je vais aller à la Marche en bus pour changer.”

“Suite aux manifestations, ce bus a pour terminus Place d’Italie.”

Y’a toujours des cons de manifestants pour faire chier.

RT @olebegemann: The Language Strangeness Budget: [words.steveklabnik.com]. On which features does Swift spend its language strangeness budget?

26 June

Je voudrais tellement être un de ces millionnaires aux Etats-Unis qui ont la clim.

Can’t believe Chrome still doesn’t support text-decoration-color.

I just might switch to Chrome for the worst possible reason — because Safari takes too long to render Twitter’s un-gifs.

RT @AntonioLulic: “Sushi” actually only refers to the vinegared rice. The rolls with seaweed and raw fish are actually called “Sushi’s Monster”.

25 June

Wow, Hannibal is in full-on horror-movie mode this year.

Killjoys has a decent Farscape vibe and Luke Macfarlane (overcompensating a bit for B&S) as a cage-fighter in the pilot — so that’s something.

“We Need to Talk About the Furiosa Comic”

I’d read that it was bad, didn’t imagine it could be that awful.

RT @Campster: And given that the App Store is a serious platform moving millions of dollars that contempt from on high should absolutely be worrisome.

RT @Campster: Censorship or not, the move by Apple is a regressive, overly broad response that reflects their disdain for games as a medium.

It doesn’t seem like Apple to inspect its own catalog for Confederate flags. Wonder if an internet brigade has been mass-reporting them.

RT @robotdeathbear: Apple pulls all Civil War-themed games from the app store because they contain the confederate flag. [toucharcade.com]

J’hésite à racheter des rollers, mais toutes les rues qui partent de chez moi sont genre inclinées à 70%.

24 June

23 June

La sortie de samedi m’a foutu comme un gros coup de printemps, il était temps.

The new Spider-Man looks too young to be properly fantasized about. That won’t work.

Turns out it’s not just the new Tweetbot Mac — both Tweebot for iPhone AND the Twitter site truncate quoted tweets. WHY. GOD. WHY.

I wouldn’t have decided to start making games if I’d realized how much math is involved. That stuff is more annoying than AutoLayout.

RT @PhoeboBuffay: Pixar is a lot of feelings. [pic.twitter.com]

22 June

The previews of next week’s Nurse Jackie ❤️❤️❤️

I was quite surprised by how widely negative the reactions were against Apple, so I guess they were too.

Didn’t the Apple Music negotiations stall for years precisely because of the free trial terms? And now, poof, gone in just a few hours.

RT @rjcc: So Taylor Swift is now the most powerful person in music, and tech, right? [twitter.com]

L’effet social de la MDMA serait dû à une production d’ocytocine. On peut acheter de l’ocytocine en France ? C’est pour un ami ours.

Je suis malencontreusement tombé sur des photos de moi il y a quinze ans et aucun rapport mais qui connaît un bon chirurgien esthétique ?

21 June

Apple Music won’t even generate lock-in since it’ll be on PC and Android. At most, it’s advertising, but there isn’t gonna be a halo effect.

The whole argument hinges on the idea that Apple intends to get rich with Music, which is absurd — it will only ever be drops in a bucket.

RT @stroughtonsmith: Taylor Swift’s Apple Music issue seems predicated on everybody getting the same 3 months free at the same time. Only true for initial launch

Taylor Swift: “It’s great that Apple Music is offering a free trial in its endeavor to finally make paid streaming music popular, but Apple, who is keeping up to 28.5% of the revenue for itself (not the profits, mind) should be the one paying for it.” Um, what?

Moon rocks + great music = one of the best nights in quite a while.

20 June

TerraTech was the first build-your-own-vehicle game I found well made and enjoyable… until it launched over-powered enemies at me then respawned me without a radar so I couldn’t make my way back to the base I had built.

19 June

It never ceases to baffle me that the same political correctness has banned “handicap” and is even phasing out “disability” yet labels the slightest neurotransmitter imbalance a “mental illness.”

RT @ryan: So… that tweet yesterday about how VR will mess with IMAX’s game? Looks like IMAX agrees enough to try censoring Ars: [arstechnica.com]

“XARA, deconstructed: An in-depth look at OS X & iOS cross-app resource attacks”

We could live without Keychain ACLs, couldn’t we? (I don’t nearly care as much about the rest.)

@galyonkin/some-things-you-should-know-about-steam-5eaffcf33218">“Some things you should know about Steam”

(Damnit, why can’t everyone learn English already?)

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