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

18 October

On dirait bien que je vais abandonner Mindhunter avant qu’apparaisse Anna Torv. Snif.

17 October

Et maintenant cinq minutes de discussion philosophique sous-titrée pendant un concert de rock. C’est du troll ?

WTF. C’est pas juste ridicule, c’est illisible.


Every linear single player game from a published studio that comes out over the next 2-3 years is a miracle. Support them if you like them.


Seriously, there’s room for what 2, maybe 3, service based open world action games? It’s like the fucking MMO “gold rush” all over again.


The most important and telling line in EA’s cancellation of their Uncharted-inspired Star Wars game is this. They want a Destiny.

Microsoft: We need something on the VR store.

343: Uh, but we’ve neve—



Given the rise of #MeToo, I want to say something about a comedy show I saw this weekend and rape culture in comedy.


My life has gotten easier since I realized that if I’m not sure which decision to make, it probably doesn’t matter which I choose.

This tweet brought to you by the Instagram messages I miss because I’ve had to disable sounds for the ‘Like’ notifications.

Growl allowed you to assign different settings to an app’s different notifications like, what, ten years ago?

16 October

Il y a quatre bancs au soleil dans tout le parc 😒

Le soleil est trop bas pour profiter du beau temps. Vivement que les pays riches envahissent les tropiques à cause de la fonte des glaces.

“It’s still an open question whether people will accept self-driving cars.” Huh? Oh, yeah, sometimes I forget I live in a tech bubble.

15 October

Halt and Catch Fire was never the show I wanted it to be but I’ll miss these characters. I mean, just Cameron, really.

“There’s this thing in comp sci I remember—recursion?” 🙄


USB-C is such a mess, and Apple bears a central role in just why it’s so fucked up. For shame. [marco.org]


here is a rabbit playing in leaves to brighten your day


a short history of traffic engineering


Marie was not a “white lace and piano lessons” sort of girl: instead, she made death masks from guillotined heads [trib.al]

Les gens qui font leur jogging le dimanche à huit heures du matin 😨

14 October


Dear @biz: This is the platform you created. Nazis are coming here because they know you allow them. What are you going to do about it?


I want to get a tattoo that says “Strength,” just so I can say “It means strength in English.”

L’interface de configuration des brushes de Photoshop est devenue complètement imbitable pendant que je ne m’en servais plus, non ?

#inktoshop2017 (a.k.a. j’ai acheté une tablette graphique à 100 balles alors il faut bien qu’elle serve)

Paperclips is pretty clever (though its supply-and-demand math mystifies me) but it’s absolutely obnoxious as an “idle game” that never gives your brain a rest.


Tu l’embrasse sur le quais, tu le laisses monter dans la rame, puis tu te mets à flipper pour lui. [twitter.com]

13 October

Not sure I’ll be able to make it an entire day, but — #WomenBoycottTwitter


This was @twitter’s response when I reported a guy who tweeted 34 consecutive violent death threats #WomenBoycottTwitter


Some alt-right dickbag tweeted my phone number last winter, and when I reported it Twitter denied it was a violation of terms of service [twitter.com]


Until 1935, Disney had the monopoly on technicolor. Other studios, like Fleischer and Iwerks, settled for a two-color system.


It’s almost as if, once you have committed fully to a politics of pure resentment, you can learn to hate anything or anybody, if told to [twitter.com]

Found out last night there was a Gran Turismo Sport demo. Got an error when I tried to download it; learned today it was time-limited.

12 October

Fun fact : Le nombre 120 est intraduisible en anglais

Gave up on Valley much faster than I did The Fidelio Incident (even though it’s also very pretty, and the forest sprites are cute)

After playing Scanner Sombre in VR — and that being one of my best VR experiences — it feels so wrong to play a walking sim on flat screen.


Smart idea for making sliders on mobile a lot more usable from @virgil_pana. Love the fluid bounce! [dribbble.com]

Did a bit of spring cleaning in my Steam backlog; I really need to stop buying crap just because it’s on sale and somehow has okay reviews.


Remember when Apple killed backward compatibility of apps with a new OS and then made it impossible to revert to the old OS? Good Times!

Funny how package delivery is so obviously, universally, acceptedly terrible that it’s the only service which never asks users for a rating.


Hier on moquait Rousseau et Angot, ce matin Cantat est en couv, maintenant on accuse les femmes agressées par Weinstein de s’être tues.

I shouldn’t have posted that before the update was over. It failed, of course, and I’m now in 640×480.

Every single time I update my drivers I think, fuck you Nvidia for the ads and storefront.

That can’t be good for the brand.

11 October


Weinstein is addicted to abusing women, to humiliating women, to violating women. Weinstein is addicted to power and his ability to abuse it


ME: dies in battle

CAPTAIN: We must keep fighting, or Matthew’s death will be in vain.

GHOST OF ME: Actually, that’s the Sunk Cost Fallacy.


“Nan mais ça va vachement mieux. Arrêtez de crier en permanence à l’homophobie !”

There may not be so much of a value-add to a Second Life-style universe in VR, when game engines and platform frameworks provide everything a developer needs to quickly make a social app.

Uh oh, Sansar et al. are spending a lot of time and money trying to build a metaverse while Disney can whip out its own full-fledged social app for Coco instead of building a level in someone else’s world.

I refuse to believe that Medium and Quill artists live in a world where anyone cares what dregs are published on their Facebook feed.

Facebook offers a billion dollars for your company. The cash enables you to flood the world with your product, but Zuckerberg and other Facebook people and products will take up half the air time of every future keynote. Tough choice.

Didn’t know, and kind of amazed, that Gear VR includes streaming. Rendering VR plus encoding video plus uploading it. In a phone.

The new Oculus Dash and Home look excellent. Can’t wait.

Interesting that the new Oculus controllers switch to trackpads. I always thought Touch’s joysticks were an asset compared to Vive.


And Walter White. And Tyler Durden. There is no shade of grey so dark that people won’t unconditionally root for it, apparently. [twitter.com]


Phonebox forest, Germany.

I really think Apple lit a privacy fire under everyone’s feet and the Google of two years ago would have answered “eh no big deal.”


Evan Spiegel on why @Snapchat doesn’t “move fast and break things” [wired.com]


UK public not happy with posters- 2.5 million printed. London Times calls them “insipid & patronising invocations”, waste of money & paper.


British Ministry of Information have scrapped series of three propaganda posters “plastered” across UK after public criticism for blandness.


The Swedish royal family has a private entrance to a hidden regal waiting room at the Stockholm central station [trib.al]


The Midsummer Station #magicavoxel @ephtracy

10 October


Today marks the third time one of my iPhones has vibrated itself out of alignment with its wireless charging pad over night.

Xcode auto-indent has suddenly lost its mind


The problem is actually easy to fix: instead of asking for the password directly, iOS should tell the user to open the settings app


📝 One of these is Apple asking you for your password and the other one is a phishing popup that steals your password [krausefx.com]

WTF? Isn’t that supposed to only happen when an app is removed due to a copyright violation?

9 October


Chinese thieves demand cash via QR code for return of stolen wing mirrors [buff.ly]

I’ve discovered this year some fantastic indie point-and-clicks. All I’d ever really known was the obnoxious frustration of LucasArts games.

Fran Bow is incredible. Beautiful, well written, horrifying, chillingly dark yet always sincere. I don’t wanna spoil, just buy it blind.


How to get a 60 metre wind-turbine blade round a 90-degree bend on the A87 #SuperWingCarrier

8 October


Obsessed with this 😍 Baby dolphins fascinated by squirrels.


On writing The Remains of the Day: [theguardian.com]

7 October


Incredibly Lifelike Insects Crafted out of Bamboo by Noriyuki Saitoh [thisiscolossal.com]


This it’s what the leap into adulthood is really like…

Every so often my timeline includes a tweet from someone who has blocked me. I’m telling you, Twitter must be genuinely malevolent.


After a cement truck crash in Oklahoma, a resident spent an afternoon making the abandoned mixer look like a crashed NASA capsule.



Quand la liberté s’éteint en silence [mediapart.fr]


Protanopia: Digital comic by Andre Bergs features animated frames which can change viewing angle by tilting device [prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com]


7 October, 1997: ‘The Velvet Rope’ is released in all it’s twisted elegance


6 October


Inktober: all your artist friends flood your TL with beautiful new pieces every day

NaNoWriMo: all your writer friends go radio silent for a month and post cryptically about wanting to die

What if Twitter was actually the Bad Place?

I wouldn’t want to overreact just because I have lost access to constructed written thought after two tantalizing weeks, but hear me out:


Louie, Mastiff mix (5), New York, NY • “He’s a very well mannered rescue who goes from one soft surface to another. The bed or the couch.”

GRRM ne cache même pas que ça a inspiré Game of Thrones — au point qu’on se demande si ça ne spoile pas qui va finir sur le Trône de fer.

Je regarde I, Claudius et ça n’a pas super bien vieilli (télé publique de 1976 !) mais ça reste excellent. Et carrément moderne.


Ted Danson’s character in The Good Place (really great show) on frozen yogurt:

5 October


Cube’s Comic Tips:

Please don’t do this to me

Now that iOS 11 has made the keyboard unbearably laggy in Facebook Messenger, what’s the best cross-platform (PC/Mac/iPhone/iPad) chat app?

Oh yay l’ouverture de chaque fenêtre diminue de genre 10 cm, vraiment quelle joie ce ravalement. Mais qui sont les blaireaux de copropriétaires qui votent pour des conneries pareilles ?

Fran Bow, which is otherwise a point-and-click, has a maze sequence with what appears to be a skip button 👍👍👍


Gameplay prototype for DmC based on the art direction (crumbling, floating architecture) Tried to incorperate this into gameplay #Blocktober

4 October


Why many developers still prefer Objective-C to Swift: [hackingwithswift.com] #swiftlang


Imagine trippin balls at a festival and you look up and see this shit [twitter.com]


A LIRE ! La Catalogne contre le néolibéralisme austéritaire imposé par Bruxelles, Berlin, et Madrid : [latribune.fr] @RomaricGodin

I don’t think anything prevents a third-party app from providing the same kind of real-time translation, but it would look really good for the iPhone to offer that functionality out of the box, too. (If Apple can find the right company to buy.)


Real time translation with the Google Pixel Buds headphones. OK, that is super cool and I have nothing snarky to say about.

Isn’t this the first keynote where Google repeatedly makes a point of having the AI run, and the data remain, on-device? Thanks, Apple!

Well, I feel much lighter knowing the Pixel 2 isn’t for sale in France anyway.


Google’s giving free unlimited Google Photos storage to Pixel 2 users…time to step up, Apple.

Come to think of it, why doesn’t every camera handle low-light situations by taking a lot of short exposures and aligning them together, instead of a single, blurry long exposure?

Damn, the Google Assistant stylus is a genius concept. I don’t think even the legendary Microsoft Courier thought of that.

Now that Amazon’s putting cameras in all its Echos, the idea of having Google mics all over your apartment feels so much more mundane.

At $49 I’m almost tempted by the mini Google Home but I refuse to call my voice assistant ‘Google.’


The look of Las Vegas in “Blade Runner 2049” was inspired by photographs of the 2009 Australian dust storm.

Instagram now has magnetic alignment guides popping up when you place stickers 💜

3 October


And to cap it all off, Santa Claus is dead. Way to go 2017. [twitter.com]

Mais c’est trop bien d’écrire avec un marker dans le bon sens ! Maintenant il faut que j’achète un stylo-plume pour tester aussi.


Amazing thread on the game design of Breath of the Wild. [twitter.com]

All drag-and-drop on iPad means to me is stuff randomly popping out when I slowly scroll through my feed or an article. Wish there was a global setting to turn it off.

Found out today there’s an almost-A4 wireless graphics tablet from Huion selling for 100€ on Amazon and it’s actually getting good reviews and my brain has been stuck on “new toy want want want” for an hour now.


You have to go back to 2013 to find an iPhone that’s as slow as a Google Pixel on the JS benchmark. The 5S scores 53 on the JetStream 😱


Inbox: Instagram Stories adds polls


The talent displayed by everyone on Inktober is depressing… I’m gonna do Drinktober instead.


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