Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.
I’m suddenly in a mood to unsubscribe from The Event, so let’s not waste it — done. Not worth the headaches.
Goddamn piece-of-shit “realistic” game keeps re-enabling traction control. No wonder I find my Ferrari easy to drive.
Well, I finally found one person who appreciates the way my Google Reader client for iPad works. Philistines.
Reeder for Mac is definitely a worthy alternative to the web interface, but it doesn’t really add anything beyond the pretty.
When readers tap content from [partnering] publishers shared by friends on Twitter or Facebook within the Flipboard app, they’re now taken to this new [custom-designed] magazine-like reading experience instead of a traditional Web page. And for publishers, the result of the tap is the same as a Web hit on their end.
That’s a really good idea (Flipboard’s other* big drawback is that you have to open each text-based article in a web view because the app itself will only display a pretty short excerpt) on one condition: that it’s easy for websites to partner with Flipboard so that anyone can supply its own stylesheets. If it stays reserved for select high-profile partners, it doesn’t really help the end user.
(* the other drawback being the lack of anything that could be called an “interestingness” algorithm, as I’ve already complained about several times.)
P.S. Okay, it’s now online and… just ridiculous. No simplification of the workflow, no improvements to the interface, just a full-screen browser that appears in replacement of the usual full-screen browser. Urgh.
Ta-dah, all gold on beginner and amateur series in GT5, all assists off (but with overpowered cars on some of the races, obviously).
Imagine a restaurant where you wait for your table in a dirty room. The hostess is rude to you, and the process of ordering food or even getting a reservation is confusing. You’re having a bad experience well before you’re eating, and now the chef is going to have to work much harder to satisfy a grumpy customer. Like all metaphors, this is imperfect, but the lesson remains: a great game is a great experience, and the interface is a large part of creating that experience.
I was very impressed by Forza 3’s menu system when it came out, by how streamlined it had become (when the previous game was a bit cumbersome). In fact, Forza 3 is a better game in a lot of ways, and its developers must be suicidal when they compare it to Gran Turismo 5 and realize that what is really holding them back is that there is no remotely decent wheel for the Xbox 360.
And now, instead of a good wheel, they have to support Kinect for their next version. Argh.
While it is unusual for deaths to occur during sanctioned races, there are many accidents and several deaths each year during public sessions. It is common for the track to be closed several times a day for cleanup, repair, and medical intervention. While track management does not publish any official figures, several regular visitors to the track have used police reports to estimate the number of fatalities at somewhere between 3 and 12 in a full year.
Emphasis mine. Niiice. (No wonder, when you see the track.)
When I’m dead, I’m going to haunt offices and say, “OooOoo… why are you using your mouse?… hit Control-C… you’re taking forever…”
Maintenant que je sais qu’Amazon a un rayon rasoirs électriques… tête de rechange, ou nouveau rasoir juste pour changer ?
But it’s 250€ and they have the worst reputation as for reliability.
My hands are sweaty and cramping just watching this.
Fringe 3.08 may just have been cool enough to make up for the fact that we’re supposed to accept Peter didn’t… you know.
Email is manageable when you simplify it to two actions: “act on” or “remove from my view.” I wish our email clients reflected that.
Did they cheat on this week’s Vampire Diaries previouslies? Finally justified the curse thing; had those lines been cut or did I miss them?
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole — Damn annoying. Way too grim for kids, and boring for adults. But pretty, I guess.
My iPad just made the weirdest noise, like plastic parts loudly snapping into place. I’m preparing for a battery explosion.
I like Skitch’s new official $0 price point, and the more subdued interface (though it’s still trying too much to be special). Re-installed.
Interesting. (via @splorp via @zeldman)
Wouldn’t mid-December be a really weird time to launch the Mac App Store? Yes, Apple is running out of unoccupied months, but come on.
Doesn’t Diaspora end up being more of a threat — uh, scratch that, I mean an also-ran competitor — to Twitter than to Facebook?
Engineers aren’t bitter — they’re informed.
Ngmoco’s new We Pirate (a.k.a. Adventure Bay) looks very pretty. Too bad I’ve decided to boycott them. Must. Resist. Just forget it exists.
Cute and clever, but do you really want your gimmick to be a reference to a semi-competitor?
The Nexus Two’s minisite right out of apple.com, the Chrome OS netbook looking like a black MacBook… Google’s not even pretending anymore.
Can we do Christmas now? I’m bored and I don’t feel like waiting. (No, I’m not getting anything special. Just feel like seeing presents.)
I had to download the iTunes Connect documentation PDF to find out where they’d hidden the option to generate promo codes. Nice UI.
On second thought, I should buy some cardboard boxes, metallic wrapping paper + bows, and nail big fake presents to the wall above my desk.
Oh, nice, I’ve screwed up a page on NoPic a week ago, thinking I was modifying a script on my client’s site.
Twitter was right, Community’s Christmas episode must have been the most awesome thing on TV in 2010.
All good points.
Dunno why, but I have nice hair this month. Must be the reason I’ve felt tired; all my energy’s been going into the follicles.
Last time I checked the date it was the 8th. I’m in a hurry to get to Exmas but not if my work isn’t progressing in the meantime, damnit.
Every time I see “Married to Jane Doe” on a John Doe’s Facebook page, my first reaction is—he’s married to his sister? #gaytto
(Found out via Facebook.)
Amazon Windowshop is now available in France and by god how can anyone care to use such a laggy interface?
“It renders Photoshop more or less useless, as all tools behave as if a modifier key was held down”
(See link for workarounds.)
Je viens de casser une tasse que j’avais achetée un jour. C’est le genre de signe qui vous fait changer votre vie.
Contrairement aux cas où je fais du déjà-su, je crois que je viens de réaliser vraiment pour la première fois le sens du nom “Destop.”
It’s probably not all that reliable but you absolutely must play with the free demo.
Nonplussed at the moment; maybe when it becomes less sluggish.
“Dimensions takes important places, events and things, and overlays them onto a map of where you are.”
Damn good thing I don’t have a PC, because I’d be emptying my bank account on the seasonal Steam sales.
Not what I expected.
Well, since my steering wheel isn’t here yet, I’m gonna download the Starcraft 2 demo. That’ll learn them.
I’m seriously proud of having gotten the Human Stopwatch trophy (regularity across 3 laps) in #GT5 on my first day with the steering wheel.
Misfits 2.07 — Way to ruin a great season with a bullshit idea, just because you want to switch your show bible around.
Right now I should be on the train going to my parents’. Instead of having been there for more than a year.
Black Swan — That was… pointless? Entirely over-directed for something so minor. Like a film student’s first-year short.
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol — That was sweet but as a geek I can’t stop obsessing about how I thought they broke the rules of time travel.
Rules that I may have imagined, as I can’t find any confirmation online.
Copying and pasting three months’ worth of gospels into a PHP form. My life has taken a wrong turn somewhere.
Essentially, Aronofsky hijacked the script of a decent Lifetime movie and turned it into pretentious shit. But then I also hate Kubrick.
I wish they found a way to do Top Gear without having to pretend it’s not scripted. Can’t help but feel a little insulted.
Watching a video of Uncharted 3 gameplay, I just don’t understand why they’re sticking with the bullet sponges. Does anyone ever enjoy that?
…and they’re still much younger than me. Fuck.
Plush toy still wins against high-tech toy.
L’appli “12 jours” offre un roman de Marc Lévy, donc j’ai mis mon iPad à la poubelle. Les éboueurs passent vers 19h si ça vous intéresse.
If your iPad app’s content is jumping from one pane of the UISplitViewController to the other, you’re doing it wrong. #alienblue