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

1 March 2015


I love this picture of the inside of a violin.

I want live inside it… [pic.twitter.com]


J’arrête les jeux vidéo. (r/gaming, pardon aux familles, tout ça). [pic.twitter.com]

3 March

Bad conversational podcasts are annoying, but respectable. This new wave of nerds trying to do Serial without a tenth of the talent, however…


I would have said this if Robert Heinlein hadn’t said it first. [pic.twitter.com]

5 March

I can see how Steam’s VR system would make for the best immersion, but it’s losing sight of what people really want to do—sit down and play.

I had been worrying, past the initial excitement, about what it meant for ‘What Kind of Man’ to be released as the first single.

6 March

Just finished Valiant Hearts. As a game, it is quite flawed, but as an interactive work of art (and anti-war propaganda), it’s fantastic.

Tiens, mais à force de garder les séquences de Shangri-La pour la fin de Far Cry 4, je ne les ai jamais finies, moi.

Heh, musicforcats․com is 503ed because the entire planet is trying to load it.


You never really know a person until you hear them try to solve their mother’s computer problems over the phone.

7 March

Oh. And all this time I thought I wasn’t intended to find Cucumber horribly depressing.

Funny how I’ve always had a soft spot for the regretful-but-dignified older woman trope.


TC’s report that many Apple Watch have “nearly ‘stopped’ using their phone during the day” matches what I’ve heard: [techcrunch.com]

Two hours to charge. Did it have to be induction? With contact charging, couldn’t you have plugged it in just 10 minutes at dawn and dusk?

Soulagé de voir que Grindr a aussi un problème de spam, moi qui croyais que c’était propre aux apps avec une version web.

8 March

Les beaux jours (2013) — 7/10


First time using a dual-sim on iOS, not used to seeing that at the top of the screen. [pic.twitter.com]

Ah, c’est pratique, dans le centre, il n’y a littéralement pas une seule pastille verte de toute la liste de “connectés” sur Grindr gratuit.

Le chat sur les genoux, ça tient chaud, mais ça n’encourage pas la productivité.

Le coup de grisou en voyant Fanny Ardant entrer dans une maison de retraite dans Les beaux jours (même si le film est par ailleurs mignon).

9 March

Okay, time to place my bets.

Sport: $349/$369 (38/42mm)

Steel: From $500 to $900

Edition around $4000 unless they introduce gold bracelets

With an option on “We’ve been able to squeeze the cost of the Sport model down to $300!”

The most useful “size class” in iOS storyboards would be “screen is wider than tall” and vice versa, but of course that’s not an option.

I’m watching a let’s play of an EGA game. Takes me way back. Incidentally, wouldn’t a game like Loom work great with gestures on an iPad?

You don’t have to make EVERY FUNCTIONALITY into a single word + Kit.


Can you people live Tweeting from the event tag stuff with #spoiler?

Force Touch being a continuum instead of binary will come in handy for the iPad Pro, won’t it?


The gigantic iPhone strapped to your arm kind of ruins the whole point of having the watch.

The watch has “Hey Siri”? And it works from 3 feet away? What could go wrong.

Evidently it’s true you’ll place your most used apps on the outer borders of the home screen. Awkward, but I’ve got no better suggestion.

Fifty bucks for 4 additional millimeters. Go fuck yourself?

Seriously, any doubt I might still have had as to buying the Watch evaporated when they announced a completely unjustifiable $50 difference.

Honestly expected Apple to reveal some new functionality to justify the Watch. More and more certain Jobs would never have greenlighted it.


People who drop $10K for  ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜ will also bitch about paying $1.99 for an app that runs on it.


Most egregious is the new non-deletable homescreen icon for the Apple Watch app: prime advertising space on every iOS device. Dirty trick 😂


The luxury goods industry has long used $10k products to sell $500 products. That’s a halo that Samsung will never be able to follow.

10 March


Apple Watch can store 2GB of music (and play it to Bluetooth headphone), 75 MB of photos; 8 GB storage total.

12 March


3d printed 38mm and 42mm apple watch sizes, compared to Asus zenwatch. [pic.twitter.com]


We’ve got your first look inside Apple’s Force Touch Track Pad. [bit.ly] [pic.twitter.com]

Obligatory visit to the Apple Store: the new trackpad must be filled with magic and fairies. Clicking feels 100% real.

Functionally, however: I hope click-vs.-force-click is off by default, because it’s gonna confuse A LOT of users.

I apologize for thinking all this time that haptic feedback must be bullshit.

13 March

“Ahhh on est vendredi, y’a du monde dans les bars, abort, abort, abort !”

14 March

Il va falloir dire à Matthew Bellamy qu’il est deux fois trop vieux pour écrire ces chansons de lycéen anar’ des beaux quartiers.

Why should you want to hover in Alto’s Adventure when it prevents you from picking up speed?

I need to set up Notifyr again on my iPhone to see if push-notifications-over-Bluetooth has become moreliable in iOS 8.2.


Tech progress is amazing. Twitter means we live with typos. Instagram makes square photos normal. Meerkat means vertical video is a thing.

15 March

C’est pas pour me chercher des excuses mais je ne me trouverai jamais un mec en boîte parce que l’ambiance de merde me met sur la défensive.

Et quand je dis la défensive vous êtes libres de comprendre que j’ai envie de filer des coups de boule à tout-va.

16 March

I can never decide whether “swipe left” means left-to-right or right-to-left — yet I have no hesitation with “swipe up.” Only me?

Holy shit, I hadn’t even seen Enlight’s tools for custom color filters. You can make your own unique cross-processing presets!

17 March

Into the Woods (2015) — 7/10

Hard-pressed to remember the last non-animated musical that had as solid a cast as Into the Woods. Not a masterpiece, but entertaining.

I wish. I wish I could go to the festival. And dance with a prince and run away from him. Shit, Into the Woods is all of my Saturday nights.


Google Play switched over to having apps reviewed by humans. No one noticed, meanwhile we’re still at 7+ day reviews.


Dear iOS photo app developer: the system camera is a swipe away from the lock screen, so stop assuming I’ll ever take a photo in your app.

18 March

Des T-shirts unis basiques avec un picto “sèche-linge interdit.” Pourquoi the fuck il me serait venu à l’idée de regarder l’étiquette ?!

19 March


“If you eat just six fewer 4-oz burgers per year, it’ll save as much water as not showering. The. Whole. Year.” [huffingtonpost.com]

Of course Rob Thomas’ zombie show would open on the protagonist being raped at a party (allegorically). But why is the pilot so boring?

If y’all don’t stop writing about Apple Watch all the time, I’m never gonna be able to resist buying one at launch.

Cycliste sur le trottoir qui regarde son téléphone au lieu de devant elle HULK SMASH!


“Snap Crackle and Pop are terms sometimes facetiously used for the fourth, fifth, and sixth derivatives of position.” [en.wikipedia.org]


Beautifully implemented procedural city block creator. Lots of fun. Created by Oskar Stålberg. [oskarstalberg.com] [pic.twitter.com]

20 March

Interstellar (2014) — 7/10

Interstellar is chock-full of stupid, but it’s a lot more entertaining than I expected.

Fake GoPro footage is the new fake found footage. As in, it’s obnoxious.

Tiens, et si on jouait à la marelle ?

It’s really smart how Alto’s Adventure keeps you playing by giving you goal after goal and thank god my iPad just ran out of battery.


A group of wolves is called a pack.

A group of crows is called a murder.

A group of developers is called a merge conflict.

21 March

Birdman (2015) — 4/10

Am I supposed to believe that Birdman is ironically overwrought and self-indulgent? That wouldn’t make it any less annoying anyway.

22 March

Turns out, of all the substances I could consume in a club, the one that doesn’t make me murderously antisocial is also the most expensive and least healthy: vodka.

Je me suis coupé sous le nez avant de sortir. Ca s’est remis à saigner en dansant. Je n’ai réalisé qu’après que ça donnait de fausses idées.

Sur les sites de T-shirt-du-jour, mon hésitation n’est pas “est-ce que ça vaut les 10 €” mais “est-ce que ça vaut un passage à la loge.”

Does “Escape 3 elders in one run” mean something other than the obvious? Because I just did it and wasn’t credited.

23 March

Let’s replace that old “all magic comes with a price” trope that I hate with “magic is like an iPhone: sometimes it just stops working for no reason, and sometimes it fails catastrophically” #anysufficientlyadvancedtechnology

It’s quite sad how much work went into AC:Unity to produce such a lackluster game. The city just looks amazing.

24 March

really wish I knew whether Looking’s first season was just as bad and there just wasn’t any other gay show on the air for comparison.

25 March

It may be the game’s only flaw that I’ve unlocked Paz, Izel and Felipe, and I’m still coming back to Maya.

Props to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for bothering not to have their magical face replication tech magically replicate the voice from a photo.


I love Facebook’s Paper & like Instagram’s Layout, but think that Facebook should work harder to choose unique names. [blog.mikeswanson.com]

Worth nothing that if someone buys the wrong Layout app on the App Store then asks for a refund, Apple will basically bill its developer $0.60.

26 March

Dakota Johnson is kind of amazing in Fifty Shades, considering what — and who — she has to work with.

It looks a lot like someone got a preview of Periscope and described it to a developer who then decided to create Meerkat, doesn’t it? No wonder Twitter cut off their access to the social graph.

A force de ne regarder que des comédies américaines, mon cerveau bascule immédiatement en anglais quand je veux faire de l’humour.

Asshole hair stands alone, shouting “HEY! HEY! THIS IS WHERE YOUR HAIRLINE USED TO BE!”


The secret to curing your VR nausea might be…a digital nose? [gamesradar.com]

27 March

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) — 6/10

I’d like to write something clever about The Jinx but it always inevitably comes back to just “Oh. My. God.”


This transcendent video of a dog who can’t catch food is the only thing that matters today [theconcourse.deadspin.com] (via @willkane)

Se faire à manger pour trouver l’énergie de se mettre au boulot. Lancer un film de trois heures pour accompagner le repas.

Exodus: Gods and Kings is not nearly that bad.

28 March

Presque deux ans après avoir emménagé, je peux vous donner un pro-tip: si le wifi marche mal, mettez un câble à la place.

I love the sound, design, and gameplay concepts in Transistor, but the combat feels oddly unsatisfying. Too slow for me, I guess.

Ok, I see it now, les pantacourts, ça fait hobbit.

It’s weird how Powers got a decent script and a somewhat upscale cast (Sharlto Copley, Michelle Forbes) but the pilot looks like it was directed by an intern.

Je sais tellement pas quoi faire en attendant de sortir que je suis en train de passer en revue mon compte Instagram.

I need to become a renowned artist in the next 15 years so they have a reason to offer downloading my consciousness into a computer.

29 March

Méthode mnémotechnique : Redlight = Redrum.

Le “putain j’ai une capuche” après vingt minutes de marche sous la pluie (légère).

30 March


Tom Cruise was 51 when he made Oblivion. Wilford Brimley was 51 when he made Cocoon. [pic.twitter.com]

TimeWorks’ crashing bug is finally fixed

That app is a lot more important to my workflow than Fantastical 2.

31 March

I was sold a dramedy about Jeffrey Tambor transitioning and all I got was yet another show about obnoxious narcissistic underachieving thirtysomethings.

Je découvre sur la vidéo de lancement de Tidal que Calvin Harris n’a pas quarante ans comme j’avais cru en voyant les photos Armani.

People are gonna line up on April 10 to be the first to touch a Watch and go home without one. Apple fandom is becoming a caricature of itself.

J’ai fait un petit truc pour iOS

(Je sais, personne ne met plus sa musique dans iTunes ET personne ne met de notes.)

I choose to see The Last Man on Earth as a satire of male gaze in screenwriting. Also I choose to stop watching after a few episodes.


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