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

1 November 2015

De mon temps, 21° c’était plus chaud que ça.

Quel gâchis qu’il fasse beau un weekend, il y a trop de monde dehors pour en profiter.

2 November

Chaque année devoir réapprendre à survivre à l’été, puis réapprendre à survivre à l’hiver. Fuck le climat, il a mérité ce qui lui arrive.

Grâce à John Oliver je découvre que les pangolins marchent sur leurs pattes arrière 💕

Ah, the 9/11 VR experience is a school project — that makes more sense [share.oculus.com] [youtube.com]

3 November


I knew the PS4 was outselling the XBONE but I didn’t think it was this far ahead: [arstechnica.com]


Activision buys Candy Crush maker for 5.9bn

For scale:

Disney & Star Wars: 4bn

FB & Instagram: 1bn

Oculus: 2bn

Minecraft: 2.5bn

Marvel: 4bn

Crossy Road hard mode: play Apple TV multiplayer with yourself. (UI is so obtuse I actually needed an article to explain how to enable it.)

Will Twitter make available to third-party developers the API to replace star PNGs with hearts?

I’m evidently in a minority about this but I do think the heart/like makes a million times more sense.

What did a fav mean? — A communication platform can’t have a major feature so vaguely defined that it actively encourages miscommunication.

And, yeah, Slack-like reaction smileys would be nice, but we’re talking about the company that couldn’t enable polls without shortening tweets, so.

C’est terrible, les vues aériennes de l’Apple TV ont réussi à me refaire rêver de New York.

Surface Book teardown

Still wondering what fragile-looking “muscle wire” does that good old electromagnets couldn’t.

4 November

iOS 8 used to crash to lock screen while updating every third app. iOS 9 just uninstalls apps at random. I’m not sure that’s progress.


Une semaine après Agent A, sortie de The Room Three : [itunes.apple.com]

Retourner les planches du parquet pour voir si ma motivation n’est pas coincée dessous.

Il me faut un coworking-buddy pour me motiver à aller à l’Anticafé. (Je n’irais pas assez souvent pour justifier l’abo à un vrai coworking.)

5 November

Writing a letter to the Meme Committee to tell them to retire the “bae: come over…” meme because I can’t stand it and that’s reason enough.

Agent A for iPad substitutes constant backtracking (and nice production values) for interesting puzzles. Well, escape room design is hard.

Fallout 4 gameplay trailer

Looks cool, but… why do you all want to spend 50+ hours in a post-apocalyptic wasteland?

Ah oui donc You’re the Worst n’est plus du tout une comédie cette année. ❤️

6 November

Why on earth is the MacBook’s “Automatic graphics switching” a global-only setting? I only want it enabled while on battery power.

Non mais ça va finir par se voir s’ils rendent maléfique un personnage régulier chaque fin de saison dans Sleepy Hollow.

7 November

It’s funny how jarring I find Horizon Chase’s graphics in Retina definition. They looked so cute in videos, but this style needs pixels.

I’d buy an iPhone 6s if you could 3D-touch a mistyped word in any text field to access a list of possible corrections.

Ironically, the most frustrating aspect of my Pebble may be how, once a week, it spends the whole day pestering me to charge it.

8 November

Je sais que la mode est cyclique, mais les lunettes sécu de mon enfance, elles n’étaient pas à la mode à l’époque, hein, petit hipster.

9 November

Sinon je ne sais même pas comment classifier le mec de vingt ans hier qui se baladait en look complet mafioso-dans-Miami-Vice.

TIL (via Twitter, je vous rassure) que le métro de Londres s’arrête en panique si on s’appuie sur les portes. Qui a conçu ce truc ?!

10 November


So apparently Carrie Fisher earned her money in the 90ies doing successful rewrites of movie scripts: [themarysue.com] O_O #youRule

You could send your pet home to clear your inventory in Torchlight 6 years ago. It’s a crime to implement encumbrance today without a similar system.


Alien eggs hatching in the new forest: the wonderfully weird Devil’s Fingers [pic.twitter.com]

11 November


This is very cool: “Tomb Raider allows [Twitch] viewers to vote on conditions that will change the streamer’s game” [eurogamer.net]

WTF. The slideshow on top of Apple’s homepage takes over my OS-level keyboard shortcuts (Cmd-Alt-arrows) for switching tabs in Safari.

I hope a good Microsoft Courier clone app for iPad Pro comes out soon so I can stop thinking about making it (I haven’t got the time).

Surface Pro 4 vs iPad Pro stylus tracking (slow-mo)

Removes the “iPad or Surface?” question, leaves “iPad or not?”

How is this possible? What did they think people were gonna do with their iPad Pro? Did Apple really buy its own “iPad Pro as a laptop replacement” hype?

My credit card was hoping the iPad Pro reviews would cast at least the slightest aspersions on the Pencil. Oh well.


Sketching with the Pencil. Early verdict: 😍 [instagram.com]


Pencil-writin’. Kept accidentally triggering shading by slanting too much. Pretty easy to get used… [instagram.com]

Je l’ai déjà dit, mais plus que jamais 💜💜💜 Jamie Lee Curtis dans (cette merde de) Scream Queens.

12 November


Biggest iPad Pro marketing mistake was focusing on the keyboard - you can see that reflected in the reviews. Consumers’ll have same reaction


Avengers set - no Black Widow

Guardians set - no Gamora

Star Wars - no Rey. She’s THE MAIN CHARACTER.

#WheresRey [pic.twitter.com]

13 November


Fordite is a rare mineral found only in old Detroit auto-painting facilities. [boingboing.net] [pic.twitter.com]

1. Damn, it’s big

2. Keyboard’s much more keyboardy than I expected

3. Yup, Pencil’s fantastic

4. Yup, Pencil’s out of stock

Finally checked out 3D Touch in person and I still don’t understand why you all like it. Even the haptic feedback sucks — feels like an error message.

I just might order a Pencil online and wait until it arrives to get an iPad Pro in store. (How ironic if they ran out of iPads by then.)

Also, two Pencils for ten iPad Pro demo units. Is the supply chain completely fubar or is Apple actually sabotaging the launch just to avoid the “they blew it” troll?

Snapchat waited just long enough to make you feel like they’re doing you a favor finally letting you purchase your favorite filters.

I’m downloading all the magazines in anticipation of getting a 12-inch iPad on which to read them.

Just checked and I must have bought my first Wacom tablet more than 15 years ago. No wonder I’m excited for the Pencil.

14 November


Le piège tendu par les terroristes est de nous amener à haïr les musulmans pour qu’ils choisissent le camp qui les “aime”. Résistons.


Why most New York City subway trains don’t have arrival clocks–an amazing look at large-scale systemic projects:


15 November

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.

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.)

16 November

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

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

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.

17 November


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

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.

18 November

19 November

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

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

20 November

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.

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.)

21 November

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.

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

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.

23 November

Citizenfour (2015) — 5/10

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

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


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

Check it out!



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

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

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


1. Slack kills email

2. Slack dies

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

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

24 November

25 November

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.

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


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

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


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

26 November


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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

27 November

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.


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

28 November

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

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

29 November

30 November

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/

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.


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