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1 January 2016

Life goal : traverser un fuseau horaire d’ouest en est à 23:30 tous les 31 décembre à venir.

Finally been able to play Shelter 2 under decent conditions, and it’s so beautiful. Best escort mission ever.

Related: Developers need to stop publishing Mac versions of their games because Unity says they can. Releasing a subpar version of your game isn’t helping anyone, least of own you and your reputation.

Funny how Windows runs without a hitch from a USB 3 drive except for refusing to update itself, apparently.

Il fait nuit à 17:10, 2016 commence bien, tiens.

@pierce:

“New Year’s Eve in Manchester” is an even better universal caption than the LinkedIn one [manchestereveningnews.co.uk] [pic.twitter.com]

2 January

3 January

4 January

Aaaand my user account on Windows 10 is borked, because I followed the suggestion to link it with an online account. FFS.

My iPad keeps emptying text fields while I’m typing and pretty soon it’s going to fly through the window.

I assume ten-finger-typing is triggering some sort of shortcut in iOS 9′s trackpad mode, but there doesn’t seem to be an option to turn it off.

Steam should not accept on its storefront any game that requires creating a separate account to play. Simple as that.

I’ve wanted to play Spintires every since I’ve known about it. I am not disappointed one bit.

THIS WAS THE APPLE WATCH THE GODS PROMISED US

Can you really not create custom title/caption layouts in iMovie? That’s absurd.

I wish I’d captured video of the mess I made in Spintires yesterday. It’s okay, there will always be more messes, more trucks to abandon in the mud.

Revu 1984, relu V for Vendetta, lu Pyongyang de Guy Delisle… Je me fais une putain de thématique joyeuse pour ce début d’année.

Pyongyang est particulièrement déprimant, quand on réalise qu’au 21e siècle des millions de personnes y vivent et y croient.

5 January

6 January

Why doesn’t Tweetbot (Mac and iOS) let me report as spam right from the Mentions view?

Snapchat gives up on having its users as consumers, and I wish we knew how well the sales went — was it too bad a business, or did they really have a choice?

Got to wonder if Oculus had trouble ramping up production and decided to take advantage of demand… at the expense of public perception.

I doubt you could really make a good, balanced game out of that idea, but it’s still cool that they’re trying.

7 January

Was dubious about Soma at first, and it certainly lacks subtlety, but it’s quite powerful. Great character work (except that last freakout).

A chaque fois que je passe devant ça m’épate à quel point les surfaces et finitions sauvent un vieux design de merde

Ces journées où je dois bosser donc je ne m’autorise pas à faire autre chose, et du coup je ne fais rien du tout.

8 January

La dentiste qui me dévitalise d’office une prémolaire parce qu’elle a oublié pendant les vacances que je n’ai pas de mutuelle 😡

Revu, par masochisme, le double épisode qui présentait River Song. Spoiler : évidemment, le Christmas special introduit des incohérences.

9 January

Dear ten fake accounts that added me at the exact same second: I think you misunderstand the “spam” in “follow-spam.”

Réévaluer tous les choix de vie qui m’ont conduit dans un Carrefour un samedi après-midi.

10 January

I’ve spent a few hours in Spintires struggling to rescue trucks from the mud without realizing I could simply send them back to the garage.

Spintires is what Elite: Dangerous would be if every minute of flying a ship was fun and tense rather than dreadfully boring.

Oh, right, the 15-inch MacBook doesn’t have a numeric keypad because the trackpad would have to be off-center

I like how they were reluctant to move the trackpad all the way so it looks bad and probably is a little annoying to use.

So tired of flat design I have a sudden urge for my desktop to look like a Diablo screen with little characters acting on physical objects.

Related: if I was gonna name my voice agent Cortana I’d differentiate my OS by actually showing a humanoid presence on screen.

Don’t care if commentators find it corny, it wouldn’t have to be. (Not that I’d trust Microsoft to do it well, though.)

Guess what I’m saying is, I’m sad that today’s Apple is as removed as anyone can be from the possibility of friendly personification of its devices.

11 January

J’ai joué à faire de la musique dans Logic Pro hier soir et ça me fait un nouvel élément à ajouter dans ma liste “Tout lâcher pour…”

12 January

Rebels and the Empire were never on an equal footing

I’ve written before that Battlefront should have been okay with the walker assault mode being unbalanced, but reading this article just made me realize that the game should have been completely asymmetrical.

There should be a lot more stormtroopers than rebels; they should shoot wide and respawn fast while rebels have precision weapons and longer wait times.

Keep the Luke and Vader tokens to give both sides something to strive towards, remove the other team’s scores from the leaderboard so that the imbalance doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings, and you might have an actually interesting Star Wars experience.

But who would dare take risks with such a big (and presumably expensive) license?

13 January

Je m’attendais au pire mais, à part le suspense artificiel sur la nature des occupants, le pilote de Colony est carrément prometteur.

14 January

15 January

There’s something addictive about recording video while I play and there’s now one more reason I kind of want a proper, powerful gaming PC.

Basically it makes you feel like you’re doing something “productive” while playing, doesn’t it.

“Rhinadvil en spray anti-maux de gorge.” Aucun rapport avec le nez, ni avec l’Advil #branding #novlangue

17 January

Une soirée, trois couples formés sur trois sites que j’ai créés. L’univers m’encourage subtilement à finir la nouvelle version de nopic.

I resisted for a while, but I now find myself a NYT Crossword subscriber. I figure it’s like I got a January gym membership for my brain.

18 January

Le mec qui est tellement doué en marketing que quand on lui demande en soirée le nom de son app, il se trompe d’app.

Et si je faisais des études dentaires pour avoir accès au matériel nécessaire et me refaire la bouche moi-même ?

20 January

The Magicians, parce qu’en regardant Harry Potter on s’est tous dit que ça manquait de tentatives de viol.

I’ve been playing with Logic Pro X and it keeps surprising me that such a powerful yet well-designed app is coming out of today’s Apple.

Appropriately enough, I find the new GarageBand’s “Live Loops” mode completely befuddling.

22 January

Apple hires a VR/AR UI expert

I hope they’re working on something more interesting than a Gear VR — but I doubt it.

Plus bizarre que les choses qui ont changé, les bars et la station de RER qui n’ont pas eu un coup de peinture en 25 ans #lastRT

“Undiscovered crevice at bottom of Loch Ness big enough to hide monster.” Poor thing’s been starving down there ever since digital cameras.

Abonné Spotify depuis un mois, je viens seulement de réaliser qu’il n‘avait pas automatiquement basculé en “haute qualité.” Je suis un audiophile.

23 January

I’ve finally gotten over my hang-up about killing stuff with a mouse pointer and gotten addicted to Diablo-likes.

Torchlight 2 is a great game to play while listening to podcasts. But I guess I’m gonna need a better mouse now.

24 January

I’m watching a friend play Forza 6 on Twitch and I’ve yet to find another game that sells the sensations of driving like this franchise does.

So obviously what I’m saying is that there’s an Xbox One in my near future.

The first rule of science-fiction is, you never go full nazi.

J’ai une boulimie de bibelots et figurines en ce moment, mais toujours pas de place pour les mettre.

Mad Max et Star Wars, 2015 soi-disant année du “regardez comme c’est mieux quand c’est pas des effets spéciaux”
(Bon, pour être honnête, ils ont quand même pour point commun d’avoir de nombreux plans effectivement filmés en plein air.)

25 January

Me refaire deux vieux X-Files recommandés par un podcast pour me rappeler ce qui était bien lorsque le nouveau sera inévitablement décevant.

Me refaire deux vieux X-Files recommandés par un podcast pour me rappeler ce qui était bien lorsque le nouveau sera inévitablement décevant.

En cinq pages Leviathan Wakes m’a confirmé que je devrais laisser tomber la série The Expanse et plutôt lire les livres.

J’étais tellement excité par l’histoire de mon rêve précédent que j’étais en train de noter dans Evernote que ça m’a réveillé.

Et bien sûr dans le monde réel je n’ai que de la merde.

Au final, on a executé les architectes des escaliers de la 14 à Châtelet, ou pas ?

26 January

Je me demandais hier pourquoi le virement de dimanche de mon client était déjà dans les “opérations à venir.” Je suis rassuré, il a disparu à minuit \o/

J’espère bien que quelqu’un a été viré pour avoir laissé passer un bug qui créditait les virements au moment où ils arrivaient.

Il ne faut jamais revenir

Au temps caché des souvenirs

Du temps béni de son enfance

#XFiles2016

I’ve always ignored the “iPad is doomed” crowd but, damn, that’s not pretty

27 January

80% de mes interactions avec ce Courir étaient centrées sur les vendeurs, leur commission et leur indice de satisfaction, au lieu du client.

Je vais acheter des flip-flops sur Amazon.

28 January

J’avais toujours supposé qu’un cache-oeil appuyait sur l’oeil pour le fermer, mais c’est vrai que ça aurait été terriblement inconfortable.

J’ai acheté deux kilos de clémentines pas mûres. Je hais l’univers.

“The items listed below shipped today from Kiev.” Il faut mettre un cierge à qui pour que l’Ukraine reste encore souverain un jour ou deux ?

Pickup Station : le casier s’ouvre en silence, dix mètres derrière moi, au milieu des gens qui font la queue au guichet de la Poste.

I can’t set up my Xbox One in English without lying about the country I’m in? ARE YOU. FUCKING. KIDDING ME. (Hi, @XboxSupport.)

The dozen countries allowed after you’ve chosen English are all the logical ones along with Greece and, IIRC, Slovakia.

Because why not.

Oh man, people weren’t kidding about the Xbox One’s UI being bad.

The Twitch app is at the bottom of my downloads list and I can’t find a way to bump it up. There’ll be no record of my reunion with Forza.

I’d forgotten how much Forza’s cars like to understeer if you so much as look at the brakes. I still have doubts about the realism here.

The Xbox One controller’s stick isn’t great for driving but that beautiful force feedback in the triggers makes up for everything.

29 January

Damn AI cars piling up in tight corners and generally braking too late. Imitating online players instead of trying to train them. Ugh.

Would there be any downside at all to Apple offering an all-you-can-eat subscription to the App Store and paying devs according to usage?

I wish Forza Horizon 2 didn’t disincentivize actually following the road — that’s… kind of the point of racing?

30 January

On ne pourrait pas faire des éviers couverts de silicone pour ne pas casser les assiettes dedans ?

And also a literal holodeck (though necessarily limited to one person, as the projected image adapts to the participant’s precise location).

31 January

I was really excited about The Division after the last two days… until I watched a stream showing how bullet-spongey it can get.

Same thing killed the Uncharted games for me — I can’t deal with bareheaded human enemies taking several headshots without a flinch.

It’s a shame because The Division’s setting and premise seemed to counter everything I disliked about Destiny.

Except… turns out, with weird alien races I don’t have an ingrained idea of how many bullets should be needed to take them down.

Latest Tweetbot Mac goes back to DM list when you press Cmd-Left and it turns out I literally cannot stop myself from using Shift-Cmd-Left while editing.

So here I am screaming at my computer in rage and agony.

I ended up drafting my DM in another app; it was that or throwing my computer through the window.

Has any game had checkpoints initially very far apart (old-school), but getting closer and closer if you keep dying in the same spot?

@bldgblog:

Secret router hidden inside a hollow rock streams files when powered by the heat of a fire: [bit.ly] [pic.twitter.com]

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