Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.
I didn’t expect Battlefield 4’s campaign to be good, but I didn’t think it could be so frustrating and boring.
Belatedly finishing up Sunset (it works much better in Windows of course) and it’s painful to me how unprofessional the game wants
me to be.
I think I like Star Citizen’s flight model much better than Elite’s but it’s hard to tell at 5fps. And the gamepad controls are… unpleasant.
That was very nice, until they misused BB-8’s lighter #itsamiddlefinger
The Long Dark is beautiful but I’ll never understand why people want to play survival games. Is your own life too easy for you?
Charging an Apple pencil from the iPad exemplifies the difference between design as ‘what it looks like’ and design as ‘how it works’
Je réalise d’un coup qu’après You’re the Worst et Catastrophe, la nouvelle saison de X-Files a aussi pour thème la dépression. Yay 2015-16.
I wonder if the 3D drawing tools in VR will create a few traditionally animated 3D movies. that would be pretty damn cool.
One unexpected consequence of the Apple Watch: learning that standing up and getting away from a computer to think is more productive.
Might just get American Truck Simulator and go full Duel on the first car to mildly inconvenience me.
As an IRC veteran I’d find it very funny if Twitter screwed up its product so much that everyone fled to Slack.
Of course the drawback would be worsening the echochamber aspect of Twitter, but… the communities are quite closed already.
You, Me and the Apocalypse était quand même bien prometteur jusqu’à ce qu’il s’embourbe dans des histoires de soap-opéra de merde.
I hate that Inbox/Gmail does not use modifier keys for shortcuts. How is that good idea in an app where I spend most of my time typing?
Well that’s annoying. I think I might like Driveclub’s new “hardcore” handling model better than Forza’s — for which I just bought the Xbox.
Replaying Driveclub then going back to the Xbox made me realize how much better the PS4’s pad is, regarding stick and trigger resistance.
It’s one thing to see videos, and another to play it: the visuals of Rise of the Tomb Raider are incredible.
Time for the weekly “Reboot iPhone, open App Store’s updates tab to reinstall the apps iOS silently deleted when the update failed somehow.”
It’s a little thing that makes all the difference — I like spending time in AC:Syndicate because the characters are fucking human.
I also enjoy the new combat, and the visuals are prettier (less drab) than Unity’s. But traversal is still a huge pain.
Oh, and I’m not a fan at all of every item and enemy displaying a level number because the game was developed during the Destiny era.
Je ne croyais pas trop à cette idée que les boîtes seraient pleines de couples, mais en fait un peu quand même.
J’oubliais que quand on est jeune et célibataire on tend à prendre la Saint-Valentin comme un affront personnel.
Ils trouvent toujours de nouveaux moyens de m’ennuyer : voici le DJ venu avec son photographe attitré, qui emmerde tout le monde devant la cabine pendant son set.
N’empêche, je ne dois pas être le seul à sortir de mon hibernation, je ne m’attendais pas à ce que le Gibus soit bondé toute la nuit.
The Xbox One has Elite and Forza Horizon; if Microsoft announced an upcoming VR headset I’d seriously consider skipping Playstation VR.
Smug Valentine’s Day people used to bug me, until I realized that statistically, they’ll almost all either break up or watch each other die.
If you watch TV shows until characters start randomly acting against their interests to create drama, you don’t finish a lot of TV shows.
(That transition is lovely even in 2D.)
Love the idea that Apple software isn’t bad, “people have always complained.” Also we’ve always hated bankers, so there was no 2008 crisis.
Oh, I was wondering why Reddit comment threads suddenly made Chrome unresponsive — it was just the Pocket extension’s HTML injection. Yay.
Je me retrouve à participer à des threads Reddit sur une série télé alors que j’avais réussi à raccrocher, merci bien Chris Carter.
(Awesome tech, though.)
I’m confused by “A Message to Our Customers”. As explained by news reports and in Cook’s letter itself, the FBI request and court order aren’t about adding a backdoor to future versions of iOS to be installed on customers’ phones (that’ll be coming soon enough from the legislature), but to install a hacked OS on one individual phone that’s currently sitting in an evidence locker.
The whole point of device encryption was that Apple said for the last two years that such a process would be completely impossible. Yet the open letter never says so, and implies that they could absolutely do it, they just don’t want to. Am I missing something?
There’s no way Apple can win that fight, is there?
Guess I’m rebooting in safe mode to access the keychain in a clean system?
Most of my timeline is completely misrepresenting the FBI’s demands and it annoys me that Tim Cook did all he could to fuel that confusion.
The more I think about it (and I can’t seem to stop), the more puzzled I am by Apple’s strategy here. I imagine the crux of the issue was avoiding at all costs to be in the headlines for helping the FBI’s case by hacking into an iPhone. Or, yeah, maybe they’re sincerely that hung up about privacy, whatever — aside from questions about the legality of forcing a company to develop software to aid an investigation, from the pure privacy and ethics perspectives this case isn’t very different from all the earlier times Apple helped law enforcement get into a locked iPhone. It’s an obsolete iPhone; it’s less secure than more recent iPhones; Apple is able to access its data.
They’re emphatically acknowleding that an iPhone’s data is completely vulnerable and, in an effort to muddy the waters and make the case appear more general than it is, they’ve even avoided pointing out that any iPhone 5s, 6 or 6s would be completely immune from this form of attack.
Instead of fighting the issue on broad, abstract terms when it is inevitably discussed in Congress, they’ve taken their stand on a case where their opponents can literally accuse them of aiding terrorists.
By making a big splash now instead of waiting for legislative debates, they’re making it a presidential campaign issue — and I’ll bet that very few candidates will choose to be on Apple’s side.
How on earth can this be a good PR strategy? Oh, sure, they have the nerds’ support. Fat load of good that will do, for them and for us.
I keep forgetting how much Forza Motorsport’s gamepad steering annoys me. It’s so weird that I don’t have the same issue with Horizon.
And because I’m an idiot, instead of calling it quits I’m now looking at how tolerable a cheap force-feedback-less steering wheel could be.
Dear MMOs: Making users type their password at every login encourages unsafe passwords. Just save the password and add a PIN code at login.
“Apple Unlocked iPhones for the Feds 70 Times Before”
(The article is muddy on the differences between unlocking different iPhones but, as I wrote yesterday, that’s Apple’s fault.)
First ten minutes with The Division: as expected, it’ss beautiful and I wish I didn’t have to experience it as a loot-based RPG.
Because 1) it kills immersion and 2) comparing, equipping, modding items is fun with a mouse and a pain in the ass on a gamepad.
J’ai encore acheté un putain de jean brut sans faire attention et maintenant mes chaussettes sont bleues et mon jean délavé par aplats.
her: so what do you do for fun
me: tweet about hypothetical situations
her: oh wow that’s really cool and sexy
Listening to a professional Twitch streamer answer repetitive stupid questions about the game from the audience is excruciating.
Anyway, watching Twitch grind The Division confirms it’s not for me. I bet I’d have enjoyed its earlier, non-Destiny iteration.
Went to have one last look at New York, selected “Close Application” because the game failed to reconnect, and… it disappeared from my PS4.
I can’t be certain that I didn’t accidentally / unconsciously select “Delete” instead, because I think the confirmation prompts look the same.
When you consider cost for VR, think about what you spend on airfare. That’s what you are already willing to pay to go somewhere. Once.
Twitching from PS4: wrong title in the tweet, correct title and game in the Dashboard, wrong title and game in the archived video.
And there seem to be complaints about that bug on the internet as far back as the introduction of the feature, FFS.
The kicker being that if you edit it all in the Dashboard before going online, the PS4 will still manage to resurrect the previous info.
You don’t turn your nose on and off; wouldn’t it be more logical and interesting for FC:Primal’s smell-o-vision to be a permanent overlay?
Depict the prey’s scent realistically (fainter and more dispersed the older it is) instead of a GPS path and you get a fun tracking game.
Playlist Discover faiblarde sur Spotify cette semaine. Il faut croire qu’on a fait le tour de toute la musique qui me plaise dans l’univers.
Je l’ai rêvée, cette période de Brooklyn Nine-Nine où les personnages étaient humains et les histoires un peu réalistes ?
Factorio seems so amazing, and its controls are so incredibly busted
Zero internal consistency to what a right vs. left click means, or to modifier keys, so you keep pressing the wrong button.
Here’s hoping that Siri on OS X was held up while they improved the handling of multiple devices and multiple voices with Hey, Siri.
Une loi pour imposer que le rayon chocolats de Pâques soit caché derrière un rideau et des mannequins dédaigneux en sous-vêtements.
Les podcasts entre collègues* où tout le monde est intelligent et drôle me dépriment, ils prouvent que j’aurais pu en fait trouver quand j’étais jeune une boîte où tout le monde est intelligent et drôle. (C’est bien trop tard maintenant pour me mettre à avoir des collègues et des horaires.)
Heureusement, je me console en me disant que ces podcasts sont très rares.
How can Apple keep their iOS signing keys secret & secure if not a custom FBIOS ramdisk? 😜
That’s the PlayStation VR’s killer app, isn’t it?
par défaut, on devrait mettre des rideaux devant les miroirs et on les soulèverait que si on veut vraiment se voir