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

1 December 2016

Ca sent Noël dans les rues et je suis saisi de nostalgie anticipée pour ces dernières fêtes dans le monde libre.

It’s fun but I have a really hard time stopping myself from turning the phone to see around me as in a 360-degree video.

2 December

Remember when Twitter was repositioning itself as a news app just a few months ago? I guess that’s out the window now? (Thank god.)

To be fair, once your product has contributed to the #1 world power becoming a banana republic, I can see how you’ll definitely wanna change into this:

Mass Effect: Andromeda is so pretty

How I wish I could have positive expectations about the writing.

Touch ID is neat but HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF WINTER ❄️

@arnaud_jourdain:

Alien puppies 😍 [m.imgur.com] (cc @dlanham)

@petewarden:

Terrifying Nicolas Cage face swap paper: [arxiv.org] [pic.twitter.com]

Le manuel ne précise pas comment on fait tenir cette connerie en place #help

3 December

I also need to play on PC where driving games don’t render in 480p.

To celebrate TGA nominations Dishonored is finally 40€ on Steam — meanwhile Eve Valkyrie, included in the list, remains at 60€ 😂

I’m pretty sure Windows 10 keeps forgetting my mouse speed setting.

I love how recruitment in No Man’s Sky simply decides to ignore the old “learn alien languages one word at a time” mechanic ¯\(ツ)

I thought No Man’s Sky would be a good podcast game but it might be a bad fit — it’s more zen meditation than mindless distraction.

@MerriamWebster:

‘Fascism’ is still our #1 lookup.

# of lookups = how we choose our Word of the Year.

There’s still time to look something else up.

@dog_rates:

Here’s a doggo doin a struggle. 11/10 much determined [pic.twitter.com]

I’m fascinated by the Glixel podcast. They’ve got individual mics and a “producer” and still manage to make the worst audio in the world.

The idea of the three biggest species each putting all their eggs in one basket rather than cryosleeping together is so depressingly 2016.

Ce 31, dites non à 2017.

On perdra encore une vieille star tous les 3 jours mais Trump, Brexit et Le Pen se conjugueront toujours au futur.

Thought I’d set a network share on my Steam screenshots directory so I’d post them from my Mac while playing but no of course it’s a mess.

Turns out Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is a standalone game so now I’m tempted to buy it just because Claudia Black.

4 December

Could you make a permadeath shooter where you only have one life per day — maybe even per week — or would players quickly lose interest?

Titanfall 2 demo drops you into multiplayer without any explanation whatsoever 👍

I really like Titanfall’s traversal but not so much the titans, so I guess I should play a recent Call of Duty instead?

Disclaimer: I’m not posting screenshots of No Man’s Sky because I enjoy the game, but posting them is the only thing remotely fun about it.

L’autre jour j’ai rêvé que j’avais un gaufrier, à ce stade ça veut vraiment dire qu’il faut que j’en achète un, non ?

Est-ce que les programmes tournés pour Netflix et Amazon ne devraient pas éviter les grands mou-v-e-m-e-nts de c-a-m-éra qui streament mal ?

5 December

Please enjoy this retrospective of every alarm you’ve ever set for any reason

I guess I’m missing a lot if I stop playing Fallout 4 before ever meeting the Institute, huh?

I’m glad to have a reason to pick Lighthouse tracking over cameras but I was hoping to avoid HTC — and the Vive still isn’t on amazonꓸfr.

Apple’s warranty extension doesn’t cover the iPhone 6 so this is my life now

@Iron_Spike:

Internet: “Check out Amazon Go! It eliminates cashiers.”

Me, thinking: We need to start talking about guaranteed minimum income YESTERDAY.

Même en lisant une explication de texte convaincante, je ne suis pas sûr d’aimer le final de Westworld. (A part Maeve, toujours.)

6 December

Wikipedia essaie de me faire croire que Milo Ventimiglia a 39 ans dans Gilmore Girls 2016.

@SoVeryAwkward:

Big cat is having the time of his life [pic.twitter.com]

Le revival Gilmore Girls rappelle surtout que la série avait commencé à partir en couille bien avant le départ des Palladino, non ?

J’ai envoyé un courrier aux impôts et ils m’ont répondu trois jours plus tard 😱

I just spent half an hour pattering around Meadow as a tiny badger because I forgot on PC you have to press Shift to run.

I don’t wanna say the way Meadow’s animation system handles turning while running ruins the game for me, but.

Played Shelter 2 again to compare and either Meadow’s animation/camera is screwed up or that’s just how it is when forced to play with kbm.

My video card came with Gears of War 4; it runs very well but all the camera shake still gives me a headache, like in the Xbox demo.

7 December

@moryan:

TV execs, showrunners & writers on why rape used so often on TV & whether progress is being made regarding its use https://t.co/AcAOiwjYLD

Un chaton tout mignon m’a souri à Truffaut, heureusement que c’était un chartreux à mille et quelques euros 😍

@britishgaming:

I completely missed that The Sims added custom gender options. Nice! (via [youtu.be]) https://t.co/Vju5Beh3G8

8 December

I never notice when I receive messages on Steam. Had to scroll through three screens of this before reaching the actual message.

Does Steam really need an email confirmation and a 15-day hold period when I sell a couple cards whose market value hovers at ten cents?

@Noddus_:

Ce qui arrive quand tu prends le Planet Coaster-game beaucoup trop au sérieux :

[youtube.com]

@petertoddbtc:

Idea: deterministically convert key fingerprints to faces to take advantage of our innate ability to recognise faces; modulo the faceblind.

Please tell me someone is working on a No Man’s Sky MMO where each player builds their own planet — topography, ecosystem, landmarks.

I like playing with the avatar creators of free-to-play MMOs (Riders of Icarus)

9 December

The level of detail in Hitman’s environments is incredible

@markmobility:

Every time a journalist says ‘the election wasn’t our fault’, retweet this study. [wpo.st] https://t.co/JFXwFjMx0z

@I__amthatguy:

On a trouvé ce qui caractérise olfactivement l’encens! [www2.cnrs.fr]

@Pentadact:

I don’t care about Facebook’s summary of my year, but I’d love it if Steam did one: what I played, what my friends did, weird achievements.

Friends don’t let friends have multiple Twitter accounts #fuckingmess

Good thing iPhone & Watch timers don’t communicate as there’s no conceivable way I could keep track of 2 things simultaneously on 1 device.

@Padraig:

Samsung: deactivates dangerously faulty device, saving injuries / lives

Twitter: what this shows is that I don’t have property rights

@usuallyawake:

Corgi remake of one of my favorite cat gifs?! [pic.twitter.com]

I’m really itching to find an application for Chernoff faces but my main project is a dating site and I can hardly go and add extra, synthetic faces to the profiles.

10 December

I really enjoyed Spacechem until it lost me with the inability to debug each reactor independently from the others.

That’s a cute system for a director’s cut

Why did I originally play this game on my Mac’s shitty GPU

11 December

@workergnome:

Going through old papers my dad gave me, I found his map of the internet as of May 1973.

The entire internet. https://t.co/0krvYoRGav

@jcsrb:

retweet if your first IDE was blue [pic.twitter.com]

@MachinePix:

A vortex faucet by Hansgrohe. [pic.twitter.com]

@valross2:

This may be the best app I’ve ever built [pic.twitter.com]

Normalement je n’aime pas les Oreo mais il faut savoir faire des exceptions

Ah mais c’est vrai qu’Andie McDowell dans Quatre mariages et un enterrement c’est pas la joie… Je devais être aveugle à l’époque.

12 December

Il y a plein de choses très réussies dans la première heure de Finding Dory #off #off #off #off #off #off #off #off #off #off #off #off

Les films de SF en images de synthèse encore découpés avec une logique d’alternance plan large maquette / plan moyen cascadeurs au lieu d’en profiter de ce que tout soit virtuel pour faire des mouvements continus établissant l’action 🙄

En même temps cette scène (Star Trek Beyond) était aussi pleine de shakycam alors à ce stade…

“Maybe it’s time I start buying the couple comics I read… oh, Comixology is an Amazon company, the app doesn’t have a Buy button. I tried.”

@brandonkelly:

I don’t care for `if (CONST == $var)`-style conditions, but I just discovered they’re called Yoda Conditions and now I am completely torn.

I was looking forward to playing the Forzas on my PC with a steering wheel; it didn’t occur to me that force feedback wouldn’t be good 😶

@lgorithm:

The world’s loneliest whale [en.wikipedia.org]

Comixology doesn’t accept Amazon Payments from accounts outside the U.S. Oh well. I tried, twice.

God damn it I do not want to want this but I want this

13 December

How am I supposed to update Uniconsole with the new emoji if Apple doesn’t release macOS 10.12.2?

@sandofsky:

Before you grant Uber that “Always” Location Permission…

[revealnews.org] via @daringfireball [pic.twitter.com]

@tapbot_paul:

TIL Apple actually ships two different types of USB-C charging cables. Hope the margins are worth it…

https://t.co/M9GLaCI4lf https://t.co/hcNEVp8jSK

I should wait and see if the macOS update breaks people’s computers but it’s got new emoji!

Also I basically haven’t been able to work since November 8 so whatever.

Is there something I can do so Tweetbot for Mac will stop opening videos in thumbnail-sized windows?

14 December

@drbarnard:

People download iMessage apps from the main App Store and have no idea how to access them. This is 100% on Apple. https://t.co/p70PrRA1Rg

Pourquoi David Hallyday joue un garde anonyme dans Mockingjay Part 2, et surtout pourquoi je l’ai reconnu alors qu’il est au loin et dit cinq mots ?!

tap What, no tap Huh? tap Wait, this isn’t “Lock Watch” tap Where the fuck did the “Lock Watch” button go? And who needs quick access to AirPlay in their Control Center?!

Wait, the Touch Bar’s emoji list doesn’t scroll?

Funny that Trump can’t bring himself to boycott the service. Or that Evan Spiegel wasn’t invited despite the debate-day filter on Snapchat.

@dialacina:

But yeah if your Medieval Fantasy game has potatoes, corn, tomatoes, chocolate, etc. and a stunning lack of people of color? It’s wrong.

15 December

When I last had a PC, CRTs were the norm. I just found out that everything doesn’t explode anymore when you pick a resolution too high 😮

I thought 10.2.2′s “Notification Center remembers which pane you used last” would suck, then I forgot about it, and turns out it sucks.

I hadn’t driven a car in real life for quite a while and, not gonna lie, I’ve had to actively remind myself I wasn’t in a video game.

Le voyage à Ikea de l’enfer, parti à 14:00, rentré à 20:00, ai-je besoin de préciser que bien sûr j’ai oublié quelque chose ?

Grosse frayeur avec le fauteuil de bureau Ikea dont les éléments du pied sont cachés dans le dossier. Magique ! 😯

16 December

Iiiit’s Christmastime! (I was probably supposed to find Santa somewhere)

Pretty lights. I like lights. I want my room to look like this.

Damn, Watch Dogs 2 and Steep are already -33% on UPlay?! And FC:Primal for 20 €… but buying games outside of Steam is such a bother 😕

That’s a fucked-up way to handle a download queue #UPlay

@Sci_Phile:

How to repair a $30,000 tire [youtube.com]

17 December

Even for free I couldn’t take Infinite Warfare’s campaign for more than thirty minutes.

Of all the crap Windows does I can’t get over launching an app and nothing visible happens for thirty seconds, even in the task bar.

@evadne:

Good UI detail: in Cocoa menus the keyboard shortcuts are not right-justified; they are aligned by ⌘. [pic.twitter.com]

Though I have yet to find a way to win — or enjoy myself, really — as the killer. (Four games, killed only one victim.)

18 December

@Sinsem_:

I loved the first Assassin’s Creed HUD-less. One of my very best openworld experience.

[stanislavcostiuc.com]

The dissonance of a precise waypoint appearing on the map after a conversation that never specified a location always bothers me #lastRT

In the end, designing for a HUD-less mode makes the game feel so much more real, even for people who won’t play that way.

19 December

@ThingsWork:

This is a simple visualization behind the formula to calculate the surface of a sphere [pic.twitter.com]

Incorporated mélange idées intéressantes, paresses scénaristiques et une production à la Syfy. Pas sûr des ratios.

It’s a real shame that American Truck Simulator’s photo mode doesn’t do motion blur.

@ikare:

Ce à quoi a ressemblé ma nuit de samedi à dimanche… #weatherwinter [facebook.com]

@jarodinou:

Hillary Actually. cc @gjouanno [youtube.com]

@drbarnard:

“the problems Nintendo is encountering are Apple’s fault, and they are faults…many of us have been pointing out for years” ― @StratecheryMO https://t.co/AmR5LhBGP3

I’ve gotten my PSVR to work(ish) on PC and — even accounting for the hack — UX with SteamVR games is generally terrible, isn’t it?

I wish I didn’t have issues with the locomotion but the RE7 PSVR demo works great and… well, it works, and why would you want that.

I followed Resident Evil with Eagle Flight and oh boy this is the worst VR has made me feel. (Yet Eagle Flight was just fine last time.)

20 December

@eurogamer:

Starcraft artist is helping design an actual manned mech. [eurogamer.net] [pic.twitter.com]

I didn’t even know American Truck Simulator had a weather system \o/

The good thing about World War III is I’ll finally be able to put my extensive minesweeping experience to good use #afewbillionsquaretiles

@mahalis:

it’s worth going over Wikipedia’s “List of common misconceptions” to check your knowledge. here’s some I had wrong. https://t.co/6HOGbRkoVK https://t.co/aijeDQnyVU

@HarshilShah1910:

On this day 20 years ago, Apple announced it was going to buy NeXT (and with it Steve Jobs) for $400M. Greatest deal ever made?

Vus les articles qui parlent de The OA, je crois que ces vingt-cinq premières minutes suffiront très largement.

21 December

“Joy to the world!”

“It’s very hard to stick with a character in a game that just seems to be having no fun at all”

That’s why 3 is the only Far Cry I’ve enjoyed, for instance. It’s particularly important to open-world games you’re stuck in for 30+ hours.

@WickedGood:

All this nerd rage over the Tracer comic would make me want to give Blizzard all my money if I wasn’t already doing that.

22 December

We must revoke the internet privileges of anyone who misuses ‘gaslight’ before it’s too late and we lose this beautiful word.

Sniffing my computer’s exhausts because I’m not sure if a capacitor exploded or a compacted soda can expanded spontaneously in the trash.

It’s weird coming back to Europe and its tiny trucks and tiny roads.

@al_saunders:

Love this from Michael Crichton on his experience of the writing/editing process. [pic.twitter.com]

Made the mistake of tapping “Update All” so any app I wanna use is unavailable now — and it doesn’t look like anything’s actually downloading either.

So now I’m cancelling and restarting each individual update manually, as I should have done from the start, I guess. There are only 38 🤷‍♂️

@stephencoyle:

I really like AirPods, but their audio latency is pretty disappointing. I wrote up some tests here: https://t.co/BIgomcD1jM

23 December

@Bouletcorp:

“Lourde est la presse hydraulique de la réalité sur le smiley-caca en caoutchouc de nos illusions” [pic.twitter.com]

I’m late to the party but Kerbal Space Program really needs to be in every school

@joningold:

Story in the guardian about using machine learning to process bat communications — shit, but that might actually work

Sadly, updating Uniconsole to include the new emoji wasn’t one of those things where putting it off for a week is worse than doing it 🤦🏻‍♂️🔫

25 December

@wyethwire:

During those final 23 minutes, when the missiles are in the air, Twitter will be insufferable.

@Campster:

[youtube.com] Thiiiiis is… way closer to Prometheus 2 than I think I wanted.

Props to the Buffy comic for doing an internment camp storyline, even if that’s the last thing I want to read right now.

Je ne sais pas en quoi sont faits les sièges des Régiolis mais l’année prochaine je fais le trajet à pied 💀🔫

Come on, Backblaze, you’re better than this

I just bought Battlefront on PC because it’s 10€ and I wanna play STAR WAAAARS at/near Ultra, but I’m gonna hate myself if the X-Wing VR mission never comes out.

@zefede:

Suffisamment vieux pour me souvenir de ça (c’était trop bien) [pic.twitter.com]

My computer naming scheme is “prominent female characters” and 1) so many good names left in scifi 2) holy shit I had never done Buffy yet.

26 December

@TheMakeUpBoy:

All the good ones are leaving us on 2016 because they don’t want to see the mess 2017 is going to be.

@theadamgoldman:

Ok we’re making an app for men to use to find sex and love

The icon should be a murder mask.

Hm but it’s really more about-

Murder mask.

Ooh, that Nier: Automata demo on PS4 is nice. Gravity Rush, not so much.

What the… is it specifically 10.12.2 that changed the sorting of icon-view-with-label-on-right Finder windows from vertical to horizontal?

Surely I’d have noticed if the change had been in 10.12.0? I’m looking at my folders, feeling like I’m going crazy.

@ryanacash:

Really enjoyed @evomagazine’s Car of the Year 2016. Just wish it was a bit longer/more in-depth. Stunning video! https://t.co/SOVvdplx8C

I hate that goddamn autoplaying video on YouTube profiles.

Finally playing Dirt Rally with a wheel, and I still feel like I’m all over the place but now that means arriving third rather than last.

You should not be able to publish on Steam a game that fails at something elementary like alt-tabbing back and forth.

27 December

I’ve been in Mirror’s Edge Catalyst for about an hour and I’m about to break my controller over a horribly fussy instafail mission/tutorial.

I don’t remember reading in the reviews of Catalyst that the main missions were in fact much worse than the first Mirror’s Edge.

Weren’t there, like, all of two missions in the first game that forced you into combat?

@NathanJLiu:

I never liked Clarkson but found the show entertaining. Homophobia isn’t entertaining. Not paying £80 a year for a blasé attitude to bigotry https://t.co/wfXkOn2d19

Just saw a real-life 18-wheeler get stuck on a railing and start over so I feel better about all my American Truck Simulator screwups.

The Snap Spectacles dispenser looked cute at Venice Beach but I can’t believe how dystopian the whole Manhattan setup looks.

28 December

$220K in a week, why can’t it work the same in real life?

“How Signal Is Evading Censorship”

But that only works when the country’s not big enough to put pressure on Google.

29 December

Travelers sur Netflix n’est pas mal du tout, dans la catégorie série de SF canadienne un peu bateau mais aux développements intelligents.

@rabcyr:

Reminder: this exists and it’s prolly time to start dressing cyberpunk like the 80s/90s imagined [cvdazzle.com] https://t.co/TmrFeJa7Fp

J’ai croisé hier une femme dans la rue avec un masque protégeant son nez et sa bouche, et après cette journée de fièvre terminale je me dis…

…ah, que c’est illégal de nos jours, en fait, maintenant que j’y pense 👍💯

@rabcyr:

Reminder: this exists and it’s prolly time to start dressing cyberpunk like the 80s/90s imagined [cvdazzle.com] https://t.co/TmrFeJa7Fp

@CraigGrannell:

“Amazon files patent for flying warehouse” [bbc.co.uk] [pic.twitter.com]

En reprenant Incorporated après Travelers je me dis que j’ai dû un peu surnoter les épisodes par manque de SF un peu ambitieuse à la télé.

I don’t understand how Amazon’s warehouse robots can spin in place while under load but no one’s written an article about it

30 December

See? Professional drivers fail at Euro Truck Simulator IRL all the time, too

@ndrew_lawrence:

Trump VS the cast of Hamilton compared to Trump VS Russia [pic.twitter.com]

@ZhugeEX:

Pokemon Go profit in one quarter for Nintendo = $115m.

Profit for Nintendo during 12 months of FY2016 = $150m (Before Pokemon Go)

@stroughtonsmith:

I wonder what the opportunity cost of redesigning everything from scratch for iOS 7 was? (You know, asides stability and staff retention 😜)

@Dave_Horwitz:

Apple’s movie trailer page is a real “Wall of posters in a Seinfeld episode where they go to the movies” right now. https://t.co/TFX5WHxKkq

@themackenzilee:

Today we are talking about Irena Sendler, the social worker who smuggled thousands of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII go!

@themackenzilee:

She trained a dog to sit in the front seat of her ambulance with her and bark to drown out the children’s cries. 12/10, would pet.

@themackenzilee:

I leave you with Irena Sendler’s own words, which seem appropriate as we close out 2016 & look ahead with as much hope as we can muster: https://t.co/qKt8uWDX1L

31 December

Un chalet dans la montagne, un dogue allemand et un fusil. (Pour me défendre contre les miliciens, pas pour chasser.)

Normalement je dirais “et un accès internet par satellite” mais quelles sont les chances qu’un “vrai” internet survive, en fait ?

You know you’re a stationery nerd when the only thing you remember from your semi-nightmare is using a specific permanent marker.

@PessimistsArc:

Bill Gates doesn’t get enough credit for trying to quell the panic around Y2K bug [web.archive.org] https://t.co/AFWtNiLsEy

Tout le mal qu’ils se donnent pour produire 11.22.63, et James Franco absolument insupportable avec son cabotinage léthargique.

@ReelQuinn:

This is so much more ominous now [pic.twitter.com]

@jeremysmiles:

So many homophobes turn out to be secretly gay that I’m nervous I’m secretly a giant spider

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