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

1 January 2017

Did Twitter’s API suddenly stop prioritizing self-replies when displaying a tweet? Threads from popular users are now unreadable in Tweetbot.


2017 is first prime number year in six years so hopefully this means it’ll be less divisive than 2016.


There seems no end of bad news in the world & then you learn about the tiny Tufted Pygmy Squirrel that eats moss growing on trees in Borneo. https://t.co/T6ZEWTdQYV

2 January

That’s not starting out the way I intended. Let’s say it’s the adrenaline.

This quick-save/load UI is excellent

I remember reading the best playthrough was low-chaos Emily — but Domino seems much more fun in high-chaos than just saving on sleep darts.

Not to mention that you can’t put to sleep any guard having a drink near a candle or everyone in your chain will explode ಠ_ಠ

“Nixon’s Vietnam Treachery”

Oh, so that’s why some people say the U.S. will survive Trump like they did Nixon.

Just realized that ‘longer tweets’ never made the list of common requests for Twitter.

We’ve all accepted as fact the death of intelligent discourse.

I’m kind of sad that everyone has given up on the concept of chat apps displaying words as the person types them.


Old protip: when a site isn’t loading or page has been removed, prepend “cache:” to the URL to go straight to the Google cached version

3 January

Can’t get the Phone app to lose the red ‘1’ on its icon. Can’t be bothered to reboot; the battery troubles will shut it down soon enough.


RIP John Berger, OG selfie advocate and wonderful thinker [pic.twitter.com]


And we’re already at 1440x1440 for $300-ish on January 3 so this is promising. There’s no way SteamVR won’t support them, right? Right?

4 January

I took a job within the UK and my truck’s cabin is all bugged out

I don’t wanna go back! It’s scary in there!

You do not need to take over and darken the whole screen to tell me this — especially not with a slow fadeIn + slideDown

5 January

By which I mean I literally can’t wait and will surely buy another headset before that’s properly available.

6 January

You can’t play PSVR games online while pretending you don’t have a mic and that’s not a reality I was prepared for 😱

Elite Dangerous alien encounter [youtube.com] [youtube.com] Great design, for both the ship and the encounter.

Bon, j’étais juste assez maso pour aller regarder le replay de Saturday Night Live sur le site de M6, mais pas s’il faut en plus s’inscrire.

7 January


SW version of iPod+Phone for UI team. You can see why we ditched it?

Apple’s click wheel iPhone [theverge.com] @Verge @jjvincent

Impossible de trouver un article qui explique comment ils font exactement parce que la curiosité intellectuelle est morte.


TV channel reports on girl who used Alexa to buy a dollhouse. TV report then causes viewers’ Alexas to do the same https://t.co/sB4PWSXkXT https://t.co/r2fSRvpDEk


I’m starting my 11th year working on climate change, including the last 4 in daily journalism. Today I went to see a counselor about it. 1/

Today is Saturday and, like just about every week, I can’t imagine how I ever managed to get a 58-day streak in the NYT Crossword.

Postcards from the Edge est comme Wishful Drinking : trop de récrimination sans perspective. Ca donne du voyeurisme, pas de la comédie.


I love these graphs. The Mac Pro from 2010 is still faster than anything else Apple ships. Quite a bit cheaper too.


8 January


Mark Hamill qui lit les tweets de Trump avec la voix du Joker, c’est parfait. [twitter.com]


Sphinx project, 1987. Futuristic floppy drives with memory modules. [pic.twitter.com]

That word, I do not think it means what you think it means

Bad enough that Spotify doesn’t recognize any way to appreciate a track other than saving it, don’t rub salt in the wound with a fake ‘like’ button.


Two Factor Authentication: Something you’ve forgotten + something you’ve lost.

9 January


The portion of that Meryl Streep speech that stunned and silenced the Golden Globes. [pic.twitter.com]


Ten years ago, with unrivalled showmanship, Steve Jobs changed the world. [youtube.com]


Here’s the cheat sheet for the 4 conundrums of the universe that our brains attempt to solve with what we call biases: https://t.co/cMwHJhElVL

Je viens de me rappeler que mon coloc m’avait prévenu de ne jamais commencer à laver les murs

I guess the the fact that no one else emerged as The Next Steve Jobs makes me feel better about failing to be The Next Steve Jobs myself.

Every time his keynote videos pop up again I feel nostalgic for all the directions in which he’ll never get to push technology.


A decade into the mobile-computing era, webOS remains my favorite visual design. Clear, rich, friendly. [pic.twitter.com]

10 January

Orlando (1993) — 6/10

Steven Moffat est en train de devenir une caricature de lui-même, et Sherlock une vraie plaie à regarder.

J’avais préparé ce tweet bien avant la scène finale, alors j’hésite à le réécrire à l’identique parce qu’une fois ne suffit pas.

Can’t believe a bunch of people in my timeline are blaming Consumer Reports rather than the bug. Disabling the web cache in a performance test is a pretty obvious step.

And it’s not CR’s job to realize that turning the cache off somehow causes completely random power consumption issues.

11 January


Wrong!!! There was never a competition. We, together, were searching for the best solution. Steve asked us to test all the possibilities… https://t.co/DNkT2WZnqV


Exactly! No doubt in anyone’s mind which was the right path. Those on the iPod based UI knew is was doomed. SJ pushed us, “Make it work!” https://t.co/LHq6jQaAew

C’est fini je ne mets plus jamais les pieds dehors 🤒

12 January

Le couillon qui google ‘extraction dentaire’ avant d’aller se coucher la veille de son extraction dentaire.

Dirt Rally is coming to PSVR

Goddammit, PS4 is the one platform where I don’t own it.

13 January

The Dishonored games still have the best environments

Je me prépare à aller faire des courses pile quand se terminent les 24 heures d’excuses pour ne manger de la glace 😕

14 January

Damn, this is incredibly beautiful in motion

I don’t understand why my Steam screenshots always come out so dark when all the relevant settings are at their default values.

A Twitter client that keeps outgoing tweets in an editable buffer for ten minutes — one minute for replies.


Zelda Breath of the Wild—Switch vs Wii U: resolution, shaders/color, LOD, frame rate improvements https://t.co/eOiCYdS4D3

15 January

So, Dishonored 2’s final encounter is… bad, right? Everything before had been pretty much perfect, but argh.


Another demonstration of Vantablack, the blackest known substance. It absorbs up to 99.965% of visible light, hiding textures. https://t.co/7ohwZx0mwe

16 January

I finally just played Inside.

Human language does not allow me to express anything more about that experience.

I will say that, of all the things that are fantastic in this game, the animation work in the final act is just incredible.

Couldn’t find even a mention of the AirPods at the Apple Store but, fret not, at least there’s a table with two goddamn “Designed…” books.

Meanwhile the MBP is very clearly weaning us off physical keyboards. What’s the point of keeping a mechanism if the travel is that short?

I apologize to myself for not abandoning Sherlock last week when I had the chance.

(You don’t have to make the same mistake.)

17 January


Been looking at how #Overwatch environments are built, lots of neat trickery here.

For example, these doorways? Floating geo!

#GameArt https://t.co/spDpnAfK0u

I liked YouTube’s regular digest e-mails but they’re gonna have to go if I can’t opt out of the “so and so is streaming live!” notifications

I feel like the change I wanna make in my app was rejected a year ago, but I’m not sure and there doesn’t seem to be a way to check 🤷🏻‍♂️

Ah, found the e-mail and yes, they did reject my app because the keyboard extension dared to mention the IAP needed to make it functional.

(Got an e-mail from a user asking why there are padlock icons on the keyboard, because App Review would rather have that than an explanatory message.)

I can’t remember who it was that asked me a week ago why I’d stopped working on apps.


Nice shot for scale of returned @SpaceX booster. Either it is very, very big or those are tiny, tiny men.

via /r/space https://t.co/LQsyzzKcyw

18 January

Ca fait plus d’un mois que j’ai acheté mon fauteuil de bureau Ikea à 40 balles et il ne grince toujours pas ! 😲

Did I miss something or is nil-messaging — my personal bugbear regarding Swift — the one topic they didn’t talk about?

19 January

The worst thing about iTunes Connect’s Media Manager is remembering you have to be thankful it exists at all.

I feel like most of the difficulty in She Remembered Caterpillars’ demo just comes from the cognitive overload of a blue bridge meaning the opposite of a blue gate 😕


New Photoshop/Sketch file from Apple encompassing all the current iOS UI controls (Sherlocking a bunch of outlets): https://t.co/KSKEknxRMT


iOS dark mode coming soon? Lots of dark UI in these official UI element kits from . [pic.twitter.com]

20 January

My iPhone 6 now turns itself off if I start updating apps AT 99% BATTERY. I so should have stayed with iOS 9.

Does iOS compile LLVM bitcode on-device? It had never occurred to me but that would explain why updating apps brings devices to their knees.

N’oubliez pas, il ne tient qu’à vous que Valls se prenne la seule baffe qui compte, la même que Sarkozy.


Les limites d’une moyenne : si Bill Gates entre dans un bar, en moyenne, tout le monde y est millionnaire.

22 January

A tourné dix minutes avant de trouver le bureau de vote ☑️

Sinon, vous avez vu que la presse ne relaie pas les chiffres police/orga des manifs US ? Le comptage est indépendant… quel concept bizarre !

23 January


Starfleet UX designers learned that if they didn’t make some bridge consoles explode, captains would ignore damage until the shields failed.

24 January

Moana (2016) — 7/10


Mac Accidental Pro Tip: if you double click the side of a window (with the resize cursor showing) it resizes that side to the screen edge!?!


AirPods in relation to some other everyday objects [pic.twitter.com]

If Apple’s marketing was doing its job properly I would not be surprised that the AirPod case is the same size as a Watch.


Remember in 2009 when the cool thing was parody videos of Hitler freaking out about memes and pop culture ephemera. that’s real life now


I keep coming back to this. I think it’s the most important political commentary of our time. [pic.twitter.com]

Le final de The Good Place ne peut pas rendre drôles les épisodes précédents, mais ils sont vraiment partis d’une excellente idée.

Par contre, histoire de dire du bien de quelque chose pour une fois, la version Netflix des Orphelins Baudelaire est très sympathique.

(Disclaimer, je ne connais pas les livres. Et je n’ai regardé que la première moitié de la saison, c’est un peu lourd à binger.)

Il y a un problème d’unité de style dans Moana, non ? Et il manque quoi que ce soit de mémorable… ça me rappelle Princess and the Frog.


So, apps will spoof this exact UI and if <4 stars support email, if >=4 stars show the UI again (this time real Apple UI). 😈 https://t.co/14OTBCJ9tP

Actually beneficial alternatives would be inviting to rate in Springboard’s 3D Touch menu and in a list of most used apps in App Store.

That would require Apple seeing ratings as valuable information, rather than app review prompts just being an unnecessary annoyance.

But why would they see ratings as valuable when they decided to solve App Store ranking by introducing paid ads?

25 January


Trump administration will publish a weekly list of crimes purportedly committed by undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities. https://t.co/GzTOo2Iub4

27 January

Maybe my PSVR wouldn’t have been sitting in a drawer for a month if Thumper didn’t get so damn hard.

Of course there’s Driveclub but that demo on a $300 playseat was so good and I don’t have a $300 playseat, nor enough room for one, so 😕


Si vous n’y voyez pas d’objection, quelques photos de bébés tortues. [pic.twitter.com]

I just updated macOS on my Mini so of course it rebooted to a black screen with a cursor and nothing else.


Je crois que l’on peut dire que la campagne de Valls est bien dégueu — et totalement désespérée, aussi. https://t.co/gQaDVd9SD9

28 January

Vous n’oubliez pas le referendum national sur le racisme demain, hein ?

La diseuse de bonne aventure du PSVR vient de me conseiller de fermer NoPic, vendre mes ordinateurs et partir vivre dans la Creuse.

I wish someone would make an historical MMO recreating everyday life in Ancient Egypt / Greece / Babylon.

Oh wait no I forgot that people are awful.

29 January

Voter ‘contre’ quelqu’un et vérifier cinq fois qu’on n’a pas mis son nom dans l’enveloppe par lapsus.

Finally starting The Witcher 3. I hate Geralt’s voice and the controls and UI still rub me the wrong way. Powering through, I guess.

Dans l’état actuel du monde il ne faut pas hésiter à célébrer toutes les petites victoires 🎉🎉🎉

Well, I’ve almost finished The Witcher 3’s first area. Writing sure is nice but I hate everything about the way this game is designed.

I guess the idea is “It’s much better than Witcher 2!” which, yeah, I gave up on Witcher 2 after ten minutes instead of an afternoon.

30 January

Man Seeking Woman était déjà génial depuis le début, mais l’addition de Katie Findlay est tellement parfaite 💜💜💜


Aaaaattention au point Godwin !!

(Rappel: je dédicacerai le recueil de la saison 1 à Bordeaux les 1 et 2 février : https://t.co/smkRFq3MN0) https://t.co/RIqJoE5fpL


He said this straight after people were murdered. And people were wondering whether it’s ok to punch him in the face. https://t.co/A6V5b6KRLf

La promenade pour faire passer ma mauvaise humeur, c’était compter sans tous les vélos qui prennent le trottoir pour une autoroute.

Eat your feelings, moderate edition


They believe that Trump will make their lives better. Or, at least, he won’t make anyone else’s life better, which is good enough.


Not surprised by this (new showrunner and all), but a shame nonetheless. Capaldi was an excellent Doctor. https://t.co/YV8pRxVBX5

31 January

“Tiens, j’ai Foundation dans mon Kindle, ça sera bien pour me changer les idées”

Ascenseur en panne, internet en panne, chaudière en panne. Quand je disais qu’il était temps que je me tire loin d’ici.

DFU-restored my iPhone 6 to reset the battery info. Instead of shutting down as soon as I go out it’s back to remaining stuck at 100%.


VR porn actors can talk to this horrific disembodied mannequin-head camera to make VR porn more “intimate” https://t.co/dsrUg2WfWu https://t.co/prv6je4m63


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