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

1 February

@stroughtonsmith:

iPad will only be what Apple makes it. If not the future anymore (it was Steve’s), that’s 7 years wasted watching the Mac go nowhere either https://t.co/5UtBSnPblh

@vinchubang:

The guys at @Iconfactory are introducing “micro UI” things only accessible with pencil. Those mini-sliders are indeed functional https://t.co/ZiOUjFbVPH

2 February

@SimonXIX:

So far the main difference between my 20s and my 30s is all the fascism. No-one tells you how much fascism there will be in your 30s.

@Dory:

Ellen DeGeneres’ response to Donald Trump screening “Finding Dory” at The White House is everything: [pic.twitter.com]

Can’t imagine it’s worth the trouble just to improve Power Nap, but it’d give Apple a reason to get macOS apps compiled for ARM before announcing ARM Macs.

Figured I’d empty the battery a couple times for calibration. It’s been like this for an hour now #RIP

@Jedd_Ahyoung:

“What is technical debt?” Technical debt is hard to explain, but a picture is worth a thousand words. #programming #softwaredevelopment https://t.co/AG2L3VDuKZ

I’m so tempted to buy a cheap Android phone rather than spending a week and 100€ to get a genuine new battery installed.

I’d miss Tweetbot, Touch ID, and a few other small things, but most of all unlocking my MacBook with my Watch. Death by a thousand cuts.

3 February

Les “roux” de Riverdale ont des cheveux d’éditeur de personnage de jeu vidéo.

J’ai lancé l’épisode en me demandant pourquoi je regarde ça, et ils ont direct démarré sur Archie qui fait un footing torse nu dans la nuit 🤷🏻‍♂️

4 February

En lisant/relisant (pas sûr) Foundation je réalise soudain avec amusement à quel point c’est le miroir gauche-progressiste d’Atlas Shrugged.

Installer FaceApp, passer dix minutes à alterner entre les vues “original” et “hot,” sortir la bouteille de vodka et le Xanax.

(La version “smile” est assez bluffante, et drôle.)

If you played Spintires you’d understand how proud I am to have finished the Flood map (on normal difficulty)

5 February

I don’t know how it made financial sense for Letterpress to add bots this late in the game’s life but I absolutely love that they did.

Le meilleur épisode depuis le début de Colony, et ce n’est pas un hasard s’il n’est pas centré sur les personnages principaux.

Quelqu’un a piraté le compte de M.L.P. et posté une parodie de vidéo d’autopromo façon culte de la personnalité 😂

6 February

Le scénario d’Arrival est vaguement intéressant, mais je ne suis pas convaincu que la réalisation de Villeneuve soit un atout.

@BenedictEvans:

It’s no good saying ‘don’t read the comments’. The comments are running the country.

@HenryEspinoza__:

I want to trust people the way Lady Gaga trusts those suspension cables.

@vinceakadiego:

La gerbe est totale (lu dans le Canard) #exploitationanimale #planètefolle #ordures [pic.twitter.com]

7 February

@Chris_arnade:

6. Their jobs prospects, earnings, & communities where being devalued/destroyed. And then told they had white privilege. By front row kids! https://t.co/LB4DvhQT7v

8 February

J’ai bien fait de regarder The Handmaid’s Tale au lieu de le lire, tiens. C’est horriblement déprimant et filmé comme le pire téléfilm.

@gaywonk:

My morning pep talk for the past two months: [pic.twitter.com]

J’ai déjà du mal à lancer un épisode de Colony, qui va vouloir regarder une adaptation en série de The Handmaid’s Tale ? In this day and age.

@Amazing_Maps:

The % of Europeans who would fight a war for their country [pic.twitter.com]

9 February

Trying to play Mankind Divided after Dishonored 2 was a terrible idea. So many annoyances stand out from comparison.

10 February

Do they sell a variant of Munchkin where the cards are big enough for humans to read? It’s a lot of fun, but you sometimes need a telescope.

That’s a new low (“count down one hour and forty-five minutes” works fine, of course)

Also it annoys me every single time that the transcript says “countdown” instead of “count down.”

I stupidly tapped “Update All” and there are 14 partially filled progress circles right now. Anyone ever heard of staggering the downloads?

Because obviously, with all those concurrent updates, my iPad ran out of space and now they’re all stuck forever.

I guess Steve Jobs was right, huh. Mobile apps are a bad idea and I should delete them all and use Safari for everything.

11 February

I played seven board games this week, watched dozens more on YouTube, and now I’m having board games ideas 🙄

I like that there’s no programming involved, though.

@astroneergame:

#screenshotsaturday - A tease for the next patch + update. 🎆

#gamedev #indiedev #ue4 #unreal [pic.twitter.com]

12 February

@cabel:

Things That Bug Me: LED brake lights that lower refresh rates to “dim” them. When I glance left and right all I see are these lines 🤤 https://t.co/bFGbheyLoL

@cabel:

This might not make any sense so here is a dramatic reenactment of what I see. Please tell me I’m not alone here. ………please https://t.co/o7Gzx8RNDu

@stroughtonsmith:

Every time I spend time with magazines I wish the wider web could be more like they are. Rich design, paginated, non-interactive, permanent

@spleenal:

Take photo of random crap.

Trace photo.

Draw Mega City One. [pic.twitter.com]

13 February

Nooooooooo, my 21-day streak! I’d done two thirds of this Sunday and forgot I needed to finish it

Miraculously realized that just because the Monday crossword was published at 12am my time didn’t mean it was 12am in NYC — streak saved!

14 February

La température et les ours polaires osef mais si on ne peut plus trouver le moindre fruit potable il va être temps d’arrêter le gasoil.

@BrothersBrick:

Come out, come out, wherever you are! [Instructions] [brothers-brick.com] [pic.twitter.com]

@NathanJLiu:

An awful trailer for a show nobody wants.

Apple Music — Planet of the Apps — New Series, Coming Soon https://t.co/8GDe8D4uMI

@Jo_Tovey:

Trudeau has been training for that Trump handshake his whole life [pic.twitter.com]

“On a un nouveau système informatique” ou comment passer sa journée entière dans une salle d’attente.

15 February

@BabyAnimalPics:

making a hand house for tiny chicks [pic.twitter.com]

@CharlesPulliam:

2016 was the year of This Is Fine Dog. 2017 belongs to Lying Cat. [pic.twitter.com]

Can you believe there’s something Twitter didn’t think through

@Colossal:

New Dichroic Glass Installations by Chris Wood Reflect Light in a Rainbow of Color [thisiscolossal.com] https://t.co/1yKYGzM17F

@franceinfoplus:

Après d’importantes chutes de neige, des dromadaires batifolent dans le nord-est de la Turquie 🐪❄️🐪❄️🐪❄️ https://t.co/K1ZzvEFYGJ

16 February

@Mae_lcr:

L’humiliation, c un débat violent et interminable où des députés homophobes ont outrepassé les limites de la décence https://t.co/PdvVtaaTy6

@Mae_lcr:

L’humiliation, c’est qd Hollande a proposé la liberté de conscience pr les maires opposés au #mariagepourtous https://t.co/0muYhlJryq

@leroncier:

L’humiliation, c’est de voir qu’il faut si peu de temps pour réécrire l’histoire et transformer les bourreaux en victimes. #teamhumiliés

When I drag a file it would be so nice if Finder didn’t become unresponsive for the 10-20 seconds it takes my Drobo to wake up but oh well.

17 February

@Walldo:

This is 🔑 reading to understand not just Pewdiepie, but the toxic masculinity/culture that lead to what he did https://t.co/xPgB1JEVcX

Ohh Dirt Rally PSVR is out today and I want it but I already own it on two other platforms but I want it but it’s 50€ but I want it arghhhh.

Ooh, I need to rethink my site’s failed-login UX

@timoncheese:

On Holocaust Memorial Day, production team here were shocked at how many holocaust deniers got in touch. Discussing shortly @BBCRadio2

@timoncheese:

This is the kind of stuff we get when we cover the holocaust. This man thinks it’s ‘propaganda’ to assert that the holocaust happened. https://t.co/JUy4iDy8AT

@FlorianBardou:

L’enfumage de Macron sur le cannabis, de la dépénalisation à la «tolérance zéro» [liberation.fr] via @libe

Whenever I get a streak over 2 weeks on the NYT crossword it becomes a chore I resent.

Games with daily challenges 👍

Emphasis on streaks 👎

@stroughtonsmith:

The way Apple is marketing iPad use right now is with the vertical touchscreen+keyboard they use as an excuse for keeping the Mac sans touch

18 February

@Limportant_fr:

Expérience : ils ont mis un miroir au milieu de la jungle [limportant.fr] @LearnThings [pic.twitter.com]

Game shop already making hell of a profit on games I’m too lazy to put on eBay but not enough—gotta upsell me hard on insurance & preorders.

@anneapplebaum:

When Stalin used the label “enemies of the People” about a group, that was a prelude to arresting and often murdering them.

@LM_enCartes:

Une #carte à la projection inhabituelle venue de Chine, à découvrir à la une du @lemondefr en kiosque ce weekend et dans les pages #géopo https://t.co/KZ4RBSapHh

Why couldn’t the damn battery be simply screwed in place?

It was a fucking struggle but I made it and it looks like I didn’t break anything

Now feeling paranoid about whether my iPhone always got so hot when charging+syncing (I think so?) and wondering wtf to do with old battery.

Dirt Rally on PSVR is fantastic 😍 and it was well worth buying the game a third time.

Though of course I’m more impatient than ever to get a VR headset on my PC so I can play with a lot of much needed supersampling.

19 February

20 February

@YGKere:

Quelques reliques d’un ancien temps. [pic.twitter.com]

From 4chan to GamerGate to Trump: what we need is a deradicalization program for white males.

@AnimalTherapyAI:

Bringing home my baby Dinosaur via /r/aww [reddit.com] [pic.twitter.com]

@PSchydlowski:

Est-ce que quelquechose a changé depuis 1976 ? #justicepourtheo Via @BnbsZe [pic.twitter.com]

@kirkhamilton:

My main take on Horizon Zero Dawn is holy shit look how they animated her legs when you spin the camera while on horseback https://t.co/o9w7hlVXVQ

21 February

@stroughtonsmith:

I really love that something as basic as copy/paste has been made unreliable and unpredictable thanks to network sync with iOS. 😛

@stroughtonsmith:

Will pasting in this field on iPad paste the text I just copied on iPad? Oh no, it’ll take the Mac pasteboard from a minute ago. ಠ_ಠ

Of all the shit Milo Yiannopoulos said, it’s a bit disturbing that he’s falling on what may legitimately be his coping strategy as an abuse victim.

@yashar:

When Simon and Schuster signed Milo, Roxane Gay gave up a pile of money and cancelled her deal in protest. Here are her thoughts…. https://t.co/qOIdtB6TbS

@winter_wk:

& it sure as fuck isn’t because anyone cares about kids. He’s going down because the right’s homophobia could no longer abide him

Instagram still doesn’t care to remember your social network sharing settings from one post to the next.

Yay! The Last Guardian came in the mail!

Oh, it has a drunk, laggy camera and I’m gonna get a migraine in ten minutes.

Goddammit I thought I had figured out the puzzle and Trico jumped into the (spoiler) while I was looking the other way.

22 February

A web-based interactive version of the ML image generation algorithm — with facades, cats, shoes and bags 😲 (via @balbinus)

Looking at a photo of a T150 wheel, I thought “huh, weird, mine isn’t blue.” Oh, wait, it is — but I’ve only used it in VR where it isn’t.

@VincentDanie_l:

réponse claire efficace de Taubira à Macron sur l’humiliation pendant les débats sur le mariage pour tous https://t.co/muS0pQhGHT https://t.co/yNlIeBZKEG

23 February

“Podcast Settings” popover closes itself every time iTunes is done loading an episode in the background — of any other podcast, too.

And the ‘Done’ button doesn’t seem to respond to Enter, giving iTunes that much more time to dismiss the popover while I move the cursor.

@CThursten:

This was one of those spectacular ‘but-what-if’ images, and then I saw the googly eyes. [twitter.com]

@SeanMcElwee:

Twitter literally lets white supremacists openly use their service as a recruitment tool but draws the line at saying “fuck you” to the VP. https://t.co/2RT4XYzBaT

(You can pry my petty Mass Effect nitpicks from my cold dead hands.)

Bit of trivia I googled while drafting this tweet: distance to Andromeda is “only” 25 Milky Ways, if I got my math right. Would have thought it was more.

I mean, we shouldn’t be able to cross a single Milky Way in 600 years, but oh well.

Comment on peut déjà être jeudi soir 😨

@mrgan:

Every single white picketer here thought they were a good, decent person, and resented being vilified by progressive for their beliefs. https://t.co/azwJcQiyQl

I’d been wondering how those tiny camera stabilizers could work with only 3 degrees of freedom; only occurred to me today the other three are handled digitally 🤦🏻‍♂️

Swipe one time too many on an Instagram carousel and you’re in your messages pane before you’ve had time to stop. #UX

24 February

@sympl:

l’ex-candidat fn passé chez macron nous explique tout [pic.twitter.com]

@taviso:

Cloudflare have been leaking customer HTTPS sessions for months. Uber, 1Password, FitBit, OKCupid, etc. [bugs.chromium.org]

@Tysmurph:

this reddit thread gave me shivers [pic.twitter.com]

@stroughtonsmith:

Two of the Switch unboxing videos I’ve watched so far have had people slide the Joy Con cap on the wrong way and get it completely stuck 😐

@CastIrony:

Leave it to Nintendo to invent a wireless controller that can be obstructed by hands [youtu.be]

@zefede:

Mais quelle obscénité. [twitter.com]

@JJBourdin_RMC:

“Je veux des devoirs : si vous refusez la 2e offre d’emploi, vous sortez du système et n’êtes plus indemnisé” @EmmanuelMacron #BourdinDirect https://t.co/48xFLADbGV

@Melhael:

BBC News - Fasting diet ‘regenerates diabetic pancreas’ [bbc.com]

FWIW I did feel like my iPhone handled its aging battery much better following the latest format-and-restore a few weeks ago.

@johnnemann:

Sometimes I feel like San Francisco is just acting out as a cry for help [pic.twitter.com]

Was excited at thought of trading in my dormant Xbox One for a Switch but now wondering exactly how little I really want a Switch.

@britishgaming:

Night in the Woods is filled with clever touches, like how your pad rumbles when a dialogue choice comes up so you don’t tap through it

Fantastic Beasts est sympathique, c’est dommage qu’il ne soit pas très réussi.

26 February

I’d been afraid to try but a little alcohol does totally help with VR sickness.

Not that great for my Dirt Rally performance though.

Also tried a bit of Driveclub and, damn, Dirt Rally’s realism – on every level – has completely ruined that game for me.

I’ve decided to be reasonable and save my Switch money for a PC VR headset but the Zelda reviews aren’t helping.

@katemond:

This is great: writing a cuneiform tablet. I never appreciated how physical it was as a system before [youtube.com]

@jo_delb:

Ce que vient de dire Marine Le Pen est vraiment ahurissant et dangereux. Il faut que le président de la république réagisse. https://t.co/FtR8e0Dad3

@hijadepavlov:

White Hollywood: “we couldn’t cast a Japanese actress for this role because… reasons..,.”

The creators for The OA and The Expanse: https://t.co/2mI7M93YVU

27 February

@Padraig:

1Password’s marketing is getting gross. We have a gift for you! (The gift is “you can pay us for a subscription and get a few months free”.)

J’en suis à vingt minutes de La La Land, il y a un moment où la parodie s’arrête et le vrai film commence ?

Et je découvre après une heure quarante de comédie musicale qu’en fait Emma Stone sait chanter ¯\(ツ)

Ohh, il y a une version blu-ray des Demoiselles de Rochefort.

@SWatercolour:

the immune system your teacher didn’t tell you about [pic.twitter.com]

@steam_games:

Daily Deal - Spec Ops: The Line, 80% Off #SteamDailyDeal [zpr.io] [pic.twitter.com]

28 February

@MajorMcDoom:

Weekend #VR hack experiment: Job Simulator meets Overwatch. 😜 #gamedev #madewithunity [pic.twitter.com]

@social_brains:

This picture has NO red pixels. Great demo of color constancy (ht Akiyoshi Kitaoka) [pic.twitter.com]

@stroughtonsmith:

Fun fact: hold down Home+VolUp at cold boot to boot iOS 10.3 into CheckerBoard, a new diagnostics & logs system for Apple Retail stores https://t.co/Ft9eys1Dc3

Coming from Apple’s usual outlet for unofficial announcements, the “they just mean the computer end of the cable” theory makes zero sense.

@KittenRescue:

Our webcam went down this morning. A review of the footage showed that this was the last image taken before we lost the feed. 🤔 https://t.co/n2s4z3jyhh

@_ethelbeavers:

Sharing just because it prompted so many men to leave long, angry comments to the New Yorker. [pic.twitter.com]

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