Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.
C’est marrant comme du haut de mes 3 ans en 1989 le bicentenaire de la démocratie française me paraissait une éternité.
En lisant Foundation and Empire hier j’ai réalisé que j’étais toujours resté sur cette impression alors qu’en fait c’est horriblement court.
RT @ira: Moonlight’s win is historic and should be treated as such but instead, we have to hear about white grace.
RT @Meriadeck: L’obsession d’une certaine classe politique pour le TRAVAIL comme si se lever à 6h pour aller soulever des palettes c’était émancipateur.
C’est con, si je m’étais souvenu que ça approchait, ça aurait été une bonne date pour fermer No Pic No Dial.
RT @parrots: I remember being super-impressed with the visuals in the Final Fantasy movie.
We’ve come along way: we can do better, in real-time. https://t.co/xQoNH70Ooq
Guess I’m gonna have to stop complaining about the App Store app if downloading videos in Chrome also brings my computer to its knees.
Today’s Crate & Crowbar moved Tides of Numenera from “I’ll see when it’s on sale” to “omg I need to play this now but I don’t have time.”
Great point in particular about the artificial single-use disposability of sidequest characters in pretty much every open-world RPG ever. Makes it easier to deal with the consequences of player choice but it’s such a waste of characterization.
RT @RobPulseNews: The 4 dead Russian diplomats in the Trump Steele dossier all died mysteriously in the last 60 days. #TrumpRussia #RussiaGate https://t.co/nhy5DmH53u
Got the hardest time picking a project to focus on—today wondering if I should go back to the ‘Elite on iOS’ prototype I started a year ago.
Would mean a lot of work before I have something to show for it — but my other pet project is interactive narrative, which isn’t better.
Actually, would it even be unfeasible for a small team at Bioware to reuse ME’s engine and pipeline to make a narrative-only game on a limited budget?
Not a small team, but giving Forza’s engine & assets to a third party produced two of the best games ever so why does no one else do that?
Ah mais finalement ce sont les Marks & Spencer Food qui ne ferment pas ? Je croyais l’inverse. (Mon compte en banque ne dira pas merci.)
Si je mangeais avant de sortir ça m’éviterait de laisser une paye à Marks & Spencer, pensa-t-il avant de verrouiller la porte derrière lui.
RT @RenaudCreus: «Ce serait une catastrophe si ce parti dirigeait la France». Ils ont vu le FN de l’intérieur, ils sont partis. https://t.co/2NueIa65JH
RT @eliottbehar: Officers and support staff from Auschwitz, on a day off.
It’s easy to forget how ordinary the perpetrators of mass violence can be. https://t.co/p0F0MdkoXB
I love how the progress bar on top of Instagram Stories is just
big enough so you can notice a dotted line, say fuck this and swipe left.
Played a little on a Switch:
– damn that’s a lot of bezel
– Ball Count isn’t that impressive
– handheld Zelda feels smaller than I expected
Using Spotify on my Mac to remote-control Spotify on my iPhone because the former doesn’t support AirPlay.
RT @Fireproof_Games: We’re finally ready to announce (drum roll), “The Room: Old Sins”, our upcoming 3D puzzle adventure coming to mobile late 2017. https://t.co/CzIUMqlMNO
Costs recouped in one week of early access, though: 😲
RT @Stammy: There’s a new animation and prototyping on the block: Kite. Met with Joe a few weekends ago to see a demo.. https://t.co/iqBXQdoYEO https://t.co/gcEOYKSoz3
RT @whispersystems: Ubiquitous e2e encryption is pushing intelligence agencies from undetectable mass surveillance to expensive, high-risk, targeted attacks.
RT @marcedwards: Animations can be played back in iOS and Mac apps, using KiteKit. Contains all Core Animation and Core Image properties.
RT @ChuckWendig: Here’s your reminder that there is/was a Lyme vaccine for humans, but we can’t get it because of early anti-vaxxers: https://t.co/Dd99zMtJQh
RT @anahaddict: Toute la journée je vais partager des portraits de femmes d’exception d’hier et d’aujourd’hui sous ce thread #InternationalWomensDay
RT @anahaddict: Si vous vous demandez pourquoi je fais ça ? 97% des biographies des manuels scolaires concernent des hommes. (rapport de février 2017)
RT @joethephish: Just watched Hitchcock’s Rear Window. Would make a damn good VR game. Dude stuck in wheelchair watching neighbours’ dramas, solving mystery.
RT @haydencd: Anyway, sometimes I wonder if dogs are sad we don’t lick them back.
RT @SchneidRemarks: We did an experiment: For two weeks we switched names. I signed all client emails as Nicole. She signed as me.
Folks. It fucking sucked.
Deadline d’un truc super chiant pour le boulot repoussée de 3 mois 👍 Après que ça m’ait stressé pendant toute ma semaine de vacances 👎
RT @Yalers: RT si toi aussi tu penses que tu mérites 9000€ par mois.
RT @peterdaou: 8. As I wrote recently, a BIG misconception among people accustomed to democracy is that when freedoms are curtailed, life grinds to a halt.
Feels weird to enjoy the writing of Watch Dogs 2 after having loathed it so much in the first game. I keep expecting the other shoe to drop.
I really like a lot of things about Watch Dogs 2, shame that there’s nothing enjoyable about driving (cars — bikes are better).
Merde, je savais que j’aurais dû voir Doctor Strange en salle 😲 Il n’y a pas que les effets spéciaux — toute la photo est très belle.
Au milieu du deuxième tome de Foundation j’ai finalement réalisé que je confondais, c’est la série Culture que je voulais lire.
Les deux sont déprimantes anyway — la première pour le réalisme de son cycle inéluctable d’âges sombres, la deuxième pour son utopie qu’on ne connaîtra jamais dans la réalité, rapport auxdits cycles inéluctables 😶
I loved the missions in the first Watch Dogs you could complete by just jumping from camera to camera.
I guess they weren’t very popular 😕
And yes it’s time for me to get a large 1440p monitor but that’d be half or more of the cost of a VR headset — and useless while in VR obv.
I love the hole in the ceiling.
Checking out black & white photo filters on iOS again, coming out empty-handed again. Why would you make an app that refuses to load existing photos?
Meanwhile BlackCam has a good Gotham filter but it’s at the end of a long horizontal list that can’t be reordered 😒
Damn, Gotham was nice.
RT @haleshannon: GOP: Here is our healthcare plan. You will get rich but someone you don’t know will die—
Paul Ryan: PUSH THE BUTTON! PUSH THE BUTTON! https://t.co/r3nKyYG3dz
L’épisode de Last Man on Earth centré sur Kristen Wiig ne ressemble pas du tout à la série que j’avais abandonnée après trois semaines
For some reason I might be starting a new app and are you kidding me that there still isn’t an official UIGestureRecognizer for 3D Touch?
J’aurais du mal à vous expliquer — et encore plus à justifier — à quel point j’ai toujours haï l’idée qu’un électron soit à la fois une onde et une particule “jusqu’à ce qu’on l’observe.”
It’s like half the side activities in Watch Dogs 2 are “find on which nearby street we hid the cherrypicker.”
RT @timsoret: It’s precisely why Horizon feels plastic & virtual, despite its vastly superior graphics. The world doesn’t react.
Only played BotW for 5 min; soon as I got the axe I took it to a tree thinking, “why give me an axe, it only emphasizes that I can’t… ohhh.”
RT @MOOMANiBE: This is really fascinating - BOTW team took a full week at major dev milestones to have everyone play the game through. https://t.co/NmDvT0ZSiB
J’avais commencé á bosser sur une app de filtres photos n&b ; aujourd’hui plein soleil j’ai envie de faire une app de filtres colorés 🤷🏻♂️
Et je sais pas si vous réalisez les implications du fait que l’univers me donne une raison de plus de me barrer aux alentours du 7 mai 😱
Not particularly surprised the UI for No Man’s Sky’s photo mode is terrible, but what madperson designed the vehicle gamepad controls?!
RT @ludoFJ: Enfin un portrait complet d’un des pires personnages de Twitter.
Et donc au service de Fillon désormais, la cohérence dans l’abjection. https://t.co/d68PCZ17Rm
I wasn’t prepared for the Crate & Crowbar podcast making me somewhat more optimistic about Mass Effect: Andromeda 😨
RT @mrgan: You can put whatever Share button in your news app, people are going to post a screenshot of their lock screen with a notification on it
Mail on iPad systematically crashes thirty seconds after launch because I forgot to remove some obsolete accounts from its settings.
Ah bah non, l’éditeur de scènes n’existe plus 😔
Site commercial mais la recherche a l’air de vraiment exister 🤷🏻♂️
Is there an extension that only hides the “reply” buttons on Reddit? The comment threads are sometimes useful, but posting is never good.
A Mass Effect game where you switch between different characters (captain, pilot, grunt, diplomat) instead of going to ridiculous lengths to shoehorn a despotic Chosen One.
I guess Divinity: Original Sin is the closest to that idea? I need to buy that game and find someone to play coop with someday.
Before giving up, Blackberry should have made an iPhone case with a secondary BBOS+keyboard phone embedded in the back.
How does it make sense that Instagram has never used its Facebook money to develop or acquire a UI to create your own filters?
(Did I mention here that Darkroom 2 is great? Darkroom 2 is great. But I wish it were integrated in Instagram.)
RT @emerylord: TIERS OF FRIENDSHIP
4- we hang out
3- we can travel together
2- I would take a bullet for you
1- I will speak to you on phone
What weird framework does EA use for the Origin app that they managed to mishandle Retina screens the same way as HiDPI Windows?
RT @kylebrussell: Today we’re building creative tools to design VR spaces, but it’ll be much nicer when it can just look at your Pinterest profile
RT @louije: le débat en fait c’est Inside Out, on est dans la tête du pays, et c’est Fillon qui joue Tristesse
Also love the part about the AI learning to land in a sim.
RT @konklone: Some utility company with a login form served over HTTP filed a Firefox bug complaining about a warning. Hilarious: https://t.co/dDvzmLAd8A https://t.co/IHX57x2ySD
If tomorrow’s update is indeed about the iPad, I’m wondering if a 7.9” Pro might be the only model Apple would considering launching without making a press presentation.
I can’t see Apple announcing a new CPU or design via press release, so I guess the only other option is an iPad Air 3 with the Pro’s CPU? Which is dubious… but possible.
So, basically, hashtag wishful thinking. (Though I’d then have to choose between iPad Mini Pro and Oculus Rift for my next paycheck 😰)
Okay, the 128GB Mini is now at the price 32GB was last year. So, to sell 32GB now, it’d have to be $300, which I guess would be too cheap.
In other words, they’ve lowered all the iPad prices as far as they could go. Wonder how much (or little) profit margin is left.
The smaller 9.7” iPad is $70 cheaper than the only 7.9” Mini (which has an A8), but then when’s the last time Apple’s product ranges made sense?
RT @Ian_Barnard: Even if you own the most expensive pen in the world it’ll make no difference if you don’t put in the practice. Practice first. Tools second. https://t.co/A7D46qXqN8
Wonder if the only way to make an urban open world interesting is to start you off homeless. Stealing a car being realistically difficult.
RT @thatjohn: #ElectronicsBan puts lithium batteries in the hold, where it is impossible to fight runaway fires. Significant safety risk for no benefit. https://t.co/mFCI5E1Cpz
It’s useless but, hey, free to try and play with.
I hate the pressure in Elder Scrolls: Legends of deciding which type of card the story mode is more likely to give you.
RT @mattcomi: I can’t stand that thing in movies where the baddy president looks obviously evil. I mean seriously who would vote for an evil looking guy!? https://t.co/S0Di7E72uz
RT @kshipwhitecat: David Cage: Can a robot learn to be human?
Yoko Taro: Can a human?
Yoko Taro: Can a human learn to be human?
Cage: I don’t get it
Cette journée s’annonce productive, j’ai réussi à décrocher mon téléphone pour appeler le service d’état civil de la mairie.
Et comme ça a sonné occupé deux fois (et que j’ai en prime trouvé un renseignement le web) je n’ai même pas eu à parler au téléphone !
Elder Scrolls: Legends’ story mode may have just lost me, giving me the exact same damn fight against Lord Naarifin twice in a row.
I get that the intention is probably “prove that defeating him wasn’t just sheer luck” but the effet is more like “go fuck yourself.”
Plus, of course luck was involved, because 1) it’s a card game 2) either Naarifin is intrinsically over-powered or the game’s difficulty curve is fucked.
I’m trying to rage-uninstall the game but the Bethesda launcher refuses to reopen.
I will not be defeated!
By a launcher.
RT @rafahari: Introducing Settings’ Stories!
Don’t know where to change the wifi? Share a selfie with all your friends! https://t.co/EISQ4PzEn1
From deep OS integration to just being able to cheat the App Review process and push updates a little beyond guidelines. Or just slow death.
Wanted to avoid knee-jerk negativity, but got a lingering sense that needing to buy Workflow 18 months into the iPad Pro’s existence isn’t a good sign.
RT @stroughtonsmith: Apple’s track record for app acquisitions isn’t bad. Siri, TestFlight, (Beats) surely the most high-profile in recent memory
RT @marcoarment: A few weeks ago, Workflow asked all supported apps to sign a simple 1-page contract confirming permission to call our URL schemes. 2/x
How hard would it be to jailbreak my iPhone and hack Card Thief just so the guards’ heads turn to the direction they’re facing.
An RPG à la Mass Effect that randomizes at the beginning of each playthrough which characters are gay/straight/bi.
RT @Gaohmee: Oh my god, this list for reasons for admission into a women’s asylum, 1864-1889! I can’t pick out which one is the worst? Bad Whiskey?! https://t.co/frLuDKPxOW
Mais… au moins Trump a dû nier ses liens avec Poutine pour faire campagne. Il y a un mouvement russophile dans l’électorat français ? 😨
Goddammit, I thought that ship had flown, but this week’s Crate & Crowbar is again making me consider getting Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Loved the sequences in Psychonauts VR that play with player/world size. Maybe that’s gonna get old someday, but for now it’s always fun.
Quickly went from “Nice how you see the damage, wonder how dynamic that is” to “THE POOR THING IS HURT, STOP HURTING IT.”
This is true on so many levels:
Les gens qui postent des threads d’images “un candidat = un personnage de fiction.”
Les gens qui retweetent TOUS LES TWEETS DU THREAD.
Trying to open the character palette with one hand. Without muscle memory, zero clue what the keyboard shortcut could be.
RT @ID_AA_Carmack: Reading a judo book: “To avoid unnecessary periods of unconsciousness, learning when to give up is an important part of training.”
Le lac Daumesnil et son parc sont pleins de monde. Qu’est-ce que c’est que tous ces oisifs créateurs de dette.
For an OS update that takes ages to upgrade the filesystem, nice that it doesn’t drown you with redundant questions on first boot, for once.
Was trying to resist the impulse to buy Tabletop Simulator on sale and happened upon the “prototyping games” section and well I own it now.
I’m still hesitating about Mysterium, which doesn’t seem right to buy on PC, but the iOS version is 1.1 GB and my iPad only has 32.
RT @jessiechar: Apple’s Code of Conduct for WWDC is great. It’s firm, clear, and concise. The more readable something is, the more people will read it. https://t.co/6pCIHQvBPZ
Mon colis n’est pas encore parti de l’entrepôt Amazon et la mairie ne saura gérer une suppression de prénom qu’en mai. Journée déception 😠
My just-ordered Oculus Rift won’t be here until tomorrow so I have to make an actual effort not to go out and buy a Switch in frustration.
RT @Greentonix: N’oubliez pas ! Ce qui ruine la France, c’est les chômeurs, les immigrés, les smicards, les vieux et les fonctionnaires ! N’oubliez jamais ! https://t.co/8fYgq8JSgT
Pressed Cmd-D on a file in Finder and it made the spring sound without actually duplicating the file. Worked fine the second time #WTF
How come Oculus Touch ships with a guitar mount for Rock Band VR, but Rock Band VR can’t use the Rift’s Bluetooth connection for the guitar?
As a Mac person it didn’t even occur to me that the motherboard I was buying in 2016 might not include support for wireless everything.
I knew PSVR had better screen but Oculus puts its worst foot forward with lots of white-on-black text. People weren’t kidding about godrays.
Perfectly fine in-game, of course; better GPU and tracking easily make up for it, and I haven’t even received the Touch controllers yet.
Tracking is not flawless — ever-so-slightly floaty — but it’ll tide me over nicely until the next generation of Lighthouse headsets.
Always thought I’d keep the PSVR for exclusives, but I might as well sell it, for all that I want to put it on my head again.
TIL that USB-C has an alternate mode where two consenting devices can let go of the USB standard and do whatever they want over four lanes.
Yesterday was all freebies and pre-owned. Today I choose VR games to buy. I should commit to a maximum budget first. Like, I should.
RT @DShankar: Just got to try the most incredible VR headset prototype with “Retina” level display quality. Holy #%*$! https://t.co/PYSRpl740c
PSVR did something to me that no amount of ginger or sea sickness meds could alleviate. But I can spend an entire day in the Rift just fine.
Weirdest thing is Rift has the same kind of occasional tracking hiccups that destroyed me in PSVR—but here they’re just mildly inconvenient.
Weirdest thing is Rift has the same kind of occasional tracking hiccups that destroyed me in PSVR — but here they’re just mildly annoying.
Always felt better about Unreal than Unity, but there are tons of assets & help for music viz in Unity and I was born to make VR drug trips.
RT @notdetails: Us: new accounts are being used to harass people
Twitter: oh that’s easy, let’s just replace the egg avatar