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

1 April 2017

Back to The Last Guardian after a few weeks. First thing, googling which button is ‘pet’ and which is ‘push away’ to avoid accidents.

On second thought, looks like I had fortuitously paused The Last Guardian right before the game became completely obnoxious. Bye, Trico 😥

Makes you wonder if the level designers and Trico’s AI developers didn’t know they were working on the same game [hair-pulling emoji]


Live-editing code whilst someone is in a React VR experience feels sooo much like you’re a supporting character in The Matrix. Magic. https://t.co/aG0xRLlP4Y

2 April

Yesterday I thought, I should stop my streak there, hahaha. Well, Saturday crossword came out and was impossible 👍

I’m learning Unity and throwing up a little in my mouth (Update() is the function called every time a frame is rendered)

I do like however the paradigm of structuring code into a bunch of small, modular controller objects and setting everything up à la IBInspectable.

Or a mix of IBOutlet and IBDesignable, to be precise. Helpfully doing away with the confusion of separate UIs for those two.

The best thing about VR development is you get to reinvent all the UX from scratch lol jk Tilt Brush has everything figured out already.

3 April


We all knew this was coming. Lighthouse tracking on the @Oculus Rift using a @HTCVive tracker. Works great, better video & details soon! https://t.co/iclwTK0BoI

My Discover playlist on Spotify regularly includes EDM tracks with obnoxious shouty DJ intros.


Tesla will use your car’s data to trash you if it crashes, but won’t give it to you to exonerate you [theguardian.com]

Manger trop de sushi au dîner et se réveiller au milieu de la nuit pour une heure d’idées noires sur l’avenir du pays. Classique.


From the 10.3.1 security notes: “An attacker within range may be able to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip”



This is probably the coolest machine motion I’ve ever seen.. [youtube.com]

4 April

Reddit Place Timelapse

Massively multiplayer cooperative pixel art is beautiful and hypnotic.

The best part is when two competing designs fight for territory for a while before wordlessly agreeing on a compromise.

Call me paranoid, but timing makes me think they were on a course to discontinue the Mac Pro until the uproar late last year.

And I also think it would be a different story if the iPad and iPad Pro were flourishing.


🌞On day 40 of learning #ZBrush I sculpted this 🗽statue of liberty [pixelprotest.com] [pic.twitter.com]


I don’t think Apple was fully aware of the opportunity cost of ignoring the Mac Pro. It all came to a head last year, and it spooked them

Had the worst afternoon trying to coax Fusion 360 into making a complex polyhedron. Need a backup solution for the stuff it just doesn’t wanna do.

5 April


A Paris, un bar gay en résistance face à la gentrification du Marais [liberation.fr] via @libe [pic.twitter.com]


Man Seeking Woman annulée après trois (glorieuses) saisons. 😭

[variety.com] [pic.twitter.com]


5) this, though most of us didn’t know it, was the massive “put everything on lucky 13” gamble Leave were taking, that the EU would fold.


Anecdotally, almost every Apple engineer I know seems to have a gaming PC w/ real specs. They all need a kind of computer Apple doesn’t make

Le rayon chocolats de Pâques est assez limité dans mon Monoprix. Mais là j’ai fait ma visite mensuelle à Carrefour et je vais être malade.

Oh good, the Windows update is out so Microsoft can break my PC just before I receive the USB card I ordered to solve Rift issues.

6 April


The Mac App Store is still not allowing to download version 2.8. We are in contact with Apple trying to resolve the issue. Sorry!

I don’t have the faintest idea how much time it takes to produce beta-ready drivers for a new GPU architecture.

When I decided to buy an Oculus Rift I completely forgot about the issues people had connecting several sensors on their computer 💀🔫

7 April


That includes web apps. But the web is the only platform that also has counter-pressure, forcing apps to consider bloat a top level issue.


That’s a strategic advantage for the web. Twitter was actually incentivized to bring us a better mobile web experience.

Still battling USB issues. Technology is the worst.

8 April

I just spent ten minutes mesmerized by the trash fire that is Bing’s French-to-English translation on twitterꓸcom.

The way to get macOS to stop correcting “-ize” and “color” is hidden at the bottom of a dropdown. Plus, why would you default to British.

9 April

Oh, to think I almost gave up on Watch Dogs 2 without going to Burning Man 😅


I don’t know who made this, but I think they are a hero… [pic.twitter.com]


Silicon Valley has crazy parking requirements that drive up housing & business costs. But so little transit there https://t.co/sXC2AEdirn https://t.co/Op7YkkUjZX

I guess I’ll have to spend the rest of my life trying to escape Alcatraz in Watch Dogs 2 over and over and over and over and—

10 April


OH: “The “S” in IoT stands for Security.”

Added a user on my Mac so I could change my dev account’s expired credit card in iTunes. Couldn’t change it on appleidꓸappleꓸcom. Now I can.

Site did show my credit card number, but no way to change it. Really looks like an expired card makes “Edit Payment Info” button disappear.


Pendant ce temps, en Tchétchénie, on ouvre des camps de concentration pour homosexuels. [gaystarnews.com]


The words I say at the start of every interview: “I’m Not Texting. I’m Taking Notes.” [nytimes.com]

I should buy Kindle books outright instead of downloading samples; maybe I’d feel a push to read them.

looks at Steam pile of shame


11 April


La page de l’ILGA Europe sur la situation des gays en Tchétchénie (avec lien des réactions UK et DE) [ilga-europe.org]

Mastodon is the first social network that actually begs to have a QR code system.

Mastodon has been popular for a week and everyone already has three “[moved]” accounts.

Those challenges will be especially hard to overcome as long as Mastodon wants/needs to maintain compatibility with GNU Social.


People make VERY DIFFERENT ASSUMPTIONS about “Twitter-type” things than about “email-type” things, and that’s REALLY DANGEROUS HERE.


“Yakkety Yak - Wallpaper”. Inspired by the current #Ubuntu version 16.10. :) [sylviaritter.deviantart.com] https://t.co/Vz3MzdwEBm



37% support Trump’s Syria strikes

38% supported Obama doing it


86% supported Trump doing it

22% supported Obama doing https://t.co/2tsaYA1SZZ

12 April


Fascism doesn’t look like jackboots dragging a man off a plane. It looks like people defending it.


Take note of the people in your life who think that guy “should’ve just got off the plane”

These are the people who report their neighbors

Who decided that “desktop appears immediately but everything’s unresponsive for five minutes” was better than an OS boot screen?


Homosexualité : en Tchétchénie, « tout comportement minoritaire est rendu impossible » [lemonde.fr]


This amazing ‘edible water bottle’ could put an end to plastic packaging [pic.twitter.com]

Watch’s workout app taunts me with a “Quick Start, same as last time” button that disappears when the app finishes loading.

It took me a week to figure out how to make this stupid thing (by finally googling the right terms and accepting to resort to Blender).

13 April

Rift CV1 is one year old and RMA procedure is still “put everything back into the original box and send it to us.”

I mean no one in their right mind would throw away this box but that’s a lot of accessories. And I still have to find a box for the box.

Déposer mon retour SAV à 600 € dans une boutique miteuse qui ne donne pas de reçu 👍


Encore un post Facebook annonçant le suicide d’un gay trentenaire… Malgré ses défauts, je reposte cet article 🙁 https://t.co/frk4ApHxfL

14 April


After years of people scolding me with “Twitter isn’t real life,” I feel validated now that Twitter’s literally going to get us all killed. https://t.co/im22PNKSwW


The last scene of Girls is Hannah writing the Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad.

“Blend weight”?! I don’t remember the last time I’ve seen an avatar creator so developer-centric #elitedangerous

Final avatar. Then I closed the game because I’ve lost my gamepad config and I really can’t be bothered to wrestle with the default settings.

15 April

Bought Shenzhen I/O on sale and promptly realized how redundant it feels to study a fictional programming environment while I’m already learning Unity in order to actually produce something.

Videos of Persona 5 make me wonder if the only thing that bothers me in JRPGs is actually just picking actions from a menu.

Always thought it was turn-by-turn combat in general, but maybe it’s just I feel less involved navigating menus than pressing buttons.

Being a wildly popular Playstation exclusive, though, it’ll be a while before the game is cheap enough for me to check that hypothesis.


Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is extraordinary television. [vox.com]

16 April

When an app decides to fancify its UI it’s a coin toss whether the ‘back’ gesture will be a swipe right or down. Thanks a lot, Snapchat.


Part of the fun of #babylon5 was turning SF tropes like “we have to work together to survive” upside down. Like this https://t.co/b86HG9ia1a


Do not kid yourself for one minute about their true intentions. Keep your head on a swivel and get through this weekend. https://t.co/Cptc2OFXd7

I need to Marie Kondo my Steam library. Create a folder named “KonMari” and put all the games that don’t bring me joy in it.


The Internet Archive now emulates early Macintosh computer software in the browser.


17 April

Tales from the Borderlands (PC) — 8/10


The range of emotions this dying Furby goes through is amazing. Happiness, Confusion, Fear, and finally Betrayal. https://t.co/x0oqTSD5kj

“Fairytale Prisoner by Choice: The Photographic Eye of Melania Trump”

(I have much more sympathy for her than the writer, but the photo selection is striking.)

Glad the reviews convinced me to buy Tales from the Borderlands even though the demo had put me off. Writing is terrific. Gameplay… 🤷🏻‍♂️


Magnifique explication du trickle down effect (piquée à Gérard Filoche) [pic.twitter.com]

The rooftops and patios in Watch Dogs 2’s San Francisco are so lovely — it’s a pity there’s no button for sitting.


SHENZHEN SOLITAIRE, the solitaire game from SHENZHEN I/O, is now available for iPhone and iPad! Get it here: https://t.co/lbhlcwRXx7

18 April


I continue to worry about the lack of variation in French election polls. Polls shouldn’t be this consistent unless there’s massive herding. https://t.co/Xgd8dNUytN


Herding = everyone copying one another and over-massaging their data instead of letting their data speak for itself. https://t.co/GigeNV7z9D


Based on current polling, if an election were held today:

Con - 395 seats

Lab - 163

LD - 11

Grn - 1

Ukip - 0


Learned a new word today:

lalochezia, means “Emotional relief gained by using indecent or vulgar language.” I like that.


50 years ago they tried to stop Katherine Switzer running the Boston Marathon. Yesterday, at 70, she ran it again, wearing the same number. https://t.co/G4OqfOefuO

Between development issues, limited yield, and delayed launch, difference between iPhone 7s and anniversary phone is gonna be WAY over $100.

Infuriating that Twitter has stopped emailing you when someone likes or RTs one of your retweets, and Analytics ignores retweets altogether.

“Come and create live photo filters for us!”

Anyone who’s ever developed an app for a deprecated Facebook platform: 😶

Zuckerberg’s pseudo-AR-everywhere platform looks really cool but you better invest in external batteries.

Sure hope Apple is working on an AR framework, because there’s a lot of upcoming fun experiences we’d all rather not have locked to Facebook.


Facebook’s social VR app scans your photos(!) to make a VR avatar for you [pic.twitter.com]

I really like my shimmering purple avatar in Oculus Home but it’s prob a good call for Facebook’s VR ‘Spaces’ to go with cel-shading.

The silly thing with Facebook Spaces is that interfacing the Oculus hub with FB Messenger would be a million times more useful to everyone.

19 April


The idea of a social VR experience that simply cannot render negative emotions is deeply bothersome to me https://t.co/COUUby7oXR


Cette campagne a atteint le point “Monseigneur le Comte de Paris donne son avis en qualité d’héritier de la famille royale”

2017 jtm https://t.co/IMtkl9TkoJ


I have really enjoyed the debate on Fearless Girl, and what she means. This is my favourite take so far: https://t.co/8JxOuZqz8C

Oh shit “so-and-so liked/retweeted your retweet” are still available on the site’s (and app’s?) ‘Notifications’ page. BUT I DON’T WANNA GO THERE DON’T MAKE ME GO THERE.

I’ve migrated to Notion all the stuff that was scattered across Evernote, Trello and 2Do and oh what a glorious day this is.

I absolutely love how much freedom Notion gives you to organize your information. No exaggeration, I’ve been looking for this app for years.

(Of course I wish it were a native local app instead but oh well stop dreaming this is 2017.)


TWITTER: Editing tweets is too complicated to implement

FACEBOOK: Someday you will hear with your skin

20 April

Watch Dogs 2 (PS4) — 5/10

TFW you wake up feeling productive for once and you spend the whole day transferring your to-do list to a fancy new tool #GTD

Voter Hamon et risquer de se sentir coupable, ou voter Macron et être certain de se sentir honteux ?

C’est la première fois de ma vie que je me retrouve du mauvais côté de la barrière “votez utile,” bah c’est pas drôle.


Par contre, ils sont si chauds sur le Dab, Snapchat, Naruto, le Bottle Challenge… [twitter.com]


Documented eye injuries at Apple reported by employees who were testing prototype AR glasses. Whoa. [gizmodo.com]

OMG ça fait six mois que Hamon me rappelle Kevin de Brothers & Sisters et je viens seulement de réaliser consciemment le lien.

Si je veux commencer à boire tout de suite mais ne mourir d’alcohol poisoning que le 7 mai, il me faut combien de bouteilles de vodka au total ?

Il ne m’était jamais venu à l’idée de me demander ce que valaient les autres politiciens en lice dans l’Allemagne des années 30.

21 April

The French election is this Sunday and this is demonstrably false


On dit souvent, à juste titre, qu’un mort en plongée c’est un incident mineur plus de la panique. C’est généralement le cas.


Thomas Guénolé dit enfin tout haut ce que tout le monde pense tout bas.

@benoithamon #JLM2017 #LaForceDuPeuple #ElectionPresidentielle2017 https://t.co/Kw1zn8O1ok

22 April

Reorganizing my desktop spaces in a vain attempt at self-manipulation now that all my notes and to-dos are in Notion


Facebook built a Bitmoji dataset of celebrity faces to train its AI avatar creator

[arxiv.org] https://t.co/CCcnFV5TA4


So in essence, Facebook is using Snapchat’s avatar creation service against it. Can derivative works used for ML training cross legal lines?

“Trust this computer?” my Watch asks as if there were no possible doubt as to which computer it means.

Je devrais me forcer à bosser aujourd’hui parce que je serai peut-être encore moins motivé lundi, mais je n’y arrive pas 😶


Pourquoi on prend le nom de son/sa partenaire quand on se marie alors qu’on pourrait créer des noms de ship


Breaking the silence. The NYTimes delves further into the gay man “ethnic cleansing” taking place in Chechnya… https://t.co/58MfCnBdZA

23 April


Important work here imo.

@htcvive trackers paired with tablet and head tracking as a mobile window into #VR space.

https://t.co/q20SCqi1zm https://t.co/vKxKXmZP4a


I can’t decide if this is inspiring or devastatingly Sisyphean. Or both. [pic.twitter.com]


This one butterfly effect of the last writers strike is pretty insane [pic.twitter.com]

J’ai réussi à retenir mes hurlements de douleur dans l’isoloir 🏋🏻


Wedding dresses hang from nooses in Beirut to protest law to let rapists go free if they marry victims @Patrick_Baz https://t.co/JgbdDCDFkU


“Je fais une distinction claire entre un adversaire politique et une ennemie de la république.” ♥️ Hamon


Maintenant, ce serait bien que la droite change encore de nom et nous rende le terme “Républicains”, merci.

24 April

The high/low temperatures on the Watch’s face are consistently way out of sync with the actual highs visible in the Watch’s weather app.


Aux inconscients qui n’iront pas voter Macron,je dis:vous avez de la chance de ne pas avoir une histoire de la perte, de l’exil, de la peur.


Ce qu’écrivait Jean-Luc Mélenchon le 26 avril 2002 dans Le Monde… [pic.twitter.com]

Holy shit so redditors weren’t exaggerating when they said Google Earth VR made them cry.

There’s something about seeing all those little Parisian buildings and knowing they’re the real thing, made me tear up as well.

Meanwhile Facebook Spaces’ UX is simply awful and it’s baffling how good Google’s apps are while it’s Facebook that sells headsets.

Although I guess there’s Daydream. Google must be damn serious about Daydream to be producing two of the very best VR experiences there are.

25 April


Mais puisqu’on a le pouvoir de bloquer le FN pourquoi ne pas l’utiliser pour avoir à lutter contre le moins violent des 2 ?


Je ne comprends pas qu’on puisse prendre un risque aussi dingue. Macron c’est l’ubérisation de la France le libéralisme taré, totalement.


Mais putain l’autre c’est le fascisme. Le genre qui arrive au pouvoir par les urnes mais n’en repart pas forcément de la même façon.

Faut que je change de routine, commencer la journée sur Twitter ça ne va plus le faire.

“Here’s Why Juicero’s Press is So Expensive”

The beautiful ‘but Apple would be able to do it like that!’ disease.


Him: Whatcha thinking about?

Me: That whoever named plosives, fricatives and sibilants really did a good job.


Company criticized for hosting “cyber-harassment, hate speech, and threats.”

Jack: I will buy that.



Un haut score au FN, ça signifie aussi que des gens se sentiront en confiance pour nous insulter et tabasser en plein centre-ville.


Typical encrypted messaging fingerprint verification:

“Did you change phone?”

“Yes, I did.”

“Ah, ok then.”

<New fingerprint accepted>


Here’s a videogame idea.

It’s a videogame but without rogue-like elements.

Take this and do what you will with it.

Perplexe devant ma poêlée de morceaux de poulet Picard avant de finalement me rappeler qu’il y a des gens qui ne mangent pas juste le blanc.


Amazing images of a fetal lamb after growing for 4 weeks in an artificial womb [ow.ly] [pic.twitter.com]

26 April

I was super excited to model finely detailed objects in Fusion 360, and I suddenly remembered that will mean baking normals in Blender, my nemesis.




Dénoncer la mondialisation quand tu te fais financer par les banques russes, ça ne manque pas de sel.


Bon Emmanuel

C’est quand même pas compliqué de rappeler que quand le FN a le pouvoir ce sont les plus modestes qui trinquent.

Petit mémo.. https://t.co/pXp5oaRGsA


Et nombreux se sentiront pleinement légitimes à continuer d’agir ainsi avec Le Pen à 40 %… [twitter.com]


you claim videogame stories can compete w/ novels and yet not ONE game is about a humanities prof whose hot female students can’t resist him

“A brand-new location in Australia” 😂

My Xbox is in storage and FH3 annoyed me too much to pay for DLC, but… 😲

27 April

I could spend days in Google Earth VR if it let me take virtual photos with the same interface as Tilt Brush.

With lifesize kaiju. Google Earth VR photo mode with posable, customizable kaiju.

Put on Watch.

Unlock iPhone with Touch ID.

Unlock Mac with Wa… nope, it remembers “seeing” the locked Watch and doesn’t check again.


The Thumper development timeline is simply fascinating (7 years in the making!)


… and all playable at @AMazeFest https://t.co/4u34MSiLJZ


.@neilhimself Favorite part of my @neilhimself interview: his discourse on geeks and Nazis: [vulture.com] https://t.co/dqTqffcJEX


REEEMIX! Share your sketches to [tiltbrush.com] and discover and remix shared artwork in the latest #TiltBrush update. https://t.co/bRxRv6nUxY

28 April


Cette impression de voler sur l’eau est juste magique


🤦🏻‍♂️ 🤦🏻‍♂️ 🤦🏻‍♂️

Every time I update an app I think, damn I miss Obj-C, maybe I should… just wait a couple weeks for another reminder of why I quit.

At a friend’s for the week. Bridge previously configured in Hue app but I must’ve chosen the wrong one and now can’t access the list again.

Now iConnectHue won’t let me add the local bridge nor delete the one at home.

29 April


Windows 10’s people bar is a great idea - desktop OS’ still pretend like social media doesn’t really exist [theverge.com] https://t.co/BkpuXvxbbR


21 Avril 44: droit de vote pour les femmes

29 avril 45: leur premier vote

23 avril 17: des femmes refoulées parce qu’elles portent le voile https://t.co/7dXQ9M1zHF

30 April

Rogue One (2016) — 5/10


Les preuves de la sauvagerie de proches du Front national. Cela se passe de commentaires. [mediapart.fr] https://t.co/iyVVuGojCx

How did Prey’s PS4 demo get through QA with such input lag? Are there people for whom it runs fine? Literally unplayable for me.


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