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

1 June

I never got into Papers, Please but really enjoy both the writing and gameplay of Beholder. It’s a shame the save system is user-hostile.

I wanna give Lego Worlds’ creative mode a shot but I can’t make any sense of the UI

@MathildeR0BERT:

Empêcher des gens d’avoir accès à l’EAU POTABLE ? Mais où est-on ??? #Calais

[twitter.com]

@HervyPaws:

RT to bless someone’s timeline with this precious little thing. [pic.twitter.com]

2 June

@joethephish:

Difference between an iPhone and an actual real life proper movie camera. Never seen such a direct comparison before https://t.co/7E4Dt8db6k

@SanbornVR:

Literally the most beautiful space images/footage ever captured. Everyone needs to see this, gain some humility.

https://t.co/CW5x66iOsQ https://t.co/AcOW9PnfyJ

@carolynmichelle:

Here is a video of Fiona, the Cincinnati Zoo’s new baby hippo, exploring her habitat. You’re welcome. https://t.co/LYf2KGTobd

3 June

@mtsw:

1) Okay guys we need to talk about this Pittsburgh and Paris stuff. People are confused. It’s about gender. (Thread below) https://t.co/AmR7yzl5V4

Bloodborne is literally the only game that makes me persevere for days trying to open the very door in front of which I keep respawning.

Of course that also means I have an irrepressible urge to tweet that HEY EVERYONE I OPENED A DOOR TONIGHT.

If watchOS 4 still requires two presses of different strengths to figure out temperature and condition I’m switching to Android.

4 June

Alors c’est mignon, la peluche géante Maine coon, mais je trouve pas le bouton pour désactiver l’alarme et elle est réglée sur 7:30 😾

@joethephish:

Love the way colourising old black and white photos brings the past into the present. This video has great examples https://t.co/RCgJ2fePr1

I can’t find anywhere in Mail or System Prefs that would allow me to re-enter my password, so I guess I’ll just remove the accounts, huh?

(Those are GMail accounts; for my regular IMAP accounts I can find where to change the password.)

@amcafee:

Truly excellent from @JohnHMcWhorter on why English is so weird, and how it got that way:

[bit.ly]

The Darkroom app is so good that it’s making me much more frustrated than before with the limitations of my old iPhone 6′s camera.

I should work but I’m spending the weekend with a gorgeous 55” TV so how could I not play Bloodborne, sitting cross-legged a few feet away.

5 June

Level 51 is as good a time as any to find out that Bloodborne takes blood vials from your storage when you respawn.

@Colossal:

A Human-Shaped Pool Reflects the Sky Over Tbilisi by Icy & Sot [thisiscolossal.com] [pic.twitter.com]

@stroughtonsmith:

Just in case you wanted another iOS 11 spoiler (this is an option in the Feedback app when filing a bug) /via @charavel https://t.co/mQVlJjZbb4

Il dort bien profondément, le connard qui m’a réveillé à 05:30, 07:30 et 10:00. Qu’est-ce que je lui fais ? 😼

The vertical carousel style for watchOS probably works well to optimize information density, but wtf is up with those gradient backgrounds.

Maybe have the keynote last half an hour longer instead of making everyone rush through everything? No?

@ow:

apple is clearly listening to the people moaning about performance, and it’s meeting them in the middle, sorta.

I wanted to post a 🤦🏻‍♂️ every time it was warranted (i.e. every 30 seconds) but “Duplicate status.”

Ooh I wanna know what privacy compromises Apple made to finally have iMessage conversations sync properly between devices.

@forgottentowel:

This means iCloud storage is now encrypted.

@gruber:

iMac Pro looks awesome. But it is NOT the new Mac Pro. New Mac Pros are still in the works for next year.

Converting live photos to long exposures 👍

@freemanrepo:

Of course, AppStore in iOS 11 will have stories. #wwdc2017 [pic.twitter.com]

@marcoarment:

Turns out the past of computing had a lot of good ideas.

Damn, iOS 11 on iPad Pro looks fantastic but I still want to enjoy it on an 8-inch iPad with Pencil and I’m never gonna get that 😢

@nickstatt:

Apple is making the perhaps very smart assumption that stellar audio and subpar AI trumps subpar audio and semi-OK AI.

6 June

@jakemarsh:

Best part about iOS 11 screenshot behavior (tiny window + Markup) - is you can say “Done” then discard after sharing. No need to save!

@stroughtonsmith:

I haven’t opened one of my iOS projects in (only!) a year, and this is what I’m greeted with. Thanks, Swift. https://t.co/ISD4m31qlw

@NathanJLiu:

There’s a Pride Apple Watch band available! [pic.twitter.com]

@praeclarum:

I asked ARKit for the height of my table. It was off by 3cm. 3.8% error. From a lousy video camera. This thing is great.

7 June

I’m catching up on House of Cards and it’s weird to think during season 3 you were supposed to root for the “unconventional” president.

@fraserspeirs:

On the iOS 11 home screen:

Short tap = open

Medium tap = popover menu

Medium hold = begin drag

Long hold = enter rearrange mode

@RenardDneiges:

Voilà. on pourra vous enfermer sans jugement, sans enquête,juste parce que qqun a soupçonné que vous étiez dangereux

https://t.co/wL2DOUYI9J

@gabrielenguard:

Land: Okay, there’s like 4 basic shapes and everything is pretty much that.

Water: I MADE A MONSTER FROM FEATHERS AND MOTOR NEURONS https://t.co/krUC5hFof7

@albn:

Mind-blowing zip-line starting at the Eiffel tower and crossing the entire Champ-de-Mars [pic.twitter.com]

@RayNarvaezJr:

How would a Xenomorph wear a hat? 🤔 [pic.twitter.com]

@rglucks1:

Il aide des migrants sur une aire d’autoroute, passe 4 mois en détention préventive, se suicide.

Bienvenue en France

https://t.co/JpZXbhvyD0

@backhoe_mix:

you, not on twitter, experiencing the world at a normal rate: did you hear about —

me: last week is as distant to me as the burning of Rome

8 June

I keep forgetting to try and play with that thing.

Except I hate flowcharts and mind-maps and my system’s structure is much more inspired by Inkle’s format.

@scottbuscemi:

Apple Music’s Planet of the Apps’ first company pitch was an app that ARKit sherlock’d the day before.

Good representation of app world.

@stevesilberman:

This bot is more significant than it appears. Reestablishes democratic norm that anything POTUS says is history.

https://t.co/Sab1fuBHOo

9 June

@RtoVR:

Apple and Valve Have Worked Together for Nearly a Year to Bring VR to MacOS [ow.ly] @natbro @SteamVR @joeludwig https://t.co/JVkK0TQ7iX

10 June

Only just realized that omg I can finally enable iMessage on my Mac, too, without losing messages — and that means no more FB Messenger \o/

@natisho:

When you offload Apps in #iOS11beta [pic.twitter.com]

@Kiey:

It would be pretty cool if it assigned you with a random other player. Actual prisoner dilemma stuff.

Watching a PUBG stream and damn I wish I had FPS friends to team up with. (I’ll probably end up playing it solo but it’s just not the same.)

11 June

Oh, of course killing the boss in Old Yharnam opened a door in Cathedral Ward. God I hate how willfully obtuse Bloodborne is.

I’m addicted to the NYT crossword and there’s 20 years’ worth of archives in the app so I should be productive again around 2022.

Ma chambre est tellement poussiéreuse en plein soleil… clairement la seule solution est de fermer les volets jusqu’à septembre.

@cathy_birdy:

Having fun with ARKit & SpriteKit [youtube.com]

Forza’s drab tracks haven’t been a good showcase of a new console’s visuals for two generations.

That was basically a cutscene but I can’t wait to see what the new Metro looks like on my PC.

@haydencd:

Have to admit: I was hoping a year off would give us something less recognizably Assassin’s Creed.

@haydencd:

Kudos on the setting change but so far this looks like the same tired-ass game I’ve played a dozen times.

12 June

Second tour : culte de la personnalité Macron vs. culte de la personnalité Mélenchon, je ne suis pas sûr d’avoir une préférence.

@ajohnagnello:

In Destiny, see, you’re a Guardian with a jet bike! In Anthem, you’re a FREELANCER with a jetpack. You see, right? https://t.co/KOqOSUGwuC

@Sliwinski:

Anthem is the promise of Destiny. The question will be can a shooter company make a better RPG or can an RPG company make a better shooter?

Why is Bioware making EA’s Destiny competitor and who is gonna make proper Bioware RPGs now? 😰

TIL that you can play Black Desert Online on PC with a gamepad. I should give it a… oh, it’s not F2P in Europe? Never mind then.

@Campster:

That might have been a bit presumptuous. I hope it’s EA’s Destiny, and not EA’s The Division.

I am irrationally angry at the obnoxious absence of labels on the Apple Store’s tables.

How expensive is an E3 conference that no one was able to tell the sponsor he should maybe cut a few minutes from his speech?

What is up with Ubisoft’s developers having human-like feelings? It’s weird.

There are many opportunities for The Crew 2 to be terrible (starting with their track record) but I’m intrigued.

And it looks gorgeous.

I’ll never understand why people are so fascinated with pirates. Boats are boring?

Skull and Bones has a crazy level of visual polish for a game that’s basically the same thing as Windward.

@aegies:

BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL 2 HAS SWEARS AND IS APPARENTLY DIRECTED BY FIFTH ELEMENT ERA LUC BESSON

@JosiahRenaudin:

That’s the best Ubisoft press conference in quite some time. Very human.

13 June

I hope the Shadow of the Colossus remake plays better than The Last Guardian.

@DanStapleton:

Spider-Man looks spectacular, but I hope it’s less linear than this demo suggests.

@Sinsem_:

David Cage needs to read a science fiction novel, at least once in his life. [pic.twitter.com]

@stroughtonsmith:

There’s also a TableViewReorderingUsesDragAndDrop pref key for UIKit that does away with the legacy reordering behavior and uses DnD instead https://t.co/kASkY4acro

@mattgemmell:

Slow-mo vid showing ProMotion on iPad Pro 10.5” vs 9.7”. [pic.twitter.com]

Mario Odyssey definitely looks much better than the shitty-real-world visuals they showed for the initial announcement.

14 June

@odavis_:

Incredible. Within first 10 minutes of Uber all-hands meeting today, a board member makes a sexist joke. https://t.co/iurWrXTOXw https://t.co/ngQW6uS5J3

@edasfr:

Pendant ce temps on crache sur notre système de santé, on le trouve trop cher, on veut réduire les “charges” que sont les cotisations… https://t.co/9IpiI3iVPC

Je viens de finir la saison 3 de House of Cards et c’est dingue comme ils ont gâché ce qui aurait dû être le meilleur épisode de la série.

@robmanuel:

Increasingly uncomfortable with Facebook doing this. I live 6 miles away. Feels like they’re adding to people’s stress to drive engagement. https://t.co/6UxZ6iJDTZ

@Factornews:

OK, David Cage décime des arbres par douzaine, mais au moins il recycle ses discours marketing #OVER2000!! https://t.co/L1m6Bmc00a

15 June

Alors j’aime bien Joel Kinnaman mais comme candidat républicain à la présidentielle, vraiment ? 😂

Ca y est, le bouton “Archiver” d’Instagram est disponible pour tous \o/ #grandnettoyagedeprintemps

My NYT crossword streak is back down to four days and I never realized I’d missed one 😔

Ca fait vraiment bizarre d’écouter le podcast politique de Vox en plein marathon House of Cards 😨

@shanselman:

Twitter: The border-radius will increase until morale improves.

@chrisrodley:

I used deep learning to cross a book of dinosaurs X a book of flowers [pic.twitter.com]

16 June

@JulianLepinski:

Tim Cook: I run Apple & hit the gym @ 4am to keep my body in peak condition

Me: I built an app &the pressure made me stress-eat 5000 cookies

17 June

@mikeBithell:

Hey, person who bothered to put physics on this coffee, you did good #PS4share

[store.playstation.com] https://t.co/565xUjpIjV

C’est rare qu’un changement de showrunner soit bénéfique, mais la saison 5 de House of Cards est bien meilleure que les deux précédentes.

18 June

@animalcog:

German photographer Christian Vieler captures the moments before dogs try to catch their treats. [2] [pic.twitter.com]

@samjhewett:

This dog followed the google earth guy [pic.twitter.com]

@BenedictEvans:

The state of AI understanding: someone can give a ‘Wizard of Oz’ demo with the curtain open and people still think they’re seeing magic

Pro tip : si vous choisissez une petite race de chat, vous ne passerez pas vos journées à changer sa litière

(Ca marche aussi pour les chiens, mais j’aime pas les petits chiens.)

Je n’ai jamais vu un chat aussi inconscient du risque de se faire marcher dessus quand il est en plein milieu du chemin 😸

@steve_breen:

Surprising WWDC labs takeaway:

Many developers eschew the trackpad “natural scrolling” direction setting 😂

19 June

J’ai descendu la saison 1 de Twin Peaks d’une traite, mais après une heure de la seconde je crois que je vais plutôt lire un résumé 😴

@leroncier:

Gay Guys: You’re Douching Wrong [vice.com]

With this heat there’s no way I’m turning on the PC — never mind a VR headset — so I guess I’ll focus on interactive fiction for the summer.

@CraigGrannell:

I’ve never understood modern tech’s tendency towards stupid and insanely loud beeping you can’t turn off. (Fine if you can.) https://t.co/GoDO1Dbtw9

“macOS High Sierra tech preview”

I thought APFS upgrade wouldn’t be default — maybe it is only for beta testers?

@alexhern:

TIL: The tube is hell because London clay is a giant heatsink that has been absorbing energy for a hundred years https://t.co/j60fS8U4nc

20 June

American Gods vaut le coup rien que pour le prologue de chaque épisode 😲😢

(Mais le reste aussi. Particulièrement cette semaine.)

Providing support for an app that sold for all of three months until it saturated its very niche market is the worst.

At least no one’s contacting me about bugs in Uniconsole because no one’s using it anymore.

L’orage a disparu des prévisions météo de ma Watch pour aujourd’hui

Urgent, cherche job d’été, directeur technique ou vice-président, bureau climatisé impératif. Ou caissier dans un Monoprix, sinon.

@christianmccrea:

If you need a self-imposed Twitter break, just tell a nazi to go fuck themselves, the app takes care of the rest for 12 hours.

@ID_R_McGregor:

Japanese Robot Sumo.

I was aware of it, but had no idea it moved so fast.

None of this footage has been sped up.

https://t.co/8pvEimPIy1 https://t.co/zgH4zt29In

@stroughtonsmith:

Apple’s approach to getting Photoshop on iPad was ‘wait 7 years for an indie to recreate Photoshop from scratch’. Worked—not very scalable

@verge:

It’s so hot in Phoenix, planes are physically unable to fly [theverge.com] [pic.twitter.com]

@Monty_Brogan69:

Quand on me demande de prendre un bébé dans les bras. [pic.twitter.com]

21 June

@Pentadact:

Whatever you reward, some players will feel forced to do it. The tiny XP payout for hacking in Deus Ex 3 killed the game for this person. https://t.co/7EP0kAUAFD

@Pentadact:

I remember the mix of delight and horror when I found a Praxis Kit in a drawer. A Praxis Kit! But now I have to check EVERY. DRAWER.

Extreme measures for extreme temperatures

Il y a un chien mouillé sur la plage en haut de ma timeline Instagram et je n’ai jamais autant regretté de ne pas avoir une fourrure.

22 June

Je découvre avec horreur que j’avais arrêté de regarder The Originals pile avant l’arrivée de Meg Foster 💜

ET CLAUDIA BLACK. PERSONNE NE M’A PRÉVENU.

“Beyond Good and Evil 2: First In-Engine Demo”

Tech’s impressive but what I love most is the giant statue’s texture.

23 June

@GameDesignDan:

I have a lot of admiration for how Ancel is immediately excited about this big game about delivering pizza

24 June

Let’s make it illegible to add insult to injury

@twitgera:

lol this horse mod for Spintires, the game where you navigate trucks over crazily muddy terrain [pic.twitter.com]

I have to send out an invoice before month’s end so I can pay my rent. But my empty bank account is all that saved me from this Steam sale 😱

25 June

@Ekanaut:

Dino Frontier dino riding #screenshotsaturday #PSVR coming soon [pic.twitter.com]

As far as unsolicited emails go, this would be pretty clever if blogs hadn’t been dead for years

@nukotanhshs:

チーターの鳴き声可愛すぎて草 [pic.twitter.com]

C’est déstabilisant — et même un peu rageant — que Moffat soit encore capable de signer un excellent épisode de Doctor Who.

@stroughtonsmith:

! ARKit is accurate enough to measure point to point distances in a room. On an iPhone. [twitter.com]

@MonsieurDrama:

Héros d’Istanbul ❤️🏳️‍🌈 #PrideMonth [pic.twitter.com]

Shadow Warrior comes with a special version of Viscera Cleanup Detail :D

26 June

@unormal:

Aircraft rated surface vs not. [pic.twitter.com]

@bencjenkins:

IF you accept that it’s likely we’re all living in a simulation then you also have to accept you’re probably living above a painting goblin https://t.co/pyvsn8OUGt

@Kantrowitz:

This is madness. Don’t understand why anyone would want this. [buzzfeed.com] [pic.twitter.com]

Bon, je n’ai pas passé 25 ans à me demander ce qui était arrivé à l’agent Cooper et je n’ai aucune raison de continuer à m’infliger cette saison 3 qui n’est pas faite pour moi. (Ni pour qui que ce soit d’autre.)

Just reached Byrgenwerth and judging by the new enemy design I’m getting close to the point where I can’t play this game anymore 🕷

Died with over 30k blood echoes at the second stage of the Moonside Lake. No way to find them again.

@ImACultHero:

Just learned that Cheetahs are really nervous animals, and some zoos give them “support dogs” to relax https://t.co/NbqYZgmu7H

I’m not sure if getting drunk right now would happily destroy my short-term memory of Rom and her friends or just make the nightmares worse.

27 June

@DShankar:

I wonder if Apple is making a AR headset 🙃 [twitter.com]

@Oniropolis:

“Photographer Benny Lam has documented the suffocating living conditions in Hong Kong’s subdivided flats” https://t.co/FV5ULzSLxV https://t.co/fUZJkWw58X

@NathanJLiu:

Damning review of Planet of the Apps, with a sad conclusion. Apple has lost its taste. [youtube.com]

@doney:

Ramin Djawadi is such a nice guy 😌 → Inside Game of Thrones: A Story in Score (major spoilers up to S06 finale) https://t.co/RA1w33Yd7K

Pages and pages of hints about defeating Bloodborne’s Rom before learning the key was to lower my Insight so I could survive her attacks.

28 June

I can’t imagine how it could be a hard problem for Finder to remember the right view settings for each folder.

@alexhern:

The insane bus tunnel thing is dead because of course it is. [qz.com]

@alexhern:

It got proposed, built, and shut down in the time it’s taken Hyperloop to build a test tunnel in a desert.

I wish Steam’s discovery queue had an “Already Owned” button. Clicking “Not Interested” on a game I own and like feels very wrong.

Why did I buy Dark Souls III when I’m still only halfway through the love-hate relationship that is my first Bloodborne playthrough 😩 #whycantigiveup

Crash Time III is kind of terrible but the driving physics are surprisingly decent

29 June

I feel like “grip” should explicitly be “contract” instead. MY TAIL SHOULD NOT FALL WHILE I’M COILED AROUND BAMBOO.

@stroughtonsmith:

Seeing the hole punched in this Apple Pencil Case makes me wonder why the heck Apple didn’t do that themselves https://t.co/4rWkJBLdIs

@__meehear:

น้องงงงงงงงงงงงงงงงง แงงงงงงงงงงงง รวมพลคนโง่มากเว่ออออ [pic.twitter.com]

@bigpotplant:

And here is another @tiltbrush creation by Tobias Wustefeild. Honestly the #VR recently has been mind blowing. https://t.co/fOpLKn3tI5

@alexhern:

Ain’t no pitch as creepy as a dating app pitch [pic.twitter.com]

@DickKingSmith:

Prevent YOUR Dachshund escaping through bars with the advanced technology of the WDN Spoon Evolution LITE Mini Security System™. https://t.co/8MECk9RFZp

@kocienda:

Here are two iPhone prototypes. We called them Wallabies. I used these devices to make the software keyboard. https://t.co/qbofBL3RUt

Stories Untold’s free first chapter didn’t prepare me for how clever that game is. The meta-ness isn’t just for show.

I rarely replay games for achievements, but going through chapters 1 and 2 again made me appreciate how neatly it all ties together.

Thank heaven — or the game’s designers, as it’s probably intentional — I didn’t need to replay chapter 3.

30 June

The Dream Machine is at the top of my “Thank you, Steam sale!” list. Visuals, writing, puzzle design, a masterpiece from beginning to end.

A complex review simmers in your mind. As you try to reduce it to a few tweets, it turns to mush and you end up with nothing but a 👍 or 👎

Futurama: World of Tomorrow’s short cartoon opener gave me a sad that can only be cured by deleting that “game” and rewatching seasons 1–3.

Wait no that’s a terrible plan I’ll be even sadder afterwards.

@NathanJLiu:

Something I haven’t seen anyone using an original iPhone mention: when you load the YouTube app, it has one video to stream. https://t.co/dDDwlO6qWu

@MazMHussain:

“World War III [will be] a guerrilla information war with no division between military & civilian participation.” – Marshall McLuhan (1970)

@madewithARKit:

🐍 Watch your step → inter-dimensional iPhone portals are closer than they appear 🧐 [bit.ly] ARkit demo by @nedd 👌 https://t.co/zklYWr8CYk

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