Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.
Getting even worse lag on the PC version of Fortnite, and I’m afraid that means my connection would be just as bad in PUBG.
Ooh, Snapseed’s new interface is really good. I think I’m switching apps again.
Shame that I can’t find proper split-toning controls — I should be able to manage with RGB curves, but that’s hardly as intuitive.
The key result: Because speech can be used to suppress other speech, the speech maximum is not the zero-regulation point.
This still of Harrison Ford accidentally punching Ryan Gosling for real during a Blade Runner 2049 scene is amazing.
I find it infinitely depressing that in 2017 even Star Trek stars morally ambiguous characters sniping obnoxiously at each other.
Started looking for videos of hostile Thargoid encounters and immediately felt the pull of the cockpit view and that music and oh hell no I’m not falling for that again — closed the window.
Though to be honest I haven’t even had the courage to give Elite in VR a fair shake yet. (I’m gonna need to spend an hour first programming the Steam controller, since default pad controls are terrible. I’m dorky enough to own a wheel but don’t have room or budget for a HOTAS.)
5) The National Anthem at sports games will be used as a memorial and any athlete who doesn’t participate will be shamed as anti-American
The talent displayed by everyone on Inktober is depressing… I’m gonna do Drinktober instead.
Inbox: Instagram Stories adds polls
You have to go back to 2013 to find an iPhone that’s as slow as a Google Pixel on the JS benchmark. The 5S scores 53 on the JetStream 😱
Found out today there’s an almost-A4 wireless graphics tablet from Huion selling for 100€ on Amazon and it’s actually getting good reviews and my brain has been stuck on “new toy want want want” for an hour now.
All drag-and-drop on iPad means to me is stuff randomly popping out when I slowly scroll through my feed or an article. Wish there was a global setting to turn it off.
Eye twitches are the next frontier.
The look of Las Vegas in “Blade Runner 2049” was inspired by photographs of the 2009 Australian dust storm.
Now that Amazon’s putting cameras in all its Echos, the idea of having Google mics all over your apartment feels so much more mundane.
Damn, the Google Assistant stylus is a genius concept. I don’t think even the legendary Microsoft Courier thought of that.
Come to think of it, why doesn’t every camera handle low-light situations by taking a lot of short exposures and aligning them together, instead of a single, blurry long exposure?
Google’s giving free unlimited Google Photos storage to Pixel 2 users…time to step up, Apple.
Isn’t this the first keynote where Google repeatedly makes a point of having the AI run, and the data remain, on-device? Thanks, Apple!
Real time translation with the Google Pixel Buds headphones. OK, that is super cool and I have nothing snarky to say about.
I don’t think anything prevents a third-party app from providing the same kind of real-time translation, but it would look really good for the iPhone to offer that functionality out of the box, too. (If Apple can find the right company to buy.)
Gameplay prototype for DmC based on the art direction (crumbling, floating architecture) Tried to incorperate this into gameplay #Blocktober
Oh yay l’ouverture de chaque fenêtre diminue de genre 10 cm, vraiment quelle joie ce ravalement. Mais qui sont les blaireaux de copropriétaires qui votent pour des conneries pareilles ?
Now that iOS 11 has made the keyboard unbearably laggy in Facebook Messenger, what’s the best cross-platform (PC/Mac/iPhone/iPad) chat app?
Cube’s Comic Tips:
Please don’t do this to me
Ted Danson’s character in The Good Place (really great show) on frozen yogurt:
Je regarde I, Claudius et ça n’a pas super bien vieilli (télé publique de 1976 !) mais ça reste excellent. Et carrément moderne.
GRRM ne cache même pas que ça a inspiré Game of Thrones — au point qu’on se demande si ça ne spoile pas qui va finir sur le Trône de fer.
Louie, Mastiff mix (5), New York, NY • “He’s a very well mannered rescue who goes from one soft surface to another. The bed or the couch.”
I wouldn’t want to overreact just because I have lost access to constructed written thought after two tantalizing weeks, but hear me out:
Inktober: all your artist friends flood your TL with beautiful new pieces every day
NaNoWriMo: all your writer friends go radio silent for a month and post cryptically about wanting to die
7 October, 1997: ‘The Velvet Rope’ is released in all it’s twisted elegance
After a cement truck crash in Oklahoma, a resident spent an afternoon making the abandoned mixer look like a crashed NASA capsule.
Every so often my timeline includes a tweet from someone who has blocked me. I’m telling you, Twitter must be genuinely malevolent.
This it’s what the leap into adulthood is really like…
Obsessed with this 😍 Baby dolphins fascinated by squirrels.
How to get a 60 metre wind-turbine blade round a 90-degree bend on the A87 #SuperWingCarrier
I’ve discovered this year some fantastic indie point-and-clicks. All I’d ever really known was the obnoxious frustration of LucasArts games.
The problem is actually easy to fix: instead of asking for the password directly, iOS should tell the user to open the settings app
Today marks the third time one of my iPhones has vibrated itself out of alignment with its wireless charging pad over night.
The Midsummer Station #magicavoxel @ephtracy
British Ministry of Information have scrapped series of three propaganda posters “plastered” across UK after public criticism for blandness.
UK public not happy with posters- 2.5 million printed. London Times calls them “insipid & patronising invocations”, waste of money & paper.
At least Google’s reaction was appropriately diligent.
I really think Apple lit a privacy fire under everyone’s feet and the Google of two years ago would have answered “eh no big deal.”
Phonebox forest, Germany.
Interesting that the new Oculus controllers switch to trackpads. I always thought Touch’s joysticks were an asset compared to Vive.
Didn’t know, and kind of amazed, that Gear VR includes streaming. Rendering VR plus encoding video plus uploading it. In a phone.
Facebook offers a billion dollars for your company. The cash enables you to flood the world with your product, but Zuckerberg and other Facebook people and products will take up half the air time of every future keynote. Tough choice.
I refuse to believe that Medium and Quill artists live in a world where anyone cares what dregs are published on their Facebook feed.
Uh oh, Sansar et al. are spending a lot of time and money trying to build a metaverse while Disney can whip out its own full-fledged social app for Coco instead of building a level in someone else’s world.
There may not be so much of a value-add to a Second Life-style universe in VR, when game engines and platform frameworks provide everything a developer needs to quickly make a social app.
“Nan mais ça va vachement mieux. Arrêtez de crier en permanence à l’homophobie !”
ME: dies in battle
CAPTAIN: We must keep fighting, or Matthew’s death will be in vain.
GHOST OF ME: Actually, that’s the Sunk Cost Fallacy.
Weinstein is addicted to abusing women, to humiliating women, to violating women. Weinstein is addicted to power and his ability to abuse it
Every single time I update my drivers I think, fuck you Nvidia for the ads and storefront.
That can’t be good for the brand.
I shouldn’t have posted that before the update was over. It failed, of course, and I’m now in 640×480.
Hier on moquait Rousseau et Angot, ce matin Cantat est en couv, maintenant on accuse les femmes agressées par Weinstein de s’être tues.
Funny how package delivery is so obviously, universally, acceptedly terrible that it’s the only service which never asks users for a rating.
Remember when Apple killed backward compatibility of apps with a new OS and then made it impossible to revert to the old OS? Good Times!
Did a bit of spring cleaning in my Steam backlog; I really need to stop buying crap just because it’s on sale and somehow has okay reviews.
After playing Scanner Sombre in VR — and that being one of my best VR experiences — it feels so wrong to play a walking sim on flat screen.
Found out last night there was a Gran Turismo Sport demo. Got an error when I tried to download it; learned today it was time-limited.
Until 1935, Disney had the monopoly on technicolor. Other studios, like Fleischer and Iwerks, settled for a two-color system.
This was @twitter’s response when I reported a guy who tweeted 34 consecutive violent death threats #WomenBoycottTwitter
Paperclips is pretty clever (though its supply-and-demand math mystifies me) but it’s absolutely obnoxious as an “idle game” that never gives your brain a rest.
L’interface de configuration des brushes de Photoshop est devenue complètement imbitable pendant que je ne m’en servais plus, non ?
I want to get a tattoo that says “Strength,” just so I can say “It means strength in English.”
Dear @biz: This is the platform you created. Nazis are coming here because they know you allow them. What are you going to do about it?
a short history of traffic engineering
here is a rabbit playing in leaves to brighten your day
“It’s still an open question whether people will accept self-driving cars.” Huh? Oh, yeah, sometimes I forget I live in a tech bubble.
Le soleil est trop bas pour profiter du beau temps. Vivement que les pays riches envahissent les tropiques à cause de la fonte des glaces.
(This one looks particularly beautiful)
This tweet brought to you by the Instagram messages I miss because I’ve had to disable sounds for the ‘Like’ notifications.
My life has gotten easier since I realized that if I’m not sure which decision to make, it probably doesn’t matter which I choose.
Given the rise of #MeToo, I want to say something about a comedy show I saw this weekend and rape culture in comedy.
The most important and telling line in EA’s cancellation of their Uncharted-inspired Star Wars game is this. They want a Destiny.
Seriously, there’s room for what 2, maybe 3, service based open world action games? It’s like the fucking MMO “gold rush” all over again.
Every linear single player game from a published studio that comes out over the next 2-3 years is a miracle. Support them if you like them.
(The article fails to mention there’s a demo.)
reading this has changed my work as a journalist.
Cool feature in iOS 11: add Magnifier to Control Center. Even with healthy vision, handy for reading tiny/inaccessible text (via @foozmeat)
Introducing an abstract notion to Trump’s brain is like that video where they toss a cinderblock in an old washer
E X P O S E D
Copying folders, there are two duplicates.
For the first macOS offers to stop, replace or merge.
Only the second I’m allowed to skip.
how to deprecate an interface
Si les migraines sont causées par une déficience en sérotonine, est-ce que ça veut dire que c’est une forme de dépression ?
Mais vous vous foutez VRAIMENT de notre gueule en fait. C’est sur ÇA que Le Canard fait son putain d’édito…
Et si on retirait la capitale, quel effet sur la richesse d’un pays ? (Ou comment mesurer la décentralisation économique) :
accidentally mouses over Safari’s ‘Open Page With’ menu, hangs for 30 seconds while LaunchServices spins up all my external storage
Fun new feature in Photoshop CC 2018—it can read the depth mask from Portrait Mode photos from iOS 11 & let you use it for your own effects
I, Claudius est plein de gens — sur un siècle — qui pensent que la démocratie va revenir dès que le tyran du moment sera mort 😞
Quand t’as fait le tour des problèmes de l’humanité
Le mec en mini-short qui est allé au Franprix juste pour acheter un stock de chewing-gums se prépare une soirée plus fun que la mienne 😬
“What do you want to do when you grow up?” I dunno. CIA? What about you. “Medical school then Star Fleet I guess.”
Modern China looking cyberpunk (Beijing, Chongqing, Xiamen, Beijing)
Grindr est enfin revenu à l’ordre normal des choses : le mec le plus loin dans la liste est à 1km, et personne ne rencontre personne.
late capitalism sure is fun
#museum #modernart #concept #voxel #voxelart #magicavoxel
Vivement que les villes soient des bunkers souterrains avec ciel et soleil artificiels au beau fixe toute l’année.
I never really believed the rumors that Apple had removed Touch ID-through-the-screen at the last minute, but I’m reconsidering.
De mes avatars d’Halloween [dont tout le monde se contrefout] ce sont ceux de @garoocomplains qui me donnent le plus de joie.
They designed it explicitly so controlling it is like becoming a giant mech in VR 😵
Both the smoothness of motion and the intentionally human-like proportions of the arms and shoulders do a lot for the creep factor.
I feel like the last five Assassin’s Creeds have all been reviewed as “the one that’s beginning to get better again.” Fool me twelve times…
It’s a pity Ubisoft wasted Egypt on a Division clone. It would make a great setting for after they’ve digested Breath of the Wild’s lessons.
So is there an active Twitter app for Mac that displays unified mentions? Or is TweetDeck my only choice? Maybe I could get used to it.
Belated realization that using Twitter in a web app, instead of always visible in a corner of my desktop, could only be a positive.
I mean obviously what was awesome about Courier was the software UX, not the hardware, and the final Windows-based thing will be shit.
I want to run around historical cities, in weird “What if?” scenarios, and beat like ten dudes in a fight because it looks cool. #ACOrigins
Quand j’achèterai mon moniteur 4K rappelez-moi de ne pas le prendre chez @AmazonFR où c’est la croix et la bannière pour avoir une facture.
I feel like they don’t teach the parable of the frog and the scorpion in schools anymore. So many frogs today ask-but why,it makes no sense?
On n’est pas bien là, en pleine esbrouffe à la française ?
“You likely have to get management approval for a $500 expense… but you can call a 1 hour meeting with 20 people and no one notices.”
I may have misjudged the expected size of this response
It’s becoming a cliche at this point, behind every troubled EA game is: “We had to add a lot of systems that Frostbite didn’t support.”
Eleven from #StrangerThings is the Pokemon evolution we all need.
Started the Tormet:ToN free weekend last night and maybe 2am wasn’t the right time for it but oh my god I did not enjoy the prose.
Guess what other calculator is also utterly broken 💩 /cc @stroughtonsmith
still need a halloween costume? here are 28 ideas i gave to friends, who called them “too complex” or “stop trying to make me do blackface”
Ten minutes of Obduction made me reconsider my wish for The Witness in VR. Moving around large areas is a lot more frustrating than in flat.
Google Earth VR has added a human-scale mode (removing the diorama effect) and without the parallax it’s like looking at a low-res photo 😨
Well done Kev. You stay silent on your sexuality until the time comes when you can conflate it with an alleged sexual assault on a minor.
Hey, that’s kind of a lot of PSVR games being announced. Okay, they weren’t considered worthy of the main event, but still.
Even if Oure’s trailer gives a bit too much of a Journey-knockoff vibe, I’m totally up for playing as a Chinese dragon.
I’m curious to see how interactive Concrete Genie manages to really be, but you can probably count me as a sale.
As great as Far Cry 5 looks, as fun as full co-op must be, I don’t think I can give them money if their PR sticks to “we’re totes not trying to be political.”
Ubisoft confirms that Far Cry 5 is a Ubisoft game
This year on the David Cage Emotional Manipulation Hour: Same Dirty House, Different Bullshit Premise!
I think this is the first Sony event I’ve seen where the director bothered to switch between trailer and stage cam at the right moments.
A remaster of Shadow of the Colossus every two or three years to make it keep up with the way you remember it.
Seriously can we fuck off with using abuse as a shortcut for selling how bleak a game is in marketing material.
“Pas de meilleur moment pour être un gamer ! Et pour terminer le show, voici une scène de pendaison et de torture.” Bon.
It’s not needed. Games can cover this stuff but doing it out of context for shock value does a disservice to victims and the game.
Not sure having a woman being held down while a man breaks her arm with a hammer is the first impression I’d want people to have of my game.
That music never fails to get me.
I generally use the DOM Inspector to make article excerpts but the NYT’s HTML is such a mess I had to combine paragraphs in Photoshop.
Talking to people your age who have their lives figured out
my favorite part of the algorithmic omniveillance future is the evolution of black bloc into shoggoth dazzle camouflage bloc, faces painted with extra eyes and noses and mouths to jam recognition engines
When downloading an app on iPhone X, instead of home button Touch ID it’s a double click of power button and then Face ID does the rest.
The Miss Peru 2018 beauty pageants gave statistics about women’s rights instead of saying their bust and waist sizes #NiUnaMenos
Assuming roughly 300,000 iPhones fit a 747-8F, this group of planes near Alaska alone is currently hauling $2,100,000,000 worth of iPhones.