Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.
Happy Halloween 🎃
This year is actually full of “it’s-been-a-decade.” Assassins’s Creed. Rock Band. Mass Effect. Bioshock. Portal. The Witcher. Crysis. TF2.
I guess what I’m saying is 2007 was a heck of a year for new releases and I don’t know if we’ve seen anything like it since.
Fire alarms aren’t useful because they tell you there’s fire. They’re useful because they tell you it’s socially acceptable to react.
“We have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day”
Trump’s twitter account vanishing and then reappearing moments later is the best evidence yet that the events of the past 2 years are the result of warring sects of time travellers
Embedding people’s tweets in a news story without asking their permission first is wrong and unethical even if the tweets are public and I wish sites would stop doing it
It’s like a voxpop if a voxpop was just filming people’s private conversations on the street and putting them on the news along with the person’s phone number.
By popular demand, I’ve added the hidden iPhone X notch message to PCalc for real - but only when you have 42 in the display!
I might reinstall the iOS beta profile just for the week or so of usability I get after the install clears some caches or whatever.
Too effing real.
It’s incredible how Ubisoft can expend so much talent building a world for a game so unbelievably average in just about every other regard
iPhone X as a $1000 performance capture rig for indies
In retrospect it’s rather obvious since each pixel must be modulated individually instead of making a single backlight blink independently.
If the display controller can already address pixels at 240Hz for PWM, shouldn’t it have been trivial to implement ProMotion 120Hz?
Apollo app replaces Apple’s awful volume indicator in the most elegant way possible.
Layered glass sculptures by Ben Young
Can I offer you a video ripe with econonmic allegory this crisp monday morning?
“My dog became a shark when I bought new carpet.”
You’d think orbiting a vehicle would be simple enough but, no, the camera is still an obnoxious mess in Spintires: Mudrunner.
This looks like a mad sesh till you find out it’s a combine harvester in a cotton field
The X is… fine 🤷🏻♂️ Too fat, too much bezel, screen doesn’t look that extraordinary to me. But, yes, the notch is okay in person.
If I were still interested in 4.7” iPhones I’d be tempted—mostly for Face ID—but not at this price. And thankfully I’m too used to 5.5” now.
It’s really X as in UX. Face ID + much welcome reboot of interactions that piled up awkwardly over ten years = temptation rising 😬
retweets good tweet
goes back to check person’s bio just in case I accidentally RT’d a fool
The next release of Tweetbot 4 for iOS and Tweetbot 2 for Mac will support the newly expanded Tweet length limit.
Just thought about the reality of 280 emojis so I hope you’re ready for Cher’s Twitter to turn into the Bayeux Tapestry.
I’m only 10 episodes into a 90-long archive but I think I have a new favorite D&D campaign podcast (or at least a new favorite DM)
An iPad app with a full menu bar… 😶
ƨniwɈ livǝ ʇo noiɈɒɈnǝƨǝɿqǝɿ lɒnoiƨnǝmibɿǝɈni ɿǝɈɈǝd ɿoʇ ˎǝldiƨƨǝɔɔɒ-ǝƨɿǝvɿoɿɿim ƨɈǝǝwɈ ɿυoγ ǝʞɒm oɈ ʜɈϱnǝl ǝldυob ǝƨυ γllɒǝɿ blυoʜƨ υoγ || you should really use double length to make your tweets mirrorverse-accessible, for better interdimensional representation of evil twins
Imagine what the reaction would have been a year ago if Rose McGowan had said, “I’m surrounded by secret ex-Mossad agents who are taping our conversations and trying to destroy me”
Facebook could have said: “Here’s a tool for you to create hashes of anything you’re afraid someone might post in revenge. Send us the hashes and if we see matching posts we’ll evaluate their content then and take them down if needed.”
Soderbergh on study-watching MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
TWITTER: verification is not an “indicator of importance.”
ALSO TWITTER: we verify accounts that are in the “public interest.”
I’d say Lone Echo is twice as long as its limited gameplay warrants, but what a great, polished VR experience. Not the slightest motion sickness, and the realism of those hand animations does so much for immersion.
As a side note — as great as your game is, as proud as you can be of your work, do NOT trap me in a VR headset with a long, unskippable (unless you quit) credit sequence.
PLEASE read this story about a guy throwing his steak out a window i promise it’s the beat thing u will see all day
I always feel like it’s a good idea, as an indie, to swim towards X when AAA declares X dead or stupid business-wise.
- if they’re mostly right, that’s ok, I need far fewer customers.
- if they’re mostly wrong, that’s very ok, I’ll do well til they realise.
Cet article est un concentré de tragédie moderne.
Small reminder that any story about Japan that says “wacky/weird thing X is a huge thing in Japan!” means that thing exists in one place, and nobody in Japan has heard of it.
Never forget that Louis CK spent YEARS saying—to the world and his victims who were listening—that nothing happened and he didn’t care
Two months ago, Louis CK had said his accusers were spreading “rumors.” His fans continued to revere him. Under pressure, he has now confessed and awaits patiently his redemption. There is a script, and men know it by heart.
It hadn’t occurred to me but I’m suddenly wondering if 280-character tweets are implemented server-side as threads of two tweets.
It might have been a better idea not to include the single-player “story mode” in For Honor’s free weekend 💤
Netflix should experiment with bringing back staggered episode releases of marquee shows but instead of once a week do it every night
Problem binge model is inability to carry the conversation
Stranger Things s3 dropping nightly over a period of 9 nights is a cultural DDOS
Of course I would only find out right after finishing Opus Magnum that you can rotate several parts together by pressing A or D while dragging them.
any time i feel pangs of regret about UI design decisions i’ve made i’m going to remember that at least i didn’t fuck up “Carmack struggles with this” bad
What a time to be alive
Forbes cover 10 years ago.
With cannabis legal in so many states, why isn’t there a cable news show that spends an hour a week exploring the changes this brings about? Such a large change, an end to Prohibition, seems there would be quite a bit of interesting stuff to discuss about it.
HOW TO WRITE A STORY INVOLVING TIME TRAVEL AND/OR CLONES:
- Get a Great Idea
- Start writing the story
- Carefully fix any plot holes
- Realize there are infinite plot holes
- Throw away the story
In case you wonder: Here’s a picture of how the Amazons looked in Wonder Woman…next to pic how they look in Justice League. First designed by Lindy Hemming, second by Michael Wilkinson.
Some steps backwards, methinks.
There’s a story about Team America where the first cut submitted for a rating had a 10-minute graphic puppet sex scene, reason being they knew it would get an X rating but if they then cut it to a reasonable length and resubmitted it would probably get an R.
Whether consciously or not, EA just did that with Battlefront. Everyone rejected the original system, they went “Cool, it’s now an arbitrary 75% better,” and I’m already seeing people say the core issue is “fixed.”
How did adding images to a project become so excruciatingly slow in Xcode 9?
I guess I should be grateful 9.1 doesn’t forget which targets I checked anymore.
TIL que l’app de la Banque Postale gère Touch ID, il faut “juste” aller l’activer au fin fond des options.
A partir de la sordide affaire Ramadan, Manuel Valls aura donc réussi l’exploit de dresser des journalistes les uns contre les autres, et surtout de faire oublier le sujet premier : les violences faites aux femmes. Bravo.
Idea: What if Flash in the Justice League moved at 48fps in an otherwise 24fps movie? (I guess his scenes would be shot at 48, downsampled to 24 except his roto cutout, then projected at 48). Might it look cool? Or bad like he was not actually shot in the same scene? // @tvaziri?
Apple, you’re killin me with the mismatched apostrophe curliness of the default, non-editable names of your peripherals.
That’s interesting: Animoji not only works with your face, but also with video files!
So no 3D sensing required?
Alors Gmail, je sais que si c’est gratuit c’est moi le produit mais tu vas te calmer tout de suite sur le ton employé.
Corrigez moi si je me trompe mais je crois que youporn était pas hyper populaire à l’époque. Non ce qui cause les viols ce n’est pas le porno, c’est une culture qui ne valorise pas la moitié des habitants de cette planète.
Ma caisse de retraite envoie sur un formulaire de paiement tiers qui me demande uniquement mon IBAN. Comment c’est possible ? Quelle sécurité il y a ? 😨
How bad must the Google Pixel Buds’ UX be that every review I’ve seen complains emphatically about it.
“De mon temps” la “bibliothèque rose” s’adressait aux plus jeunes, la “verte” à des enfants plus grands. Maintenant rose c’est les filles, verte les garçons. Wtf.
I, for one, hope to be killed by climate change before we get concentration camps in western Europe again.
Ok hear me out: an LA Noire/Blade Runner game except you’re an exorcist identifying demons by finding signs & tells in dialogue, and then you have to expel them from their hosts in unique ways across different cases.
Someone make that. I will buy it day one.
Alone with my thoughts
or am i… i guess
Nice, for VR games Humble gives the choice between Steam or Oculus keys. (Keep Talking… is 4€, might as well get it even if I never have the opportunity to play.)
This is it. This is their end game. All the racism, Trumpism, fake news, and cruelty have been working up to this return on investment.
Me in November vs me in December
Je me demande s’il y a vraiment des pervers qui achètent 8 ou 9 tickets de métro aux distributeurs RATP
That goes further than a misunderstanding brought on by an unfamiliarity with social interactions. That’s bigotry. And autism doesn’t cause bigotry, yet here he is, blaming it all on the world’s favorite cognitive boogeyman.
What they say: “I will not follow an illegal nuclear launch order.”
What you hear: “Trump can’t launch nukes.”
What they meant: “I won’t nuke New York.”
Ideally I should try anyway, just in case, but that would involve a lot of human interaction.
This has got to be the most wholesome tiddy mouse pad I have ever seen in my goddamn life lol @apocalyssart
Man in pub who has been mansplaining sexual harassment to me. Tells me me necklace gives me a certain Je ne sais quoi
Him:Do you know what je ne sais quoi means?
Me:I don’t know what.
Him:I’ll tell you. It’s a certain extra special something. I don’t know the literal translation
I couldn’t figure out how to get the Music app to play an album without shuffle so I gave up and used Ecoute instead 🤦🏻♂️
Interactions are limited and pretty rough, but it’s a nice taste of what’s to come when the VR audience is really large enough to be worth the investment.
I tried the new “fixed human scale” mode again and, as much as I love Google Earth VR, it still doesn’t do it for me — at all. I don’t know if I need more pixels or I’ve just never dreamed of being Superman. As opposed to holding New York in the palm of my hand 😀
Une femme quitte son flic de mec. Il tire sur elle, la sœur de cette dernière et sa mère. Il tue son père et deux gens qui passaient par là. Il se suicide ensuite.
Parle-t-on de violences conjugales ? Non, mais de suicides chez les flics 🙃
Je continue de préférer You’re the Worst, mais j’avoue que cette saison de Crazy Ex-Girlfriend mérite un peu des éloges qu’elle a reçus pour son traitement de la maladie mentale.
Among my top 10 games of all time, Mass Effect is still the one that was most tailor-made for me. Ambitious sci-fi world-building, interesting characters, accessible combat, that ‘70s/‘80s aesthetic. I still sometimes have chills listening to M4 (Part II).
Then Mass Effect 2 came and went and—we don’t talk about Mass Effect 3. But that first game’s ambition was so beautiful.
I am CRYING. The Weather Channel set up for a live shot of the Georgia Dome being imploded, and at the perfectly wrong time … this happened (via @ajc):
Also, if you didn’t watch with the sound on the first time … watch again with sound on. You will die laughing some more, and also feel really bad for the producers.
And for some reason this is all you, the person at home’s fault. You demanded bigger and better games! You demanded higher-res textures and 4K and more power! You demanded non-stop sale prices!
Did you, though?
James Dean in Times Square by Dennis Stock, marked up for dodging and burning in the darkroom by Pablo Inirio - a master printer behind the scenes at Magnum.
Today in tech doing that whole “this is not what you’re supposed to aspire to” thing again.
Apparently, sometimes Google’s translation app mistakes facial features for translatable text.
sometimes I sit around and think about how mammoths went extinct AFTER the pyramids were built and then I go “haha what the fuck”
Other “your perception of time is fucked up” facts: we lived closer to Tyrannosaurus than tyrannosaurus lives to stegosaurus. Betty White is older than factory-sliced bread. Oxford University is older than the founding of the Aztec Capitol of Tenochtitlán.
“Testers dropped the speaker from various heights and even threw it in a room with young kids.” What.
Blanquer veut donc dans la même journée nous interdire d’utiliser l’écriture inclusive et de parler de racisme d’Etat, tout en voulant porter plainte pour diffamation contre un syndicat. Et toute l’assemblée applaudit ce déluge d’autoritarisme réactionnaire. Bravo la France 👍
how is “we dont even wanna be married” an entire genre of wedding cake topper
Just a simple change and my old, half-abandoned app that no one uses anymore will be much prettier.
Oh, turns out I also have to rewrite all of my terrible, outdated UI code because separating the cards into two images broke every single animation.
How sexual harassment affects even those who aren’t touched. This is so key.
Steam sales mean playing the opening of a game only to remember I’d already gone through it when it was a demo on Xbox, and hated it, and still hate it.
You tell em, Laura! Mr. Trump is “right so far,” just like squints Charles Manson?
I wouldn’t naturally enjoy optimizing for size but Opus Magnum’s new puzzles are aggressively exploiting my fetish for 120-degree angles.
Clicked an openꓸspotifyꓸcom link on my laptop, Spotify playing on the desktop instantly changed tracks. (I’d have liked a confirmation step but) That UX runs circles around Apple and doesn’t even use any kind of direct local-network connection.
I guess that makes up for how susceptible I am to motion sickness.
My experiences in lightmapping with unity.
How globes were made in 1955!
What drew me attention was this strange protuberance on top. It looked really strange & didn’t fit with the rest of the building
I thought Prey would open up once I got alien powers but… they’re boring? Except mimic matter, which depletes mana way too fast to be fun.
I keep being surprised (and disappointed) by how little Prey really has in common with Dishonored. Not sure if marketing or my brain’s fault — but I remember a strong emphasis on mimic matter, with the implication that you’d do a whole bunch of other wacky things?
I feel like the game would be truer to what it is (not Dishonored in space, not a fun power trip, maybe just not a game for me) if there were no alien powers at all.
Talos scientist: We think Mimics can wait hidden for centuries without noticing the passage of time.
I don’t remember its name, but I played the demo for an escape room game that had a large spider scurry away after you touched a book on a shelf. Fuck. Off.
Slack => Rebranded IRC
Soylent => Rebranded Ensure
Uber Shuttle => Rebranded Bus
Co-Living => Rebranded Roommates
“Making” => Rebranded Your Parents Hobbies
Alexa => Rebranded Surveillance
ICO => Rebranded Ponzi Scheme
Virtual Reality => actually this is new hey
React Native & Layout are doing similar things in a limited way. Hot reloading of UI changes and limited introspection of the running app.
Apple seems like it is heading in the exact opposite direction.
More static, more compile time, less dynamic or runtime discoverable.
1/ The NYTimes is densely defending their article by claiming it was intended to shed light on the normalcy of racism in American society.
I agree this is a worthy topic of discussion.
So, let’s talk about all the things the Times could have actually achieved this… .
Histoire de ne pas avoir le temps de regarder de bonnes séries, j’ai fini Mindhunter pour vérifier que je n’aimais pas trop, et au final on est passés à je déteste totalement comment vous pouvez dire du bien de ce truc.
All Google statements about mistaken data collection should be accompanied by this image
I’m not on High Sierra, but lots of replies confirm it works, including at the login prompt if your Mac is set to display one.
So I have found the worst thing.
Interesting idea, although putting related documents into tabs means completely giving up on the advantage of windowing systems — displaying several things side by side.
“Install this update as soon as possible.”
BREAKING: American Airlines says computer glitch allowed all pilots to take vacation over Christmas week. Now union says thousands of flights are in jeopardy of cancellation. Americans says they’re offering 1.5x pay for pilots to fill in and expect to resolve the issue.
I’ve stuck my AirPort Express to the wall, with the wires running down, and the Apple logo is upside down. Egregious design fail.
According to Steam I’ve played Dead Cells for ten hours (give or take a few biobreaks). I don’t think I’ve ever played any permadeath game for that long.
For someone who doesn’t do much social VR because it’s full of people, the AI avatar’s movement in Eleven: Table Tennis is pretty unnerving. I mean that as a compliment.
“Okay I better put on the controller’s strap before I break something.”
tries to grasp the top of the paddle with his off-hand