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

2 March

3 March

Windows 10 is a modern operating system (not pictured: another, similar message concerning a folder too large for the Recycle Bin)


ME: so this is a RAID array

YOU: but the A in RAID is for “array” so isn’t saying “RAID array” redundant?

ME: Yes, that’s what the R is for.


That’s a pretty good article on how to mess with AppStore apps/inject custom code. [medium.com]

Double-tapping the AirPods to trigger Siri (and other options) is such a nice interaction, it should also work with the iPhone X and the Watch’s screens.

4 March

Finished my last AC:Origins tour and I want more. I want to spend more time in this world and I want all the game types. Egyptian Cart Simulator. Nile Farming Simulator. Playerunknown`s Primitive Battlegrounds. Far Cry and Destiny are done, but I want all the others.

I was doing so well and I died on a very silly mistake

My MacBook’s been in the shop for three days and that’s what it took for me to finally get a real start on my first Unity project. As you can see I’m doing something that’s never ever been done before.

5 March

6 March


You know, I’m thinking about this

- Soylent names their product after cannibalism as a “joke”, but

- Peter Thiel wants to drink teenager blood, and

- Richard Dawkins suddenly blurted out this weekend a desire to use cloning technology to eat human flesh

Is something… up


Too many straight people working at the BBC.

Got my MacBook Pro back and I’d forgotten how slim and flat it’s supposed to be when the battery isn’t swollen — crazy that I took so long to notice something was wrong.

I still dislike the principle of gluing the battery so strongly Apple itself won’t service it without changing the whole case, but it’s hard to complain when I get a shiny new case and keyboard for the flat battery service fee.

It seems like just a few days ago I was too angry at Apple for the iPhone battery business to imagine ever buying stuff from them again


Les gens qui vont chez le docteur : “Je vais mal, et voici en détail tous mes symptômes.”

Les gens qui vont chez le garagiste : “Ma voiture ne marche plus, voici tout ce que j’ai noté”

Les gens qui ont un souci informatique : “CA MARCHE PAS. VOILA MERCI AU REVOIR.”

Well this is pretty crazy (of the good kind)

There are valid business reasons not to include Origins in that list, but why no Syndicate?






How on earth is the Music category in the Steam library such an insane mess? How is it allowed to exist in that state?

7 March


Long Exposure Photos Capture the Light Paths of Drones Above Mountainous Landscapes [thisiscolossal.com]


Quatre ans d’histoire de l’art pour ne pas avoir appris ça. ([en.wikipedia.org])

I’ve had my MacBook Pro show its temperature in the menu bar for a couple of years and never saw it dip below 55°C.

Back from the Genius Bar, it’s now running at 36°C. That’s less warm than my brain.



Amazon’s Echo devices are randomly activating and laughing. This is creepy AF! [theverge.com]

How… many ways can there be to resolve an expired certificate 😵

I’ve tried several times and I still don’t understand why people like Hollow Knight. I hate the movement, and it’s impossible to visualize my weapon range. What am I missing? (Other than “it’s pretty” and “the world,” that I’m not in a position to enjoy.)

8 March


“There is more that one kind of freedom, said Aunt Lydia. Freedom to and freedom from.”

The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood


Read women.

Cite women.

Credit women.

Teach women.

Publish women.

Present women.

Acknowledge women.

Award women.

Amplify women.

Hire women.

Support women.

Promote women.

Hear women.

Believe women.

Follow women.

Pay women.

Pay women.

Pay women.


“Coca-Cola to introduce its first-ever alcoholic drink”

“The Japan business unit launches an average of 100 new products a year, and many times more are put to the test behind the scenes. You can’t fall behind the rapid product cycle in Japan.”

9 March


Remember that the phrase “unskilled labor“ was coined to make you think that you and your job make you superior to people who do very necessary work within the structures of our society.


But Swarm’s 0.25U satellites were too small for the FCC, which denied launch permission citing concerns about tracking and collision avoidance. Apparently, Swarm launched anyway. I think this would be the first unauthorized launch of commercial satellites ever.

10 March


Real-time photogrammetry with #ARKit


I really want a “tinder but for yelp” app. People keep asking me to pick dinner and brunch spots and I generally find this to be too much work and anxiety. I just want to mindlessly swipe until I find something.


Spaghettieis is an ice cream sundae made to look like spaghetti. Before it became ubiquitous in Germany, it made children cry [trib.al]


They aren’t “fakes.” They are real diamonds. It just turns out it is pretty simple to grow this valueless rock that some company tricked people into associating with marriage.


What we know is that an average person in poverty will perform on an IQ test about as well as a middle-class person would be expected to perform after missing a night and a half of sleep. That’s called “cognitive load.”


The marshmallow game - where children are promised two marshmallows later if they deny themselves the pleasure of one now - is premised on enough trust in authority that you believe there won’t be zero marshmallows later.

11 March

Corporate, descendant direct du dessin animé Dilbert, en plus agressivement dépressif 👍


#SorryToBotherYou but here’s the trailer

12 March

My Mac detects my Watch before I try to log in and remembers that it was locked at the time, even if it isn’t now.

If I’m not wearing my Watch, it takes several seconds to realize that and display a password prompt.

How can both these things be true in the same implementation.

“iPhone X/8: Wireless charging will wear out the battery faster than cable charging”

I’ve read conflicting info on whether the iPhone uses the battery while the cable is plugged in but, if this is true, it’s a pretty important thing to know.

13 March

That’s… a lot of lickable UI elements. Either it’s gonna be the most joyous WWDC in five years or they’re just torturing us. And my money’s on heartless gratuitous torture.

J’ai lancé un épisode de la version BBC de House of Cards en me disant que j’en serais débarrassé, mais je ne peux pas le lâcher. L’histoire se prête mieux au rythme d’une série anglaise — toutes les histoires se prêtent mieux au rythme d’une série anglaise.


Claire Foy Was Paid Less to Play the Actual Queen Than Matt Smith in Netflix’s “The Crown” #TheCrown [themarysue.com]

14 March


I really love the extremely awesome “hostage demand” genre of negative steam reviews.


AGE 9: I’m going to be an astronaut!

AGE 17: I’m going to be an industrial designer!

AGE 31: I’m going to sit in a shanty by the sea and repair nets while mumbling to myself. ill be ostracized in the village


“People are sick of the Federal Reserve, sick of bailouts, sick of inflation. You know what we need? Internet money with the usability of PGP and the stability of BART service”


Quand j’étais petite je confondais Carlos le terroriste et Carlos le chanteur et je me disais “quand même c’est fou le gars c’est un assassin mais on le laisse continuer à chanter sur scène oklm”

Maintenant y’a Bertrand Cantat

I’m suddenly hyper-aware of every sidewalk grate I walk on and could lose my AirPods through.

Skyrim VR is coming to PC and Oculus Rift in three weeks 😱

It’s gonna be kinda shit and I’ll quickly be tired of it but I can’t possibly not try it, can I — nor can almost anyone else.

Comment les hamsters apprennent à utiliser le biberon d’un abreuvoir ? C’est pour un ami chat. Qui ne devrait pourtant pas être plus con qu’un rongeur.

16 March

On progresse mais sans enthousiasme

I haven’t been able to use my Watch in five days because I’m away from home and Apple never deigned to make a portable charger that just plugs into a Lightning cable.


You can have the best password hygiene in the world, but you will one day type your password into a text message with your friends and nothing will save you.

Established scientifically with the help of a friend — by comparing verbal impressions and listening to leakage in a crowded McDonald’s — that my ears are optimally formed for AirPods and it would have been a crime not to buy them.

In completely unrelated news, my right ear is a bit sore when I have the AirPod in (from all the double-tapping to fast-forward through podcasts).


With @GoogleMapsAPI, features like buildings, streets and parks can now be GameObjects in Unity. We can’t wait to see what you create! [on.unity.com] #madewithunity

Je suis sur le point d’entrer au Marks & Spencer alors que je crève la dalle, god help me.


You can tell FB’s algorithm changes kicked in because all the partisan meme factories immediately switched from “like and share” to “type yes”

17 March

I don’t think I’ve ever been #26 of any game before. Of course that says more about Six Match failing to find the audience it deserves than about my skill.

Am I doing something wrong or is there seriously just one Celsius style for Instagram’s weather sticker?


Hold my calls for the rest of the day. [twitter.com]

18 March


Emoji are a globalist conspiracy to make English speaking programmers care about Unicode.


The work that CA is accused of doing—building “psychographic profiles” based on demographics and online behavior in order to figure out how to segment and market to a vulnerable population—is a succinct description of how Facebook makes money.


This high-speed Eurostar train used to speed its way through the Channel Tunnel, but now lies abandoned in France. Since 2016, many of these trains have been scrapped. This train is deemed officially in storage. … though the word “abandoned” seems more appropriate


Google Lens, you had one job.

I’ve added a third-party smart plug to my Philips Hue setup (to control a big, bright LED panel) and the relay’s mechanical noise really bothers me. Reminds me every time of a capacitor burning out or a hard drive crashing, and takes a lot away from the electronic magic.


The truth is Facebook not only allowed but facilitated data sweeps of your friends by shady apps since it was made.

Do you know how many co’s harvested & sold detailed profiles on you?

How many friends traded your data to play FarmVille or find out which Kardashian they are?

C’est encore plus tragique quand soudain X-Files te sort un épisode aussi bon — intéressant, glauque, un peu drôle — que ceux de la grande époque. J’ai même vu de la lumière dans les yeux de Duchovny pendant un (bref) instant.

Je devrais vraiment arrêter là, pour de bon cette fois, et m’épargner l’inévitable abomination carterienne de la semaine prochaine.


I love this aqua version of the WWDC 2018 graphic @deplaatjesmaker made. Serious throwback.

19 March

Très jaloux des gens qui ont pu voir Annihilation sur grand écran.


Mark Rosewater, head of R&D at Wizards of the Coast and one of the best game designers of all time, is truly a role model & steward of gaming.

He gets hundreds of messages far worse than this, but always replies with class and dignity. Thank you Mark.


Je voudrais quand même bien savoir ce qui se passe dans la tête d’un producteur de cinéma qui se dit “Ce film est trop ambitieux et intello, alors on va le sortir en salles aux Etats-Unis et pas en Europe.”


If Counterpart were on HBO instead of Starz it would be the buzz show of the moment. Spectacularly good.


L’ancienne civilisation prétendait être fondée sur l’amour et la justice.

La nôtre est fondée sur la haine.

Dans notre monde, il n’y aura pas d’autres émotions que la crainte, la rage, le triomphe et l’humiliation.

Nous détruirons tout le reste, tout.

George Orwell, 1984.

Mobile hardware wasn’t quite up to the task in 2009, but you could pretty easily and cheaply have a decent phone or tablet running webOS in 2018. Oh, be still, my heart.

Looking at the Magic Leap SDK would be silly when there’s already so much I can do with the hardware I actually own. Looking at the Magic Leap SDK would be silly when there’s already so much I can do with the hardware I actually own. Looking at the Magic Leap SDK would be silly w


They’ve done it again. Crazy. FREE. [sonniss.com]

Since I’m evidently done with my Apple boycott I just bought a used 7 Plus and 1) I’m in love with the live photo effects and 2) I immediately started thinking about remaking my apps with ARKit goddammit sometimes being a developer means you just can’t help yourself.

20 March


NVIDIA has dropped a real time ray tracing video to be ignored at your peril.



le clip (réalisé par françois ozon) est aussi joli que la chanson (c’est à dire vraiment beaucoup) [youtube.com]


EA just showed off Project Pica Pica, an adorable new tech demo for demonstrating powerful new graphics tech


I wasn’t enthusiastic about getting an iPhone with a white face, but it works out fine with grayscale mode — even more paper-like. Shame it doesn’t have True Tone.

So I guess people are thinking, if mining becomes illegal for most people then BTC will be more valuable.

Who’s gonna be processing your transactions, genius?


Ok, look, whether or not it’s a “breach” is irrelevant to whether Facebook is culpable or has bad policies. But it’s not pedantic nitpicking to want reports to get this right. It’s important that people understand it’s a policy problem and not some isolated security issue. [twitter.com]

I’d forgotten how dumb it is that there are two levels of 3D Touch on the iPhone’s screen. Thank god Instagram is smart enough to have the same action on long-press and semi-push, even if that’s not Apple’s UX recommendation.

15h : Mal à la tête

16h : Tiens, si je prenais du paracétamol

21h : Mal à la tête

22h : Tiens, si je prenais du paracétamol

21 March

Shadow Tactics: Blade of the Shogun was on my wishlist and it was a nice surprise to get it for free with Amazon Prime via Twitch. I was waiting for a sale because I’m not patient enough to get my money’s worth of a tactics game, but it is very good and I’m enjoying it so far.

Also played DubWars which is a very fun concept: a twin-stick space shooter where you don’t control your weapons — they’re synced with the music. I’m not good (or, again, patient) enough to even finish the first stage but I really like the idea.

There’s no way I’m gonna spend my time playing PUBG on a small phone screen (if anything it’s pushing me that much more toward buying the PC version) but damn it’s crazy you can play a full-featured game like this on mobile

And I lost because of an accidental swipe 😡 #sixmatch

On the one hand, Horizon Zero Dawn is at 20€ on PSN… on the other, my controller has stopped working with the console but connects to the computer, which makes me worry that the PS4’s wireless is dead and I’m gonna have bigger problems than HZD’s price.


Futuremark Ray Tracing demo. Wow!



Unpopular opinion: the way the media covered Hillary Clinton’s emails did much more to make Donald Trump president than anything Cambridge Analytica, or even Facebook, did. And it was less defensible on the merits.

Épiphanie de cohérence interne (feat. @balbinus)


Space exploration #science


Error rates of facial recognition programs for women by shades of skin color (important research by @jovialjoy @timnitGebru) [gendershades.org]

22 March


Why do VR controllers insist on putting icons on their buttons instead of giving each button a unique tactile shape? It’s almost impossible to tell the user “press the A button”, but would be really easy to tell them “press the button that feels like this icon looks.”


my favorite Mensa fact is that both founders ended up hating Mensa, the first hating it because he didn’t know poor people were allowed to be smart and the second hating it because he had to find out the hard way that the kind of people who would join a high-IQ society are dorks

A friend and I both recently switched to more recent iPhones and I am appalled by the amount of noise reduction in photos — it never seemed that bad to me on iPhone 6. Compounded of course, and that part’s not new, by the system app’s refusal to shoot or even display RAW images.

Pictures look awful when you zoom in. Of course that doesn’t matter if you’re just posting to your Instagram story, but then for that usage they would also look fine without any noise reduction, so what’s the point? Who benefits?


Long Nvidia RTX Ray tracing demonstration:


cc @ID_R_McGregor @Cryect


Andy Serkis’ alien Macbeth: a giddying demo of game characters from the future [eurogamer.net]


Lapis legit, an Indonesian-Dutch fusion dessert, features 18 to 30 individually baked layers of spiced butter, sugar, and egg yolk. Bakers from across the islands prepare the dessert in a square pan, broiling each layer before adding the next. The result? This colorful concoction

The article mentions several times “true 6DOF” and it’s still unclear to me whether the Oculus Go uses accelerometers to approximate small head movements or you’re completely locked in place, which I expect would quickly make me sick


Demoing some of the handwriting gestures 😊✍️ #WindowsInsiders #WindowsInk

Have you tried using the handwriting panel in the lastest builds?


This is 100% right. Zuckerberg threatening to sue the outlets who broke the stories while giving interviews to the ones who didn’t shows that the leadership of Facebook is a part of the problem. [twitter.com]


In light of what they’ve done with Go, and assuming Project Santa Cruz runs on an Snapdragon 845, the standalone Rift should be more than capable of ending consumer-level PC VR. From that point on, I suspect PCs will be for enterprise / LBE / pro-authoring apps only.


What happens when dockless bike sharing gets way too big, way too fast — These photos are WILD [theatlantic.com]

Google’s light fields of the space shuttle at the Smithsonian are incredible — it’s weird to see that much detail and texture in a VR headset. But at the same time it’s terribly frustrating that you can’t actually move.

23 March

Right now Google’s rig takes thirty seconds to produce a shot but I wonder if their rumored acquisition of Lytro would enable them to make light fields in Street View. Feels like that’s got to be the goal?


Experimenting with a new Skydio Voxels mode in our Android app. I’m streaming map and segmentation data from the R1 to a Pixel 2 phone and then using shaders to render an AR overlay. Still a little rough around the edges, but it’s all running in real-time!


Is this the first time Apple’s issued a patch for a commercial? [theverge.com]


Analysis of the Uber failure that led to the death of the pedestrian in Tempe. Makes a strong case that Uber’s LIDAR should’ve spotted the pedestrian with plenty of time to avoid. [ideas.4brad.com]

When you put on your AirPods for the first time in days and you’re as pleased with their sound as when you bought them

I like the AirPods’ sound so much I keep listening to them when I come home, which was never the case with my previous earbuds. (Okay, those were “only” $100—but wired.)


We built an AR @Mapbox experience with @metaglasses. The optics are 👌.

Experience this at our #gdc booth #1715.


It’s possible we called this one wrong


Ingold argues “player freedom” in single player story games follows a sort of axis / spectrum, from “where do I go now” to “yikes what have I done” (systemic games making your plans go wrong) #GDC18

24 March

I’d forgotten how painless it is to type on an iPhone that isn’t three years old. Now there’s one drawback of software keyboards we forget to talk about.


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