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

It’s such an eerie feeling when I wake up after forgetting to charge my iPhone 7 and the Home button isn’t a button anymore.

I guess this isn’t the best time to gush over finding out that Google Home can seamlessly understand different languages?

I’m cat-sitting for (French) friends and it had never occurred to me to even try talking to their Google Home in English. It works!


the left needs to be studying katrina. as climate breakdown progresses, katrina aftermath will become the normal state of affairs. we need to be preparing for this.

also: i knew so little of this. imagine if the history of the katrina response was taught in schools?

L’adaptation de Good Omens par Neil Gaiman serait peut-être tolérable si Bryan Fuller n’avait pas fait un American Gods mille fois plus intéressant l’année dernière.

C’est un tout petit peu perturbant de garder un chat roux juste après avoir vu Captain Marvel.

2 June


I’ve collected these for many years, and their time has finally come. I present to you the rise and fall of iTunes, told via its own error messages.


3 June

Mais vous aimez vraiment Killing Eve ? Je viens de me taper trois épisodes et, à part Sandra Oh, je ne vois vraiment pas grand chose de bon. On est censés aimer parce que c’est queer(xploitative) ?

How did we reach the point where civilization would decide to reintroduce, in 2019, hourly audible chimes in wristwatches?

PencilKit is a huge Finally for me. Having consistent UI across apps is gonna make a huge difference to how integrated the Pencil feels.


The fact that Apple’s demonstration of new iPad typing gestures started with an “oops” points to the fundamental limitation of using gestures for everything, not to mention the inherent lack of intuitive behavior. #WWDC19

“Oh you missed the cheese-grater Mac? We’ll fucking give you a fucking cheese-grater Mac!”

It’s incredibly weird to finally see Apple introduce actual pro Mac hardware again. I’m having flashbacks to feelings I haven’t had in many, many, many years.


These accessibility improvements are downright wild! ❤️

You could use an iPhone to capture an actor’s facial performance, and now you can do motion capture too, straight from system APIs 🙌

I’m going to make every effort to avoid thinking about whether an equivalent of SwiftUI could just as well have been made with Objective-C or not, and accept that it’s time to switch to Swift. (Ugh.)


Very excited to find out all the things designers will manage to think of that break the assumptions built into SwiftUI!

I’ll probably never be able to afford a Mac Pro — and it’s ugly as sin — but it managed to make me more optimistic about the Mac than I’ve been in years. It even put me in such a good mood that I’m not griping about finally switching to Swift. Funny how halo products work.


Swift UI looks amazing, if you want to do something simple.

However, most declarative UI frameworks rapidly fall down if you want to do anything custom or outside it’s assumptions.

I wonder how SwiftUI will fare if you want to build “Magic Move” style screen to screen transitions [twitter.com]

I need devices on which to install those betas. I NEED DEVICES. GIVE ME DEVICES.


It was undeniably fun seeing Apple unveil the McLaren of Macs. Fun has been missing in the Mac hardware world for a long time.


You could use an iPhone to capture an actor’s facial performance, and now you can do motion capture too, straight from system APIs 🙌

I’ve never played much with iOS 12’s “view in AR” functionality. As I’m moving around a Mac Pro, I find out the iPhone uses what it saw before to create a somewhat accurate reflection texture 😲


l’étape ultime de la gentrification d’un quartier c’est quand les pubs de métro sont vandalisées par des secrétaires de rédactions

4 June


(This is a prop for their AR showcase of the internals)


This is a fascinating iOS 13 feature. So it seems like your iPhone will charge to 80%, then finish the last 20% just in time for you to wake up #WWDC19


This is a computer for movie studios to buy in bulk for employees, not for the independent professional. The independent professional is the demographic that built Apple, but also the one that has been neglected by Apple the most and it seems like that trend will continue.


I’m actually incredibly disappointed that SwiftUI seems to be a new UI framework, not written on top of UIKit.

Declarative UI frameworks are great for simple straight forward UIs that fully their preconceptions. But if you want to violate those they are a massive pain!


If it was built on top of a normal imperative UI framework you could drop down to the real power of a normal framework instead of dancing through hundreds of hoops to make it work.

I’m fearful this will regress iOS UI into more bland plain simple UIs even further than iOS7.


Impressive for Apple to announce “Sign in with Apple” is mandatory if your app uses Facebook or Google sign-in on the day FTC & DOJ decide to start paying more scrutiny to big tech. [twitter.com]


Hahaha absolutely fucking not! Thank you iOS 13 for your improved privacy! 💖💖💖


We entered WWDC without Apple offering a modular desktop that meets our needs, and we’re leaving WWDC without Apple offering a modular desktop that meets our needs. They clearly don’t have enough developers in their focus group, so the Mac Pro is a major failure in that respect [twitter.com]


As someone who tried to get Sign in with your Microsoft account to happen during the Windows 8 era, I’m quite familiar with how much of a hurdle it is to provide enough value to sites/apps that they adopt an identity solution.

Apple being able to mandate adoption is the killer.

TIL podcasts in China are a seven-billion-dollar industry, mostly from subscription revenue

I wonder if the ubiquity of mobile micropayments plays a part, making it possible for listeners to pay for individual episodes before deciding to subscribe.


“Strong Customer Authentication” rules are like GDPR for ecommerce: huge changes but awareness & industry preparedness is low.

Retailers & payment processors like Amazon, Worldpay & Stripe worry that billions of euros of online sales could disappear



Miniature scenes by Slinkachu comment on consumer culture



La fabrique d’une intox en France : transformer un fait divers en un conte raciste. [twitter.com]


Using a mouse with the #iPadPro on #iOS13 is a truly transformative experience. The level of customisations is already incredible. This is what you can do with a 5 buttons #logitech mouse /cc @viticci @stroughtonsmith


If Batman was real, he’d probably be exactly like Elon Musk.

Bruce Wayne would throw an online tantrum where he calls Commissioner Gordon a pedophile because he didn’t ok his plan to rescue the mayor in an armored bat suit, and Wayne Enterprises would lose stock value overnight.

5 June

Damn, it had never occurred to me that the Finder could group files by color. It’s not perfect but it almost makes up for having moved color indicators to a small, unassuming, utterly useless dot all those years ago.


Apple has removed all the VR-related artwork and marketing material from their product pages. If nothing is announced tonight, or in the session schedule after the keynote, VR on the Mac is most likely dead.


This is a gut reaction but I still don’t think multitasking on iPad is really ‘fixed’. I think the core problems remain, and the new capabilities also introduce overlay additional complexity to the same (flawed, imo) spatial model.


At this point iPadOS is so full of undiscoverable gestures and tricks it feels like we have long past the point where trying to avoid the complexity of a file system, window manager and system menu has led to a much more complex patchwork of ‘simple’ alternatives.


Si vous pensiez que les plus grosses escroqueries au financement participatif étaient sur le net, je vous présente les Maîtres [twitter.com]

When I installed the new macOS beta it gave me a warning that Steam was 32-bit and wouldn’t run anymore. I re-downloaded it, now it’s 64-bit and… the interface is a lot more responsive.

Has Steam’s auto-update neglected to give me the faster 64-bit version for a whole year?


Gotta say, with (somewhat obfuscated) mouse support coming to iPadOS, I am severely tempted. (From [reddit.com])

6 June


Sidecar in macOS Catalina Brings Touch Bar Controls to Non-Touch Bar Mac Users [macrumors.com] by @waxeditorial


There’s now a subreddit that’s populated entirely by neural nets who are themselves simulating other subreddits.

They’re sometimes kind to each other, sometimes awful, and they keep trying to ban each other’s posts.


Ce n’est pas très étonnant mais les architectes d’Ikea ont eu du mal à s’adapter à la superficie du magasin de Madeleine. Beaucoup de sentiment de place perdue pour pas grand chose. Et un cauchemar d’attente aux caisses.

Par miracle toutes mes assiettes ont survécu indemnes au retour au bus, donc je n’aurai pas besoin d’y retourner de sitôt. (Sauf si je ne trouve pas de plantes d’intérieur aussi cheap ailleurs.)


Dans la catégorie “On ne vous dérange pas ?” 👉 Ce n’est pas Manon Aubry qui dirigera la délégation France Insoumise au Parlement mais LE numéro 2 de la liste, Manuel Bompard. Manon Aubry se contentera de siéger. (info via @fatimabenomar_)



Dis Twitter, c’est la saison des prides et la coupe du monde de foot va débuter, les propos homophobes et/ou sexistes vont se multiplier. Pour notre santé mentale à tout•tes, peut-être qu’on pourrait décider de ne pas tomber dans le buzz avec moult RT indignés?


When you sit in a crowded meeting room you’re basically just marinating in the exhaled gases of your colleagues. Research is starting to shed some light on what this does to your brain [washingtonpost.com]


Stadia’s positioning seems to be a confused mess of nonsense. Every strength it has is undermined by some equally absurd restriction or caveat, and it seems to have no idea who its audience is.

Je suis allé au supermarché du coin pour acheter du Coca et des flans, et comme il y avait trop de monde aux caisses je me suis retrouvé à dépenser 90 € à Monoprix 🤦🏻‍♂️

Depuis que j’habite à Odéon, 50% de mes “Eat the rich” ont été remplacés par des “Ah ouais je m’y verrais bien, quand même.” La traîtrise de classe, ça arrive vachement vite.

7 June

Surprise: Journey is still an beautiful game. Great sense of loss when the helpful anonymous player sat down and disappeared. And I guess the devs have turned the sand physics to 11, so there’ll be room for the game to be even more impressive when I get an RTX  2080?


I wonder if SwiftUI’s declarative nature would enable custom watch faces on watchOS without Apple having to run your app constantly or have it show stale data when presented

8 June


Ubisoft: We refuse to achnowledge that our games have have political or moral themes

Also Ubisoft: We want players to explore all angles of these (nonexistent) themes

Obvs, no industry spokesperson has ever understood the word “mature”, so 🤷‍♂️ [twitter.com]


I hadn’t heard anything about Project Soli, Google’s radar-based hand tracker, for years. Was starting to worry it never made it out of skunkworks, but apparently it’s been cleared by the FCC. Could be a big step towards mobile gestural input.



We’ve all been targeting 10k steps a day because some Japanese pedometer company thought the character for 10,000 (万) looks like a person walking… [twitter.com]

Not that I care, really, but Respawn can’t have produced a game as boring and bland as the Fallen Order gameplay reveal looks?

As far as I’m concerned the only acceptable lightsaber game would let you destroy the entire environment with accurate physics, instead of adding neon lights to sword combat. But I guess that wouldn’t sell more than (or maybe even as much as) Fallen Order or the Battlefronts.

9 June

I’d never have bought it but I find myself quite surprised to discover that I like Everything a lot.

Feels like a bit of waste to play it without LSD, though.


This baby has captured my entire music aesthetic and is much better at it than me:

With a new Ghostbusters movie in production, I hope you all don’t need me to tell you what a perfect IP that is for a Pokémon Go type of game?

Don’t ruin it.


DestroyPix - new glitch painting app

I made an app to make glitch art by painting using procedural “glitch brushes” and destroying the image with some level of control.

DestroyPix on App Store: [itunes.apple.com]

#glitchart #netart #algomystic #destroypix

10 June


On dirait un modèle 3D mal foutu qui part en vrille dès qu’on essaie de le tourner 😮 [twitter.com]

TIL que l’arabica contient deux fois moins de caféine que le robusta. Et je m’étonnais que mon petit-déjeuner ne me réveille pas.

I have one space with a multi-column Tweetbot window, and one space with a detached Tweetbot column side-by-side with Firefox (I’m using full/split-screen more and more). I keep Cmd-W-ing the Tweetbot column and having to repeat the whole setup because I meant to close a tab.

I know (or… I suppose?) they’re checking for UTF8 compatibility, but sometimes I glance at the address bar and wonder how I ended up summoning Amazon’s demonic branch.


I love seeing original Broadway shows when I’m in NYC and can get tix. It’s great that they’re live. But the original casts/productions are geographically & financially out of reach of most people. It’s elitist. So, a streaming service isn’t a bad idea. [cnet.com]


If you’re catching up with E3 stuff, this site is good for getting you straight to the trailers: [2019.e3recap.com] .


doodle-place automatically animates your doodle and places it in an explorable 3D world of user doodles! check it out: [doodle-place.glitch.me]. made for @golan’s Interactive Art class


Ubisoft 2014: Women are too hard to animate

Ubisoft 2019: We fully motion captured a grandma kicking ass

#E3 #WatchDogsLegion

11 June


God: you’re a parrot.

Parrot: ok.

God: you can repeat everything you hear.

Parrot: humans are the worst.

God: uh what?

Parrot: i’ll prolly kill them in a flood soon.



God: what’s it gonna take to keep this quiet?

Parrot: I wanna live in a tropical paradise.


I’m going to spoil it for you because it’s so damn important.

Microsoft did a scientific study - based on MS Vista code and found that the best predictor of bugs was:


More people = worse code

More departments = worse code

Higher turnover = worse code

I’d actually never noticed how similar “Vive” is to “Valve” until Valve started competing with Vive and I had to tell them apart when scanning my news feeds.

Pour une fois que les trottoirs et les passerelles ne sont miraculeusement pas blindées de touristes, on ne peut même pas en profiter, il pleut 🙄


Garde à vue et déverrouillage des téléphones portables : une jurisprudence qui fera date [l.leparisien.fr]


i don’t kill my darlings. i cut and paste my darlings into a separate document, assuring each of them i’ll find them a more suitable home, and then let them die of natural causes.

12 June

I’ve always been put off by the artificiality of turn-by-turn combat, but the Superhot conceit might just redeem tactics games for me.

I have less than zero interest in John Wick, so I won’t play that particular game, but I look forward to playing games inspired by it 😬


Don’t call nazis nazis on this site. Or you’ll be banned. For saying nazis.

The nazis, of course, can stay. Because they’re not saying nazis.

This is a good system.


Every app will grow until it includes… messaging, and a full browser.

I freaking loved Dropbox. A magical, unobtrusive folder that synced and was easily shared.

But Steve Jobs was right, that’s a feature not a product, so they had to bloat it if they wanted to stay independent. [twitter.com]

Doesn’t look like I can cancel Dropbox auto-renewal without immediately losing my 2TB. My subscription is annual, and renewed in April. Still might do it, because I’m tired of their bullshit.

I never wanted to rely on Box because I was certain they would someday renege on the lifetime free 50GB I got when I bought a webOS tablet a century ago, but somehow they still haven’t.


There’s nothing more on message than announcing you’ve ruined the simplicity of Dropbox with a blog post that takes 22 MB to load.



The child of a multi-millionaire corporate attorney and a banking heiress whose prep school bought him a computer in 1968 is “self-made”.

The wealthy tell us these fables in the hopes that we won’t eat them. [twitter.com]

People seem to think Oculus wants to sell devices, or at least apps, but Facebook cares about one thing only: to lock as many eyeballs into their ecosystem as they can. Officially allowing users to stream Steam games on the Quest would do the opposite of that.

Why is the root level of iCloud Drive a mess of per-application folders 🤦🏻‍♂️

13 June


Cameras cachées, un couple de deux hommes anglais se font refuser la location d’une chambre d’hôtel en Espagne car ils sont homosexuels. Ils demandent à des passants de leur traduire le mail.


This is terrible. I need to step away… from everything… for just a bit.




Horror Tip: A horrible monster isn’t scary unless it represents a horrifying idea. The monster only works as an ambassador of a bigger conceptual terror - tip of the iceberg. Make sure there’s more beneath the surface.

Moralité, il faut que j’aille vivre au bord de la mer et faire des feux de joie sur la plage. (Ou j’attends que le bord de mer vienne à moi, accompagné d’incendies provoqués par la chaleur.)


What I love about Apple Sign-In is that even if it fails, it’s likely everyone else is going to copy it—and we can finally undo the mess of email-addresses-as-identity [theverge.com]

OMG I’d missed the announcement that Falcon Age is coming to PC VR

14 June


WHO even thinks about creating something like this?!?!!????

Years and Years 1x04 — 9/10

Years and Years 1x05 — 6/10


macOS has become the OS of permission prompts and password entry fields.

Someone really needs to point out to Apple continually asking users for the system password is a security anti-pattern.

In the end user get so used to it they just type it an whenever asked without thinking


Of course Apple’s solution to that is just to limit what users are ever allowed to do, even after jumping through all the permission prompts (as SIP and the like show)


La semaine prochaine c’est la Gaypride alors c’est le bon moment pour ressortir ces photos de la straight pride de coupe du monde de foot de l’année dernière pour ne pas entendre de : «les homo ne savent pas se tenir», «Ouh la la c’est la décadence han»…


#LGBT #NewYork

La culture (disparue) du cruising : Alvin Baltrop a capturé l’émoi des coups d’un soir dans le New York des années 1970.

Expo photo au musée du Bronx à partir du 7 août 2019.


15 June

Designers hate information density and Pocket’s new web version only shows five and a half items on my Mac’s screen in list view. So much white space, so many blank thumbnails. Guess I’ll check back with Instapaper?

Nope, four and a half articles on screen 🤦🏻‍♂️

Je ne sais pas qui au Gibus a décidé de passer de 102 à 109dB en pointe, mais c’est d’autant plus désagréable que la sono n’est pas à la hauteur et ça fait de la bouillie. Alors que la musique était particulièrement excellente à la base.


I had never heard of this kind of games: a story narrated on cassette tapes, which you paused when the hero had a problem. You discussed solutions, decided on one, then resumed the audio story, which considered the problem solved- without acknowledging how, of course. #NarraScope

16 June

When I played the alpha of Outer Wilds all those years ago it was so janky I gave up before even making it off the planet. That did not prepare me for how great the finished game is.

I don’t remember another game ever conveying so well the excitement and immensity of space exploration. (Which is ironic considering the size of this particular star system.) Or simply made me so nervous at the thought of first taking off.

I enabled iCloud Photos two days ago. Yesterday I made a second mistake, pausing the upload at 20% then resuming; the progress bar has been at zero since.


The music site Genius says it can prove Google is scraping its content— by examining the apostrophes [wsj.com]

Since I’ve uninstalled Dropbox my Mac manages to reboot completely instead of getting stuck on a black screen 😲︎

17 June


This is the best presentation I’ve ever seen.


Sorry I lied — THIS is the best presentation I’ve ever seen


The digital version of ZACH-LIKE is now available for free on Steam!

In addition to the full contents of the book, it contains all of our pre-SpaceChem games and a bunch of weird prototypes and early builds wrapped up in a slick launcher.


18 June

I’ve had this idea for a while but am in no way capable of implementing it: a decentralized social network (i.e. Mastodon) with a global user directory on the blockchain. Your identity is secure, you can change servers any time. (Could also work for email?)

No crypto mining, no intentionally expensive proof-of-work wasting immense amounts of energy; just a bunch of people and entities contributing processing power because they want the system to work. (Which seems to be how Libra works? tho it’ll be more centralized and for profit.)


Je ne suis pas le seul choqué par la disparition de la possibilité de prendre le train anonymement.

Libé donne le contexte [liberation.fr] Et rappelle la position de la CNIL : « le droit à voyager de manière anonyme est un droit fondamental pour chaque passager » [twitter.com]

19 June

Outer Wilds (PC) — 10/10

Still emotional over finishing Outer Wilds last night. Might end up being my favorite science-fiction game ever: not only beautiful world-building, but such a perfect harmony between the game mechanics (which are great in their own right) and the story and themes.

My only regret is that I got a few minor spoilers because I needed to google my way forward a couple times, which wouldn’t have happened if the game had an optional hint system. (Instead of the ship’s computer occasionally explaining things you had seen but not understood yet.)

I mean, my true only regret is that I can’t erase my memory of the game and rediscover this universe again.

Also, I won’t be able to play another exploration game for a while. (Sorry, Heaven’s Vault.)

I’m watching gameplay videos of the alpha and it’s funny that NPC dialogue, my main complaint about Outer Wilds as it was just interactive and reactive enough to leave me wanting for much more, seems to be the only part of the game that wasn’t already in the alpha.

Putain d’acte manqué, je me suis trompé d’un jour (dans le mauvais sens) en mettant dans mon calendrier la date de la réunion d’information / inscription aux cours 2019-2020 🤦🏻‍♂️


New concept:

Schrödinger’s Woman

- The woman exists simultaneously as both “sexy as hell” and “a fat fucking bitch” until the man’s mediocre come-on is either rejected or accepted.



Segway Drift W1 + #RoboMasterS1


Before VR: USB is the best - everything should be USB!

After VR: USB is literal trash. Actual garbage. My nightmares consist of USB reconnect sounds. I can’t trust cables for anything ever again


“You can’t make Hitler analogies until there are at least six million dead” say people who make Stalin analogies when the top marginal tax rate goes up by 3%.

The perfect confluence of “I want to make actual physical things with my real-life hands, and possibly even cosplay” and “Outer Wilds is one of the best games ever” has me looking up how to extract 3D assets from a Unity game.

20 June

I went to say my final goodbye to Solanum, but she didn’t understand and kept gesturing at the wall 😢


Mathematics, geometry, witchcraft, and the structure of reality. (A plug gets caught under a table.) [tinyurl.com]


the barriers madonna broke down for gay men during our darkest period is unmatched. highlighting gay issues/exposure in her videos, music, interviews, even having leaflets educating facts on AIDS sold with her albums. please put respect in her name. [twitter.com]


In the late 80s, an Inuit hunter killed a strange whale and kept its skull on his roof for years. A new study finally confirms that the animal was a narluga—a hybrid whale born to a beluga father and a narwhal mother. [theatlantic.com]


A friend forwarded me this and I effing love it

Y’all are playing with SwiftUI and I’m migrating an old client project to ARC. And remembering why I gave up last time I tried: the automated process somehow only converted 10% of the project.

21 June




Amazon patents “surveillance as a service”: flying delivery drones that watch your house and alert the police when they sense something suspicious. What could go wrong? [telegraph.co.uk]


These behind the scene videos for ads by @stevegiralt are insane. They are so perfect they seem digital, but ends up there are a bunch of rules around advertising so they still need a mad scientist to pull it off. Crazy.



Google Maps has a huge problem. It’s full of millions of fake…everythings.

@katiebindley and I spent months trying to get to the bottom of it and found threats, blackmail and the secret behind how @Google makes money off it all



This explains my problems with Swift & SwiftUI incredibly well!

The replacements should be easier, and more powerful.

Instead we keep getting side steps that seem easier, until you realise they are harder.

And aren’t really more capable either. [twitter.com]

I’m always amazed by how poorly Pokémon Go informs players of special events. You get a link to a blog post a few days before, and then… nothing. Not even a small banner to say “the egg-hatching distance bonus is active now!”

And even the Twitter account isn’t much better.


People make fun of how long/verbose ObjC classes and method names are, but they are incredibly easy to read.

Swift traded readability for less typing. Considering code is written once (mostly with auto fill) and read numerous times, that’s a terrible trade off.


3D printed steering wheel modification for a controller

“Votre magasin ferme dans quinze minutes” m’a sauvé de m’auto-convaincre de dépenser 150€ pour des stores thermiques extrêmement moches et trop petits pour mes fenêtres.

Mais ça me donne une idée… plutôt que de coincer des draps à l’extérieur, et si je collais des couvertures de survie à l’intérieur des fenêtres 🤔 Au moins pour du temporaire moche ça ne serait pas ruineux.

La musique du bar au bout de la rue est suffisamment forte pour faire une discothèque dans mon salon. Heureusement que pour l’instant le DJ a bon goût.

22 June

I am shocked, shocked to find out que du tissu à sequins à vingt euros sur Amazon c’est de la merde avec des défauts de fabrication.

Ce qui m’emmerde le plus dans ce quartier (et la liste est longue), c’est que quand quelqu’un bloque le trottoir parce que la ville entière lui appartient, souvent je ne peux pas lui filer un bon coup de coude parce que c’est une vieille bourge de 80 ans qui n’y survivrait pas.

Ca fait juste un peu kill-room de Dexter 😬

23 June

I have a semi-headless Mac mini now, and TIL that Screen Sharing, for all its flaws, works (at least somewhat — it disconnected shortly afterwards) during OS updates.

Since I googled a video on hand-sewing clothes last week Pinterest has been showing me sewing / darning tricks, and 1) some of these are proper sorcery 2) I’m getting really uncomfortable about how much Pinterest’s recommendation engine knows, and uses, what I’m doing elsewhere.

I can’t figure out how to reliably make an Amazon Locker recognize the bar code on my phone, and they compound the annoyance by making me enter a purely numerical code on a qwerty keyboard.

24 June

À un moment on peut reporter, non, ou on accepte qu’il va y avoir des morts ?

À un moment, on peut reporter la Pride, non ? ou on accepte qu’il va y avoir des morts ?


I hate when I think someone is cool and then I see them tweeting at airlines about their flight being delayed.

Les quais et trottoirs à moitié déserts, les bouquinistes fermés, s’il n’y avait pas tant de voitures ce seraient les meilleures conditions de l’été.

Rentrer chez soi et avoir presque frais 💜

25 June


Cement Produces More Pollution Than All the Trucks in the World [bloomberg.com]


I’ll be reissuing all 48.3K of my tweets with “no one: / me:” appended


As of iOS 13/iPadOS, you can once again add Game Center friends.

26 June

La résolution de Years and Years est d’une naïveté, on dirait qu’elle a été écrite il y a cinq ans.

Years and Years 1x06 — 5/10


I love how Elon Musk is always the last person in the world to discover that a problem everyone naturally assumed was hard, is in fact hard. [buffalonews.com]


Note: We also changed the original Journey design from massively-multiplayer to 4 and then eventually 2 based on player feedback. Turns out it was easier to engineer caring for one other person at a time than many at once. Kind of like real life relationships :) [twitter.com]


TIL: doing a “secure erase” is no longer considered by Apple to be secure. I noticed Disk Utility didn’t really do anything the last time I tried it, and found this is in the diskutil man page. Instead: encrypt your disks.


Paris: « le transport motorisé individuel (voiture particulière, 2 roues moteur, utilitaire, camion), s’il ne couvre que 15 % des déplacements, occupe 50 % de la voirie, cause 92 % des accidents graves de la circulation, et explique plus de la moitié de la pollution de l’air »

Va falloir penser à prendre en compte le réchauffement climatique dans la fabrication des portes blindées, hein, parce que là je vois bien venir le coup où je pourrai pas rentrer chez moi avant minuit.


Depuis vendredi :

- un flic a planté des ciseaux dans la gorge d’un ado

- un responsable de la DGSI en détention pour viol sur mineure

- un fêtard a disparu pendant la fête de la musique après une charge de flics + LBD -> 14 personnes sont tombées dans la Loire

Tout va bien.


Clearly what Twitter’s doing is finding people with low-flow timelines & filling space in with “high engagement” tweets (“things you’re likely to reply to too”). This tells us 2 things

- It’s not just “favs are RTs” now; REPLIES might be RTs too


27 June


macOS is still in a better state than Windows, but Windows is moving in a better direction than macOS. [twitter.com]


ObjC had weird syntax but was actually very simple and easy to understand.

Swift (initially seems to) have very simple syntax with a mountain of complexity and weird syntax hiding just under the surface.

Start digging into how things work and things get complex quick!

C’est bon, on a compris la leçon maintenant, on peut arrêter la canicule ?


Flappy Royale is a 100-player Flappy-Bird inspired battle royale game now in open beta on iOS & Android!

Made by @lazerwalker and I, with help from @helvetica.

Compete in daily leaderboards, customize the heck out of your bird, and crash buses.


28 June


Some on Jony Ive’s now former team don’t even think anything will feel immediately different. That’s how disconnected Ive became in recent years. Usually when a leader resigns, there’s a change.


That change actually happened on Memorial Day in 2015, when the stock market was closed, Apple said it “promoted” Ive to chief design officer. That was actually him officially becoming less involved than ever.

Où est-ce qu’on achète un rainbow flag dans le Marais LVMH ? #CetaitMieuxAvant

J’avais déjà vu plein de gens toucher le dispositif pour non-voyants des feux parisiens en pensant que ça réclamait le vert piétons, mais je n’avais jamais vu quelqu’un passer sa main dessous comme si c’était un distributeur de savon automatique.

Depuis quinze jours je croise de temps en temps des femmes que ma présence a l’air de faire sourire 🤨 et à chaque fois je mets cinq minutes à me rappeler que j’ai acheté le bracelet Pride d’Apple précisément parce qu’il est presque fluo cette année.

29 June

Toutes ces rues fermées à la circulation, on devrait faire ça beaucoup plus souvent 💜

Si on ne doit avoir que quelques chars commerciaux à la pride, est-ce qu’on ne pourrait pas favoriser les business LGBT plutôt que le pinkwashing corporate ?


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