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

20 September


There’s bike infrastructure… & then there’s Dutch bike infrastructure. World’s 1st suspended bike traffic circle:

The fuck is that Facebook-worthy bullshit


(Les annonces d’emploi affichées en-dessous ne corroborent pas totalement, ceci dit.)


There’s finally a reason to prune my Watch’s list of installed apps. (3D-Touch the honeycomb to switch.)


Jupiter, @NASAJuno Perijove 08 [G.Eichstadt] @LeighFletcher

Full HD: [flic.kr] & [youtu.be]


The strange thing about iOS 11 on the iPad is that it makes the iPhone feel like it’s a version behind.

(Avec les deux derniers tweets n’allez pas croire que je tape sur WW, je suis d’accord avec tout ce que dit l’Honest Trailer.)


Biggest stealth change in iOS 11 is that the Camera app can now read QR codes. About 6 years late, but they’ll probably see use in US now.


You can automatically use Safari Reader on some or all websites in Safari 11. Hold-tap or right click on the Reader button to turn this on.

19 September

“Use @available to silence this warning”

The syntax for @available is ungooglable and I can’t find it in the docs 😒

Does Xcode’s “Convert to ARC” detect possible retain cycles? Because if it doesn’t… I sure as hell aren’t gonna. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Currently updating an app exactly one year too late, since the last few dozen users have all uninstalled it by now

Especially considering that my iPad mini is as old as my iPhone 6, but with no likely replacement in sight 😔


iPhone 8 and X support pad-free wireless charging, third-party distance charger on the way [9to5mac.com]

Weird that Apple seemed to have gorgeous copper-colored prototypes and ended up going with uncooked chicken


BEFORE UPDATING TO IOS 11: Go to “Settings > General > About > Applications”. Verify you can live without incompatible apps listed there.

18 September

Il fait nuit et froid 😩😫😩😖😣


1997: your lightbulb emits more heat than light

2017: your lightbulb is a futuristic color LED currently DDoSing GitHub on behalf of the PRC

Partir élever des lampions dans une caravane loin d’internet #HaltAndCatchFire

“CCleanup: A Vast Number of Machines at Risk”

This kind of thing is terrifying; as an end-user, I have no idea how to protect myself against such risks 😱

Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice

There is a scene, one third of the way into Ancillary Justice, where the protagonist and narrator explains her goals and motivations to another character. That scene takes place off-page, and the reader will only begin to learn that information another hundred pages later. This is only the most egregious example; there are tons of details that the author only explains fifty pages too late.

I’ve read a lot of science-fiction and I’m perfectly fine with the “figure it out yourself” style of world-building, but this is different — this is trying to be Lost or Westworld, deliberate opaque, ostensibly hiding things from the audience. And that’s fine on TV but it doesn’t work at all, for me, in a book told in the first person; that just makes the narrator incredibly obnoxious.

Still, the book and its story are pretty clever, you have to love how much attention it pays to subtext and subtly expressed emotions, and the portrayal of One Esk is well thought-out and interesting. But I don’t remember ever being so annoyed at a book I couldn’t put down.


Put “é” into online forms and imagine the devs tearing their hair out trying to find the bug in their unicode handling.

Bon ce qui est triste c’est que non seulement c’est (sans surprise) pas génial, mais il est pratiquement le maillon faible du casting 🙁

17 September

Personne ne m’a prévenu, vous servez à rien

Je suis en train de rénover mon portfolio et, paf, j’ai envie de refaire une version compatible iOS 11 de Tarot Royal 🤦🏻‍♂️


“Works a lot ≠ has good work ethic”. Fuck 70+ hour work weeks as some sort of noble quality. [m.signalvnoise.com]

Looks like you can have your app respond gracefully to ‘Smart Invert’ but not the launch screen? For now at least.



Why isn’t ‘Smart Invert’ in the Control Center? Why does iOS 11 make it customizable but only offer the bare minimum of options?

I don’t need an iPhone X, I just want a jailbreak tweak on my iPhone to put rounded corners over every app. (Hashtag webOS.)

16 September

Look what I’m doing instead of working for real money 😩

I don’t think I would have liked Scanner Sombre much as a flat game, but it makes for an excellent VR experience.

Three years too late, it looks like iOS 11 finally keeps third-party keyboards in memory after their first load.

Instagram displays a small (probably too discreet, even) prompt to use the share functionality when you screenshot a post 👍👍👍

That upper-left corner was a right pain in the ass


Here’s a #tutorial /Step-By-Step of the latest illustration, because people seem to like these :D Same process as usual :)


Bonjour, aujourd’hui c’est la journée internationale du panda roux


.dev as a REAL TLD is coming and oh god I have to get out of the habit of using it locally 😨😨😨 [twitter.com]

15 September


I just witnessed a murder


The S8 family of phones with the infinity edge screen simply look more futuristic than the iPhone X.


So Roald Dahl originally wrote Charlie as young black boy but his agent told him not to because “people would ask why”. Such a shame. [twitter.com]

Apple’s docs now store language choice in the URL instead of a cookie 🙄 so a Google search will always send you to the default Swift 😠

App Review hasn’t become any less silly while I wasn’t making apps.


E-mailed #CraigFederighi about #FaceID and actually got a response!


finally figured out what mario odyssey reminds me of

Xcode 9 doesn’t want to connect to my iPhone and the simulators don’t seem to support Dark Mode / Smart Invert. Oh well, maybe next time.

Good news: @uniconsole only requires a tiny fix. Bad news: the app doesn’t use Auto Layout so I have no idea how to handle that fix 😬

14 September

Why do you still ask me to enter separate version + build numbers only to throw an error afterwards if they differ

I can’t be bothered to fine-tune the location of the buttons and app title, but at least the notch looks fine on a textured background

Why. Do I. Always make. Complex. Unmaintanable. Interfaces.

Every time I have to update my apps for a new iOS version it’s a unpleasant reminder that I used to consider myself an app developer.


Nikon creates team of 32 professional photographers to be the faces of Nikon D850- & picks not a single woman. #2017



1984, 1997, 2017


Psychonauts is absolutely free on PC right now, over at the @humble store, get a copy now - [eurogamer.net]

If I play Death of the Outsider now I will definitely never ever finish Prey. (Instead of the 50/50 chance it currently stands at.)

Eek yeah okay good bye IPAs (FYI the new iTunes won’t automatically delete them, which is reasonable in case you still want them)

I can’t wait for machine learning to be able to censor memes I’m tired of seeing.

And I love how you can customize Control Center for quick access to anything you like except the only way to toggle Night Shift is now a compulsory long press.

Remember when they finally updated Control Center so you could change the brightness while seeing what it would look like in the active app?


Google Earth is a little behind, but it captures the Steve Jobs Theatre at an interesting stage of construction.


Apple: Embrace the notch! Black bars would waste valuable screen real estate.

Also Apple:


[laboiteverte.fr] Haha : ils ont créé une pièce de 50ct géante pour la poser à côté d’objets normaux photographiés en tilt shift :D !


IKEA’s Augmented Reality app is such a great demo of ARKit. Going to be huge (and avoid awkward furniture mistakes)

Avec ces conneries d’être impatient que le keynote Apple arrive, on est déjà jeudi 😨

13 September

Why is the Siri watch face’s weather display so much better designed than the modular face’s

Onward Free Weekend

I’m curious how long I can play this (both in terms of locomotion and shooting realistic humans in VR).


Harrison Ford, giving more context on punching Ryan Gosling: [gq.com]

As is customary, enjoying my MBP being unusable for half an hour

I was skeptical about Face ID but Apple’s implementation convinced me. (Kinect in a phone!)

I was cautiously optimistic about the notch but Apple’s implementation disgusts me.


But it’s not like we have a choice when Apple won’t sign iOS 10, let alone push iOS 10 security updates, on devices compatible with iOS 11 😒

Even though both of my devices are just the right age to receive the new iOS and be made worse by installing it.

I should be working but instead I’m finally installing iOS 11 because the urge to have something new is irresistible post-keynote.


I think I’ve fixed the notch issue in landscape 🍾 #iphoneX


The iPhone X home indicator isn’t a solid color; it actually adapts in realtime to the content beneath it (a luma dodge effect)


This was my reaction to the Apple Maps UI as well. Double grabber looks odd. [twitter.com]


Looking forward to people that buy a $1,000 iPhone telling me it’s terrible to charge $2.99 for a game on the App Store.


Apple Touch Bar == I have a band-aid on my finger and can’t hit escape anymore.


iPhone X renders webpages with literal white bars on the sides


Wow they really are stripping things out of iTunes. Never expected to see that



Good: Design looks surprisingly robust, already has a panic disable.

Bad: Normalizes facial scanning, a tech certain to be abused.

12 September


Given the integration I’m seeing, I’d have to say yes, Facebook will be able to read your face gestures while you read your newsfeed.

You’re redefining the iPhone from scratch; why cling to the external aspect ratio instead of making the device easier to handle?

Of all the iPhone X design choices I disagree with, the one I don’t understand is why make it so tall.

It bums me out that I’m probably gonna have to update some of my apps to accommodate the stupid notch on the stupid 1200€ phone.


WTF we’re not even allowed to resist [twitter.com]


Watch now! 14 new developer videos released by Apple, teaching iPhone X, face tracking, and more: [developer.apple.com] #swiftlang

Really curious to see if anyone buys an iPhone before iPhone X is available. I’ll say it again, this launch seems completely crazy to me.

“Look at it, swipe up” doesn’t really sound like it’s simpler and quicker than pressing the Home button, does it.

Interesting to see Schiller acknowledge outright that Face ID won’t work for twins, when Microsoft’s face recognition has been touted as differentiating them in most cases. (Of course, “most cases” is problematically vague.)

Did not expect for a second Face ID to include Kinect. In a tiny phone. 😮


I miss ‘Slide to Unlock’ 😥

Apple using an open standard for wireless charging? Am I dreaming?

It’s completely absurd that they worked so much on iPhone 8 only to immediately supplant it with iPhone X. A simple 7s upgrade would have made sense; not a completely redesign.

Non-Plus iPhone 8 still doesn’t have the twin cameras 😠

I miss the original iPhone’s announcement like I miss a first hit of heroin.

With an A10X the Apple TV could really offer some serious gaming experiences. If anyone ever bought it for that.

I would have expected the LTE model to be about $100 more. Being on a Series 0 I’m possibly curious about upgrading.

Does the virtual SIM really take dedicated silicon space instead of being just software?

Why would you (seemingly) force the red crown on everyone who buys the LTE Watch?


I can’t unsee. #iPhoneHairline


A presentation of the PDP-11/45 used in 1976 to create the Death Star CGI in StarWars


#retrocomputing #retrocgi


Ceci est une vraie publicité pour de la glace (via @io9 )



iPhone X’s fluid multitasking UI is /very/ webOS, just w/ more physics. Shame existing iPhones won’t get it; going to feel very different

Le mal qu’ils se sont donnés pour faire un truc aussi merdique que Seven Sisters 🤦🏻‍♂️


What if the new iPhone tracks your face to project the right part of wide-fov video on screen, you’d percieve it 100 % see-through #arkit

11 September


This is a remarkable photo of the wildfires in the western United States right now

C’est juste leur site qui est incroyablement mal foutu, ou Converse a plus ou moins abandonné les Chuck II ? 🙁

Oh no il va être temps de ressortir les écharpes, j’ai pas envie 😰

Mieux après 02:30 quand les vautours de l’open bar se barrent, mais je ne devrais pas avoir envie de pisser en dansant ❄️❄️❄️

Le Grand Hôtel, 01:30 : coups de coude, clim à fond, pas de lumière, verre brisé partout sur le sol et un vent en saluant des amis d’amis 💯

C’est un peu lugubre, les transports en commun parisiens quand on sort le dimanche a minuit 💀

10 September

Because — I don’t really use Watch apps, but they’re still all pretty shit, right? Even after watchOS 2.0?

I wonder whether Apple Watch series 3 communicates with iPhone over cell network as if it were wifi, or only runs local apps.


With thousands of Mars workers scrambling to escape the dust storms, Musk announced he would remotely unlock their suits’ oxygen capacity

I don’t remember any details, but I know I dreamed last night that I had a new laptop. I really need an offline vacation.


The dumbest TV film ever made was really just predicting the future


Go on, tell me again the excuse that “your city is not Amsterdam” and “cycling is in the Dutch genes”

~Zeilstraat, Amsterdam (1970s)


De l’EAU et des VIVRES d’abord

C’est trop demander sinon?


Gohan & Jada, Akitas (3 & 2 y/o), 4th & Lafayette St., New York, NY • “They love sticking their noses in the fountain at Washington Square.”

Ca la fout mal de dire ça pour qu’ensuite Guardians of the Galaxy 2 soit si mauvais

9 September



#ARKit #madewithunity #madewitharkit


iPhone 8

iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone X


For the last YEAR I’ve been battling App Store rejections - we made an app called Animoji with animated emojis…now I know why. [twitter.com]

8 September

Killjoys probably thinks it’s Buffy in space, but Buffy was quippy-funny whereas Killjoys is more silly-funny.

Only now figured out what bothered me with Killjoys’ season 3: the worlds-ending stakes are a total mismatch for the show’s overall tone.

But apparently the WSJ leak doesn’t include any pricing info so I guess it really goes for $999 and Apple will sell 100,000 iPhones per month this year.

I still say iPhone X needs to start at $1500 if there are “extended supply shortfalls,” so people can accept buying the second-best instead.


Fantastic entries from the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards [buff.ly]


This is a very important general point: people are far too inclined to believe that a crisis averted was never a crisis at all.

I’ve had a tab open on Farming Simulator’s Steam page since it went -50% six hours ago and I don’t knowwwwww.


Meanwhile, a new attack uses ultrasonic commands to make Siri & Alexa do anything, but no human can hear it. [fastcodesign.com]

Obvs the only thing you can determine from a dating website is that different cohorts emphasize different traits in their profile photos.

7 September


Quick test of recording sound in space and playing back by moving through it (video has audio !) #openframeworks

C’est bizarre, cette rentrée, je vois des mecs à 4km sur Grindr à minuit. Ca ne va servir à rien de sortir ce week-end, non plus ?

6 September


Face recognition in #ARKit and #CoreML [github.com] #AugmentedReality #ML #Machine


Castaner n’a pas peur des restrictions de libertés parce que les restrictions de libertés ne viseront jamais sa classe.


Fidget spinners were invented to prevent cats from taking over the world

5 September

Rénovation de mon immeuble (avec des mois d’échafaudage à la clé) :

Je fais des courses bien raisonnables, le ventre plein, et je me retrouve à marcher derrière un mec qui porte plusieurs sacs de KFC ♨️🤤😠

In today’s crossword news, I’d never realized that AM/FM and AM/PM only differ by one letter. And I re-read that part of the grid fifty times.


when you ask your dog wtf they’re eating and they start chewing faster


2 implications of this passage 1) maybe Kim Jong-un isn’t crazy; 2) maybe US regime change policy in Libya was crazy [nytimes.com]


Yesterday in Hiroshima:


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