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

26 September

Honestly I’m rather curious to see what happens after Twitter implodes. Do we, as a society, step back or double down?


So… Twitter is pretty much the one use case where it makes sense to ask “Can the blockchain save us?” right?

RT @MatthewBogart: Um… at least I know I’ll never hear songs like that one I liked again. [pic.twitter.com]

Est-ce que j’essaie de rester réveillé jusqu’à quatre heures du matin pour assister symboliquement à la fin de la civilisation occidentale ?

Ca doit être le fait de m’être mis aux mots croisés qui déverrouille des connexions nerveuses dans mon cerveau.

RT @bradmelmore: Internet: So it’s the 75th anniversary.

Kid on the Nevermind cover: please no not again.

Internet: Get in the fucking pool old man.

Bought a renowned iOS productivity app after someone I trust wrote a long post about how awesome it is.

The UI looks like it was designed for Palm Pilot.

25 September

RT @MachinePix: Water in laminar flow (or streamline flow) has no cross-currents, eddies, or swirls. [pic.twitter.com]

You didn’t have to… but you could have.

Je suis à ça de la crise de narcolepsie dans les toilettes à cause du son de l’aspirateur des voisins via les conduits d’aération.

There must be a way to remove an account from Tweetbot on iOS but I can’t find it ¯\(ツ)

‘Hey Siri’ worked great during the watchOS beta but fails half the time since release.

I think I need to create a @garoo_complains account.

The Watch’s stupid aggregate notifications aren’t very compatible with Google Assistant’s conversational style

RT @redfacts: This is a public service announcement about the Canada lynx and its ginormous fluffy paws. Thank you for your atten… https://t.co/b0CumeEjlW

Hope the Spectacles come out soon because I’m really tempted to make a circular video capture + player app and that’d be a huge waste of my time.

24 September

RT @neilcybart: We may be seeing Snap’s eventual IPO narrative here. A great IPO often has an easy to understand, yet intriguing st… https://t.co/kXu0yLlZr2

Not that I would be caught dead wearing those things but I’d love it if they started a round-video fad.

23 September

RT @olitax: J’ai toujours cru que ce truc était dur, et paf révélation [pic.twitter.com]

Hoping the “app extension issues” iOS 10.0.2 fixes include that user who left a 1-star review because the widget didn’t appear in the list.

I just super-liked someone on Tinder when I meant to scroll down on their profile. Goddamn UI traps.

Gave up on Safari because it has terrible performance with multiple tabs and with YouTube.

So now I’m… checking out Firefox 😳

Sierra opens the “Do you really want to change your default browser?” confirmation popup behind the active window — if not all windows ಠ_ಠ

RT @kezamacdonald: Some of the comments on Palmer Luckey’s now-deleted Reddit account are quite, quite extraordinary. Amazing how fast money can strip empathy.

RT @thedailybeast: EXCLUSIVE: Silicon Valley billionaire Palmer Luckey secretly funds group dedicated to posting anti-Clinton memes:… https://t.co/auzEWFtG7b

I like Google Assistant’s tone better than Siri’s. But I’m a misanthropic nerd so maybe Apple is right not to cater to me.

22 September

Got a few days to see if I cancel my Forza Horizon preorder. Feels silly to waste time on my 20-inch screen just before I get Driveclub VR.

I don’t give a fuck about the iPhone 7 anymore.

Didn’t seem possible to disable traction control in Driveclub VR; looks like they want to make sure you won’t do donuts until you throw up.

La démo Playstation VR est à l’angle de la rue des Archives et il y en a pour tous les goûts, si vous n’y allez pas vous êtes de gros nazes.

I don’t think it made me queasy (unlike Rush of Blood) but the lack of G-forces when you hit the brakes hard in Driveclub is extremely weird. Wheeeee! Suddenly you’re in zero-G!

And Rush of Blood is very good at what it does but oh my god demoing a rollercoaster to VR virgins are you fucking mad?

The VR mode in Bound is definitely pretty but having to keep teleporting manually in addition to controlling the character is too much of a pain in the ass.

The Tomb Raider PSVR experience is uninteresting and looks like shit because they’re going for photorealism without the power to achieve it.

Went to a PSVR showcase and somehow chose all of the worst demos. Except for Driveclub — Driveclub on a wheel is awesome.

I need a wheel.

You understood perfectly what I want and you know what time it is 🙄

RT @TimTr: Swift Playgrounds on iPad can control robots using Bluetooth. How cool is that?! Here’s a sample to get you started: https://t.co/2ybOysmbAO

I’ve enabled Apple’s new 2FA and it keeps asking me codes and I’m super nervous about they day it fucks up and I’m locked out of everything.

21 September

Also I’m getting one support e-mail per fifty $1 app sold and I don’t think that’s sustainable.

My Drobo is dead, I’ve screwed up my iPhone backups and the world is dark and hostile.

Vue la chance que j’ai aujourd’hui avec tout ce qui est informatique, je vais ressortir aveugle de ma démo PSVR demain, moi.

And I completely understand why someone would think it’s a good idea not to switch immediately to an empty tab.

But it’s not.

Safari opening new tabs in the tab bar then not switching to them until the content has loaded, that’s new, right?

It sucks.

RT @fet_complains: The one thing Siri on iOS is reliable for, Siri on Mac can’t do. [pic.twitter.com]

RT @stroughtonsmith: In a world where most photos end up on Snapchat/Facebook/Instagram, the faux-bokeh effect on the 7 Plus is as believable as most DSLR pics

Oh yeah I forgot to say that the glossy iPhone is a gorgeous object, but everyone already knew that. Worth the fingerprints after all.

Sorry I didn’t have the presence of mind to point out that it would be the ultimate status symbol within weeks.

Young guy at the Apple Store table seemed obsessed with Jet Black but dejected that it didn’t broadcast “I have an iPhone!” like White.

Drame à la table iPhone de l’Apple Store : quelqu’un se met à me parler de son dilemme pour choisir une couleur 😱

On the other hand I absolutely cannot understand the enthusiasm for the OS haptics ¯\(ツ)

I tried an iPhone 7 for five minutes in an Apple Store and I’m now completely disgusted with my old physical Home button.

Every OS update I try Safari again but don’t remember why I switched to Chrome and what to look for. This time I swear I’ll make a list.

I’m trying Safari again, as you do after any OS update, and I forgot how nice it is to have smooth scrolling.

Si vous avez insulté la mémoire d’Alan Turing en regardant Imitation Game, vous vous devez de voir Breaking the Code pour rattraper. (Même si c’est vraiment pas facile de regarder du VHS sur un écran 1080p.)

20 September

I’m only downloading Sierra, not even installing it yet 😨

love Rez but, judging by the tone of everyone’s previews, there must have been MDMA in the water at the hands-on event.

“Rez Infinite: Area X reveal trailer”

I guess the music isn’t as bad as Child of Eden’s and I’ll get used to it.

Okay let’s be reasonable and not rush to install Sier—oops.

I like to think the odds are pretty good that SteamVR will be compatible with Playstation VR headset and controllers by the time I get a PC.

Are people downloading it by mistake? Last-minute upgrading before Sierra? Or is the App Store really that dead?

RT @CraigGrannell: If you don’t use a cloning tool, SuperDuper! and Carbon Copy Cloner are both fab. I use SuperDuper! daily on my main works Mac.

RT @CraigGrannell: macOS Sierra is out today. If you plan to install, back-up your Mac first, preferably cloning the entire drive. Better safe than ARGH NOOOOO

19 September

Est-ce qu’ils ont oublié d’engager un directeur de la photographie pour les prises de vue réelles du film Warcraft ? Ca n’a pas de sens.

I’ve been hating all summer on iOS 10’s taller widgets, but I really like how my redesign came out.

RT @9to5mac: iPhone 7’s 25% brighter display only reaches max brightness w/ ‘Auto-Brightness’ enabled [9to5mac.com] [pic.twitter.com]

It doesn’t look like I’ll get a PC+Rift in the next couple of months, so I couldn’t possibly risk missing PSVR’s release.

Gave in and preordered the PSVR headset. Wanted to wait in case they released a complete bundle, but I’ll look for secondhand Moves instead.

So I guess the App Review team is recuperating from its GM-week overtime? (I mean, fair enough.)

Bon, il me faut un nouveau siège de bureau, et cette fois je ne me fais plus avoir, je prends une simple chaise, no moving parts.

RT @Grathio: Something happened in my brain. Now I look at these cursors and think “Nail, slot screw, Phillips screw”. [pic.twitter.com]

No joke, every social app should have this. (And also an option to replace a user’s avatar while we’re at it.)

18 September

I get how that makes sense to get the best possible picture, but as a photography enthusiast I’d rather they just disabled the 2x setting.

I mean ideally I should wait for the October keynote because you never know but, come on, as if.

Can’t believe I’ve had this MacBook Pro for two and a half years already. That makes it perfectly reasonable to buy a big new PC for VR!

RT @jamiepinkham: Free killer iPhone 7 accessory idea: external battery with headphone jack

And it probably makes sense because most people didn’t organize their widgets, but it makes the view significantly less useful for power users. Well, I guess that’s iOS for you.

iOS 10 remembering your scroll position in Today view completely defeats the point of putting the most important information at the top 😕

RT @MartinSFP: Now this is what I call a Lightning dongle: USB charging, headphones, L/R line out and MIDI in. [pic.twitter.com]

Almost lost my streak on a stupid mistake — I was so close to giving up

RT @Sci_Phile: Playstation brand ambassadors wear awesome flash-sensitive clothing. [pic.twitter.com]

RT @The_Axx: Apparently when I click the home button to exit an app, I do it with my fingernail. Not something I ever realized until it no longer works 😐

The Forza Horizon 3 demo was full of diverse cars at launch, but now all the drivatars are driving the same blue BMW we’re all locked to 😄

17 September

A freemium vector drawing app smartly retooled to emphasize custom sticker creation

It works great for free, and syncs to iCloud so you can create stickers on iPad and use them on iPhone.

Metal Gear Survive gameplay video

I don’t really enjoy wave-based survival modes, but this looks more than decent.

16 September

For a game where your gear levels up, customization is so much better than The Division’s

Didn’t expect to have so much fun in this game #PS4share

Logging into Slack: iOS adds a couple steps too many to the process but this is beautiful UX

Two things Overwatch gets right that For Honor mysterioulsy chooses not to: your allies are always the same color, and you can change heroes at respawn.

I’m finding For Honor completely amazing (in 4v4, mostly) but I’ve never played, say, Chivalry, so what do I know.

15 September

The iTunes Connect app’s notifications are silent therefore the Watch just displays them without tapping. That makes sense.

RT @johnhaney: My first Sticker Pack for iMessages on iOS 10 is now available! Grammar Snob #grammared

[appsto.re] [pic.twitter.com]

It wouldn’t take anything away from AirPod and Beats because most people would prefer to go full-wireless, but it would satisfy audiophiles clinging to their expensive headphones.

Since Apple have said they aren’t gonna license the W1 chip — how about releasing a standalone Bluetooth receiver and battery?

RT @MelanieHannah: Leaked Apple emails reveal employees’ complaints about sexist, toxic work environment [mic.com]

Who would have believed that, in 2016, I’d be thinking “I wish I had stuck to web development, there’d be fewer compatibility issues.”

RT @bentsukun: Why can’t more equipment have a “Don’t care” key? [pic.twitter.com]

RT @Pinboard: Point: we trust Google with far too much of our email. Counterpoint: Google may be the only organization able to secure our email

RT @MarcusGrayDoor: In my Game Time w/ @burnie, I mentioned that design inspiration can come from anywhere, this is exactly what I mean. [pic.twitter.com]

RT @austinkleon: Seen my book summarized as: “take an idea and make it your own.” No! Take several ideas, mash em up, get a new one [pic.twitter.com]

14 September

If this were a Mac I’d be able to find iMessage’s App Support folder in the backup and transfer all my old texts to the new install in five seconds 😡

And imagine if the only solution to MacBook trouble was to reformat and abandon any file that wasn’t stored in the cloud.

Starting over from a blank iOS does seem to cure my battery issues. How can an iPhone’s backup include information that fucks up battery management?

Not sure if it’s a bug or an annoying intentional change that Watch notifications (sometimes?) stay stuck on screen if I don’t act on them.

RT @nicklockwood: Apple:

Makes the most powerful mobile games console on the planet.

Runs a store where only F2P 2D puzzle games can make any money.

13 September

It would be so cool if iOS 11 made iMessage extensions compatible with any chat app that wants them. But that’s not the Apple way, is it.

I’m setting up my iPhone from a fresh iOS image but the App Store’s auth is overloaded so any app that checks its receipt refuses to run.

Every year I try again. Every year they make me hate them.

RT @reneritchie: People won’t spend $2 for a great app, but will buy 10 $2 Disney-owned sticker packs.

Psychology is maddening.

Fuck, Forza Horizon costs 15 € more online than on Amazon… but if I end up buying a PC+wheel the Xbox disc won’t work with it.

The 8-ball was originally a SceneKit view that responded to physical shaking but that triggered the text field’s goddamn undo 😠

So when I said the iMessage App Store launch wasn’t as bad as tvOS I didn’t think iOS 10 would end up as the update nobody dared to install.

RT @dhh: Don’t worry if iOS 10 just bricked your iPhone and you don’t have a Mac to set it straight. A Genius appointment is available on November 13

RT @dhh: What’s so great about bricking your primary phone is that now none of your 2FA logins work. So can’t deploy code or trade stocks 😄✌️

RT @robotspacer: H: I’ll probably wait until it bugs me to install it

M: Noooo install it now so I can send you stickers

H: Hmm, you raise a good point

RT @SavedYouAClick: ios 10 is out. you update your software the same way you always have. don’t need a blog post about it.

Clearly if I ever have to drive in Australia or the UK I will promptly die.

Oh hey I forgot how much I hate the Xbox’s UI.

Ah, crap, I should update Uniconsole then… someday

RT @kezamacdonald: Things that social media has killed: long, funny, considered, back-and-forth email conversations with friends. Now we Tweet to strangers.

iTunes is still backing it up anyway though, so god only knows what’s gonna happen with that.

Turns out when you Reset All Settings it resets the backup too. And then this happens.

RT @Emojipedia: ℹ️ Please take care using this 😁 emoji today [emojipedia.org] [pic.twitter.com]

Some iOS 10 apps are out, some are “Pending Apple release” while blogs are browsing the App Store. Still not as bad as tvOS launch I guess.

Left my iPhone off all night (to meditate about its battery). Turned in on today. All text substitutions on my Mac disappeared altogether 😡

RT @Fehners: Why paid Apps don’t update very often. Revenue down 68% the day after an update due to reviews reset.

@appfigures [pic.twitter.com]

I was having a crisis of faith re: getting a PSVR before a PC — and then I remembered Rez was coming.

RT @SMBCComics: Citation Needed [smbc-comics.com] #smbc #hiveworks

RT @daringfireball: Om Malik on the iPhone 7 and the Camera Industry: [daringfireball.net]

Second consequence: My text substitution shortcuts on my Mac returned to a previous, weeks-old version. iCloud is truly… miraculous.

I “Reset All Settings” on my iPhone (battery is acting up, last hope). First consequence: an unholy swarm of alert views when it reboots.

12 September

RT @Pinboard: The Programmers’ Credo: we do these things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy

Isn’t it odd that two years later no one’s done this on iOS? Using the camera in video mode to get the data, you should be able to get a nice 4K photo on iPhone 6s.

I just discovered this ‘Undo’ button. By instantly losing what I had typed.

RT @wkerslake: There are twelve black dots at the intersections in this image. Your brain won’t let you see them all at once. [pic.twitter.com]

11 September

Overwatch’s pre-game with everyone jumping and running around the base like overexcited children always makes me want to quit the game.

That’s how bad everyone was during that game

RT @TWICETW1CE: holy shit this is the most badass dramatic & graceful thing i’ve ever seen [pic.twitter.com]

YEEEEEES! My first 7-day streak, and I really thought I wasn’t gonna be able to finish this particular puzzle 😅

Maybe I’ll take my iPhone 6 out of its case and hope I break it.

Apple puts the S2 chip in the old body for Series 1 yet no one mentioned the possibility / complained about the impossibility to get an old Watch upgraded? (Say, an Edition, or even an expensive Steel.) That was the whole debate a year ago!

My dream is to become known enough as a dev that it wouldn’t be a waste of time to give in to my urge to make Yet Another Grocery List App.

My second iOS 10 app was approved at 11pm local on a Saturday.

RT @computerfact: restarting a computer fixes problems because its soul dies and is replaced by a new one which might have different opinions about your work

So let’s focus on that negative rather than buy the game, because I don’t need a time sink right now.

I had successfully forgotten how fun Overwatch can be. When you’re not booted out of the game because too many players quit.

Your app(iOS) status is Pending an Apple Release.


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