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

25 July

@tvaziri:

When people watch this 24-year old mega-blockbuster, they point and laugh at the totally obvious disappearing raptor on each viewing, ya?

I now have a small white spot on my 3½-year-old rMBP’s screen and I strongly suspect it overheated one night after failing to go to sleep when closed.

@NaomiHimley:

‘hi, yeah my name is Naomi, I’m calling about the, uh, job listing you have up on craigslist?’

I find it so depressing — in its symbolic appropriateness — that Apple went from “Mac vs. PC” to “The Rock × Siri” in less than a decade.

24 July

Using third-party auth removes friction at signup but it’ll only make your life harder later (user complaints + cumbersome edge cases)

Watching a Beyond: Two Souls playthrough; I couldn’t have endured the bad parts — or the gameplay at all, really — but it has some fantastic moments.

@etdragon:

I laughed so hard at this I almost choked on my own saliva. THAT CAT’S FACE OMFG.

@weird_hist:

Cleopatra lived closer in time to today than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid.

@JaquesBoregard:

L’oiseau Lyre est un excellent imitateur ! Mais la proximité des hommes lui a appris de nouveau son assez inédit ! ( sans trucage !)

23 July

(J’ai juste un problème avec la façon dont les bras de Cate Blanchett croisent ceux de Hulk) #lastRT

@kaptainkristian:

Dat color. Dat composition. Dat deliberate character posing used specifically for this design instead of terribly photoshoped floating heads

22 July

@thedogist:

Mr. Monster, Goldendoodle (8 m), Union SQ, NYC • “He loves water – if there’s a water bowl he’ll stick his whole face in and blow bubbles.”

Pour une fois je pars de Bonne-Nouvelle avec de la place dans mon sac pour un stock de ginger ale M&S.

Que je vais descendre en une journée.

21 July

Vivement qu’on interdise les moteurs à combustion dans les villes putain de scooters de livraison de bouffe.

@AndrewProjDent:

ARKit + CoreLocation, part 2

Is Apple paying for NPR’s suddenly automatic “Listen to it on Apple Podcasts [or wherever]” line?

@videocats:

Very disappointed with the results of his Schrodinger’s test

@michaelsacca:

Great thread on the importance Basic Income [twitter.com]

20 July

@CaseyNewton:

Instagram is reshaping the restaurant scene and it’s wild. Chambongs, ham walls, flamingo murals and more —> [theverge.com]

I like Ansel (was afraid it wouldn’t have gamepad support, it does) but why the hell does moving the camera a bit reset its roll.

@onovotny:

You may want to install that iOS 10.3.3 update ASAP if you don’t want a remote takeover of your phone via WiFi

ME:Andromeda didn’t close properly last time and I was almost spared the remaining 8 hrs of trial(s) but Origin eventually figured it out 😕

19 July

@olitax:

Que fait la @PoliceNationale ? Elle fait ça. Courage @AubergeMigrants 💪

“How We Resurrected a Dragon”

The page in question hijacked scrolling so I never went far enough to notice it was interactive WebGL 😒

18 July

I mean, if isolating you from the world was the problem of VR/AR, sharing what you see with everyone is certainly a solution.

@alexhern:

There’s a power cut in my tower block. The room where the engineer can fix it has an electronic lock. It’s broken. Cos there’s a power cut.

17 July

@thedogist:

Reputa, Husky mix (7 m/o), Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, MA • “The first thing she ever played fetch with was a head of lettuce.

16 July

Killjoys enfin de retour après deux épisodes foireux visiblement écrits en urgence pour expliquer l’absence imprévue de Stephanie Leonidas.

@ironicsans:

But the Doctor’s emails!

@Kilo_bytes:

Interesting bonus: fans talking about The Doctor as a whole (not specific regens) will have to get familiar with gender neutral pronouns.

@mjrobbins:

Today in grown men crying over alien casting: [pic.twitter.com]

Je considère comme un grand compliment qu’un mec me demande de la MD d’un air entendu alors que je n’ai pris que de l’alcool 😁

15 July

Most interesting thing that happened in the first two hours was when I found out the Paul Bettany AI is a heavily processed woman’s voice.

I swear I’m trying to give the ME:Andromeda trial a fair chance, but I can’t shake the feeling I’m watching The CW.

14 July

@inthefade:

i have never identified more with a comic [pic.twitter.com]

13 July

@Andreo_Ch:

Tenez puisqu’on parle des #migrants & réfugiés je vais vous raconter une toute petite histoire vécue par un militant de @assoAIDES

It was easier to tell myself “the world needs this!” when I made utility apps. (I was also younger and more delusional.)

Creating a control scheme for the Steam Controller is a lot of fun. It’s like designing a game without having to actually make a game first.

12 July

@miroslavazetkin:

Il y a quelques jours Le Monde a partagé un article sur sa page fb en utilisant le mot “autrice” en encart.

Personne ne semble s’être rué sur l’Oculus à 450 €. Le futur est à la porte, je suis le seul à avoir lu de la SF quand j’étais jeune ?!

As pretty as those visuals are, they’re actively detracting from the sense of place - I have a hard time thinking I’m in a space station

Prey’s universe has awfully low-resolution screens

11 July

@actioncookbook:

TWITTER, 2009: this is neat, Shaq responds to people and stuff!

TWITTER, 2017: the insane president’s idiot son is live-tweeting treason

@presentcorrect:

Photoshop cut out mural, on an abandoned car.

[stenograffia.ru]

thanks @artnau [pic.twitter.com]

The Villain of Edith Finch”

That video doesn’t retroactively make me like the game but I appreciate and respect a writer who puts that much depth into their story and characters. It’s ironic that there is so much detail and hidden depth when the lack of subtlety is what turned me off in the game: for me the execution was too forced, too unrealistic, and relied on emotional blackmail (notably with half the vignettes preying on every parents’ fear for their child’s life — no wonder that left me cold). You don’t get points for world-building that needs a one-hour YouTube analysis to be revealed if the first-time experience itself doesn’t feel good.

The exception being, of course, Lewis’ story, which is such a masterpiece of… ludo-narrative harmony, I guess? that I do agree it’s worth the price of admission.

Waiiit does this really mean if I saw the eye then someone was watching me, and I don’t know who? 😳 I can’t find any confirmation elsewhere. (From Fantastic Contraption’s lovely manual.)

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