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22 décembre

“6 things I learned from riding in a Google Self-Driving Car”

In the early versions they tested on closed courses, the vehicles were programmed to be highly aggressive. Apparently during these aggression tests, which involved obstacles courses full of traffic cones and inflatable crash-test objects, there were a lot of screeching brakes and roaring engines and terrified interns. Although impractical on the open road, part of me wishes I could have experienced that version as well.

Also, nice:

At one point during the trip, we were attempting to make a right turn onto a busy road. Everyone’s attention was directed to the left, waiting for an opening. When the road cleared and it was safe to turn right, the car didn’t budge. I thought this was a bug at first, but when I looked to my right there was a pedestrian standing very close to the curb, giving the awkward body language that he was planning on jaywalking. This was a very human interaction: the car was waiting for a further visual cue from the pedestrian to either stop or go, and the pedestrian waiting for a cue from the car. When the pedestrian didn’t move, the self-driving car gracefully took the lead, merged, and entered the roadway.

RT @joshuatopolsky: When Aaron Sorkin sees a webpage he has the exact same reaction as Dracula facing a cross

Tiens, Client s’est finalement souvenu qu’il avait un virement à me faire pile le jour où il m’a envoyé un bug report, c’est drôle hein.

21 décembre

It was still too much of a Wes Anderson film in the end, but I did enjoy the John Irvingness of The Grand Budapest Hotel’s first act.

Il se souvint mais un peu tard que Monoprix était ouvert et qu’il aurait pu acheter des chocolats au lieu de faire une promenade de santé.

Puisque la science ne fait rien pour les jours qui raccourcissent, je viens de sacrifier un veau. Qui sait, vous me direz peut-être merci.

Spent three hours trying to get AutoLayout to work. Then scrapped it all and redid the whole UI old-school in ten minutes.

20 décembre

Trying to debug a malfunctioning keyboard extension is fucking exhausting.

RT @marcoarment: Another dumb App Store rejection after-the-fact: [cultofmac.com]

Apple’s message is clear: “Don’t you dare even try to innovate.”

RT @FilmHistoryPics: Sigourney Weaver testing the flamethrower for Alien on the lawn at Shepperton Studios. h/t @thisisnotp0rn [pic.twitter.com]

When I close my eyes and want to empty my mind to go to sleep, I often visualize myself fighting with a quarterstaff. I have no idea why.

Oh, wow, RuPaul qui sort un clone de Peggle sur mobile. (C’est que cloner Flappy Bird ne serait pas aussi monétisable en achats in-app.)

Korra ending on the highest note. Perfect. (Once I’ve edited out the masturbation joke in my memory.)

RT @Sci_Phile: There are only four circles here and they don’t touch. C’mon brain you can do this. [pic.twitter.com]

19 décembre

Je me rase avant d’aller faire mes courses et on m’appelle (AU TÉLÉPHONE !) pour me proposer de sortir dîner. Je croyais qu’on devenait barbu parce qu’ermite, pas l’inverse. Je ne referai pas cette erreur de sitôt.

18 décembre

RT @viticci: Let designers create & sell icons on the App Store. People can download them. Have them swappable here [pic.twitter.com]

17 décembre

Steak haché et petits pois #atonement

RT @waxpancake: Whoa, Crossy Road’s pulled down seven figures so far without resorting to abusive IAP. [watoday.com.au]

Fleksy now lets you move the cursor by swiping the space bar. If there ever was a reason to get a third-party keyboard for iOS 8.

16 décembre

Got it into my head today to update my long-abandoned Mac app (because I still use it daily). Oh god. UIKit can’t come to OS X soon enough.

Can’t believe I ever hesitated to buy the Monument Valley DLC. The design of those new levels is everything I wanted out of this game.

Godzilla (2014) is weird. It’s slow and dull and boring and it kind of turns into a masterpiece for the last twenty minutes.

15 décembre

I only downloaded Peter Pan Live out of morbid curiosity, but I’m actually glad I got to watch Allison William’s magnetic performance.

13 décembre

Finally got around to giving Slack a try. It’s the most delightful web-app ever. Wish I had a team to communicate with.

12 décembre

RT @rundavidrun: Apparently, a sufficient number of puppies can explain any computer science concept. Here we have multithreading: [pic.twitter.com]

RT @joshleejosh: A game like “Papers, Please” but where you review App Store submissions.

Look, Skyhold is awesome, but next time couldn’t we get a menu to teleport straight to each companion?

11 décembre

Tired of being angry at Apple so often. Online competency should be as important a factor in choosing a platform as the net is to our lives.

If someone tries to access your iCloud account and you’ve got two-factor auth, you’ll be locked out forever unless you have your recovery key

Does anyone else implement two-factor authentication this way? Because that’s unbelievably stupid. Why would you need to reset an attacked account’s password if they have two-factor auth? And how can you expect 99% of your users to keep a copy of their recovery key — especially when your own website points out that they’ll be able to create another as long as they’ve got their original password and device? This is a policy that can only, mathematically, end up locking out 100% of Apple’s users over time.

I have my recovery key in 1Password, but I’m considering turning two-factor off for my account (assuming that’s even possible), because Apple’s online services can’t be trusted with anything and I feel pretty stupid for signing up to be an early adopter of new security measures that of course they rushed to implement without understanding the consequences.

Don’t forget that, since iOS 7, your devices are locked to your iCloud account. So “just create another account” doesn’t only make you lose everything you’ve ever bought on the App Store.

En regardant Lucy, j’ai peur de revoir Nikita un jour et de réaliser que c’était atrocement con aussi.

It’s okay to embed a font in your app so it has a unique identity. Not okay to do all your UI in the same alternative font as everyone else.

Was wondering why all the hipster iOS developers were fetishizing the Avenir typeface. Didn’t realize it now shipped with the OS. Hate it.

Digital Foundry on DriveClub’s weather

No wonder the game looked dull before — had to save all the power for this.

If you buy Workflow for iOS, I hope you’re ready for Apple to pull the “add workflows to your home screen” functionality in two weeks.

Can’t remember the last time I love-hated a program as much as Serial. Thank god it’s ending — whatever season 2 is about, I’ll stay away.

Of all the things to complain about lately regarding iOS App Review, it’s ridiculous to even mention Papers Please having to remove nudity.

I didn’t intend to play today, but I just tweeted on this account, which displayed my Dragon Age avatar, which makes me want to play.

Eurogamer (usually my reference) reviews The Crew without mentioning the driving physics and controls once. Uh…

I still can’t quite wrap my head around the idea that Instagram would have more active users than Twitter.

10 décembre

Do you think Blackhall would have liked to be here for this? I think Blackhall would have liked to be here for this.

Comparing Dragon Age to Far Cry 4 (which is absurd, yes), I really like how you can see a bear and simply avoid crossing its path.

Five-second rule : les chocolats sont tombés par terre, alors il faut que je les mange tous avant que les bactéries se multiplient, right ?

Three free card packs in Hearthstone! \o/

Oh, wait, updating my decks is the part of the game I enjoy least.

I’d never thought Crossy Road was in full 3D until someone tweeted their death pic (taken from a different angle). Seems a bit wasteful, no?

What’s with the follow-spam today? I don’t usually get any on this account.

9 décembre

RT @chartier: “You’re going to let the black girl pitch?”

SFGate - What it’s like to be a black, female entrepreneur [sfgate.com]

Launcher Followup and Thoughts on the App Store Review System”

During one of my conversations with someone at App Review last month, I asked if they could tell me if some of these new apps being accepted slipped through or if their use of widgets was deemed acceptable. I heard what had come to be a popular refrain from them. They couldn’t discuss other apps with me, they would look into those apps, and if I submitted a new app with that specific functionality they would be happy to review it and let me know if it was acceptable or not by either rejecting or accepting my new app. They steadfastly refused to tell me if a certain use of a widget was acceptable or not ahead of time. […] When pressed on the issue of their policies leading to wasted developer time, I was told, “If you are afraid something you are working on will be rejected, then don’t work on it.”

I also asked specifically why Launcher was removed from the App Store after 9 days when other similar apps are still available weeks later. The answer to this question was the most interesting and informative response I had ever heard from them. They basically said that Launcher was a trailblazer in uncharted territories and that they felt that they needed to make an example of it in order to get the word out to developers that its functionality is not acceptable without them having to publish new specific guidelines. And they said that the fact that they aren’t seeing hundreds of similar apps submitted every day is proof to them that taking down Launcher was successful in this regard. […]

After Launcher was rejected and the press picked up on it and started writing articles which painted Apple in a bad light, I was afraid that Apple might be mad at me. But it turns out that was actually the outcome they were looking for all along.

What. The. Fuck.

Dear Apple: every time you pull shit like this, there are a number of iOS developers who look closer at learning Android development. At some point, it will end up costing you. (iOS has already progressively been losing the monetization advantage it had over Android, with users being more and more stingy.)

Je me demande à chaque fois dans quel pays Picard recrute ses vendeurs. Sympathiques, rapides, serviables, tellement pas français.

8 décembre

[Transmit] cannot upload content to iCloud Drive unless the content was created in the app itself.” Remember last WWDC, when iOS 8 was announced and it felt like Christmas? Ha, how naive we were when we were younger.

RT @rustyshelf: “…Review Board that you can appeal to. If you run to the press and trash us, it never helps.” B.S. It’s almost required at this point

RT @jemmons: Apple, WWDC ‘14: “We can’t wait to see what you’ll make with it!” ⁰Apple now: “We didn’t think you’d make that. Stop!”

RT @duncangeere: Noizio is a free, customisable ambient noise generator for OS X: [noiz.io]

Worth noting that, unlike most recent games, Driveclub!Weather looks just as good as the videos.

Also, it just crashed again. Sans weather.

Regardless of the server issues which would have happened anyway, it’s a shame that Driveclub didn’t ship with weather in the first place, because this new game is kind of amazing.

Turns out I’m not very good at driving a Ferrari in the rain. But it sure looks gorgeous from here in the back of the pack.

Downloaded the weather update for Driveclub. Tried to start a race in the snow. The game crashed. HAHAHAHA.

Just finished the first big linear mission in DA:I (Alexius), and it’s a much better fit for Bioware’s talents than their open-world envy.

I don’t care if it doesn’t make sense in the world of Thedas, every game needs to have a camera mode today.

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