With ADHD I have exactly three types of work days:
✔️ Get absolutely nothing done
✔️ Get 4 hours of work done, at a random time of day
✔️ Get 40 hours of work done in 8 hours
I wonder if apple and google realize that the main reason there’s such a huge pool of programmers to pull talent from right now is because we all grew up in an era where computers were very open and it was super easy to get started learning how they work
I’m trying to edit a photo by switching between Procreate on the iPad and Photoshop on the Mac (via iCloud, which I guess must be the most efficient) and it feels like I’m back in 19992bedited_final.
It only took me the whole day but I’ve finally ordered a printer that I’m inevitably gonna hate and curse when it gets here.
I’m looking for a color printer and there should be laws to prevent each brand from offering so damn many models with unfathomably subtle differences.
The way Facebook is handling accounts in VR is setting scary precedents and we need to talk about it.
Imagine if Apple or Microsoft had the power to ban you as a PERSON from using any Apple or Microsoft product ever again.
This is what FB can do in their new computing platform.
On the other hand, Stadia’s impressive. Playing on wifi (and not a particularly fast one), I had a few brief freezes, but most of the time it really felt just as responsive as if it were running locally. It’s easy to imagine that this is the future of mainstream gaming.
Finally got to play the Fenyx demo. Making a transparent Breath of the Wild clone only to slather it with obnoxious meta narration that undercuts the story at every turn is certainly… a choice. I now understand why the trailers left me cold: this is a theme park, not a world.
The hardware’s great — Pencil 2.0 is so much more convenient to use than the first generation. I blame software, but also ADHD. (There’s that nice perk where stuff completely disappears from your brain if it’s not in front of your eyes. So notes are more useful on my desk.)
When I bought my iPad Pro a year ago, I told myself this time I’d use the Pencil to take handwritten notes and draw diagrams and organize them digitally.
When Apple announced iOS 14’s new handwritten note support I told myself…
I finally caved and got back to my paper notepad.
Est-ce que c’est difficile de s’intuber soi-même pour que les corticoïdes arrivent directement aux poumons sans affecter les cordes vocales ? 🤔
C’est l’heure de sortir la vodka et ouvrir Grindr par habitude… puis fermer Grindr et doubler la dose de vodka.
Apparently there are people getting allergic reactions to some chemical in the silicone tips of Apple and Beats earbuds. Ask me why I googled this 😒
The sunk cost fallacy fallacy is when you put a lot of time into a project, find your motivation running out right before you get to the finish line, and tell yourself that because of the sunk cost fallacy the rational decision is to quit.
When I bought Shure SE425 earbuds in April I agonized over getting H1-powered Beats instead. I knew the Shures sounded fantastic, was afraid the Beats would be bad, and lockdown made even returns impractical.
If the $50 Flex are that good, I should’ve bought the Beats back then.
My iPhone has had random bouts of lag since I’ve updated to 14.1, even after multiple reboots. I missed a photo this morning because the camera repeatedly stalled, and have been having issues all day. It’s four years old and new models just came out, so… I guess that checks out.
The Beats Flex sound a lot better than I expected. I figured at worst they’d just replace my aging AirPods for podcasts, but it looks like I’m gonna make good use of the all-day battery. Very much v-shaped, but that’s fine by me as long as I get proper sub-bass and clear highs.
I’m playing around with some old pictures I took (like “oh god the folder name says 2003” old) and it’s amazing how much easier the new tools make it to give portraits a bit of personality without making them look unnatural — just shift the new “Balance” slider to the left.
Damn, Lightroom’s new color grading tools are nice. Makes me wish I still did portraits. Or still had a proper camera, for that matter.
But then, taking portraits out on the street isn’t a thing anymore, so 🤷🏻♂️
If I had a big (huge) office I’d want to build a life-size Cray-1 replica in the middle, with my actual computer inside. As a conversation piece 😬
History in pics: Testing prototype Roomba’s in 1982. It would take two decades until they could be made small enough to clean under a couch.
Pour info, ils ont aussi des orchidées immenses et pleines de couleur pour six ou sept euros, si jamais vous aimez voir des fleurs mourir chez vous. (Je dis ça, mais je n’ai pas totalement abandonné l’idée de réessayer.)
Merde, je viens de me rappeler que je voulais repasser par les plantes avant de sortir pour acheter des bambous 😔😔😔
Miracle, pour la première fois en six mois, le montant total de ma wishlist sur le site d’Ikea est descendu, au lieu de monter, de cent euros. Coïncidemment, j’ai dépensé cent euros à Ikea Madeleine.
Refusant de faire la queue devant l’Apple Store pour acheter des écouteurs à 50 €, j’ai préféré profiter du beau temps en marchant jusqu’à Ikea, où j’ai dépensé 100 € en petites merdes… en plus de commander les écouteurs en ligne.
My passion is UI design
Not a single woof was given…
I don’t wanna drag Mass Effect 3 into this but it’s shocking how many games just accept that the player has to decide everything because they’re the player, and the writers make no effort to justify it in-world. Wild Hunt realky is a master class in RPG quest design.
All through Skellige I was wondering how they’d justify making the player choose between the siblings when a witcher must be neutral. Then I made a dialogue choice, and thirty seconds later realized I’d just made that choice and was delighted with how cleverly it was done.
“Why isn’t there more footage of monsters?”
“What do you mean?”
“People always talked about seeing monsters, but couldn’t prove it. Now that everyone carries a camera, we should see lots of films of them.”
“It’s just not the monsters some of us were expecting.”