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17 octobre


A WWDC slide from a more civilized time in Apple’s history. []


This is bonkers: 4k images carefully contrived to contain each of the 24-bit RGB colors, exactly once. []

16 octobre


This move should turn straight Pokémon gay. Cowards. []


both Gear VR and Daydream got the axe this year.

I think it’s safe to say that the idea of phone-based VR is dead and gone


Aujourd’hui mon Pinterest s’est découvert une passion pour les activités de développement psychomoteur des enfants en bas-âge 🤨

Aahhh je n’avais pas vu qu’on pouvait enfin enregistrer ses filtres préférés pour de story Instagram 🙌

15 octobre


Discontinuing Daydream while asking people to believe that Stadia is going to be a long-term thing is a bold play, but let’s see if it works out for ‘em.


NEW piece from me: We’re missing the important question about China. The mystery isn’t why Apple and NBA are quick to cave but why the Chinese government threw a fit over minor things—and why now? That answer isn’t obvious but it’s greatly consequential. []

Ooooh Beat Saber has achievements now.

Getting the expert achievements doesn’t give you the lower-difficulty ones 😒


La Tribune du Monde intitulée “Jusqu’où laisserons-nous passer la haine des musulmans?” n’étant pr l’instant dispo qu’aux abonnés, je me permet de la partager ici compte tenu de son importance face à la gravité de ce qui se passe dans notre pays.

🔗: []


Google’s announcing new phones today, so I hope you’ll take a few moments to read how unwitting, mostly black homeless people became part of the Pixel 4’s development process []


Archaeologist Dr. Jean-Loup Ringot specialized in prehistoric music demonstrates a Lithophone. 🎵🎶🎵


This is how I’m going to reject people from now on []

Are we supposed to believe that the new Nest Mini has better sound than the much bigger Google Home, or should I buy a three-year-old device that is so obsolete they haven’t even bothered to rename it “Nest Something”?

Every year Google’s keynote makes me kinda want to buy a Pixel just as a dedicated camera, but I don’t have that sort of disposable income and switching to Android is a forever nope.

(Okay, not quite forever if Apple keeps its current trajectory.)


Uber passengers don’t wear seatbelts. Nonsmokers vape. Waze clogs streets not meant for heavy traffic. All examples of tech services eroding hard-won public-safety measures, because for tech there is no public, only individuals. @ibogost explains []


Wow, Outer Worlds is looking REALLY solid. The Fallout game we’ve all been waiting for.

The First 20 Minutes of The Outer Worlds - IGN First

[] via @YouTube

Power went out. It never occurred to me before but I went to my laptop’s wifi menu to enable tethering and, oh, that’s a real good test of whether the power’s out in the whole building.


Je suis pédé, anti-fasciste, et plus que jamais solidaire avec les musulman-es, en particulier les femmes voilées, contre cette énième explosion de haine sexiste et islamophobe.

I fucking hate using power tools.

Crow: The Legend has gorgeous visuals, great animation, good voice acting and it’s a sweet story to boot

But there are no graphics settings that I could see and immersion suffered from my 1070 skipping a lot of frames during heavily animated scenes.

14 octobre

It’s actually / originally “petit larceny” 🤯


Une consultation chez le médecin ou le dentiste est moins chère qu’une coupe chez le coiffeur. Une infirmière à domicile est rémunérée l’équivalent d’un Happy meal par patient. Une séance de kiné est facturée l’équivalent d’un ticket de cinéma. Continuez de mépriser vos soignants


En trois jours, on passe easy d’une humiliation par un élu d’extreme droite, d’une instrumentalisation, d’un ministre qui dit “pas souhaitable”, d’un sondage qui dit “oh, tous le monde y est favorable”, à BIM, une proposition de loi.

Quelle honte. []


subtweet to writers of tv programs about supernatural phenomena: learn the correct singular and plural forms of the word “phenomena”


Donc je résume 🙃🙃🙃

- Des supporters racistes font des cris de singe, on débat du racisme anti blanc.

- Un élu islamophobe humilie une mère de famille, on débat du voile.

L’extrême droite continue d’imposer son agenda.


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

13 octobre

Inmost is very good (except for the end, where they gave up on making a game) but it’s really fucking dark, making it an odd choice for Apple Arcade, a service many parents will consider as a cheap baby-sitter and on which they’ll give their children free rein.

Inmost (iOS) — 8/10


When you aim for ‘Gaudi’ but get ‘Cthulhu rising up from the depths to swallow the building as sacrifice to the elder gods’ []

It’s probably just for users in China, but it doesn’t cost much to disable Fraudulent Website Warning anyway out of principle.


Also, can we assume that only users configured in the Mainland China region are having their data sent to Tencent? That warning is pretty damn broad.

I remember when I discovered Fusion 360 and fell in love with its promise. Two years later, they haven’t improved on any of the UI’s pain points and I hate it. But I need it, because it’s the only 3D modeling workflow I can wrap my head around, and I can’t afford Rhino.

Hier je me suis préparé un filtre photo noir et blanc pour les tristes mois d’hiver. Aujourd’hui il fait 25° 🤨︎

L’article est sur le 11 ouais :) (Le Pro c’est pareil avec le zoom en plus)

12 octobre

Art Plunge is worth it just for Mona Lisa

Seeing her up-close in VR — and very well recreated — might be the first time I’ve understood the fascination with her eyes and smile. (I’m incapable of “entering” a painting by my own means.)


A must-read for prospective Catalyst developers; look at how much thought went into redesigning LookUp for Mac Catalyst, which as a result is one of the nicest Mac-like apps of the launch lineup []

Astrologaster (iOS) — 9/10

It took me a bit too long to understand what I was doing, but I loved everything else about Astrologaster

The writing, sharp, funny, acerbic and sometimes delightfully vulgar; the visuals; the voice acting; the songs; the songs! the songs are incredible.

I’m enjoying Inmost, but of course I hate playing it on a touchscreen

I could pair a gamepad to my iPad, but then the 11” screen would be much farther away from me than I like. Yet it’d be weird buying on Steam a game I got ‘for free’ with Apple Arcade.


Apple Told Some Apple TV+ Show Developers Not To Anger China- hey and don’t mention that Turkey is bad. We sell a lot of watches there. And don’t mention Saudi Arabia murdering journalists- they love the iMac and don’t mention Russia—big iPad market. []

Digital Photography Review: “iPhone 11’s Portrait Mode sets a high bar for the Pixel 4”

As much as I’ve hated the very idea of portrait mode, I must admit that these test shots all look really good.

The Good Place 4x03 — 9/10


In Japan, the practice of folding chopstick wrappers into figurines is particularly widespread. So much so that six years ago, Yuki Tatsumi began collecting the little origami sculptures left behind, and now has around 15,000. []


My university just announced that it’s dumping Blackboard, and there was much rejoicing. Why is Blackboard universally reviled? There’s a standard story of why “enterprise software” sucks. If you’ll bear with me, I think this is best appreciated by talking about… baby clothes!

Everyone complained about Reminders but no one mentioned that upgrading my phone to iOS 13 would make Shortcuts unavailable on my old device suck on iOS 12. Goddammit, Apple.

11 octobre


Le suprémacisme blanc tue, encore et encore. Ce n’est pas la seule idéologie à provoquer des attentats meurtriers ces dernières années. Mais c’est la seule à se voir accorder la possibilité de développer son discours sur toutes les plateformes, y compris la télévision, sans souci

10 octobre

I just love that Apple Pay now fails half the time on my iPhone because Apple didn’t bother to test on non-Face ID phones beyond “yup it runs.”


Remember: A billionaire is just a billion dollars that has taken possession of a human body and is using it for purposes of murder.


It’s wild to me that there aren’t more non-local reporters working on the PGE story — this is a perfect example of the future. Climate change + privatization & capitalism = millions of people without power, likely leading to serious danger to the most marginalized folks.


Ummmm Untitled Goose Game model on Thingiverse, with a magnet in the beak HELLO


The Great C (PC) — 6/10

The random jump cuts in Comfort mode are really distracting — but even the beautiful slow pans in Cinematic mode are a really bad use of VR. If you want to make a movie, make a movie.


Apple could have engineered their way out of this conundrum, the same way they engineered their way out of being liable for sharing private user data. Embracing some kind of user-facing side-loading solution would diminish the impact of Apple’s own authoritative power over users. []

Mon pote le pigeon passe tellement de temps depuis quinze jours à me mater de la rembarde qu’il n’a même pas bougé quand j’ai ouvert la fenêtre


• Is the cause of the mass extinction event we’re currently experiencing, and that 95% of people are completely unaware of or outright deny.


• naturally occurring, yet has a scent incomparable to any other natural substance

• pitch black liquid

• kills anything it touches

• using it to make anything kills everything it DOESN’T touch, but very slowly

• inexplicably addictive to the money-poisoned


Fairly certain that crude oil is a genuine eldritch horror.

• lied in wait in the Earth’s crust for literally millions of years

• made from the dead bodies of creatures nobody in recorded history has ever seen alive

• almost immediately granted us advanced technology


Like, to such a degree that when I was in school for writing they would give us a guide list of things that were and weren’t allowed in movies in China so we could write treatments that could be saleable there and therefore allow us to survive financially as movie writers

9 octobre

“The Obvious UI Is Often the Best UI”

The good side of Google’s obsession with usage metrics: a bunch of useful stats you can whip out at your next UI design meeting.

There hasn’t been much buzz about the single-player campaign of Red Dead Redemption 2. Should I just wait until it’s finally half-price in a 2022 Steam sale if I don’t intend to spend much time in the online mode?


I just happened upon a Half-Life 2 screenshot and suddenly realized why playing with an iPhone 11’s ultra-wide camera in the store felt so trippy: with the fisheye distortion magicked away in post-processing, the phone turns reality into a first-person game.

I just happened upon a Half-Life 2 screenshot and suddenly realized why playing with an iPhone 11’s ultra-wide camera in the store felt so trippy: with the fisheye distortion magicked away in post-processing, the phone turns reality into a first-person game.