Bienvenue ! Vous vous rappelez les blogs ? A une époque, ce site en était un. Maintenant, c’est surtout une archive de mes multiples comptes Twitter.

20 juin

I went to say my final goodbye to Solanum, but she didn’t understand and kept gesturing at the wall 😢

19 juin

The perfect confluence of “I want to make actual physical things with my real-life hands, and possibly even cosplay” and “Outer Wilds is one of the best games ever” has me looking up how to extract 3D assets from a Unity game.


“You can’t make Hitler analogies until there are at least six million dead” say people who make Stalin analogies when the top marginal tax rate goes up by 3%.


Before VR: USB is the best - everything should be USB!

After VR: USB is literal trash. Actual garbage. My nightmares consist of USB reconnect sounds. I can’t trust cables for anything ever again



Segway Drift W1 + #RoboMasterS1


New concept:

Schrödinger’s Woman

- The woman exists simultaneously as both “sexy as hell” and “a fat fucking bitch” until the man’s mediocre come-on is either rejected or accepted.

Putain d’acte manqué, je me suis trompé d’un jour (dans le mauvais sens) en mettant dans mon calendrier la date de la réunion d’information / inscription aux cours 2019-2020 🤦🏻‍♂️

I’m watching gameplay videos of the alpha and it’s funny that NPC dialogue, my main complaint about Outer Wilds as it was just interactive and reactive enough to leave me wanting for much more, seems to be the only part of the game that wasn’t already in the alpha.

I mean, my true only regret is that I can’t erase my memory of the game and rediscover this universe again.

Also, I won’t be able to play another exploration game for a while. (Sorry, Heaven’s Vault.)

My only regret is that I got a few minor spoilers because I needed to google my way forward a couple times, which wouldn’t have happened if the game had an optional hint system. (Instead of the ship’s computer occasionally explaining things you had seen but not understood yet.)

Still emotional over finishing Outer Wilds last night. Might end up being my favorite science-fiction game ever: not only beautiful world-building, but such a perfect harmony between the game mechanics (which are great in their own right) and the story and themes.

Outer Wilds (PC) — 10/10

18 juin


Je ne suis pas le seul choqué par la disparition de la possibilité de prendre le train anonymement.

Libé donne le contexte [] Et rappelle la position de la CNIL : « le droit à voyager de manière anonyme est un droit fondamental pour chaque passager » []

No crypto mining, no intentionally expensive proof-of-work wasting immense amounts of energy; just a bunch of people and entities contributing processing power because they want the system to work. (Which seems to be how Libra works? tho it’ll be more centralized and for profit.)

I’ve had this idea for a while but am in no way capable of implementing it: a decentralized social network (i.e. Mastodon) with a global user directory on the blockchain. Your identity is secure, you can change servers any time. (Could also work for email?)

17 juin


The digital version of ZACH-LIKE is now available for free on Steam!

In addition to the full contents of the book, it contains all of our pre-SpaceChem games and a bunch of weird prototypes and early builds wrapped up in a slick launcher.



Sorry I lied — THIS is the best presentation I’ve ever seen


This is the best presentation I’ve ever seen.

16 juin

Since I’ve uninstalled Dropbox my Mac manages to reboot completely instead of getting stuck on a black screen 😲︎


The music site Genius says it can prove Google is scraping its content— by examining the apostrophes []

I enabled iCloud Photos two days ago. Yesterday I made a second mistake, pausing the upload at 20% then resuming; the progress bar has been at zero since.

I don’t remember another game ever conveying so well the excitement and immensity of space exploration. (Which is ironic considering the size of this particular star system.) Or simply made me so nervous at the thought of first taking off.

When I played the alpha of Outer Wilds all those years ago it was so janky I gave up before even making it off the planet. That did not prepare me for how great the finished game is.

15 juin


I had never heard of this kind of games: a story narrated on cassette tapes, which you paused when the hero had a problem. You discussed solutions, decided on one, then resumed the audio story, which considered the problem solved- without acknowledging how, of course. #NarraScope

Je ne sais pas qui au Gibus a décidé de passer de 102 à 109dB en pointe, mais c’est d’autant plus désagréable que la sono n’est pas à la hauteur et ça fait de la bouillie. Alors que la musique était particulièrement excellente à la base.

Designers hate information density and Pocket’s new web version only shows five and a half items on my Mac’s screen in list view. So much white space, so many blank thumbnails. Guess I’ll check back with Instapaper?

Nope, four and a half articles on screen 🤦🏻‍♂️

14 juin


#LGBT #NewYork

La culture (disparue) du cruising : Alvin Baltrop a capturé l’émoi des coups d’un soir dans le New York des années 1970.

Expo photo au musée du Bronx à partir du 7 août 2019.



La semaine prochaine c’est la Gaypride alors c’est le bon moment pour ressortir ces photos de la straight pride de coupe du monde de foot de l’année dernière pour ne pas entendre de : «les homo ne savent pas se tenir», «Ouh la la c’est la décadence han»…


Of course Apple’s solution to that is just to limit what users are ever allowed to do, even after jumping through all the permission prompts (as SIP and the like show)


macOS has become the OS of permission prompts and password entry fields.

Someone really needs to point out to Apple continually asking users for the system password is a security anti-pattern.

In the end user get so used to it they just type it an whenever asked without thinking

Year and Years 1x05 — 6/10

Year and Years 1x04 — 9/10


WHO even thinks about creating something like this?!?!!????

13 juin

OMG I’d missed the announcement that Falcon Age is coming to PC VR


What I love about Apple Sign-In is that even if it fails, it’s likely everyone else is going to copy it—and we can finally undo the mess of email-addresses-as-identity []

Moralité, il faut que j’aille vivre au bord de la mer et faire des feux de joie sur la plage. (Ou j’attends que le bord de mer vienne à moi, accompagné d’incendies provoqués par la chaleur.)


Horror Tip: A horrible monster isn’t scary unless it represents a horrifying idea. The monster only works as an ambassador of a bigger conceptual terror - tip of the iceberg. Make sure there’s more beneath the surface.


This is terrible. I need to step away… from everything… for just a bit.




Cameras cachées, un couple de deux hommes anglais se font refuser la location d’une chambre d’hôtel en Espagne car ils sont homosexuels. Ils demandent à des passants de leur traduire le mail.

12 juin

Why is the root level of iCloud Drive a mess of per-application folders 🤦🏻‍♂️

People seem to think Oculus wants to sell devices, or at least apps, but Facebook cares about one thing only: to lock as many eyeballs into their ecosystem as they can. Officially allowing users to stream Steam games on the Quest would do the opposite of that.


The child of a multi-millionaire corporate attorney and a banking heiress whose prep school bought him a computer in 1968 is “self-made”.

The wealthy tell us these fables in the hopes that we won’t eat them. []


There’s nothing more on message than announcing you’ve ruined the simplicity of Dropbox with a blog post that takes 22 MB to load.


I never wanted to rely on Box because I was certain they would someday renege on the lifetime free 50GB I got when I bought a webOS tablet a century ago, but somehow they still haven’t.

Doesn’t look like I can cancel Dropbox auto-renewal without immediately losing my 2TB. My subscription is annual, and renewed in April. Still might do it, because I’m tired of their bullshit.


Every app will grow until it includes… messaging, and a full browser.

I freaking loved Dropbox. A magical, unobtrusive folder that synced and was easily shared.

But Steve Jobs was right, that’s a feature not a product, so they had to bloat it if they wanted to stay independent. []


Don’t call nazis nazis on this site. Or you’ll be banned. For saying nazis.

The nazis, of course, can stay. Because they’re not saying nazis.

This is a good system.

I have less than zero interest in John Wick, so I won’t play that particular game, but I look forward to playing games inspired by it 😬

I’ve always been put off by the artificiality of turn-by-turn combat, but the Superhot conceit might just redeem tactics games for me.

11 juin


i don’t kill my darlings. i cut and paste my darlings into a separate document, assuring each of them i’ll find them a more suitable home, and then let them die of natural causes.


Garde à vue et déverrouillage des téléphones portables : une jurisprudence qui fera date []

Pour une fois que les trottoirs et les passerelles ne sont miraculeusement pas blindées de touristes, on ne peut même pas en profiter, il pleut 🙄

I’d actually never noticed how similar “Vive” is to “Valve” until Valve started competing with Vive and I had to tell them apart when scanning my news feeds.


I’m going to spoil it for you because it’s so damn important.

Microsoft did a scientific study - based on MS Vista code and found that the best predictor of bugs was:


More people = worse code

More departments = worse code

Higher turnover = worse code


God: you’re a parrot.

Parrot: ok.

God: you can repeat everything you hear.

Parrot: humans are the worst.

God: uh what?

Parrot: i’ll prolly kill them in a flood soon.



God: what’s it gonna take to keep this quiet?

Parrot: I wanna live in a tropical paradise.

10 juin


Ubisoft 2014: Women are too hard to animate

Ubisoft 2019: We fully motion captured a grandma kicking ass

#E3 #WatchDogsLegion


doodle-place automatically animates your doodle and places it in an explorable 3D world of user doodles! check it out: []. made for @golan’s Interactive Art class


If you’re catching up with E3 stuff, this site is good for getting you straight to the trailers: [] .


I love seeing original Broadway shows when I’m in NYC and can get tix. It’s great that they’re live. But the original casts/productions are geographically & financially out of reach of most people. It’s elitist. So, a streaming service isn’t a bad idea. []

I know (or… I suppose?) they’re checking for UTF8 compatibility, but sometimes I glance at the address bar and wonder how I ended up summoning Amazon’s demonic branch.

I have one space with a multi-column Tweetbot window, and one space with a detached Tweetbot column side-by-side with Firefox (I’m using full/split-screen more and more). I keep Cmd-W-ing the Tweetbot column and having to repeat the whole setup because I meant to close a tab.

TIL que l’arabica contient deux fois moins de caféine que le robusta. Et je m’étonnais que mon petit-déjeuner ne me réveille pas.


On dirait un modèle 3D mal foutu qui part en vrille dès qu’on essaie de le tourner 😮 []

9 juin


DestroyPix - new glitch painting app

I made an app to make glitch art by painting using procedural “glitch brushes” and destroying the image with some level of control.

DestroyPix on App Store: []

#glitchart #netart #algomystic #destroypix

With a new Ghostbusters movie in production, I hope you all don’t need me to tell you what a perfect IP that is for a Pokémon Go type of game?

Don’t ruin it.


This baby has captured my entire music aesthetic and is much better at it than me:

I’d never have bought it but I find myself quite surprised to discover that I like Everything a lot.

Feels like a bit of waste to play it without LSD, though.

8 juin


This made my day 😂

As far as I’m concerned the only acceptable lightsaber game would let you destroy the entire environment with accurate physics, instead of adding neon lights to sword combat. But I guess that wouldn’t sell more than (or maybe even as much as) Fallen Order or the Battlefronts.

Not that I care, really, but Respawn can’t have produced a game as boring and bland as the Fallen Order gameplay reveal looks?


We’ve all been targeting 10k steps a day because some Japanese pedometer company thought the character for 10,000 (万) looks like a person walking… []


I hadn’t heard anything about Project Soli, Google’s radar-based hand tracker, for years. Was starting to worry it never made it out of skunkworks, but apparently it’s been cleared by the FCC. Could be a big step towards mobile gestural input.



Ubisoft: We refuse to achnowledge that our games have have political or moral themes

Also Ubisoft: We want players to explore all angles of these (nonexistent) themes

Obvs, no industry spokesperson has ever understood the word “mature”, so 🤷‍♂️ []

7 juin


I wonder if SwiftUI’s declarative nature would enable custom watch faces on watchOS without Apple having to run your app constantly or have it show stale data when presented

Surprise: Journey is still an beautiful game. Great sense of loss when the helpful anonymous player sat down and disappeared. And I guess the devs have turned the sand physics to 11, so there’ll be room for the game to be even more impressive when I get an RTX  2080?

6 juin

Depuis que j’habite à Odéon, 50% de mes “Eat the rich” ont été remplacés par des “Ah ouais je m’y verrais bien, quand même.” La traîtrise de classe, ça arrive vachement vite.

Je suis allé au supermarché du coin pour acheter du Coca et des flans, et comme il y avait trop de monde aux caisses je me suis retrouvé à dépenser 90 € à Monoprix 🤦🏻‍♂️


Stadia’s positioning seems to be a confused mess of nonsense. Every strength it has is undermined by some equally absurd restriction or caveat, and it seems to have no idea who its audience is.


When you sit in a crowded meeting room you’re basically just marinating in the exhaled gases of your colleagues. Research is starting to shed some light on what this does to your brain []


Dis Twitter, c’est la saison des prides et la coupe du monde de foot va débuter, les propos homophobes et/ou sexistes vont se multiplier. Pour notre santé mentale à tout•tes, peut-être qu’on pourrait décider de ne pas tomber dans le buzz avec moult RT indignés?


Dans la catégorie “On ne vous dérange pas ?” 👉 Ce n’est pas Manon Aubry qui dirigera la délégation France Insoumise au Parlement mais LE numéro 2 de la liste, Manuel Bompard. Manon Aubry se contentera de siéger. (info via @fatimabenomar_)


Par miracle toutes mes assiettes ont survécu indemnes au retour au bus, donc je n’aurai pas besoin d’y retourner de sitôt. (Sauf si je ne trouve pas de plantes d’intérieur aussi cheap ailleurs.)

Ce n’est pas très étonnant mais les architectes d’Ikea ont eu du mal à s’adapter à la superficie du magasin de Madeleine. Beaucoup de sentiment de place perdue pour pas grand chose. Et un cauchemar d’attente aux caisses.


There’s now a subreddit that’s populated entirely by neural nets who are themselves simulating other subreddits.

They’re sometimes kind to each other, sometimes awful, and they keep trying to ban each other’s posts.



Sidecar in macOS Catalina Brings Touch Bar Controls to Non-Touch Bar Mac Users [] by @waxeditorial

5 juin


Gotta say, with (somewhat obfuscated) mouse support coming to iPadOS, I am severely tempted. (From [])

When I installed the new macOS beta it gave me a warning that Steam was 32-bit and wouldn’t run anymore. I re-downloaded it, now it’s 64-bit and… the interface is a lot more responsive.

Has Steam’s auto-update neglected to give me the faster 64-bit version for a whole year?


Si vous pensiez que les plus grosses escroqueries au financement participatif étaient sur le net, je vous présente les Maîtres []


At this point iPadOS is so full of undiscoverable gestures and tricks it feels like we have long past the point where trying to avoid the complexity of a file system, window manager and system menu has led to a much more complex patchwork of ‘simple’ alternatives.


This is a gut reaction but I still don’t think multitasking on iPad is really ‘fixed’. I think the core problems remain, and the new capabilities also introduce overlay additional complexity to the same (flawed, imo) spatial model.


Apple has removed all the VR-related artwork and marketing material from their product pages. If nothing is announced tonight, or in the session schedule after the keynote, VR on the Mac is most likely dead.

Damn, it had never occurred to me that the Finder could group files by color. It’s not perfect but it almost makes up for having moved color indicators to a small, unassuming, utterly useless dot all those years ago.


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