31 jan. 2012

Apple catching up on Final Cut Pro X feature set

Should have originally been released in beta. They are doing betas now anyway.


If the iPhone can get such picture quality in a few millimeters, why aren't Canon, Nikon et al. making camera keychains, glasses, etc.?


30 jan.

It's snowing, so I'll be singing songs all day from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Sorry about that.


Finally checked out that free "Life on Earth" textbook. Regularly crashes my iPad 1, and I really dislike the navigation. Huh.


J'ai acheté des clémentines confites parce que je me souvenais juste vaguement avoir aimé ça un jour, mais HANNNNNNNN-AHHHHHH.


29 jan.

“Emotions Make Us Less Human”

I'd never thought of the horrible message behind the humanization of Vulcan half-breeds.


“The exit interview with Jon Rubinstein”

Smart guy, evidently. His return will surely be interesting.


Twitter spam now hiding behind (or in front of) honest URLs

Fooling Twitter with browser-sniffing redirects. Devious.


28 jan.

My Mac should be powerful enough for iTunes to blend two dance tracks transparently. If only the relevant Apple engineers were clubbers.


Echofon Mac is so close to perfect, why oh why doesn't it make it more visible that I've got unread mentions on a secondary account?


I just assumed all this time that it was a bug introduced around iOS 4 that nobody had bothered to fix.


It never occurred to me the reason why iOS 4's Mail app was unable to use my GApps address aliases was switching the account to Exchange.


27 jan.

And I'm just realizing now that what saved P&R is how fast it moved from the Office-like freak show it seemed to be at launch to Revenge of the Nerds.


It's been four seasons of Parks and Rec and I'm still regularly tempted to say the last episode was their best ever.


Urgh, c'est dégoûtant, la province, tous ces gens souriants qui se font des politesses, HELP!


"Weather offline" again. Hey, iOS, maybe you could switch to the nearest weather station that isn't offline, no?


Twitter enables localized governmental censorship

Sad to see a privately owned company feel the need to lick int'l boots.

…unless it's really a Saudi investor pushing his own agenda, in which case, fair enough, that's capitalism for you.


I'm sure that ungrateful bitch of a cat hasn't even figured out that her water fountain only works when I'm not away on vacation.


26 jan.

Un équivalent français à "Sorry for the inconvenience" pour conclure mon message à un utilisateur ? Pour "c'est un peu ma faute mais quand même surtout la vôtre."


Related: freed up 63GB (that's sixty-three fucking gigabytes) by deleting obsolete, months-old iOS device backups (mostly my iPad, times 4).


I hate how SuperDuper goes all "RED! ERROR! FAIL! DOOM!" and you have to dive into the logs to find out the backup drive is just too small.


I think I hate how the word “disruptive” has become a positive quality.


People who upload albums with improperly tagged track numbers should just be sent to jail, agreed?


Don't you love it when the 15-second pre-roll commercial has ten times the bitrate of the actual video, and spends two minutes stuttering?


25 jan.

RT @viticci: “Iconic creates custom folder icons for Mac OS X: http://t.co/W8fGZXqU”


24 jan.

Nothing says "me-too also-ran social network" like forcing people to have previously established their virtual identity elsewhere.


Pseudonyms coming to Google+

…if you can prove you're already famous under that name. Unbelievably convoluted bullshit.


22 jan.

Glad that Fringe is becoming somewhat entertaining again, not so much that it's again bogged down in layer upon layer of hidden villains.


21 jan.

Alcatraz 1.01–1.02 — Holy shit. So damn dumb and so dreadfully pompous.


20 jan.

Well, that was a ∗honk∗ damn jolly, festive Christmas ∗honk∗ special we got from ∗honk∗ Downton Abbey.


19 jan.

Quelqu'un aurait une liste des pays dans lesquels on peut habiter sans peur d'être extradé aux USA pour cause de site web ? (A priori, la France en fait partie, mais j'avais pas plus que ça envie de rester en France, moi.)


Oh, the Megaupload guys were arrested in New Zealand—so it's not just the UK that'll ship out anyone the US government requests. Reassuring.


Well, shit. I think I missed an episode of Downton. That Christmas Special was getting confusing in parts.


The A.V. Club is revisiting Carnivàle; reminds me that might just be the most striking TV show ever. Not the "best" show, mind you. But the most memorable in visuals, setting, style.


Wonder if the approval process would kick you out if you tried using iBooks Author for a magazine, one issue at a time. Probably, yes.


Sounds like my iPad's gonna spend a day or two downloading that free "A Bug's Life" book. I don't suppose it can download in the background?


I guess iBooks Author's layouts must be too basic for magazines, but they're still missing a huge opportunity to kill Adobe's platform.


Emphasis placed on elaborate, form-factor-dependent layouts just made it unlikely again that Apple would introduce a 7-inch iPad soon.


So… basically iBooks is now doing the Adobe magazine runtime. (Curious to see if it's still HTML.)


Looks like Apple went out of its way to not have blogs at this event — because having the internet buzz about you is bad.


My back hurts, my throat tingles, my nose is blocked. I so want to be a robot.


18 jan.

I reset my borked Arq Backup when I was on high-speed DSL. Now I'm back home and it's been stuck at 1% of 48MB for 3 days.

Piece. Of. Shit.


The other thing about SOPA-PIPA is, they'll keep pushing slightly reworded versions every year until you're bored of protesting.


Either I've got chronic déjà vu, or I keep rediscovering stuff I've read before and my brain just doesn't store new information anymore.


“Forget SOPA, Hollywood Already Had a Field Day with the Justice System”

Under the “theft” conception of copyright law, what, exactly, is the deprivation when someone makes illegal copies?  It really boils down to just one thing:  money.  Copyright infringement – renamed copyright theft — deprives the copyright holder of some of his or her expected profit from exploiting the copyright. […]

Failure to pay expected money under a contract doesn’t trigger a penalty: contract law usually says that a party can recover the money she expected but not punitive damages or attorneys fees (unless parties have specifically bargained to pay attorneys fees for a breach).  Failure to pay rent usually requires payment of rent to cure the default.  Failure to put money in the parking meter prompts a ticket for $60.  In New York City, failure to pay the $2.50 subway fare results in a maximum fine of $100.

That’s an immensely seductive analogy, and I’m sure it’ll be widely linked and tweeted, but it’s also completely incorrect (and I’m rather disappointed that it’s written by a lawyer). People aren’t sentenced to pay astronomical damages because they downloaded a song, but because they uploaded it. The author mentions in passing that Jammie Thomas was found guilty even though it was never proven that anyone had downloaded a file from her, but I’m pretty sure I remember the argument being that she had offered them for download and that was enough — it still wasn’t about her downloading them.

To get back to the author’s analogy: people aren’t found guilty of jumping the turnstile, but distributing fake subway tokens… by the thousands. I don’t expect you’d get away with a $100 fine for that.


On the other hand, the author’s point about how copyright infringement came to be known as “copyright theft” is entirely right, and quite depressing.


Sherlock 2.03 — It worked, but was still style over substance, dialogue over plot, twist over reflection. And can't stand that Moriarty.


Guess the reason I haven't been motivated to protest SOPA-PIPA is, I've always considered it inevitable they'll break the internet someday.


Il fait si froid dans ma chambre que mon iPhone refuse de me donner la température locale. La station météo s'est suicidée ?


"Oh, you want to read that Wikipedia page, don't you, look at it flash before your eyes before — bam — it's gone." Awesomely devilish, with the added advantage that I imagine someone's already released a browser extension for already-aware geeks to disable the overlay.


Les 48H réglementaires de manque affectif débilitant post-weekend sont passées, je retrouve enfin mon vieux coeur de pierre #creveztous


I need a "hide this user's avatar until they change it" option in my Twitter client.


What the… what? The Twitter website ignores carriage returns now?


17 jan.

Un jeune local m'aborde sur Grindr. Non mais ça va pas, je reviens de PARIS moi, je vais quand même pas me taper un provincial.


Looks like I have to reset the printing system every single time I want to add a networked printer. That's obviously super convenient.


Emmerdement maximum : après vingt jours sans écran externe, j'ai repris l'habitude de de fermer le MacBook pour le mettre en veille.


16 jan.

I'm only realizing now I should have been actively looking for a vacation romance. But everything's become so complicated…


Sherlock 2.01 — Really, really fun, but not much of a Sherlock Holmes story. Again. Oh well, I'll take fun.


You won't mind if I don't comment on the new Ab Fabs, will you? Just read again whatever I wrote the last few times they came back.


I've had such a good night of sleep it looks like I've been punched in both eyes.


Si j'ai chopé la crève en faisant la queue ce matin dans leur putain de vestiaire en extérieur, je dois pouvoir les attaquer en justice ?


15 jan.

Jamais eu autant de mal à finir une portion de frites. Effet nuit blanche ou mauvais Quick ?


On notera que l'automate, pas si bête, ne propose pas à 9:25 le train de 9:27 parmi ses options.


Arriver à la gare deux minutes avant le départ du train et mettre deux minutes dix à obtenir un billet d'un automate du siècle dernier.


Non je n'ai pas donné à un SDF dans le métro juste parce qu'il avait un faux air de Gaspard Ulliel.


Je hais la Scream, sa musique qui change toutes les dix minutes pour "satisfaire" tout le monde, et ses blaireaux qui arpentent la piste.


14 jan.

I need a bigger travel bag. Possibly I need three travel bags and a car to move them around.


Le jeune homme à côté est au téléphone à parler du business model de la plateforme de réseaux sociaux qu'il développe. Du mal à ne pas rire à chaque phrase.


“Not At Any Price: Twitter Denied Data To Google”

Marketing before user experience. Pretty bad if true.


“Hitler Hears About Search Plus Your World”

This is one of the best-written Hitler's Fall videos I've ever seen.


13 jan.

Looking at the skaters, all I can think of is the number of ways my back would kill me if I stepped onto the ice.


J'ai intérêt à facturer quelque chose bientôt si je ne veux pas manger que des pâtes les quinze prochains jours à New Smallville.


Of all the people who could have a nervous breakdown on Twitter, you wouldn't have expected Sinéad.


“Is this the hack used to exploit Xbox Live accounts?”

Sounds like there's a bug there, but not a huge vulnerability.


CIC boulevard Malesherbes, conseillère parfaitement sympathique bien que je lui amène un dossier de droit au compte de merde.


Silly white boy, thinks he can eat Indian twice in the same week. Ow. And it wasn't even spicy this time!


Ah, ouais, c'est le tirage Euromillions du vendredi 13, et moi comme un con j'ai validé ma grille le jeudi 12. Deux fois moins de chance.


And I'm realizing that I find vocal fry insufferable in girls, attractive in boys. Interesting — there must be something innately sexual about it.


“Blind spots and seeing the blood vessels in your retina”

Can't see the blind spot but the final trick is excellent.


Cat cannot comprehend how I wouldn't let her climb on my chest tonight. Unable to see a relation with the big shiny laptop on my crotch.


12 jan.

Remember the old CES days, when you needed to evaluate whether each new device was cool, instead of just saying "bah, it's not Apple"?


Comme il y a deux ans, iTunes ne me dit à aucun moment du Restore que mon iPhone est désimlocké, je vais devoir trouver une SIM pour tester.


Whoever's been playing the clarinet every morning for a week is kindly invited to throw themselves out the window. Thank you.


C'est une flashmob ou quoi ? Presque une dizaine de photos avec des nourrissons à supprimer ce soir.


11 jan.

Le data qui bascule sans prévenir en wifi : super pour la bande passante, mais vous avez intérêt à tout passer en https ou via un VPN.


RT @ikare: “EAP-SIM : la botte secrète de #FreeMobile : la connexion automatique au FreeWiFi.”


Je viens de me rappeler qu'on ne doit pas pouvoir se servir de l'iPhone comme modem pour un iPad. Le tethering dans Free Mobile, on oublie. Scusez, j'avais oublié qu'iOS 5 iOS 4.3 faisait le partage wifi.


I used to love full-screen Mail in Lion until I realized there's absolutely no way to refer to an other goddamn message while composing one.


J'aimerais bien avoir des sauvegardes du newsgroup efrei.philosophie entre 1994 et 1996.


Trimbaler son iPad partout pendant qu'on fait la cuisine parce qu'on a fait l'erreur de commencer à écouter un podcast dessus.


Cinq minutes après avoir demandé le désimlockage de l'iPhone sur l'espace client Orange, ils me disent que c'est fait. C'est du bluff, non ?


10 jan.

So, yeah, even back on the city internet, Gmail is much more sluggish than it used to be. (Though not as bad as in the countryside, obv.)


“Mardi, c'est EMI”

Appris l'explication neuro des tunnels, et l'existence d'expériences sur les OBE.


Le comble, c'est qu'ils ne semblaient pas demander les bilans de la société, donc j'aurais peut-être pu avoir un compte normal. Mais pourquoi je voudrais un compte normal maintenant que je peux avoir un compte gratuit ?


La conseillère (CIC) ne m'a pas raccroché au nez et n'a pas feint l'agenda complet quand j'ai dit "droit au compte," c'est déjà ça.


C'est horrible, je vais devoir dormir avec la sonnerie du téléphone activée.


Le téléphone étant un crédit séparé et non dans l'abonnement, est-ce qu'il ne va pas être refusé à plein de gens un peu trop pauvres ?


J'aimerais bien voir la moindre mention de couverture réseau (et accessoirement de visual voicemail) sur le site de Free Mobile.


In another case of "it's their market to lose," I guess Google will be undone by its urge to customize and socialitize its core product.


“Google Fuses Google+ Into Search”

I don't google stuff I already know, but I'm afraid we're a minority now.


Fixing your Home button with WD-40

Not sure whether I want to try it. (Maybe I'll start with canned air instead.)


J'aurais dû demander le désimlockage de mon iPhone à titre préemptif, pour ne pas avoir à le faire quand ils seront surchargés.


Calculez vos frais de résiliation

Il me reste six mois, les frais seraient amortis en deux mois.


En tout cas, avec le mode modem incus je devrais économiser 100 € sur l'achat de mon iPad 3 sans 3G, déjà.


J'aurais aimé un forfait intermédiaire avec data illimité et 1h de voix, mais ça n'aurait peut-être fait que quelques euros de différence.


Aucun des articles que j'ai trouvés ne parle de la zone de couverture de Free et ce qui se passe quand on en sort… C'est un peu important, aussi, non ?


RT @mattcomi: “Coding in an IDE that warns as you type is like telling a story to a child.

"So, this dog was-"

"What's his name?"



“HP Announces Glass-Backed Envy”

Glass in a laptop's enclosure may just be the most stupid example of iPhone envy (ha!) yet.


I'll never understand why iOS goes out of its way to hide that the next word will be autocapitalized. A faint blue outline on the shift key?


Trollem Ipsum

I'm a fan of the M.G. Siegler mode.


It's absurd how much battery life your iPhone loses when away from your home wifi — and you can't turn wifi off or geolocation becomes crap.


9 jan.

Mais il y a des endroits où le wifi gratuit marche vraiment, ou ce n'est jamais plus qu'un SSID bidon qui fait de la figuration ?


Résolution 2012 : apprendre à sortir direct les insultes quand un con me fait à l'interphone "si vous savez lire vous voyez bien que c'est pas ici."


Path is the hipster Facebook

Well, now it all makes sense — especially the friend quota.


8 jan.

Is there a logic to the way the Foursquare app sorts nearby locations? Maybe I'm stupid, but wouldn't distance make a bit of sense?


RT @edbott: “Word of the day: ohnosecond - noun, the minuscule amount of time between when you click the Tweet button and you see the typo in your tweet.”


Let My People Go! — Meh. Il faut vraiment qu'on soit tous en manque de films pédés pour qu'il ait été recommandé par plusieurs personnes.


7 jan.

Might be getting bored with sex, should get back into portrait photography (as something constructive to do with all the pretties).


“South Park RPG Looks Like South Park”

I still expect to hate the gameplay, but that looks awesome.


6 jan.

80 € les pompes, 70 € le casque et 60 € le sac, c'est l'inflation ou moi qui me lâche ?


Il me reste une heure de Jacquou le Croquant et, même si ça se finissait en porno entre Ulliel et Zidi, ça ne vaudrait pas le coup.


5 jan.

Idea: Going to buy a bottle of booze and drinking it tonight while watching dumb movies. It's never been done, has it?


When did Twitter's login page become so simple and sparse again? I'd love to see some stats on the impact of their wild mood swings.


Ah, j'avais pas rêvé, quand je quitte iCal juste après une modif, il se rouvre tout seul. La synchro iCloud, sûrement ? Ungh.


RT @mrgan: “The best iOS keyboard shortcut, via @garrettmoon http://t.co/2lB9wVaY”


[ANNOUNCE] All my tech tweets are now on @ff00aa, so you don't have to endure my personal ramblings if you're into tech, and vice versa.


What's the 'New' in Helvetica Neue?

I had wondered several times but never bothered looking it up.


“A month away from email”

If you find Twitter messaging more efficient, it's your fault for mismanaging your inbox.


Feeling lonely? Create a new Twitter account and enjoy the volley of follow-spam notifications.


Hey Echofon Mac, maybe ask for a confirmation before deleting my account and its 'mute' settings when I accidentally hit the '-' button.


“Do Blogs Need Comment Reels?”

Suggestion 1 is silly in many ways, but every blog with comments should do 3.


Tumblr Fan Mail

Looks so cute I want one. But the principle of having one messaging platform per site you use…


I removed all my secondary Twitter accounts yesterday in Settings; they're all back in the Twitter app today. Yay for OS integration.


“You Do Not Need to Manually Manage iOS Multitasking”

Bar Geniuses are flawed human beings, like your parents.


4 jan.

Allez, c'est les soldes, je m'achète un nouveau sac gris.


Tempted to jailbreak my iPhone just so I can listen to music one tick louder. (There's a special volume restriction in Europe, right?)


My home button has been / felt unresponsive ever since I tried that stupid "recalibrate" thing. Defective snake oil.


3 jan.

Je suis beaucoup moins fan de Starbucks depuis que j'essaie de boire autre chose que du chocolat. Je comprends mieux les critiques.


La collection de sweats décorés "digging raw" de C&A, quelque part je le sens pas.


My spine is supposed to look like an ‘S’ when I look at myself in a mirror, right?


Argh. I created my secondary Twitter account before checking that my RSS apps supported posting to multiple accounts. Neither of them does.


2 jan.

La connexion de New Smallville a un upload tellement lent que le remote desktop vers mon Mac mini est littéralement inutilisable.


Ca casse les couilles, Safari qui passe son temps à virer et recharger les pages depuis que je suis revenu à 2 Go de RAM.


1 jan.

Whatever happened to acid rain anyway? I'm walking in the rain and it's not killing me. Not even giving me a chemical peel.


When a guy you're chatting up is so laconic you can't tell if he's uninterested or uninteresting.


I love AirTunes/AirPlay when I'm traveling. Nothing like it to make you feel at home: one click, and it's your own music filling the space.


On bouffe quoi, un premier janvier à Paris ? Tout a l'air fermé et la rue est déserte, je ne peux même pas attaquer quelqu'un.





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