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.

1 juillet 2014

I’ve started customizing my trackpad gestures with BetterTouchTool. I feel like I’m on a slippery slope there. I’m gonna OD on arcane UI.

”Microsoft seizes No-IP domains”

My neighbor sometimes left trash outside his door; give me his apartment.

Shouldn’t audio technology allow a smart watch to ignore voice commands that aren’t coming from, say, five inches away, straight-on?

I don’t really want to give the Watch Dogs franchise more money but I doubt I can resist the appeal of getting more stuff to do there.

2 juillet

Playing Watch Dogs and Infamous in quick succession makes me realize how much better an open world GTA5 was. Pity it was the least fun of the three.

@automobilemag:

On this day in 1992: 1 millionth #Corvette was built. Now it looks like this. THANKS, SINKHOLE [oak.ctx.ly] [pic.twitter.com]

3 juillet

HEY INSTAGRAM HOW ABOUT NOT MOVING THE SHARE BUTTONS AROUND WITHOUT WARNING BETWEEN VERSIONS.

The only way a 5.5-inch iPhone makes sense is if it forgoes the 16:9 aspect ratio, right? Right? Pretty please?

4 juillet

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

I can’t believe I had never seen this movie before. It’s great, and almost not dated at all. (Apart from the cast — I also can’t believe Jeff Goldblum was already acting when I was just two years old. He looks forty now!)

I finally just gave up on Defiance. This calls for celebration.

Vivement le mois d’août et ses rues désertes.

5 juillet

The Internet’s Own Boy is making me feel woefully inadequate. It’s also a much better and more interesting documentary than I expected.

Capsule

It’s a very simple game, and I’m not sure I’ll ever run it again (it gets hard), but considering the experience it creates with such elementary devices and the very small price at which it’s sold, the game is quite worth it.

6 juillet

Stranded

On the opposite side of the spectrum from Capsule — though with an eerily similar premise — Stranded is a ripoff at any price, unless you’re looking for a diaporama of 8-bit animated gifs where the only gameplay, and I’m not exaggerating for effect, is waiting for the infuriatingly slow walking transition from one screen to the next.

Protip: in “games as art” the word “game” is there for a reason.

Je vous conseille les protecteurs d’écran amzdeal en verre trempé pour smartphone, on n’a pas du tout l’impression de dénaturer l’écran.

Même que sur mon prochain iPhone j’en mettrai un avant de lui faire faire un vol plané sur le goudron.

7 juillet

I don’t make games. I don’t do detective stories. But tonight I’m kept awake by ideas for an awesome investigation game engine on iPad.

@aatishb:

If it wasn’t already clear that we’ve reached peak kickstarter. [kickstarter.com]

“The new half-range operator”

“OK, yes, our syntax is problematic, but we can NOT have people typing ‘+1’ when they define ranges!”

Each time the inline preview fails to load in Google Images it’s a reminder that they’re humongous assholes for hotlinking the files. Incredible.

Mountain, the Game: “It’s my own damn fault for buying it, what was I expecting?”

Je viens de réaliser (en voyant passer une photo de fesses) que le génie de Tinder, c’est de laisser la validation de photos à Facebook.

8 juillet

Oh god, the reason those albums were incomplete was that I’d deleted the tracks I enjoyed the least to make some room — like a savage.

Never again, la chaudière à gaz.

@pschiller:

Inclusion inspires innovation

“Pride” [youtu.be]

9 juillet

The Wolf Among Us

I loved Telltale’s The Walking Dead. I really enjoyed the first decade of Fables. And that’s why I bought the whole season of The Wolf Among Us as soon as the first episode came out — I won’t do that mistake again. The first episode received some leniency because one assumed the story was going somewhere, but the season only got less and less interesting as it progressed. It sucked as a detective game. It sucked as an adventure game. It pretty much sucked as an interactive experience. And it wasn’t a very good or interesting Fables story either. The best thing about it is, it’s over.

But, hey, you should read Fables, it’s pretty fun. And if the game contributed to popularize the comic, good.

“Who’s gonna wear a smart watch? Nobody’s wearing watches anymore.” NOBODY CARRIED PHONES AROUND BEFORE MOBILE PHONES, EITHER.

10 juillet

The keyboard-and-mouse controls for The Fall are obnoxious. Of course I can’t play with my gamepad because… argh I hate gaming on a Mac.

I know I’m missing out on stuff but I just cannot get over clunky controls. Gaming has existed for 40 years; there’s just no excuse anymore.

Besson directed a movie about… Aung San Suu Kyi? You’re shitting me. How did I miss that? I can always use a good laugh.

The WSJ says Apple is finally ready to get its CPUs from a new supplier. Samsung acknowledges it’s hitting the ceiling of its market positioning. The sourcing diversification of Retina displays already began a while ago. Is this when the shit hits the fan? #karma

@RarestAnimal:

A Mary River turtle with algae growing on its shell [pic.twitter.com]

Coming Out Simulator 2014

Thought it was a joke when I saw the title in a tweet, but it’s a real thing, and well written. Rather unnerving, until I went full-on hostile to regain some control over the situation — more like Teenage Simulator 2014, amirite.

11 juillet

The Fall

We started on bad terms because my controller wasn’t operational and I found the game basically unplayable with keyboard and mouse. However, the gamepad control scheme is actually well designed and, once I got it working, the game suddenly became enjoyable.

Like all point-and-click adventure games, there are some puzzles I would never have had the patience to figure out without a walkthrough. And, as you can expect from a game that mixes point-and-click puzzles with shooting action, the combat is annoying and I’d love to be able to skip it. But the atmosphere, writing, and voice acting are all really pleasant and make up for the shortcomings.

Though probably not to the point that I’d buy the upcoming sequel — unless it finds the courage to do away with combat altogether.

rdar://17628154: “Kill Swift, Fix Xcode” — Daniel Jalkut

Also, having some personal experience creating new development languages for the Objective-C platform, I’d like to suggest that the appropriate way to introduce a new language is for its creators to spend several months writing nontrivial applications in the language and reviewing the results with experts. This does not seem to have been done.

13 juillet

Trois salles, trois ambiances, trois envies de mourir. Au point de me réfugier dans la boîte de province au fond qui passait du hip-hop.

Facebook Messenger for iPad permanently pollutes my visual space with a list of old conversations I don’t wanna see… nor delete.

14 juillet

Wo putain. Depuis des mois que je me dis sans conviction qu’il faut que je tente le Queen par acquit de conscience. Mais c’est top en fait !

Par contre c’est plus de l’acouphène, je suis juste simplement sourd. IL DIT QUE CA C’EST DE LA BONNE SOIREE.

Depuis le temps que je me plains de pas trouver le son que j’aime à Paris y’en avait pas un pour me dire d’aller au Queen.

r/fiftyfifty

I’m not subscribing (or clicking), I just love the idea.

15 juillet

“If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love”

Shit, that wasn’t the right Hugo Award nominee to read right before going to sleep.

Oh, ces vacances, ça va être les championnats du coup d’épaule dans le touriste #quartierlatin

LE WIFI N’ARRIVE PAS AUX TOILETTES. SNED HALP.

Does iOS 8 preselect the damn text field contents when you reopen Spotlight before its value has been reset?

16 juillet

The Strain’s pilot is so full of stupid I can’t imagine they’ll have enough left for the Pacific Rim sequel. How ever will they manage?

“What to expect from Syfy’s 12 Monkeys series”

Shit. Shit is what to expect. That’s all you really need to know.

@RarestAnimal:

They are called “Blue Dragon” part of the Mollusk family [pic.twitter.com]

17 juillet

Un Segway garé devant un restaurant. Réflexe immédiat, don’t stare at the handicapped!

Je voudrais pas critiquer parce qu’au moins c’est pas du 100% pavé, mais ça ressemble un peu à rien, le nouveau jardin des Halles ?

18 juillet

Knowing Overcast exists makes it painful to listen to podcasts without silence reduction and dynamic compression. But I listen on my Mac.

A chaque fois que j’ouvre l’appli Météo (et je passe mon temps à l’ouvrir, because reasons) le programme du week-end change.

19 juillet

When you start petting a cat and it moves just one foot out of your reach and looks at you like, “Well? Whatcha waiting for?”

Just got an idea for an IRL / AR Watch Dogs-like multiplayer hacking game, and for once it may even be something I could realize by myself.

I can never, ever remember what the keyboard shortcut is for special characters in Mavericks.

L’autre inconvénient d’avoir des terrasses de bars sous ses fenêtres, c’est qu’on culpabilise à mort de ne rien faire de son samedi soir.

20 juillet

Le chat qui passe sa journée à dormir sur le canapé ET t’engueule quand tu ne viens pas te coucher à l’heure réglementaire.

Not sure if I interrupted the tutorial too many times (because I was at home) or it’s meant that way, but I’m completely lost in Ingress.

I know I could read up about the game again (I already did when it was first announced) but I just shouldn’t need to — not to that extent.

21 juillet

I reached (what looked like) the halfway point of Infamous: Second Son two/three weeks ago and I feel zero inclination to pick it up again.

@louije:

The Lego factory at the bottom of the sea (via @lucilesc) [bbc.com]

@olebegemann:

The glowing Apple was fun while Macs were a small minority. Now that (almost) everybody has a Mac, itʼs way to obtrusive for my taste.

C’est tristoune et monotone, l’aménagement de Paris Plages cette année, non ?

22 juillet

I had always resisted it but I must admit I don’t hate having another location to move to (and possibly even work) during the day.

Si les chats avaient un concept du chanter-faux, je prendrais très mal sa réaction de panique.

23 juillet

@dresdencodak:

The premise of Lucy would bother me so much less if the trailer just said “Look out, Scarlet Johansson drank WIZARD BLOOD!”

I missed being able to leave the dishes in the sink for a couple of days.

@netsabes:

Le jeu officiel du dernier film de Darren Aronofsky : [itunes.apple.com]

24 juillet

Bon, je veux déménager dans une ville moins froide en hiver, moins chaude en été, et moins polluée.

Il aura juste fallu neuf jours mais le chat n’a plus peur que je lui marche dessus à chaque fois que je fais le moindre mouvement.

25 juillet

Le chat qui miaule pendant une demi-heure pour que je sorte de la pièce où est sa litière, mais me suit aux chiottes.

@rataboom:

Mec, je me suis fait chier à taper un mail de 15 pages, c’est pas pour que tu proposes de m’appeler “pour en discuter de vive voix” #autiste

Wish I’d known before leaving home that the Destiny beta is now open to all. I should be able to remotely trigger the PSN download, right?

26 juillet

Don’t throw the phone into the river don’t throw the phone into the river I wonder how far I could no no no don’t throw the phone into…

The narrative was that Bungie was tired of making Halo games, but that rings pretty hollow when you look at Destiny, right?

You’d think Bungie would be smart enough to avoid the MMO trap of presenting you as savior. The Guardian mythos scales for co-op — not millions of concurrent players sharing a world.

If all the story missions follow the “cannon fodder + bullet-sponge boss” blueprint, Destiny’s beta may have just turned me off the game.

27 juillet

Tous les gens qui ont payé le Kickstarter de Star Commander, ils ont vu le film Wing Commander réalisé par Chris Roberts ?

28 juillet

29 juillet

Good grief, I have 150 hours’ worth of unplayed This American Life episodes in my iTunes. And ten more in Downcast.

Well, fuck, The Leftovers is grim.

30 juillet

I had re-subscribed to the Giant Bombcast 2 / 3 weeks ago, surprised that, oh! they were talking about games!

But of course it was a fluke.

As someone who enjoys Hearthstone for the play-by-play tactics rather than the deck-building strategy, I’m not thrilled with wing 2 of the Naxxramas expansion, which just came out. I’m fine with the first boss punishing my hunter deck and forcing me to diversify a bit — but the last boss is basically a full-on deck-building puzzle, even in normal difficulty, and that’s much less interesting to me. I’m not just frustrated, but also worried about what it means for the upcoming wings… which I’ve all bought in advance. I figured Blizzard earned some money since I like the game so much, but I’m afraid it would have been much better spent on card packs.

15-inch Retina Modbook Pro

As much as I drool over the concept, the design is revolting.

31 juillet

Okay, defeating Loatheb in Hearthstone wasn’t that bad after all.

The pain of returning to an awful Arena deck I had built months ago, when I was young(er) and stupid(er).

Ca me fascine toujours, le fait de me réveiller avec dans la tête une chanson complètement random que j’ai pas entendue depuis des semaines.

@MKBHD:

Shazam is now available for Macs… [pic.twitter.com]

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