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.
Je suppose que mettre du déboucheur à l’acide dans une canalisation où on a déjà mis de la soude serait une mauvaise idée 🤔
In case you haven’t heard, #ZAO is a Chinese app which completely blew up since Friday. Best application of ‘Deepfake’-style AI facial replacement I’ve ever seen.
Here’s an example of me as DiCaprio (generated in under 8 secs from that one photo in the thumbnail) 🤯
I can totally see this being applied in Films/ TV, imagine logging into your Netflix or Disney+ account - watching the latest TV show/ Marvel movie, where a stand-in actor’s would be auto-replaced with your own.
The newest member of the Avengers is….YOU.
The #ZAO app even has a built in meme gif generator…Apple is way behind the curve with Memoji’s 😅
why have I never thought of this before
Though it including random photos of receipts and screenshots in the automatically generated Memories could also have been the trigger if this was any other day.
Apple really needs to come to terms with the fact most peoples camera rolls are full of junk and design accordingly.
Most of the way Apple’s designs fall down is them designing for the marketing teams idealised user and world, not the much messier real world and use cases.
The side angle is even more terrifying
“Every installer app which needs root permissions is now urged to install a system-wide daemon for this purpose. Which is usually left behind, because Apple provides no API for removing it.”
Apple’s careless locking down of macOS is actually making some things more insecure!
When Google puts 4 paid ads ahead of the first organic result for your own brand name, you’re forced to pay up if you want to be found. It’s a shakedown. It’s ransom. But at least we can have fun with it. Search for Basecamp and you may see this attached ad.
Patented today: A heated decoy keyboard to keep your cat off your laptop.
Patent No. 10398125.
Invoiced a client and immediately bought three new IF games. Oops, I guess I’m never gonna properly finish Elsinore 😔
Have just heard a paleontologist say this, which blew my head off:
When a T-Rex was alive all Stegosaurus were already fossils. A T-Rex is closer in time to an iPad than to a Stegosaurus.
It’s weird seeing images of Obra Dinn after I’ve watched The Terror. Kinda want to get back to the game but I’m gonna be confusing the two a lot.
I didn’t know cross-save between Steam and Switch could be a thing. That’s such a great feature (assuming it’s reliable), Nintendo should subsidize the development time for any game that’s applicable.
Farming Simulator is totally a game I can see myself playing on Switch for hours instead of doing anything interesting so maybe I should go on not having a Switch.
Found out today that Philips Hue has a whole range of really cute outdoor lights (whereas almost all of their indoor lamps are awful) so I need to move somewhere with a garden.
Il y a des gens en costard-cravate dans tous les bars devant lesquels je passe, c’est dégoûtant les afterworks.
People were laughing at Android sending ads to customers a couple of years ago, and honestly it feels like I’m using Android nowadays.
Scotland has officially created a tartan to honour its Muslim citizens.
Blue: Scottish Flag
5 white lines: the 5 pillars of Islam
6 gold lines: the 6 articles of faith
Black square: the Kaaba
Scottish citizens, Glasgow City Chambers (Attire’s Mind)
Quand j’ai googlé “asthme + chaleur” j’ai lu que c’était souvent la chaleur humide qui posait problème, et je n’ai pas réalisé immédiatement l’implication que les gens normaux n’ont pas de difficultés à respirer après dix minutes sous la douche 😲
En ce moment je passe devant Jussieu tous les jours et les étudiants sont jeunes, beaux et insouciants et je les déteste. Et puis je me rappelle qu’ils ne connaîtront que l’oppression, la guerre et les catastrophes naturelles et ça me console un peu.
People seem to assume it’s a temporary “wrap” until the reopening, which sounds to me like an odd idea, though not impossible. I’ll be disappointed if they remove it.
J’allais unfollow tous les gens qui ont recommandé The Expanse depuis deux ans, mais le ton et l’atmosphère se sont soudain arrangés au passage à la saison 2… ou bien c’est le syndrome de Stockholm.
The Expanse S2 —
That season got much better, especially near the middle, but it devolved a bit by the end. They just can’t help having to follow the dumb story bits from the books.
Still, definitely more enjoyable than season one.
Ca a mis une semaine (j’ai pas été très efficace, faut avouer) et il a fallu que je démonte la cuvette mais j’ai débouché mes chiottes tout seul 🙌︎ (le plombier que j’avais fini par appeler vendredi a décommandé).
“If cats looked like frogs we’d realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That’s what people remember.” TERRY PRATCHETT
Disney are remaking Home Alone. This is a petition for them to re-cast 38 year old Macauley Culkin as 9 year old Kevin McCallister and have nobody in the film acknowledge it.
I could deal better with the lack of interactivity in Eliza if I wasn’t so annoyed by the voice work. The dialogue is very nicely written in a naturalistic style, but they ALL overact each WORD like extras TRYING to make SURE their ONE line gets NOTICED.
Dishonored: Death of the Outisder (PC) —
That felt more minor and B-team than I expected. Only one area was really well realized, and that would have been fine if it had released as a DLC.
I bought a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter from Apple and I can’t believe how thin and fragile the cable looks. I don’t usually break iPhone cables but no amount of care will keep that thing working for long.
Petting the bird in Falcon Age VR is really well done but everything else is pretty rough. Teleport orientation is screwed up, my baton keeps holstering in middle of combat, and the universe feels as bare as can be expected of what started as a PSVR game 😕
Meanwhile I’ve played a little of Mutant Year Zero and it’s a good surprise for a game I’d forgotten existed and got for free. I did not expect high production values and well-thought UX from the game with a duck-man and a pig-man on the thumbnail, and a rather generic title.
I intended to buy a refurbished or used Watch Series 4 this fall, but Apple has added the only thing that could make me reconsider and want a Series 5 — an always-on screen. Not that I’ve ever really minded having to flick my wrist to see the time… but it just feels wrong to buy a Watch now that doesn’t have it.
Apple Arcade is going to have exclusive Rayman, Pac-Man, Shantae, Steven Universe, and Chu Chu Rocket games, plus a new Square Enix RPG. And Apple didn’t even mention any of those when it annoucned the price/date in its biggest PR event of the season…
looks at non-podcasting couple “so which one of you does the painstaking research into a widely misunderstood historical event, and which one of you reacts to hearing about it in real time?”
This is a great example of how AI automates bias. It’s already well known that doctors tend to downplay women’s medical concerns as having an emotional basis.
AI is only as good as the data that trained it. Thus the chatbot simply reflects the gender bias of the typical doctor. [twitter.com]
— Alors ça, c’est un cache-pot, faudra mettre une jardinière dedans.
— Est-ce que vous avez une jardinière à cette taille ?
— Non, pourquoi ?
High on the list of weird Apple keynote brags is changing the font in the camera app. It even made the marketing website!
instead of a Valve Index?
“Will I manage to hit ‘Trash’ on this email notification right before the contents load and I have to scroll through half a dozen screenfuls of spam to reach the button?”
THREAD: So, most people associate Japanese design with either cute kitsch or zen-like minimalism, but its much more diverse, & 1 of my particular fav periods was the architecture of its 80-90s boom era; wild, strange & incredibly diverse, & unique in world architectural history
Hiroyuki Wakabayashi‘s Humax Pavilion, Shibuya, Tokyo, 1993
Shin Takamatsu‘s Pharaoh Dental Clinic in Kyoto from 1984…
This beautiful photo is by David Ewen
The brilliantly sinister, end-of-days M2 building by Kengo Kuma in Tokyo from 1991 (I still think his best Building). It was originally a car showroom but is now, more aptly, a funeral home
Photo from the architect’s site
Acheter une nouvelle casserole et ne pas être capable de doser correctement ce qu’on cuisine pendant quinze jours 🤦🏻♂️
I recently found out that #AdobeCapture can generate materials from the real world. Mind. Blown. 🤯
Has anyone got a trick to get an Amazon Locker’s reader to recognize the barcode from an email? I’ve randomly managed it once but can’t discern any rhyme or reason to making it work. This is 2019 and I refuse to input a code like an animal.
En arrêt devant les lampes d’extérieur solaires trop mignonnes avant de me rappeler que la dernière chose que je veux est d’attirer plus d’insectes à ma fenêtre le soir.
Omg this is brilliant. Never seen so much “personality” from a stick before 😂 (credit to fritend1 on Reddit for this contraption)
Everything’s terrible, so here’s a birb living his best life (Sound on)
Carl Sagan explains how the ancient Greeks knew the Earth was round and calculated its circumference over 2,000 years ago.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance —
I’ve never felt very strongly about the movie, so I do not get the benefit of nostalgia and only see inexpressive puppets acting in front of green screens. And so many grating voices. I already had a hard time with those when it was just a movie, so I’ll skip on the ten-hour version.
The Dance of a Thousand Hands. Absolutely incredible.
Il est une heure et demie un lun-mardi et un groupe d’hétéros beugle des chansons à boire sous mes fenêtres. Pourquoi j’achète des plantes au lieu de partir au fond de la campagne, moi.