Published: Sat, 01 Oct 2016 04:00:01 +0200
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:59:59 +0200A history of Mayan script and the efforts to decode it RT @stroughtonsmith: Neural nets are fascinating ways to solve computing problems with magic algorithms humans may never be able to grok https://t.co/sfuHS0UhPw RT @stroughtonsmith: I have no idea what happens to computing when nobody on earth actually understands the algorithms being used to generate results 😶 RT @Phineas: Halloween is cancelled because this dog stole it [pic.twitter.com] Coming soon to Tilt Brush: multiplayer, and a posable manikin 💜 I don’t understand the point of Forza Horizon 3’s convoys, except for making most cars spawn in the same class as yours, which looks as silly as in an old GTA.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:59:59 +0200Figma: like Sketch, but as a collaborative web app 😮Some days I wish I worked with people, maybe. Two of my favorite electronic artists, Overwerk and the leader from Tycho, were graphic designers at first 😨 RT @netsabes: Pour fêter l’indépendance créative conservée d’Ubisoft, voici son tout nouveau jeu : [youtube.com] RT @jimwaterson: Modern spies find it hard to go undercover because their aliases don't have detailed Facebook accounts. https://t.co/CxaX0SaAJQ https://t.co/W6XEYNPDLO
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:59:59 +0200Everyone said Forza Horizon 3 was the best car game ever so of course I’m finding the tone and structure less enjoyable than Horizon 2. Obviously it doesn’t help that I got a taste of Driveclub VR last week, but I don’t think that’s the whole reason. I MEANT TO SCROLL DOWN ON MY EX’S PROFILE AND IT SUPER-LIKED HIM AND FUCK THIS SHIT I’M DELETING TINDER. I guess it’s pretty convenient that the best way out of this faux-pas was to delete my account. There’s something to be said for external power supplies you can easily replace when they crap out. In other news, my old Drobo is alive \o/ Asking Siri “Show me photos of dogs” should default to a web search, not launch Photos unless you said “my dog” or “my photos.” RT @JDLDG: Unlikely animal friendships make the world bearable 😍 [pic.twitter.com] I deleted a folder while I was moving to another drive a file it contained, in Sierra El Capitan’s related regression was that you couldn’t change the labels on a file while copying it (more of an edge case, I’ll admit) I guess in the next version of macOS they might as well replace the Finder with Windows’ File Explorer. Funny, I just realized I didn’t get an e-mail from Apple about Snap Filters being obsoleteIt’s still 320x480-only. And I have no idea how the filters manage to be so slow on an iPhone 6. Is the old OpenGL API running through an emulator or something? RT @Paume75: "OVH noyé par une attaque Ddos sans précédent" [zdnet.fr] Wanna bet there isn't gonna be another Instagram update until after I've gotten used to the placeholder icon?
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:59:59 +0200Terrible news! This site exists and now I know about it Bien fait de dormir, rien que les photos du débat me stressent, d’imaginer l’effort que ça représente de garder le sourire face à ça. RT @themadstone: The only winner tonight is the Voyager probe, which is speeding away from the Earth at 17 kilometers/second #debatenight The next portable Playstation should totally be a gamepad-battery-case for iPhone Why do Spotify’s song radios always end after a few hours? (It’s always better than Apple Music’s, which just refused to start, but still.) Signal now has a desktop app, same principle as Whatsapp’s except not ugly (and smart to make it as a Chrome app) “Horses found able to use symbols to convey their desire for a blanket” Forza Horizon won’t be here until tomorrow and I need to take my mind off PSVR and maybe I should have bought it online even at 20€ more. RT @stroughtonsmith: “New VR Dev Kit From Occipital Turns iPhone Into Room-Scale VR” [uploadvr.com] /via @saniul Left the Xbox on to install the game and do its thing while I worked. It turned itself off because I was idle and now appears to be stuck 🙄 I deleted the game to start over and now installation is stalling at 4%. If my Forzabox is dying just before its last hurrah I’m gonna be 😡 Finally found the one place in the Xbox dashboard where the installation progress counter isn’t stuck at 0%, so I guess I’m fine. “30% installed, but you can start playing right away!”starts the game“Forza Horizon 3 needs an update”I hate this console so much.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:59:59 +0200Bought a renowned iOS productivity app after someone I trust wrote a long post about how awesome it is.The UI looks like it was designed for Palm Pilot. "High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history" RT @bradmelmore: Internet: So it's the 75th anniversary. Kid on the Nevermind cover: please no not again.Internet: Get in the fucking pool old man. “Unlocking a Mac with an Apple Watch requires two-factor, not two-step, iCloud protection—what?” MFW je réalise que l’imbitabilité du nom ‘Armstrong’ découle de son étymologie lointaine à base de — tenez-vous bien — 'arm' et 'strong'. Ca doit être le fait de m’être mis aux mots croisés qui déverrouille des connexions nerveuses dans mon cerveau. Who the fuck is in charge of Snapchat’s filters? Est-ce que j’essaie de rester réveillé jusqu’à quatre heures du matin pour assister symboliquement à la fin de la civilisation occidentale ? Burning Man 2016 in 75 photos (with much unfortunate scroll hijacking) RT @MatthewBogart: Um… at least I know I’ll never hear songs like that one I liked again. [pic.twitter.com] 😱So… Twitter is pretty much the one use case where it makes sense to ask “Can the blockchain save us?” right? Honestly I’m rather curious to see what happens after Twitter implodes. Do we, as a society, step back or double down? RT @Benjojo12: oh my god Amazon's audio captchas are COMPLEATELY MENTAL [pic.twitter.com]
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:59:59 +0200Hope the Spectacles come out soon because I’m really tempted to make a circular video capture + player app and that’d be a huge waste of my time. RT @redfacts: This is a public service announcement about the Canada lynx and its ginormous fluffy paws. Thank you for your atten… https://t.co/b0CumeEjlW The iMessage App Store is gonna need a data deduplication algorithm The Watch's stupid aggregate notifications aren't very compatible with Google Assistant's conversational style ‘Hey Siri’ worked great during the watchOS beta but fails half the time since release.I think I need to create a @garoo_complains account. An experiment to see how many accounts I can create with different filters over my face (with apologies to @fet_complains). There must be a way to remove an account from Tweetbot on iOS but I can’t find it ¯\(ツ)/¯ Je suis à ça de la crise de narcolepsie dans les toilettes à cause du son de l'aspirateur des voisins via les conduits d'aération. You didn’t have to… but you could have. RT @MachinePix: Water in laminar flow (or streamline flow) has no cross-currents, eddies, or swirls. [pic.twitter.com]
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:59:59 +0200Chaque épisode de The Good Place perd une étoile, je suis content de voir Kristen Bell mais à ce rythme ça va être… I hope the Spectacles really output video with a circular overlay because that’s hilarious and kinda cool Not that I would be caught dead wearing those things but I’d love it if they started a round-video fad. RT @neilcybart: We may be seeing Snap's eventual IPO narrative here. A great IPO often has an easy to understand, yet intriguing st… https://t.co/kXu0yLlZr2 The Internet of Things is being used as a DDoS botnet of unprecedented power RT @jeffrey: LA / SF [pic.twitter.com]
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:59:59 +0200I like Google Assistant's tone better than Siri's. But I'm a misanthropic nerd so maybe Apple is right not to cater to me. RT @thedailybeast: EXCLUSIVE: Silicon Valley billionaire Palmer Luckey secretly funds group dedicated to posting anti-Clinton memes:… https://t.co/auzEWFtG7b RT @kezamacdonald: Some of the comments on Palmer Luckey's now-deleted Reddit account are quite, quite extraordinary. Amazing how fast money can strip empathy. RT @ultrabrilliant: This is so Deus Ex.[twitter.com] Sierra opens the “Do you really want to change your default browser?” confirmation popup behind the active window — if not all windows ಠ_ಠ Gave up on Safari because it has terrible performance with multiple tabs and with YouTube.So now I’m… checking out Firefox 😳 I just super-liked someone on Tinder when I meant to scroll down on their profile. Goddamn UI traps. Hoping the “app extension issues” iOS 10.0.2 fixes include that user who left a 1-star review because the widget didn’t appear in the list. RT @olitax: J'ai toujours cru que ce truc était dur, et paf révélation [pic.twitter.com]
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:59:59 +0200I’ve enabled Apple’s new 2FA and it keeps asking me codes and I’m super nervous about they day it fucks up and I’m locked out of everything. RT @TimTr: Swift Playgrounds on iPad can control robots using Bluetooth. How cool is that?! Here’s a sample to get you started: https://t.co/2ybOysmbAO You understood perfectly what I want and you know what time it is 🙄 Went to a PSVR showcase and somehow chose all of the worst demos. Except for Driveclub — Driveclub on a wheel is awesome.I need a wheel. The Tomb Raider PSVR experience is uninteresting and looks like shit because they're going for photorealism without the power to achieve it. The VR mode in Bound is definitely pretty but having to keep teleporting manually in addition to controlling the character is too much of a pain in the ass. And Rush of Blood is very good at what it does but oh my god demoing a rollercoaster to VR virgins are you fucking mad? I don't think it made me queasy (unlike Rush of Blood) but the lack of G-forces when you hit the brakes hard in Driveclub is extremely weird. Wheeeee! Suddenly you're in zero-G! La démo Playstation VR est à l'angle de la rue des Archives et il y en a pour tous les goûts, si vous n'y allez pas vous êtes de gros nazes. Didn’t seem possible to disable traction control in Driveclub VR; looks like they want to make sure you won’t do donuts until you throw up. I don’t give a fuck about the iPhone 7 anymore. Got a few days to see if I cancel my Forza Horizon preorder. Feels silly to waste time on my 20-inch screen just before I get Driveclub VR.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:59:59 +0200Si vous avez insulté la mémoire d’Alan Turing en regardant Imitation Game, vous vous devez de voir Breaking the Code pour rattraper. (Même si c’est vraiment pas facile de regarder du VHS sur un écran 1080p.) You can run a Tilt Brush clone right in your (nightly build) web browser 😲 I’m trying Safari again, as you do after any OS update, and I forgot how nice it is to have smooth scrolling. Pingouin ascendant brioche 💜 Oh, the watchOS 3 feature I had been asking for exists — it’s just reserved for Series 2 Every OS update I try Safari again but don’t remember why I switched to Chrome and what to look for. This time I swear I’ll make a list. I tried an iPhone 7 for five minutes in an Apple Store and I’m now completely disgusted with my old physical Home button. On the other hand I absolutely cannot understand the enthusiasm for the OS haptics ¯\(ツ)/¯ Drame à la table iPhone de l’Apple Store : quelqu’un se met à me parler de son dilemme pour choisir une couleur 😱 Young guy at the Apple Store table seemed obsessed with Jet Black but dejected that it didn’t broadcast “I have an iPhone!” like White. Sorry I didn’t have the presence of mind to point out that it would be the ultimate status symbol within weeks. Oh yeah I forgot to say that the glossy iPhone is a gorgeous object, but everyone already knew that. Worth the fingerprints after all. “Hands on with the iPhone 7 Plus’ crazy new Portrait mode”Imperfect of course but very impressive RT @stroughtonsmith: In a world where most photos end up on Snapchat/Facebook/Instagram, the faux-bokeh effect on the 7 Plus is as believable as most DSLR pics RT @fet_complains: The one thing Siri on iOS is reliable for, Siri on Mac can’t do. [pic.twitter.com] Safari opening new tabs in the tab bar then not switching to them until the content has loaded, that’s new, right?It sucks. And I completely understand why someone would think it’s a good idea not to switch immediately to an empty tab.But it’s not. Vue la chance que j’ai aujourd’hui avec tout ce qui est informatique, je vais ressortir aveugle de ma démo PSVR demain, moi. My Drobo is dead, I’ve screwed up my iPhone backups and the world is dark and hostile. Also I’m getting one support e-mail per fifty $1 app sold and I don’t think that’s sustainable.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:59:59 +0200What o_O RT @CraigGrannell: macOS Sierra is out today. If you plan to install, back-up your Mac first, preferably cloning the entire drive. Better safe than ARGH NOOOOO RT @CraigGrannell: If you don’t use a cloning tool, SuperDuper! and Carbon Copy Cloner are both fab. I use SuperDuper! daily on my main works Mac. Are people downloading it by mistake? Last-minute upgrading before Sierra? Or is the App Store really that dead? I like to think the odds are pretty good that SteamVR will be compatible with Playstation VR headset and controllers by the time I get a PC. The Lightning adapter and Lightning EarPods do contain a DAC Okay let’s be reasonable and not rush to install Sier—oops. I was nervous about universal clipboard because of passwords, but this is perfect Beautiful. Owning several computers is totally an edge case among users who will enable sync “Rez Infinite: Area X reveal trailer”I guess the music isn’t as bad as Child of Eden’s and I’ll get used to it. I literally cannot believe Google “reinventing Nexus” would result in lousy iPhone 6 copycats, complete with antenna lines I love Rez but, judging by the tone of everyone’s previews, there must have been MDMA in the water at the hands-on event. This looks like a credible tool for checking the compatibility of your installed apps with Sierra I’m only downloading Sierra, not even installing it yet 😨
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:59:59 +0200No joke, every social app should have this. (And also an option to replace a user’s avatar while we’re at it.) RT @Grathio: Something happened in my brain. Now I look at these cursors and think "Nail, slot screw, Phillips screw". [pic.twitter.com] Bon, il me faut un nouveau siège de bureau, et cette fois je ne me fais plus avoir, je prends une simple chaise, no moving parts. So I guess the App Review team is recuperating from its GM-week overtime? (I mean, fair enough.) Gave in and preordered the PSVR headset. Wanted to wait in case they released a complete bundle, but I’ll look for secondhand Moves instead. It doesn’t look like I’ll get a PC+Rift in the next couple of months, so I couldn’t possibly risk missing PSVR’s release. RT @9to5mac: iPhone 7’s 25% brighter display only reaches max brightness w/ ‘Auto-Brightness’ enabled [9to5mac.com] [pic.twitter.com] If you’re so old you sync your music with iTunes AND organize it by rating: I updated my widget for iOS 10 I’ve been hating all summer on iOS 10’s taller widgets, but I really like how my redesign came out. Est-ce qu’ils ont oublié d’engager un directeur de la photographie pour les prises de vue réelles du film Warcraft ? Ca n’a pas de sens.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:59:59 +0200The Forza Horizon 3 demo was full of diverse cars at launch, but now all the drivatars are driving the same blue BMW we’re all locked to 😄 RT @The_Axx: Apparently when I click the home button to exit an app, I do it with my fingernail. Not something I ever realized until it no longer works 😐 I almost did, too, then decided it was an experiment to see how bad it could eventually become #3fictionalcharacters RT @Sci_Phile: Playstation brand ambassadors wear awesome flash-sensitive clothing. [pic.twitter.com] Almost lost my streak on a stupid mistake — I was so close to giving up RT @MartinSFP: Now this is what I call a Lightning dongle: USB charging, headphones, L/R line out and MIDI in. [pic.twitter.com] I still can’t believe they built a whole long-tweet API and they’re using it to effectively extend the limit by 20 characters 🙄 iOS 10 remembering your scroll position in Today view completely defeats the point of putting the most important information at the top 😕 And it probably makes sense because most people didn’t organize their widgets, but it makes the view significantly less useful for power users. Well, I guess that's iOS for you. RT @jamiepinkham: Free killer iPhone 7 accessory idea: external battery with headphone jack Can’t believe I’ve had this MacBook Pro for two and a half years already. That makes it perfectly reasonable to buy a big new PC for VR! I mean ideally I should wait for the October keynote because you never know but, come on, as if. Shooting at “2x” in low light, the 7 Plus will switch to digital zoom rather than use the slower “telephoto” lens I get how that makes sense to get the best possible picture, but as a photography enthusiast I’d rather they just disabled the 2x setting.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 23:59:59 +0200RT @discreetsecure: FFS guys. [pic.twitter.com] Metal Gear Survive gameplay videoI don’t really enjoy wave-based survival modes, but this looks more than decent. A freemium vector drawing app smartly retooled to emphasize custom sticker creationIt works great for free, and syncs to iCloud so you can create stickers on iPad and use them on iPhone. “iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Camera Test Comparison”Samsung has much better OIS, autofocus, and sound.