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Published: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:00:01 +0200



Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:59:59 +0200

The “Move selected messages to Junk” icon is an odd thing to change in a .1 release but nice timing—started using it recently and it sucked. I powered through tracking issues on my last PSVR sessions because I was just mildly uncomfortable, but it’s killed any urge to play again. I knew to stop at the first hint of nausea, but it never got anywhere near that.That damn wetware is so fiddly. Oh. Ohhh. Même en entendant la réplique “go black hat with me” je n’ai pas immédiatement réalisé que black-hat / white-hat venait des westerns. Je trouvais bien que c’était une blague étonnamment geek, même pour une série qui parle de robots et jeux vidéo. I don’t know how useful it can be in real (adult) life but would you believe that Microsoft Paint 3D is legitimately cool. RT @jkottke: Twitter's "What's happening?" prompt sounds more and more frantic as the year progresses. I was making the argument to a friend yesterday that good old productivity apps were gonna move to 3D and VR (more significantly than this). Did they really announce $300 VR headsets (sans positional tracking I assume) in ten seconds and move on? Note that Microsoft already has ready-to-use inside-out positional tracking algorithms, with HoloLens. Funny how the new Surface Book is thicker in the middle, but keeps the appearance of a gap on the sides. Surface Studio very smartly and efficiently aimed at the creative professionals who are more and more disappointed with Apple. Microsoft showing Apple a thing or two about making a desirable computer. Damn. RT @danielpunkass: Apple's response for creative professionals: "No more pesky function keys!" RT @aegies: Microsoft bringing a comic creator on stage is also really fucking smart. Google, going for the iPhone’s jugular, cloned a 3-year-old design. Microsoft, going after the Mac, makes every creative’s dream computer 😮 Looks like I wasn’t paying attention and the $300 VR headsets do include inside-out tracking RT @CraigGrannell: Android/iOS Pinball fans, grab PinOut when it shows up tomorrow: [] • Gorgeous endless pinball from the future. RT @darrenrovell: Taco Bell in the U.K. is now selling a quesadilla filled with melted Kit Kats instead of cheese (H/T @BillyGrenham) RT @rgriff: Preparing for the demise of the Escape key…10.12 vs 10.12.1. [] Twitter finally about to remove its most glaring UX atrocity (unless an outcry from the geek crowd stops them again) I’d complain that people won’t know how to remove you from a needless group reply but they never did anyway. A double-digit percentage of Google Assistant's daily fun facts arrive in the wrong order Instagram Stories still doesn't remember your choice of brush and ink. It's not like people make wildly different art from day to day.


Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:59:59 +0200

I don't think Tim Cook is nearly that bad, but those are all very good points There’s a good chance that the Watch’s redeeming feature, fitness tracking, was pushed by Cook himself, for instance. RT @micahflee: Upgrade to iOS 10.1 right now. It fixes a remote code execution vulnerability that's exploited by getting you to open a malicious JPEG. RT @micahflee: If you're running Mac OS X Sierra, upgrade to the 10.12.1 now. It's vulnerable too [] Les américains utilisent des DC-10 comme canadairs 😮 People are complaining about the iOS update asking for their passwords, but neither of my devices did. Have I gotten a fake update? RT @rhtkth: Whitespace, whether in the form of an opening bracket line or a blank line after a method declaration makes code more readable. Period. RT @rhtkth: This isn't an opinion. It's design. Same reason paraph headers have a bigger padding between them than the lines in the paragraph. Did Apple plant that image to fuel rumors or did they release 10.12.1 early because of the JPEG vulnerability? I’ll get my complaint in early: the completely invisible Touch ID sensor (slash power button, presumably) is, once more, design over UX. RT @tapbot_paul: The Escape key is a relic of the Patriarchy. Why would I ever want to escape Apple? Apple is Mother, Apple is Father. Also this better be a shitty mockup from an intern because everything’s off-center vertically, in addition to the odd margin on ‘Cancel’. “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Official Trailer” \o/ I was wondering how unreliable the touch bar would be in Boot Camp, but if it is powered by its own CPU it could pretend to be a keyboard. RT @emarley: I’m a little nervous about the availability of a key which is in command-option-escape being software-controlled. #Rumors


Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:59:59 +0200

I went to the outside and survived AMA Ca me fascine vraiment, d’un point de vue humain, Trump qui est prêt à mettre son pays à feu et à sang plutôt que d’admettre pouvoir perdre. Grateful to Cesium’s dev for mentioning my app and writing a third-party blog post I can refer enquiring users to RT @noahmccormack: If you ask leading AI people about perpetuating implicit bias, they appear not to be able to comprehend the question Mac mini’s major GPU glitches appeared a couple days ago, and just disappeared with 10.12.1.I suspected / hoped it was software but this is too good to be true.


Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:59:59 +0200

RT @WickedGood: Apple’s built Game Center, which has been terrible since the beginning and somehow got worse. RT @WickedGood: Apple built Metal into macOS but I still can’t play Overwatch on my year-old MacBook Pro, and it can barely run XCOM 2. RT @WickedGood: Apple positioned the Apple TV as a gaming console but required Siri remote control at launch and didn’t pack in a gamepad so no games sold. RT @WickedGood: Those are three pretty significant failures in gaming since iOS was released, and they all took a significant amount of effort to implement. RT @WickedGood: So maybe it’s not Apple isn’t interested, but they fundamentally don’t understand gaming and iOS games have been successful despite them.


Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:59:59 +0200

RT @meropemills: NY Times Critic Pans Show After Accidentally Watching First Two Episodes Out of Order [] via @mediaite RT @dbreunig: "It’s remarkable that virtually an entire co's product line has been turned into a botnet that is attacking the US."


Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:59:59 +0200

Sad that an iPad / iPad mini could run the Switch’s 720p Skyrim without breaking a sweat, and the only thing missing is the side controllers Okay, the controllers and an audience willing to pay $60 for a game. This could’ve been a chance to find out whether our annus horribilis was better or worse without Twitter. But not with PSN being down too 😨


Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:59:59 +0200

No touchscreen? That thing better be cheap. Anyway, good name, good concept, and the removable controllers would be too fiddly for the public if they weren't backed by Nintendo's brand power. RT @LeReilly: Le trailer de la switch, une vision dark de la vie d'adulte où tu essayes de jouer quand tu peux mais y'a toujours un truc pour te déranger. Si on supprimait complètement le klaxon des voitures, là, comme ça, est-ce qu’il y aurait le moindre accident supplémentaire ? C’est quoi ce bordel de rayon de chocolats de Noël un 20 octobre ? Ils se sont trompés en commandant le stock de Halloween ? RT @weird_hist: As a breed, corgies date back over 1,000 years. So this medieval battle scene could be accurate. [] Mais qui a décidé que Wolverine pouvait porter un film solo (et encore moins trois) ?


Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:59:59 +0200

RT @kylebrussell: Being a VR early adopter can be… weird [] "What Makes the Pixel’s Camera So Good? Software (and Lasers)" Amazon stocking all ‘identical’ items in one pile means even a “sold by Amazon” Apple charger can be fake That kind of bullshit could very well be the end of Amazon for electronics and computer sales. RT @fafner: The macOS crash report is a document based app? 🙃 [] I don’t see anyone else mention the specific tracking issues I have with Driveclub VR, yet can’t imagine how they’d be specific to me ಠ_ಠ RT @prostheticknowl: Dynamic projection mapping onto deforming non-rigid surface: Impressive tech demo from @IshikawaLab


Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:59:59 +0200

Un moment de flottement quand je me retrouve face à l’hologramme taille réelle de Robin dans Arkham VR 😳 Not the most memorable game, but Wayward Sky is well worth experiencing for the way it plays with scale. And anyone who complains about Arkham VR’s length is “part of the problem.” So beautiful, so well made, a master class in narrative gaming in VR. I’ve been having tracking issues all day and now that I’ve taken the headset off it feels weird that the real world isn’t floating about. RT @haydencd: Open-world games are elaborate model train sets for the digital age. RT @HelenaRiches: Think you're having a bad day? Spare a thought for contractors who set off fire system at Oklahoma National Guard... TIL you can’t use your PC account in the Xbox version of Elite, so I’m not impatient for a PSVR port anymore. I am not starting over. The one thing I didn’t anticipate is how quickly, and how strongly, having access to VR makes me impatient to get better VR. I really hope it’s because PSVR is flawed and its experiences shallow, rather than me just being old and perpetually dissatisfied. I think the caveat is “if you’ve already given all your data to Google” (which, sure, most people have) RT @McHenryJD: Rory Gilmore doesn't know how to hold everyday objects, a series []


Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:59:59 +0200

Plex sign-on is best sign-on


Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:59:59 +0200

Chewing gum allowed me to play the Battlezone demo but Here They Lie is still impossible. Pity. Limited as it is (and why is the included music so terrible?), Harmonix’s Easel is proof that Tilt Brush is VR’s killer app for me. Disappointed that the lap times in Driveclub's career haven't been updated to be achievable with hardcore handling enabled. Between the mess of pixels that is Driveclub and the lack of a proper Tilt Brush, I'm more impatient than ever to get a PC. RT @emmaggarland: for anybody who has claimed this week that the legal system is designed to protect victims of sexual assault: Rez’s Area 5 is the only one that really works for me in VR. Area X’s particle effects suffer too much from low res. Also, too swoopy. Ick.


Sat, 15 Oct 2016 23:59:59 +0200

RT @jephjacques: Randy Munroe shared with me perhaps the greatest sequence of bird photos ever taken [] Is there a schematic somewhere explaining why moving the PSVR forward doesn’t make the picture look smaller but only changes FoV? #optics Y'a encore des tonnes de gens partout dans les rues c'est horrible mais que fait la police 😱


Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:59:59 +0200

Trying to figure out why my site screws up the names of uploaded files and oh my god are you kidding me RT @eurogamer: PSVR's cinema mode works with Xbox One, PC, Mac and Wii U - but there's a big catch. Digital Foundry tests it out. Trying to resist the urge to download every single PSVR game while I wait for my package to be delivered. Driveclub and Rez are no-brainers but the question is: Batman or Job Simulator or both? Iiiiiiit's Christmastime! On s'approche dangereusement du stade où la déception est mathématiquement inévitable Thumper. Jesus fuckinh christ, guys. Thumper in VR. Mouth agape from beginning to end (successful first run, natch). I'm saving Area X for another day and it's supposed to be amazing, but so far Thumper unexpectedly outshines replaying Rez in VR. Speaking of Thumper, the bass on the PSVR's included earbuds is really good. Wonder how expensive Sony's retail equivalent is. RT @Sci_Phile: The Extraordinary Details of Tiny Creatures Captured with a Laser-Scanning Microscope by Igor Siwanowicz


Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:59:59 +0200

Whoa, icon labels? Is Snapchat about to give up on bad UX? "The Virtual Screen feature works with any HDMI input, minus sound" AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Cram all the billable hours today, fall off the face of the Earth tomorrow “He gave the apps away to focus on Dash” seemed pretty obvious, but some people were already out for blood The Sony sensor in Google’s Pixel phone does one-shot HDR by varying exposure per pixel The iPhone could do the same for all I know (though I don’t remember Apple ever bragging about single-shot HDR?) but the technique’s interesting anyway.