http://www.one.org
juil. 2010

Run, baby. Run.

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When I tried to plug my Nike + receiver to my iPhone 4, I got this message :

No Receiver Required<br /><br />The Nike + iPod receiver is not required for this iPhone  because it has a built-in receiver.


Oh great. I totally forgot they built this into the new hardwares, since the iPod Touch version 2, I think.

Anyway, the question was then: how do I make it work, since I don’t see a Nike + iPod application in the built-in apps?

Let’s try the App Store… Nothing.

And yet, on the pages that talk about the Nike + iPod, you can clearly see and iPhone 4 with the Nike + iPo app on the first page:

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So…

I was feeling quite stupid.

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And then after a few tries, I went to the Settings and scrolled down to the bottom of the page, where are all the apps… settings. And there it was !

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Inside this, I could activate the function, which made the app appear in the iPhone pages, choose my Power Song and everything. And link my shoe sensor.

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I still have to replace my Nike + watch remote batteries and find an iPhone 4 holster and it’ll be perfect.

Here I go, I’ll try to run as smooth as possible, to avoid hurting my knee again. And even smoother, to try to forget it still hurts.

For now, I’ll only run 5 kilometers at a time, for a while. And I hope I’ll be back to 10 kilometers soon. And maybe, this time, keep on running through the winter. But, damn, I’d really love to live in a place where the winter is warm and reasonably dry.


Disco is not dead, but MJ is, sadly…

The penultimate update to Plant vs Zombies on iPhone was, strangely, numbered 0.0.1. And it should have been a warning that something was odd, indeed.

In fact, this update led to a game that crashed just after loading finished on my iPhone. Fortunately, they fixed this quite fast, with the release of a 1.3 version. Now, that’s quite a giant leap, in terms of software development, when you go from version 0.0.1 to 1.3 in just a few days, isn’t it?

Anyway, this is is solved . And they added a few more achievements. Why not. Quite lame, compared to what everybody wants: the Zen Garden. But why not.

And a ridiculous French translation. Could have been avoided. Should have been avoided, in fact. But whatever, my iPhone runs in English anyway, so I don’t have to suffer this, at least.

But what is a very bad move is the withdrawal of the the Michael Jackson looking Dancing Zombie. This was the most cute and fun zombie of all. My favorite. And my family’s favorite, too.

It was a nice homage to Michael Jackson and I’m sure he would have loved it and laughed his ass off, while playing with it, if he had known.

And some tight asses, with nothing better to do, found it worthwhile to “object” this. And some even tighter asses at PopCap decided, among other bad decisions, to replace the much beloved “MJ Zombie” with a lame “Disco Stu Zombie”…

And there are some other little troubles, like the description text that is clear and readable on the previous version (upper screenshot, with MJ Zombie) and blurry and ugly (lower screenshot, with lame replacement Disco Zombie)… And it’s even more obvious if you see the images at full size. I’ve reduced them to better fit, here.

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Dacning Zombie usurpator


My best advice?

Do like my wife and kids: do NOT update PvZ and keep MJ alive. In fact, I will downgrade my iPhone to the previous version. Not the 0.0.1, no. The previous one. The working and cool one.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Disco. But not at the expense of Michael Jackson. I’m angry at the morons who thought they had to kill him a second time.


Programme d'étui iPhone 4. Désormais disponible.

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Exposure lowered my value…

Brilliant!


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Porteurs d'eau…

Tiens, pour une fois, je n’ai pas des envies irréalistes, j’ai juste envie de quelques feuilles d’eau… Allez, disons une dizaine, que chacun dans la famille en ait deux.

bien commun de l'humanité, l'eau n'a pas de prix

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Et signez donc la pétition, cette charte n’exprime que des choses légitimes et décentes !

Missing Missy…

This is brilliant, funny and leading to a cat’s death, so I can only like it!

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Love this graphic designer!



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Clever and funny…





What was the most impressive was the very short time it took this guy to create this trick, with a just released iPad. But it took too long for me to report it for you to fully get this fact, sorry.

Nuit de folie ou de terreur ?

L’original est la version qui fait le plus sourire…





La reprise coréenne est la version qui fait le plus peur… Ces filles sont terrifiantes, en plus d’être incompréhensibles.






Talented people make me jealous…

Via The Pixar Blog





And Kyle Lambert certainly is talented.

Flamenco kills…

Smoking kills…

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Et dans le même style… flamenco kills… mais là c'est pas volontaire.

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L'affiche fait penser à celle de prévention contre les cancers du poumon du hall des vieux hôpitaux !

En même temps, toutes les photos sont ratées et l'affiche est laide et ringarde. Ça colle très bien avec le flamenco, vous me direz…

Submarine base jump…





Cantina

Non seulement je n’y connais rien en foot, mais en plus, je déteste ça. Qui plus est, je vénère Star Trek et trouve Star Wars tout juste pas mal pour les plus jeunes.

Mais il faut bien reconnaître que c’est un joli travail d’intégration qui a été fait là.

Mon autre problème étant que je sens bien que cette publicité regorge de “célébrités”, mais je n’ai reconnu que Daft Punk et Snoop Dogg… bon, j’imagine que vous trouverez les autres. Cela dit, la simple apparition de Daft Punk redonne de l’intérêt à Star Wars.





Not only do I know nothing about soccer, but I hate it. Moreover, I absolutely love Star Trek, but find Star Wars is barely good, for children.

But I must admit this is a great work of integration.

My other problem is that I get the point of this ad, which is to fill it with “famous people”, but I only recognized Daft Punk and Snoop Dogg… but I’m sure you’ll recognize them. That being said, the simple fact Daft Punk crosses the screen makes Star Wars almost worthy.

Liquide ou solide ?

Via Séb, chez Gantis, une expérience amusante et simple et dont on ne se lasse pas : la fabrication d’un fluide non newtonien avec de la Maïzena.





Bon, c’est vrai que c’est trop long et verbeux, il aurait du couper son film… Mais c’est rigolo.


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Well, I do love my eyePhone anyway.

But Bender rocks.

Who said you can’t make fun of yourself?

Opération Crayon Rouge, le retour…

Vous saviez qu’on pouvait se faire “débaptiser” ?

C’est une démarche que j’imagine rare, mais savoir qu’on peut encore disposer de soi et de ses convictions est finalement rassurant…

Alors voilà, que vous soyez catholique, protestant, juif ou que sais-je encore, vous trouverez sur cette page le modèle de courrier pour demander votre radiation de tous ces registres sur lesquels vous avez généralement été inscrits sans démarche de votre part, par défaut, en quelque sorte.

Vous y trouverez même un extrait d’une émission d’Arte.

Et au passage, un site (en italien) sur le sujet, celui de l’Union des Athées et Agnostiques Rationalistes.

Exit Sbattezziamoci insieme www.uaar.it


Pour être tout à fait impartial dans cette information, je me dois de signaler un article présentant l’Actu Defictionis sous un jour radicalement opposé…

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Personnellement, je n’avais pas envisagé la possible connotation de haine derrière cette démarche, je l’imaginais juste comme une ré-appropriation de sa foi ou absence d’icelle et de ses idées philosophiques. Mais je présume que chez certains, cette motivation peut être présente.