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Hi, I’m a French game designer/writer working mainly in the serious game/edutainment industry.

On my free time, I develop my own video games and tools, compose electronic music, make pixel/voxel art, build keyboards, grow hops and brew beer.

Computers ate my soul.

I'm currently disassembling an iPhone 6 to replace its battery and I'm in awe at the viciousness of Apple engineers. They put a great deal of effort to make their devices near impossible to repair for someone who doesn't know the exact procedure.

Since I know how to use a soldering iron thanks to my mechanical keyboards frenzy, I tend to disassemble any electronic device that stopped working and try to fix it.

It turns out that most of the time, it's a stupidly cheap and basic component that needs to be replaced, or a wire that needs to be re-soldered. And it feels so much better than buying new stuff...

Plugging a Perc with is something I'd love to try if I ever get rich: polyend.com/perc-drumming-mach

Misread game title that I now wish existed: Klingon Hearts III.

Since a few days I have to choose between playing the steel tongue drum or writing about the steel tongue drum. I always choose playing. Also, yes, I’m addicted.

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Godot 3.1 is RELEASED!

More than a year of work on new features and a ton of usability improvements, as well as several thousand bugs fixed. Enjoy!

A big Thank You to all contributors for making a #FOSS #gamedev project such as #GodotEngine possible!

godotengine.org/article/godot-

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I'm saddened by the way RSS/Atom feeds have quietly died in the shadow of social networks (who of course did their best to kill them). I have a hard time finding recent and readable documentation about how to write a simple Atom feed. It's really weird to think about how such a useful tech was almost forced into obsolescence.

Steel tongue drums are not easy to play. They are easy to play with.

Quest for a steel tongue drum update: I finally managed to choose one last Sunday and I received it today. It's everything I expected it to be, and more. I'm totally hooked, and exhausted after my first session.

This motivated me to start a small blog and personal wiki (made with my own writing tool, which I'm also updating for this purpose) in order to document my attempts at taming this beautiful metal beast.

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I was randomly browsing my old Tumblr and I discovered that its infamous adult filter has unpublished a few screenshots of my 2017 abstract diary game project.

It's ridiculously hilarious, so I'm going to post them here. Beware, it's hardcore voxel porn (apparently).

RGB shower head update: apparently it only emits red flashes while "charging", though I've no idea how it works. There's no battery (it would be totally inefficient, insane and dangerous). Building water pressure inside or something like that, I guess.

Anyway, my shower head now cycles through rainbow colors while I'm using it, not unlike... my keyboard. It's still weird and oddly distracting, and I wish the cycle was slower, but it's not unpleasant.

I can’t decide if it’s terrible, funny, or uncanny. I really wonder how LEDs in a shower head can be a key selling point, especially since they don’t even light up depending on the “shower mode” (because yes, it has different modes).

A few days ago my heavy, dangerous-looking full metal shower head has been replaced with a lighter one made of plastic and shaped like a UFO.

Turns out this thing has RGB LEDs that randomly light up depending on the water pressure. It’s quite unsettling when you’re relaxing and it suddenly emits bursts of Cylon red flashes.

Quest for a steel tongue drum update: after reading, watching, listening, discussing loads of things about these instruments, I'm even more obsessed with them, but not so sure I still want to commission one.

Given my low budget, and the fact I'm a complete beginner regarding hand percussive instruments, it seems smarter to get a drum with the best quality and the simplest design I can find, instead of designing one that would look cool but probably sound bad and be too complicated to handle.

The genesis of the Hang is something I find quite fascinating:
youtu.be/AmgQKJxJsco

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