The Master of Orion reboot has all the classic flaws of recent 4X games

I bought Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars (2016) in a recent deal that included the 3 original games in the franchise started in 1993. After pulling an all-nighter on it, it feels like an old game: unreadable fights, tedious planet management with a stupid autobuild feature.

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RBG, a bittersweet documentary

RBG is a well-made documentary about an extraordinary woman who still fights for women’s rights to this day, and her matching and supporting husband of lesser fame but no lesser merit. Unfortunately the current US political landscape tainted my reception of this movie without having to do with its quality.

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Encrypting private data in a social network web app

Enforcing user’s privacy from their decentralized social network node admin isn’t an easy task. I explore two potential solutions, the compromising lightweight “Paranoid Mode” and the full-featured “Third-party client”.

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A (Mostly) Sunny Holiday Road-Trip Through Florida To New Orleans

My American company forces me to take a holiday week between Christmas Day and New Year Day, and this year it’s the occasion to drive from Key West, FL to New Orleans, LA in a Ford Mustang Convertible with my girlfriend.

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Mad Max the Video Game is better than the movie

Mad Max: Fury Road is arguably one of the most memorable movies of 2015, for a number of reasons. And after having extensively played the eponymous video game released the same year, I feel like it is going further and deeper into human madness than the movie ever went.

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On the Online Privacy Trail: Dropping analytics

Web analytics are a staple of website management, even though they only serve a very narrow purpose while gobbling large amounts of user data. In this episode of the Online Privacy Trail, I’ll tell you how I dropped them altogether.

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Fallout 4 a.k.a Hoarding Simulator 2017

Fallout 4 is the latest and in my opinion the best episode of the franchise since Bethesda took it from the cold dead hands of Activision. However this game excels at flattering my natural impulse to pick up and hold everything that’s lying around, and this is what I sheepishly did for nearly 180 hours.

(Spoiler warning)

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