Hi. I’m Stella. I would like some of your breakfast, please.

I gotta say, I do like using a good camera for my “web cam” … me on zoom a few days ago.

After another random conversation with @larsberg_, I resurrected my favorite fountain pens. Left is a lovely compact Pelican, middle is a cheap Waterman that none-the-less writes beautifully, and the right is (can’t remember brand) that feels lovely

Been trying to figure out how to fix my “streaming video camera” setup (Canon SL3 is problematic). I haven’t found anything that quite fits the “features + price” zone I’m targeting. Considering a Nikon Z50.

All the camera research is making me want to upgrade my D750 to a Z6

playing with the new Fuji X-A7 + f2 35mm lens I got to use as my “webcam”

For Surveillance Economy companies, the low bar should at least be “More trustworthy than Facebook”. Shockingly, some don’t even reach that.

Google buys Fitbit. Fitbit assures customers data will remain separate and not be used for Google ads. Just like Nest did when it was acquired. And that never happened … oh, wait, nevermind

Ok, I think the time has come to admit that as much as Mastodon appeals to me, I’m not using it. Shutting down macmynatt.social … bye bye

Yummy #DateNight at home. Foie gras with apples, honey and crostini. Beef tenderloin. Mushroom carbonara. (Not pictured: kale salad, cheese plate, a variety of wine).

Removing all the street parking spots from “city center”, converting to bike lanes and pedestrian areas; how wonderful. I wish Atlanta would take the streets near the core of areas like Virginia Highlands (where I live) and get rid of street parking

One of my TAs made this, goofing around with the ray tracing assignment media.discordapp.net

Street performer in New Orleans yesterday, great voice, singing “I feel like a natural woman” #UIST2019

Dog says “The pet rabbit is on the other side of the door!”

Setting up an avatar for #UIST2019 next week. I’ll be there, but when I’m in the remote rooms, I need to look the part. Front and back.

I planted a fall garden (because I live in Atlanta, and thanks to global warming, there is no longer a winter), and it starting to sprout! (say hello to some teeny tiny radish plants)

I’m going to be attending UIST in New Orleans, and helping run the “Remote Social Experiences” setup (using streaming Twitch video and Mozilla’s Hubs platform) (links soon!). The tech is solid, I’m mostly nervous about blowing my diet. 😂

Pleased to see @htcvive calling out the value of privacy in vision-based tracking system design in their blog post about how and why the Wireless Adaptor works with the Vive Cosmos.

More substantial than what Oculus said at all of OC6? (“kidding”)

This video speaks to me. Claire from-the-Bon-Appetit-Test-Kitchen’s videos are adorable

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I made this Easy Dulce de Leche Recipe yesterday, and just opened the can (using it to make ice cream this morning). OMG it’s so good, my mind is blown.

California signed their law allowing athletes to benefit from their likenesses through licensing. This great! Next steps: allow these minor league teams to pay athletes, then eventually bring down the whole abusive system #endtheNCAA

An amazing group of people! The 29 Newest @Mozilla Fellows are technologists, activists, lawyers, and scientists and will spend the next several months supporting a healthier internet, with a focus on more trustworthy AI.

sometimes, Reddit is awesome. i.redd.it/tyqtf7wam…

Remembered I needed to massage the cure into the pork bellies curing in the downstairs fridge (needs to be done every few days). They look great, so I’m wearing this shirt today in their honor

Ok, you want to know why I think YOU SHOULD NEVER BUY AN OCULUS DEVICE? In their AR announcement today they reveal plans to build a live detailed map of the world (presumably automatically, no opt out) from the camera on it. “99% likely” that Quest’s data will get used, too

Ok, I try to avoid too much Apple Fanboi posting, but this tiny excerpt in the list of iOS 13.1 features highlights that this is the moment the future has arrived