Pouring some champagne to make sorbet. Yes, that’s some good bubbly, and yes, I mixed it with a ton each of sugar and made some damn fine sorbet


I am having such a hard time getting my head around this comic… mostly that someone has made 46 episodes of a manga where all the characters are web browsers https://m.webtoons.com/en/challenge/internet-explorer/ep-45-microsoft-vs-google-part-2/viewer?title_no=219164&episode_no=70&webtoon-platform-redirect=true

My Connect.Tech talk “WebXR: an Introduction to Mixed Reality on the Web” is scheduled for Friday OCt 18th at 2:30pm. Looking forward to it!

Today’s “oblivious students at GT”: had a student step in front of my bike in the bike lane without looking, and another do the same think on a dockless scooter. Hopefully my electronic “bell” (loud, meant for cars) taught them something (perhaps just something about laundry)

Someone commented that they preferred Huel to Soylent, so I picked some up. After trying both the chocolate and the vanilla, let’s put it this way: anyone want some Huel?

Thick, insipidly sweet, artificial aftertaste. It’s pretty awful.

Soylet is bland, innocuous. Yum.

Class went well today; it was the “transformations, matrices, homogeneous coordinates and so on” class, which I made a bit more fun by having them fiddle with CSS3 transform matrices by hand … tech working well right now, so I’m thinking I may install iOS 13 beta on my phone

And today’s fun factoid from the Morning Brew: meatless meat has fully spread into fast food.

I created a discord server for my CS3451 (Computer Graphics) class. We’re using web tech, and during class I made a joke about how the Javascript book is huge and the “Javascript: The Good Parts” book is tiny.

This appeared in the “random” channel. 💯

I stopped teaching games classes a long time ago, haven’t been in the loop that these things are still going on. Good reminders, though, as I’ve returned to the classroom this fall www.theverge.com

Gamergate comes to the classroom

Great article explaining Google’s BS about privacy and tracking freedom-to-tinker.com

Deconstructing Google’s excuses on tracking protection

Assembling the Glorious keyboard. I put the 14 switches from the sample pack on F1-F8 and 1-6… we’ll see how they all feel.

Hey friends, my daughter pointed me at this lovely movie project on Kickstarter and hopes more people would support it! Check it out.

“SAYŌNARA - A poetic and traditional Japan” www.kickstarter.com/projects/…

Latest random useful pointer from Morning Brew, the “A Soft Murmur” website, which lets you play a mix of “ambient sounds to wash away distraction” asoftmurmur.com

Achievement unlocked. Nerd level++

Modular mechanical keyboard arrived, with a set of switches (“best guess”) and a sample pack of all the types so I can see if I want to change things up.

www.pcgamingrace.com/products/… (with aura keycaps)

If you’re curious what using Android (green) does to your privacy (blue), @samsung created this helpful gif. Thanks Samsung.

As we design a set of rooms to run a large event in @ByHubs, I am reminded again why #WebXR needs immersive navigation.

If we believe the Web can be the Metaverse, we need to be able to bounce between spaces without popping back to 2D. Even if only for same-origin transitions

Now that I’m going back into GT a few days week, its Soylent for lunch more often! I just ran out, but thankfully a new shipment arrived.

As they say in The Matrix, “Everything the body needs”

Today on zoom, the combo of my DLSR-for-webcam and the “slight change” to my hair color looked pretty good, I think. (Bonus: I taught the first class of my fall Computer Graphics class today)

let the craziness begin. I’m still mostly on leave at GT so won’t be on-campus very much. I’m thinking about holding an office hour each week in hubs. Here you see two screens shared into a hubs room (one, a web page on my desktop; one the screen of my ipad running OneNote)

I’ve yet to run into a +60 yr old in Overwatch, but do occasionally find a +50 like me. Mostly “the kids” are amused to know my Dad76 tag is because I’m a dad with kids old enough to like the meme that inspired the tag. melmagazine.com/en-us/sto…

I’m enjoying the Morning Brew mailing list; quick hits on money, business and the world, mixed with some humor. Top was amusing today. join here

Headline should be “Alaska gov relents on destroying university system, imposing only draconian cuts.” Quite the slight of hand, by “relenting” he achieved cuts that would have made headlines on their own.

Made another batch of coconut-milk based strawberry ice cream, this time I decided to actually go the route of heating the milk + sugar, and then tempering 4 egg yokes into it. OMG, so good.

Teaching Intro to Computer Graphics at @georgiatech starting next week, so I thought it would be appropriate to make my hair look synthetically rendered

My son pointed me at the Glorious PC Gaming Race mice and keyboards. I’m very much enjoying the mice (cheaper than other high end gaming mice, good feel, clean design); keyboard backordered. www.pcgamingrace.com/products/…