‪I fired up my new cheap electric tiller and I tilled some earth.‬

That’s not even a euphemism for anything. I’m prepping the raised garden beds for some winter crops.

It’s practically biblical around here.

It’s podcast time! I had a fun chat with Mojtaba Tabatabaie last April and WebXR and web-based AR/VR in general, and it’s now out there for all to hear. AllThingsXR Episode 13 : Blair MacIntyre – WebXR and the implementation of AR/VR on the Web

And here I thought the “Facebook camera in your living room” was nuts. Now Facebook is going to try and convince people to let them read their thoughts?


RIP. We pulled Argon4 from Google Play store, it stopped working a while ago and there’s nobody with the time or need to update it. With WebXR coming out on mobile soon, it’s day’s were numbered (although it’ll be quite some time before WebXR has similar capabilities)

One day in, I’m quite pleased with the series 3 -> series 5 watch update.

Bigger screen is great, but always-on is the bomb. Biggest annoyance of the thing is history.

(I’m not actually an Apple Watch fanatic, but I find it useful. Now more so)

Hey, look, another vegetable garden bed. You really can get things done when you stop playing video games. 🤣

OMG, more Facebook. They literally haven’t found a future-PR-disaster they aren’t willing to embrace. The description of these (ahem) “AR glasses” sounds like they took the most Glasshole-inducing ideas from Google Glass, and focused on delivering those

I’m still pondering a way to get hardware into every student’s hands for a 3D UI / AR / VR class in the spring

Plan is WebXR (plus a web-based graphics lib) to do desktop, AR and VR assignments

Need to do more than just phone-based

Anyone care to send me 60 or so 6dof HMDs?

How many times will I get “an exclusive invite” to OC6? Don’t they read my feed? 🙄

I really want to “take advantage” of Nikon’s “Trade up to Z” promo, where I could trade in my D750 for credit toward a Z6. It boils down to ~$1000 cost (since I’d get a lens adaptor and would keep using my current prime lens). So much money, though …

A good article highlighting the rot at the heart of US Colleges, the dominance of football (“80 Years Ago, a Football Powerhouse Ditched the Sport as a ‘Crass’ Distraction. Why Haven’t More Colleges Followed Suit?”) #endtheNCAA

This article about learning to bike in the Netherlands makes me so happy … I love biking assertively here in Atlanta (probably will be the death of me) to and fro work … but now I want to live there!

The good part about often making dumb typos in your code is that you develop some fine (and high speed) debugging skills. So there’s that. #IGaveTheStudentsMyBrokenSampleCode

ACM UIST conference is in New Orleans in Oct. I’m looking forward to it, because I love both UIST and New Orleans.

But academics can be so unwise at conferences; I’m going to be taking my X100F, and pondering what I should call the photo series. “Academics Gone Wild?”

At Alabama, the appearance of students as props in the end zone, and a happy football coach, are both more important that student’s privacy rights.

Yet another reason to #endtheNCAA

Finally replacing the Gateron Red (linear) switches with Kailh Speed Bronze (light clicky) ones. I hate typing on the linear ones, vs the clicky.

This coming Thursday, there’s a Democratic Debate, and the Atlanta Reign are playing an elimination playoff game in the finals of OWL.

Such a hard choice. I’d really like to see what Warren has to say. But unless she brushes up on her aim and tracking, that’s unlikely to happen

There you have it.

Tennessee lawmaker calls for removal of higher education apnews.com

Flight music to Seattle is @todrick‬, of course. When you are trapped in a flying metal tube, what else?

I finally looked up what bullet journalling is, since everyone is talking about it.

Isn’t it just SCRUM-for-ONE, ANALOG-Edition?

“Throwback to to my youth” concert last night … 3 bands, each been together 40+ years. A lot of fun, good food, good time with friends. Berlin, OMD and headliner B-52s.

Went to a concert last night … this is what a modern concert looks like …

We must reduce our reliance on (and use of) Carbon. In CS, we are not leading on that, esp the frequency and implementation of our conferences.

This has to change.

I’m working on this now, as are others (I’m quoted in this Physics Today article)

Wow, it’s amazing what a small amount of “forward weight” does; the @oculus Quest is super uncomfortable after a short while.

At one level, it’s an amazing technical achievement. But I prefer my VR to come without cheek and neck pain.

VR still isn’t here.

Tonight’s desert is out of the ice cream maker and in the freezer. Two flavors of coconut milk + eggs based ice cream (bourbon brown sugar and vanilla with dark chocolate)