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

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

I'm very excited to finally be experimenting with this more visibly! We've done some small tests, but this is our first go at having people I don't know involved.

Experiencing Conferences Remotely: An Experiment at UIST 2019

We're running an experiment in remote conference participation at UIST next week. Visit uist.acm.org/uist2019/online/ to learn how to participate.
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Experiencing Conferences Remotely: An Experiment at UIST 2019

We're running an experiment in remote conference participation at UIST next week. Visit uist.acm.org/uist2019/online/ to learn how to participate.
blairmacintyre.me/2019/10/17/u

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. 😂 uist.acm.org/uist2019/online/

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”) blog.vive.com/us/2019/10/02/vi

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) physicstoday.scitation.org/doi

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)

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
m.webtoons.com/en/challenge/in... bmaci.me/2019/08/30/i-am-havin

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! connect.tech/session?id=4197

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 theverge.com/2019/8/21/2081215

Gamergate comes to the classroom

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