whining about slow network speeds Show more
If I could have one thing for Christmas, it would be for someone to bring gigabit fibre to my street. In a house full of computers, phones, ipads and more (and 4 heavy data users), our formerly fast ADSL network is surprisingly crappy these days.
Masto meta; urgent Show more
The Direct Messages on Masto are broken in a way that is potentially dangerous
It has happened more than once that someone has tried to contact me in my admin persona about another user using a "Direct" privacy toot
And they try to talk *about* the other person
But Masto helpfully auto-fills their name, so now they're *in* the conversation
And suddenly someone who absolutely should NOT be in a private conversation is added by accident
I wrote an article for the Mozilla Hacks blog that's a brief technical introduction to ActivityPub. I also provide an intro to my simple #ActivityPub Node.js server.
Last night's #Overwatch was fun. Played some on both accounts, more wins than losses, so a "slow and steady climb" ... I feel optimistic that I have bid Bronze adieu on my long-suffering original account, although the volatility of Comp SR changes on the new one kind of freaks me out.
Having some "personal rules" for teaming helps. Open profiles and mics, ppl maining the roles they choose, compatible mains.
Simple stuff, huge difference.
Heck ya. Old main account #Overwatch finally out of bronze, new account rising in gold.
Fully embraced my support, occasional tank roles.
Ok, I overcame my anxiety and played placements on my newest overwatch account.
Started teaming up; teams were terrible, no coordination. Got crushed, but I did ok at heals. Solo’d the last 8, only won 2 and tied 1.
But, good enough to end up at ~2100. First time in gold. Woot! Would have been higher if I didn’t get such bad teams, but “whatever”.
Funny part of that video is that he was mostly using some footage from friends, making the vid for them. He says he did a lot of the editing while they watched and chatted about it ... how, I said? ... screen sharing via discord.
Kids these days.
The idea that they spent hours making the video, with his friends watching via screen sharing, seems bizarre to me, yet obvious.
Couldn’t do that over a 300 baud modem!
Who says Fortnite is violent? 😂
My son’s been getting better at Premiere Pro, learning a bit of After Effects too. I like the “headshots on the beat”, nice editing, my boy. 😬
(“fortnite + nightcore = nut” http://youtu.be/KXdcZyIygEE?a )
From my blog: Using Hololens to augment 300-year-old model of Mont-Saint-Michel with real site https://blairmacintyre.me/2018/11/16/mont-saint-michel-hololens
I’m not going to claim my kids are perfect, but when I read things like the tweets in these listicles, I realize they are pretty damn awesome. 👍
That said, some of these are pretty funny.
The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week (Nov. 10-16) - HuffPost
Nice article about using Hololens and photogrammetry to create an augmented reality experience of the combined historic 3D relief map and real site of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France
Having spent years toying with and advocating for them, I'm thrilled that Firefox 63 has support for Web Components! I wrote up an explainer about why they change the way we can build for the web: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/11/the-power-of-web-components/
Bad puns Show more
On mornings when you’re dragging, having multiple Mastodon accounts makes it easy to give yourself a little boost.
Starting a review of a paper and realized I am Reviewer #2 in the review system.
Well, that really changes everything, doesn’t it?
Courtesy Wired on Twitter:
Mozilla, the nonprofit behind the popular Firefox browser, has a finely tuned privacy appraisal of not just toys but dozens of popular holiday gifts—some of which may not rate much better than coal. https://wired.trib.al/5DRErEk
anti-valley snark Show more
Comment a friend made, who's at a conference listening to some bro's do their pitch thing:
"Good news—blockchain has apparently rediscovered pgp"
Researcher in AR/VR/MR/XR/3D/etc etc etc. Dad and Husband. Bagpiper.
A place for MacMynatt's and their friends to toot to their hearts content. Be excellent to each other, and have a look at what that means around here. Contact @blair for instance-related questions.