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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/story/vi

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 morningbrew.com/daily/r/?kid=8

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. chronicle.com/article/Amid-Bac

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.

Win: Apple Makes it Harder to Let Apps Always Track Your Location

Apple changed location permissions to require users to think more carefully about giving "Always" access. That's a good thing for users, but its causing some developers to throw a tantrum.
blairmacintyre.me/2019/08/17/a

The Chronicle of Higher Ed sent out an “Advice Guide” for "How to Teach a Good First Day of Class.” It's like they know the semester is starting soon. (Advice is pretty good, btw.) chronicle.com/interactives/adv

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

Report from 2018 AR Visioning Workshop

A year ago, I took part in a workshop run by Greg Welch and Gurd Bruder, with funding from ONR (Office of Naval Research). The organizers just released a short report summarizing the results.
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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. pcgamingrace.com/products/glor

First day of school for the kids, my son is starting high school, so we’ve decided to retire the middle-school lunchbox. Rest in peace, old friend

Mom: how old was the yoga instructor?
G: old. He looked like dad, but thin.
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Ah, the irony. I’m starting up more research on how to support remote attendance at professional meetings, and my school is having a “retreat” (aka day-long faculty meeting) some god-awful distance outside the city (for no good reason). Yay, more carbon into the air!

Got an email summarizing the various ways the our family’s healthcare will be worse and more expensive next year.

Of course, they may as well attach a laughing Pepe face giving us the finger, since it’s not like there is the option to say no.

The US healthcare system sucks.

OMG, GaTtech continues its quest to maximize the annoyance of using web-based systems. Excessive 2FA verification requests weren’t sufficient, so now moving more systems to on-campus/VPN-only.

What’s next? Only use sites from secure workstations in designated locked offices?

Lots of chatter about Ninja hitting 1mil subs on @WatchMixer. Tried streaming to it from W10 and OBS last weekend; streams were garbled both ways. Perhaps it can’t handle low bit rates (@Twitch works fine)

Seems not ready for prime time, whatever the reason

Not sure how I feel about tenured academics who churn out tons of bullshit software patents, feels like the opposite of “knowledge creation”. (Disclosure: I think most software patents are bullshit).

“If you’re not part of the solution, ….”

I’ve gone almost a year without playing my bagpipes regularly (for a variety of reasons I won’t get into here), and I want to start playing again. Discovered learn.dojouniversity.com/ at Piper’s Dojo, I joined and am going to see if I can get back to playing again. A year doesn’... blairmacintyre.me/2019/08/06/p

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