An excessive, but fun, evening of Overwatch. Hooked up with a team that was clicking, up over 200 SR for the evening on my really old stuck-in-bronze account .... within a few games of escape... (“must not get hopes up, must not get hopes up”)

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. wired.trib.al/5DRErEk

Starting a review of a paper and realized I am Reviewer #2 in the review system.

Well, that really changes everything, doesn’t it?

Belated

Hi, I'm a professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. My research is in AR/VR (XR), and mostly focuses on experiences, social, HCI and tools. I have work on web-based AR for years, which is how I find myself on an extended leave at Mozilla, working as a Principal Research Scientist on WebXR, all-things-AR and projects like hubs and Firefox Reality.

I mostly use @blair (because, why be in the fediverse if you don't have your own node?)

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Firefox Reality (our browser for standalone VR headsets) launches today. And I’m flying home with an open seat next to me.

Two great things!

Holy crap!

I stumbled over this on Github: someone in Cambridge had **live coded** and archived lecture notes spanning 4 years in ! Amazing!

github.com/dalcde/cam-notes

A thing I’ve been working on lately: how to expose camera video via #WebXR to do #ComputerVision in-browser, coordinated with platform sensing. Here’s #WASM #OpenCV in a WebWorker, tracking markers at lower than rendering frame rate, with poses sync’d back to ARKit anchors

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