I found a refurbished HP Windows Mixed Reality headset for $160. It’s the cheapest way to do virtual reality. It does 95% of what the fancy/expensive HTC Vive does. They keep the cost down by using cameras on the headset to sense the controller position instead of external sensors. We cleared out a bunch of space in the living room and I temporarily moved my computer into there. The more space you can clear, the better. But being tethered to the computer with a cable is a pain. You almost need to play barefoot so that you can feel the cable with your feet avoid getting tangled.
You may have heard of the Whigs, but what about other political parties in the history of the US? To be fair, some of these were pretty out there and unpopular, but the names are interesting anyway. Surprisingly, there’s no Pity Party.
I set up a Harmony Hub with Google Voice and lo and behold, it can only be controlled by me. When others try to give it commands, it complains that it doesn’t recognize them. Well that’s useful.
In case you were wondering what would happen if a Godzilla movie were filmed as an extremely long business meeting, Shin Godzilla answers that question.
You can now get your news in West African Pidgin. Here’s a sample.
We’ve been trying out selling things on eBay recently. Just spent over an hour sorting real Legos from fake ones. I can’t see tiny things anymore. We recently attempted to count a K’Nex set with over 1000 pieces and finally gave up on that one and just sold it as a lot.
Hey Waze, maybe merging into heavy traffic and then expecting me to make an immediate left across several lanes isn’t very realistic? Is there a way to turn off superhero mode?
If you’re searching for something at Google and you only want to see search results that include a certain word, you can put that word in quotes. For example, if you want to search for trees but only want to see search results with the word “willow” on the page, search for
(Google apparently got rid of the + sign syntax where you used to be able to say +willow.)