Cellist Philip Sheppard came by this morning to borrow my cello for a couple gigs in the SF Bay Area, and the Avegant Glyph happened to come up in conversation. This (of course) led to an impromptu photo shoot during which I wanted to get a picture of the display reflected in his eye. Also, I've shared a few notes after my first couple of hours using Glyph.
In January of 2014, the Glyph personal theater launched on Kickstarter, raising $1,509,506 from a $250,000 goal. 2 years later, the Avegant Glyph is finally here! I stopped by Avegant HQ on Feb 4, 2016, to pick up my Glyph Founder's Edition, which is finally shipping to backers this week.
On January 25, 2016, a state of emergency was declared in Pacifica, California, after king tides and storm surge pummeled the coastline. Many of the apartments in Pacifica are hanging off of soft sandstone cliffs and are in danger of falling off.
Today, I received my "surprise" 40th-birthday gift from Pam: an AwesomeBox! What a great gift—I absolutely love it. A diverse set of 63 friends from various parts of me life (family, school, music, photography, technology) submitted pictures and heartfelt messages (which are printed on the back).
Yesterday, Richard Smith posted a picture of a pipefish in the Solomon Islands—the same species I photographed there in a tunicate / sponge bundle back in 2007. After I returned from the trip, I posted the picture on Wetpixel and asked for a species ID, but no ID could be found.
Yesterday, I went on CNBC to talk about drone registration. I only had time to really share that drone registration exists and fly around in the studio a bit using a Blade Nano QX 3D (one of my favorite indoor toy drones), but the reality of drone registration is that it is a complicated issue.
On December 18, DJI started hinting on its Instagram account at the impending announcement of its new flagship retail store in Shenzhen, but I'm much more interested in the RC cars shown on DJI's Instagram feed.
I caught up with Avegant at their Redwood City headquarters and had a chance to try out a pre-production Glyph personal theater headset, which had literally been flown back from manufacturing in China a day or two earlier. I backed Glyph on Kickstarter almost a year ago and have been following its progress closely as the company has moved from early prototype to having plans to ship in late January.
Schrep had a rare lunch slot free this week, and we tried the sit-down family-style restaurant inside Facebook's Building 20. Of course, I had to break out the 360 camera and get some shots. It's viewable through Cardboard through the Roundme app (iOS).