On Friday, I lost my $2,800 Apple MacBook Pro by following standard TSA security protocols at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). I look back on the series of events that led to the lost computer with incredulity, and although all of the TSA staff and LAX airport police were courteous, I am still without my computer and am unsure whether or not I will be reimbursed for my loss.
My good friend, Dan Kitchens (of kozyndan), recently suggested that I should run Google's Deep Dream on some of my underwater video, which I thought was a fantastic idea. I started by experimenting with Docker containers like deepdream-locker and clouddream...
Mako fell asleep during our morning walk, so I sat around for a few minutes filming this banana slug eating a flower in our entryway (played back at 14x realtime). Shot handheld with iPhone 6s and stabilized in post.
This morning, DJI announced the Phantom 4, the latest in its line of best-of-breed consumer drones. The new Phantom 4 is the first shipping consumer drone to feature obstacle avoidance and subject tracking using its front-facing vision cameras.
The two, six-arm Cosson Hall BEQ housing buildings on Treasure Island, San Francisco, are abandoned and scheduled to be demolished. The field on front of Cosson Hall is a common drone flight area, and many aerial images of the building can be found online. The trees surrounding the building were recently removed, so I flew some mapping missions this morning with a DJI Inspire 1 and Zenmuse X5 camera (with Olympus 12mm lens). It's a beautiful place from the air.
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.