It was near 70 degrees today. I’m not complaining but a bit odd for late February. Besides the usual morning walk, I took Leo out this afternoon or 10 minutes of hardcore sprints up and down the block. He gets beyond exciting when he sees my put on my roller blades. Personal note: I do not recommend everyone tries going up and down the block with their dog while wearing rollerblades. There is a special amount of trust and communication you must have with your dog to do this. You also should be pretty damn comfortable on rollerblades and know how to bring yourself and the dog to a complete stop quickly.
4 Years ago today we picked up our pup Leo. We love this dog so much.
On any given day all kinds of fun things wash up along the rocks of the Verrazano channel during low tide. Today Leo scored himself a brand new Adidas soccer ball.
You can never stop practicing chords.
It is national love your pet day. Here is my buddy Leo. I had to wake him up to get him to do a trick. The only way I could get him up was to tell him we were going to go roller skating. He goes crazy when I put on my Rollerblades. We head to the block at full speed.
If I could only be this relaxed some day.
Another 360 photo using the Google Cardboard photo app on the iphone. Today the light was much better but some movement from people, cars, and a cyclist going by, created some choppy sections of the photo.
Playing around with VR more. Here is my first 360 image for Google Cardboard. I did the image using the Google Cardboard photo app and my Iphone 6. Thinking about buying a 360 video camera.
The image quality is a bit gritty, especially on a computer. It looks much better using a VR viewer like the google cardboard. The image quality is also not that good because of the darkness.
I got an awesome photo of me and my dog Leo today in the mail. The people at NYC traffic enforcement are too kind. Heads up my friends now in addition to red light cameras there are cameras that track your speed.
Got my Google Cardboard VR headset from Amazon today.
First impressions. Very cool. It feels like there are still some obstacles with the technology, especially when implemented with a smartphone, however, there is some huge potential for this device in the hands of the right developers. The biggest issue I have found so far is good content. It doesn’t feel like enough companies are focus time on developing for it. I could be wrong because I do not really know this space in the development or gaming world. Google Street view is really awesome. With user submitted 360 photos you can go different places around the world and look around in full 360 view.
Of the different apps I tested I enjoyed the google cardboard demos the most. There was also a Shark VR experience that was pretty cool but to short. Either that or the app is buggy and it just doesn’t go any further.
As a learning tool it’s possibilities are endless.
The biggest downside I see with Google Cardboard is that it is so cool, that our curiosity it stuck in a bottleneck of technology. You have this thing on your head, and you are seeing all these things, but your other senses want to experience them as well. You are left wishing you could touch something or walk, physically moving your feet to get closer.