A new report was published in The Information about the new Apple headset mentions the following: People familiar with Apple’s content strategy for the headset say Apple executives are emphasizing health and wellness including proposals for AR apps that assist with meditation and exercise. Apple Devising Software to Help Anyone Build AR Apps, to Drive… Continue reading Staying Hydrated in VR Workouts is Problematic
This is part two of a series XR, VR, AR 2022. See also my prior post, Dragon’s Lair and Hologram Time Traveler. It is not a coincidence or a mistake that US Federal Government is suing Facebook (Meta) over the company’s acquisition of Within–the company behind the virtual reality exercise app “Supernatural.” Venture capital friendly… Continue reading The Supernatural Lawsuit and Apple
I responded to a little challenge from Matt Layman of the Django Riffs podcast Episode 15, User Session Data. Toward the end of the episode, Matt asked what might happen if over 4k worth of text was passed into messages if the backend storage method was cookies? What I found was unexpected. First, you can… Continue reading Max Size of Django message Data in Cookie Storage
The UX for the Interspeech 2021 virtual conference platform could be more straightforward. Here’s a quick list of sessions speakers and papers planned for the 9/30/21.
Stripe has a nice user experience for unsubscribing from their marketing and onboarding emails. This is called “Manage your Stripe email preferences” The Good Unsubscribe from allThere are subject specific choices, with a single “unsubscribe from all” link at the top. Clicking unsubscribe from all does not require a second click, it just submits the… Continue reading Stripe’s Okay Email Unsubscribe UX
The product “Facebook” and its relative, Instagram are not free. They come with the cost of an intrusive violation of privacy and behavioral manipulation by algorithm.
Last night Github appears to have released a big update to the Github Actions workflow user interface. While there has not been a post on the Github changelog about this yet, the Github roadmap does list #88 Actions: Workflow visualization as feature that was slotted for Github Enterprise customers but became a release for all… Continue reading Github Actions Workflow Visualization UI Update
I do not pretend to understand the moral universe, the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways. I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. But from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice. Things refuse… Continue reading Justice and the Conscience
I’ve bought into Github Actions as a CI/CD and deployment workflow for Django. But since Github Actions is still young there are not as many guides on setting using it with Django, especially for the testing step. If you are just getting started using Github Actions with Django, I suggest reviewing Michael Herman’s recent epic,… Continue reading Running Django Tests in Github Actions
One of my favorite houseplants is my is a Monstera I picked up from Portland Nursery last year. I normally give the plant a bunch of artificial light to help it out. Every now and then a big new leaf grows, and this time I captured the last five days of its unfolding in a… Continue reading Monstera Deliciosa Timelapse with Wyzecam