You can look, but you can’t walk

Notes on week 866

With these weeknotes I track and archive whatever it is I spend my time on. They’re public so you can keep me in check.

Last week I happened to be camping near Hoorn when KIJK asked me to visit the Westfries Museum to check out the VR experience they’re running with 30 Oculus Rifts. So I did. I was impressed by the scale and ambition of the operation, although the VR tours are on the long side and would benefit from Daniël Ernst’s insight that the best VR experience right now uses static viewpoints (in other words: you can look, but you can’t walk). I wrote a short review of my excursion.

As far as Geometry Girl goes, I didn’t write a lot, unfortunately, but did coordinate some text animation stuff with Saskia, and talked technological foundations with Maurice.

Finally I had some fun discussing pie in the sky projects with Robert, read Glamorama as well as this Bret Easton Ellis interview, and listened to some of the man’s older podcasts.

After two long days of non-stop rain the weather cleared up and my vacation ended warm and dry. I had a good time but I’m happy to be back in the saddle.

Average step count per day: 6.682
Average staircase count per day: 6
Average sleep per night: 5:46
Average weight: no scale at campsite