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June 12, 2024

Meta Stories Glasses Hack: Occluding Non-Dominant Eye Improves Video Framing

I love Meta Stories glasses because they let me make videos with both hands free, something that's important to me because I like to demonstrate things.

Since inception I've been annoyed by my inability to properly center my subject: far too often, part of the field is outside the video frame.

I noticed that when I close my right (non-dominant*) eye, what I see with my left eye is much more congruent with the subsequent video (the embedded camera is at the upper outside corner of the right lens).

I taped a small piece of opaque black construction paper atop the right lens so I don't have to think about closing my right eye while I record, and now videos show what I see.

Up top, a video shot on my iPhone because I'm demonstrating my Meta Stories glasses hack.

*"How to Find Your Dominant Eye"

June 12, 2024 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wind Phone


[Wind phone in May 2018, before the inauguration of the newer aluminum booth.]

From Wikipedia:

The wind phone (風の電話kaze no denwa) is an unconnected telephone booth in ŌtsuchiIwate Prefecture, Japan, where visitors can hold one-way conversations with deceased loved ones.

Initially created by garden designer Itaru Sasaki in 2010 to help him cope with his cousin's death, it was opened to the public in the following year after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami killed over 15,000 people in the Tōhoku region.

The wind phone has since received over 30,000 visitors.

June 12, 2024 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Boil Alert Pot Watcher

Screenshot 2024-05-26 at 11.58.44 AM

I need this.

I heat water for Asian noodles at the highest range setting and inevitably it boils over while I'm not paying attention, doing something close to nothing (but different than the day before).

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From websites:

Prevents water, milk, or cream from boiling over on range top.

Use with ramen, pasta, eggs, potatoes and more.

Makes a gentle rattling sound on bottom of pan as water begins to boil.

Put this heat-resistant glass disc in the bottom of your pot of water.

You will know the water's boiling when you hear the ring gently rattling.

Save on energy costs and time.

Features and Details:

Made of tempered glass

Safe and easy to use

Weight: 1.6 oz.

Hand wash

3.25" Ø

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Want more?

Your wish is my demand.

Wait a sec — what's that song I'm hearing?

June 12, 2024 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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