Holograms Everywhere

I’m not sure why this article says Microsoft isn’t utilizing a headset but the Hololens certainly seems like something that essentially is a headset.

Anyway, it’s a good read on what’s happening with augmented reality and virtual reality on the Microsoft platform.

How Microsoft plans to win VR without making a VR headset

Especially this concept video:

We are all going to sink

Read an article yesterday about which cities will be affected first from climate change. Singapore is one of the earliest.

I guess this explains the ridiculous humidity and heat that we have been experiencing. Makes one long for cooler climates. Perhaps one day we can pack up and flee.

Read about when you’ll be underwater.

It’s all a blur

Henry is slightly over a year old now. Not a surprise that my last blog post was back in June. A joke I like to make is that if I really wanted to handicap a competitor I would figure out how to make them have a newborn.  Bam! They’ll be out of commission for at least six months.

I can see where the phrase “It takes a village…” came from. It’s also funny to think that in our modern age we don’t communicate more about how difficult it is to raise a baby, especially if you have no one to turn to for support.

Obligatory baby photo to show that things are okay:

Henry and Piano

You’ll miss this phase…

One of the funny things parents of toddlers or older children say to me is that I’ll miss this newborn phase once the baby grows older. I wonder if it’s a case of rose-tinted glasses or whether that just means worse is coming.

Admittedly newborns generally look cute so when they’re not screaming, pooping, or spitting out milk they’re kind of nice to chuckle at.

My arms, they hurt

A little over two months with the baby and he’s growing rapidly. Like many newborns, he has a propensity to cry when you’re not standing and carrying him. This baby has been quite the workout for my arms. They’re sore all the time. (Along with my ears).

The past few days brought cramps to my left arm. Let’s hope that it doesn’t cramp up while I’m holding le bebe.

Where is my mind?

My baby is two months old today. I set the Spotify radio setting to play songs based on a mellow Yo La Tengo number. After an hour of music “Where is My Mind?” by The Pixies came on.

That about sums up the first two months taking care of the baby.

It’s also time to add a ‘Parenthood’ category. How life changes.

Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Mouse Troubleshooting

Just an FYI for those of you with a Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Mouse. I encountered a bug where clicking the buttons of the mouth would register on the computer it’s paired with, but moving the mouse didn’t translate into the cursor moving. There was also no blue light indicating the mouse was on / off or able to track.

Removing / unpairing the mouse and then pairing it again with the Surface Pro 3 also didn’t fix the problem.

Solution: Remove the battery from the mouse and then put it back in. Voila, fixed!