Happy New Year, Seattle Glass Explorers!
Did 'ya miss us? We miss you!
I've been somewhat off the grid, working on personal projects, dabbling in my pet hobbies (ukulele, drawing, reading lots of books, triathlon off season training, snowshoeing and snowboarding). During the Christmas to New Year's break, I had a chance to hang out with Matt Inman and the petting zoo he rented for NYE so we could play with a baby wallaby, chinchillas, bunnies, and gerbils.
And what about Google Glass? Well, of course you know this simple fact: Google Glass is so NOT dead, right?
Check out Zack Freedman's post on the subject. I believe he's making his way to CES2015 in Vegas now, so if you're following Zack, you should be getting his unique perspective on the wearable tech market at CES.
And as always, I like to ask the SGE group, "How are you using Glass?" Well, tomorrow I go up to the mountains for a half day of snowboarding. Unforunately, Glass doesn't fit too well under my helmet, and I am a little concerned with damaging the unit, but I'll play around with it to see what can be done.
Yes, I always always ALWAYS wear a helmet when snowboarding, which saved my life years ago when another snowboarder hit me at about 25mph from the side, knocking me out for a few seconds, and leaving my temple bleeding. The kid was so frightened he had injured me, he only waited to see if I was conscious, then took off before I fully regained consciousness to ask him to send help. We never found him again. Without a helmet, I'm pretty sure I would have had at least a concussion, if not been killed, based on the impact mark of his board on my helmet.
So... always wear a helmet! And therefore, if you're going to use Google Glass with winter sports, please please please do not sacrifice your safety for a few moments of capturing your perfect carving skills down a snowy slope. That's what you use those GoPro (ha ha!) cameras for, right?
Oh, btw, I'm taking my first steps into web design and eventually a little coding to do some simple stuff. Not saying I will be able to code my own simple Glass apps anytime soon, but it will point me in the direction of knowing what it is I want apps to do in my future with Glass.
How about you?