Short attention span and substandard genetics

I don’t have a short- OOH! A KITTY!

So, my face is not perfectly symmetrical.  Seriously, what kind of crap is that?  I have 2 eyes, 1 (somewhat excessive) nose, 1 (smack-talking) mouth, and a pair of (dumbo-esque) ears all arranged approximately symmetrically, but APPROXIMATELY is insufficient!  My ears are not the same height, so anything held up as a pair of glasses is not level.  My eyes are not quite evenly spaced or even level with my ears.  All these things make precisely alignment of the screens for FancyName a right pain in the keester.  Also, small cuts on the inside of your eyelids really freaking hurt.

I will not rage, rage is the project killer

Like all things, the solution is not Science, but can be found BY science!  It’s a method not a religion, and that is all the diatribe I have time for today.  To resolve this issue I am building a fully adjustable frame for the optics.  Sure, it looks like I have scaffolding on my face (or it will once it goes from CAD theory to plastic product) but once it is aligned and eyestrain largely resolved I can acetone weld the plastics, cut off the ugly bits and jam it inot a somewhat more presentable frame.

With a camera on the bridge of my nose and a song in my heart (stupid shrapnel-throwing CD player!  I’ll SHOW YOU!)

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Project FancyName – Thank you Mr. FancyPants

carrier sizing


Here we have the most basic of basic ideas for how to layout the main hardware.

I have a builtNY netbook pack that seems like a decent possibility for carrying this rig around, and it seems quite portable.  Looks to be about a kilo of stuff assuming I can still do basic math (been out of school a while, wasn’t good at it then either…).  Totally possible.

This has brought up an interesting question.  How stealthed do I want this to be?  I already figured I’d be installing a secondary camera on the rig, not just the one on the headset, so I’m left to decide how obvious do I want it to be?

Ethically it should be obvious to people in it’s field of view, we deal with too much surveillance as it is.  From an anthropological standpoint people act really different if they think they’re being filmed.  The caveat here is that I have no intention of recording the video, just processing it.  Is a visual scanner more invasive than a sonar scanner if the data is not recorded?  I don’t know.

I never seem to get away from over-analysing ethics.  Does that make me a moral person?  Don’t know.

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