The whole battle between the government and tech companies reminds me of Jurassic Park. The government, (velociraptor) constantly tests the security barrier from various points, trying to find a weak point for an attack. I got a notice in email that my free Samsung VR headset will be here Friday. Yay. If you want some, but didn’t get the offer, just watch eBay, and Craigslist for the next 60 days. Plenty of people will be selling them in mint or near mint condition for a good price. I’m thinking it’ll hover around $73 if your timing is right. That’s a good chunk off the $99 retail price. Or, you can just wait a year, and get the pair that will set the standard. Pretty sure it’ll be the Oculus.
Sony was the first leader in VR headsets, but it was when too few cared about VR. This time around, I think it’ll, (VR in general) catch a loyal crowd who will then keep it relevant. We needed the 3D movie (3rd?) attempt before we were ready to try it with our phones/consoles/computers. The last 3 words in that sentence explain why I think it’ll take this time. I’m going to be hacking mine to work with my glasses. I’ll switch to contacts when they’re eye drops.
I’m feeling overwhelmed because I have too much stuff. I’m going to start photographing things I like, but don’t want to keep. I’ve used this method since I was a kid, and it helps. Plus, a surprising amount of memory is attached to our surroundings, including our stuff. Going through photos of things you owned years ago is cathartic. Storing them in the cloud makes them accessible on all of my devices, and takes up no space. I also burn them to a disc that I store in an album annually. It’s probably a little obsessive, but I don’t mind. After I’m rid of about 75% of my stuff, I’ll rearrange the furniture in my bedroom. Or more accurately, remove furniture from my bedroom.
I’m not a minimalist, but I’m a neat freak. I put most emphasis on making my space as trip proof as possible. I’m trying to make it through the rest of my life without breaking any more toes. Some stuff I’ll just toss. All the samples from Sephora that I meant to use. Old magazines. I should probably do something about all the computer peripherals and parts I’ve accumulated. I own far too many gaming keyboards, speakers, headphones, and LCD monitors. I’ll sell or give away things that others want, and toss the rest. It’ll take a while, but it’ll be worth it.