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The Oculus headset has cameras all around the edges. This means, for example, you can “pass through” a ghostly image of the room you’re in by double-tapping the side of the headset (that’s right, Uncle B – I can *see* you make fun of me).

It can also do pretty good hand tracking. Usually, you control the beast with those Jetson’s-looking controller doohickies, but you can also set them down and use your hands.

Hand Physics Lab is a game built around hand tracking. It’s freaky. The tracking is imperfect enough to make it a challenge (man, I was throwing them apples all over the place instead of placing them in the bowl). But it’s a lot of fun.

I am assured I look amazingly stupid wiggling my fingers in the air. I mean, nobody looks good wearing a VR rig, but this is exceptionally ridiculous.

Ironically, because of the cameras, you can’t play Oculus in the dark. I’m’a wait for daylight to get better tracking.

Covid? Pff! I feel like I have a moderate headcold. I think I’ll take tomorrow off, though, and then see about Friday. No sense spreading my germs around.


Comment from Mitch
Time: March 23, 2022, 9:06 pm

We’re losing her. Soon Stoaty will be off raising virtual chickens Uncle B will be an Oculus widower.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: March 23, 2022, 9:44 pm

Actually, I suspect the VR rig is as entertaining for Uncle B as it is for Mme. Weasel.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 23, 2022, 9:46 pm

It is very good to hear you’re experiencing only moderate head cold symptoms. Please tell Uncle B we all want him to snap back to full chipperiness ASAP!

Your description of hand tracking, Stoaty, makes me wonder how much longer it will be before somebody tries an “Oculus Defense” in a murder trial.

“But your honor, I had on my VR headset with hand tracking and control enabled. How was I to know that I was holding an actual machete in the hand I happened to be swinging towards Aunt Myrtle’s neck? I thought I was playing tennis!”

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: March 24, 2022, 2:12 am

Nerdle in 4!

Comment from Armybrat
Time: March 24, 2022, 10:56 am

@ Expressobold…got it in 2 today. Wordle 278 2/6


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: March 24, 2022, 12:23 pm

Sweasy, if you haven’t “seen” here’s a chance to use your new toy.


Presumably they left out the volcano.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: March 24, 2022, 1:15 pm

@ Armybrat,


Now what was your last nerdle score?


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: March 24, 2022, 2:17 pm


Today’s wordle in 3…

Wordle 278 3/6


Comment from Armybrat
Time: March 24, 2022, 2:35 pm

nerdlegame 64 4/6


https://nerdlegame.com #nerdle

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: March 24, 2022, 2:56 pm

nerdlegame 64 4/6


https://nerdlegame.com #nerdle

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 24, 2022, 6:01 pm

You guys figured out how to post your scores using Wordle emoticons? I’m impressed.

I’m also kind of mad. My four-guesses now exceed my three-guesses again. I’ve been exceedingly unlucky in my starting words lately.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: March 24, 2022, 6:32 pm


The wordle and nerdle do it all for me… I just click the big old “Share” button on the results page and paste the results wherever I want. The spiffy results just come out automatically!

Try it!

Comment from Mitch
Time: March 24, 2022, 7:50 pm

I’m not as good at this as some.
nerdlegame 64 5/6


https://nerdlegame.com #nerdle

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