Saturday, October 5, 2013

My review of Google Glass

At the Google Top Contributor Summit in San Jose California we were given a demonstration of Google Glass.  Now if you don't know what the Top Contributor Summit is you can read about it via the posts on Google Plus or via twitter at #TCSummit2013  As for me I am still waiting to clear stuff with Google as I want to share as much as I can but I need to clear some stuff past Non Disclosure Agreements.  Last time in 2011 this took a few weeks.

Anyway, the people from Google Glass tweeted at me expressing interest in my thoughts on their product, so this gives me the green light to share with you all.

At the TC Summit Sarah Price gave the introduction and explained how the Google Glass was developed. This part of the lecture is probably covered by NDA so I won't share it unless someone from Glass authorizes me.  They can contact me via twitter.  I can say that it has a titanium frame but is flexible enough that Sarah Price was able to take and bend it without damaging it.  

We were then given a demonstration by two engineers.  I wrote their names down but I will keep them private unless I get authorization to release them.  Sadly they were unable at first to sync up the Google Glass to the view screens.  

FYI to the right of the picture you see some cubicles.  These were translators who were translating the conference in 16 different languages.  To prevent 16 languages from being distracting to each other, these cubicles were soundproof.  The people from other countries listened in via headsets.  

Well needless to say, they got Google Glass to sync up with the video screens.  Nobody took a picture of it, which is fine as I don't think we were supposed to be taking pictures anyway.  However here is everyone talking after the presentation.

Here is my initial reaction.  The two men with the technical issues were engineers for the Glass Team.  Once they got the Glass to interface with the overhead screens they still had problems.  However, the problems were with using Google Glass.  The 4th guy on the right of the picture above, gave a talk about how Glass can improve worker efficiency.  However, if two engineers who helped design the product had trouble using the device, then they still have a long way to go before Glass does things such as replace the computer workstation or smart phone.  

The smart phone is fast and reliable.  Computer work stations also have large screens that are visable and full of detail.  Wearing the Google Glass was very comfortable, but I was expecting the screen to be a bit larger on my eye ball.  It was very small and I had to look up to view it.  Essentially the issue would be for me to train my eyes to interact with Google Glass.

Later that day, at the dinner party members of the Google Glass team took the time to give each of us a chance to try out Google Glass.  Below is me doing a video of that.  Because I no longer have a YouTube channel, click here to find out why, it is on someone else's channel.  

For some reason I was expecting Google Glass to work like this.

Needless to say, even though this blog post is somewhat critical of Google Glass, we must remember it is a NEW technology.  I hope the Glass team takes my review in the constructive way it was intended and continues to work on a better product.  After all it was just a few years ago that a major cell phone carrier used "Can You Hear Me Now?" as their slogan.  Now we find it unusual when we can't get a good signal.  

In the next few years I expect Google Glass to not only become cheaper, but also far more efficient and who knows maybe one day it will replace the computer workstation or smart phone.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Dear Google, living creatures are not decoration

Here at the Top Contributor Summit in San Jose paid for by Google I am having a blast.  I am grateful for the opportunity to not only serve others but also to be recognized for my contributions to others.  However, tonight's party at the San Jose Convention Center in the Ballroom was sadly offensive.  Below is a picture of what I saw.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The video I wish I could have made

Two days ago I posted this blog

It was a response to the inflamatory video by Brett Keane and I listed each lie one by one documenting links to evidence when I had them.  Sadly not everything could be documented as I no longer had YouTube videos on my channel but thankfully someone else has copies.

I don't know why YTLulzTheater decided to step up and take time out of his day to post these two videos but I do thank him.  One small correction though, I contest the claim that Corky served as nurse to my medical needs.  First that claim was debunked in my video Defending Myself Against Accustations.  Second, I only fell ill in the final month we lived together.  When I was not able to work, he spent most of his days at the FreedomsPhoenix building, or at acting classes.  However it is a minor point and irregardless I do thank you for putting together these two videos.

FYI after I posted my blog, Brett removed his video.  I was not able to get a copy so if someone can send a message to YTLulzTheater and ask him to post a copy somewhere on the internet so I can embed it to my blog I would be thankful.

Bullwinkle with Brett Keane part 1

Bullwinkle with Brett Keane part 2

Please enjoy these two videos and show your support in the ratings and comments.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

If I am irrelevant then why

By the way, WHEN you get your latest channel shut down, I do intend to remind Brett Keane that God silences the wicked.  Notice I said WHEN and not IF.  We all know it is a matter of time.  The guy can't hold on to an account longer than a few months before he breaks the Terms of Service.

Anyway if I am irrelevant as you say I am, then why Brett do you still rely on using MY name in your video descriptions to get views for yourself.?

You also use other questionable names such as Christian Fairytale, even though you claim he is banned from your Google Hangouts?  Didn't you also cut ties with VlogRays?  Furthermore, why are you using well known atheists such as Onision in your video description.  I thought all atheists were scum according to you?

For those keeping score, Brett is using my "irrelevant" name to garner views for himself in the following videos just this week.

In fact if you go through his videos he uses MY name to get views for himself on a daily basis.  So Brett, am I really irrelevant?  We both know the answer.  Even with my channel suspended my name gets more views than you would alone by yourself.

Feel free to ask this to Brett himself via twitter if you like.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Listing the lies: Pwnage should not be this easy

The safest place in the world is between Brett Keane and the truth.  It is a void of empty space and it covers a great distance.  Anyway, in retaliation for a message I asked a mutual friend to pass on, Brett decided to post a video with the hope of pulling off two goals.  One, make himself look good and make people forget what they saw with their own eyes.  The second, to make himself look good in the only way he knows how, by tearing down others more popular than he is.  (Such as he did with his recent attempt with AronRa, which may warrant a blog of it's own, unless someone else steps in.)  Anyway, as par for the course, Brett relies on his audience not spending 30 seconds to check the facts.  So here they are.  The full list of lies Brett managed to fit into 12 minutes and 33 seconds

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Guess who I talked to

I was chatting with people on skype last night when I was invited to a Google Hangout.  Because I am not allowed on YouTube I was not able to participate.  So I called in via skype, it did produce an echo, but for the most part I was audible.

Halfway into the chat, Nick Bravo came in.  I don't think he was aware that I was in the call.  I muted my microphone.  He did drop my docs a few times in the call, it is in his nature to do so after all.  I responded by occasionally cracking jokes in strange voices.  

Eventually I began using my real voice and it became obvious who I was.  However he did not lash out at me as he had previously done in other group calls.  Typically, when I was in a Google hangout and he joined in he would start in with me right away.  This time he didn't.  Perhaps it was the subject matter of the Google Hangout.  Our broadcast was essentially a de facto support group for former friends of Brett Keane.

For those new to the situation, Brett Keane has decided to turn his back on a whole group of friends, anyone who does not share his belief in a god.  It doesn't matter which god they worship.  It can be the Christian God, or the Muslim Allah, or any number of the pagan gods.  You simply have to believe in a god.  I swear I am not making that up.  Read for yourself.

Needless to say, Brett does what he is known for, going through friends as if they were disposable tissues. You really can't blame a scorpion for stinging you.  It is a scorpion after all.  Really the only ones who can be blamed are those who knew the dangers, and played with fire anyway.  To be honest however, after this latest round of backstabbing that he did to those most loyal to him, it actually amazes me that there are people still willing to be his friend.  Do they honestly expect not to get burned.  Sadly I know the answer, it is yes.  Each of the few friends he has left know full well how their friendship with Brett Keane will end.  All they can hope for is that the stab in the back is quick and painless.

In the call we each told our story of how Brett turned on us.  We had some laughs.  We even had a sense of camaraderie even among people who normally would be enemies.  Such as Nick and myself.

So I will leave you with this clickable link that goes to the final time stamp where Nick and I discuss the elephant in the room:  Us.  We actually act civil towards each other.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

To BionicDance, don't dignify this with a response

A person who used you as a weapon to attack me, during a time he was claiming to be my friend, now wants to take up your Friday night wants your valuable time.

A person who posted nude photos of you on the internet without your knowledge or consent and tried to justify this abhorrent behavior because you told him to drop dead is only interested in the traffic your channel will bring to him.

Here is a person who just in the past two days has turned his back on the few friends he has left on YouTube simply because they are atheists.  (He is now a theist but has rejected the Christian label)