My Unhappy Smartphone VR Experience

Posted: , By Patcoola

I wanted to try virtual reality (VR) just to see if it was a thing worth the hype. Using the VR Shinecon headset I tried the iPhone 5c and Nexus 7 tablet. In my experience, the problem isn’t in the phone but in content and delivery. My experience with Google Cardboard has been a poor and frustrating one.

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VR with the Nexus 7

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Using the VR Shinecon headset, I managed to use my Nexus 7 second generation tablet (7 inch) for virtual reality (VR). The downsides are having to hold the tablet in place, the motion sensor may be influenced by the headset’s magnet, and the screen is a little bit too large for the headset. The upside is that I can quickly use the touch screen and place it back in place quickly.

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eBay: VR Shinecon Headset

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I wanted to try virtual reality (VR) to see if getting a Vive or Oculus Rift is a real thing worth getting. Seeing the diagrams of the Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) headset, VR is basically a smart phone screen with a motion sensor and lenses. I can see how their can be so may headsets on the market thanks to Google Cardboard. I bought the “VR Shinecon” also know as the “BlitzWolf VR” for $25 CAD to be used with any smart phone I could find.

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Everything Breaks in May

Posted: , By Patcoola

Ideally everything should last forever or at least for ten years, but that isn’t the case. For me it’s hard to replace hardware when you have no steady income, and the irony is that I have a computer business. Needless to say I have an unsuccessful business where I fix ten computers per year, and depend on public donations. All my money goes to maintenance costs.

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My New Tripod’s Missing Shoe

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After many years I finally decided to buy myself a tripod. Since we don’t have any good stores where I live, I had to order the pod. I was so excited because this would be my first real tripod, and it would arrive for my birthday. I ordered the tripod from a big Canadian website at a great deal of 160 dollars Canadian. When it arrived two days after my birthday I was so excited to open it. My parents made fun of me and said things like “why the hell did you buy that”, “You’re not a photographer” like always. I had the tripod siting up and started to look at it, the pod was missing a piece. I looked all over for the camera plate but could not find it. My beautiful new tripod was useless.

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Your B.C. Health Care System at Work

Posted: , By Patcoola

What does ten thousand twenty-two mean to you. If you said 10,022 you obviously graduated elementary school, however, if you work in administration at a British Columbia (B.C.) hospital ten thousand twenty-two apparently means 1,000,022. Even after repeatedly trying to correct the mistake over the phone, it is very apparent B.C. workers do not understand math. I was even asked if 10,022 was with five zeros.

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