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@ihorner Settings-wise, it's got white balance, scene modes, ISO, exposure, FoV crops, image rotation (for dashcam use), etc. I can mount it via the tripod thread opposite me at a table and rotate the image to make it look like my perspective view. Standalone, it has both video and photo modes including timelapse which automatically combines the shots into a video. For $50, it's incredibly versatile and a good value if it only performed one role, let alone dashcam, webcam, & action cam combined.

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@ihorner It comes with a typical 170 degree FoV fish-eye lens. However, a variety of low/no distortion, fixed focal length lenses exist for it which can be adjusted for macro or infinity focus based on how deeply they are screwed into the mount. I also found that manual zoom and focus lens which has been working well as an overhead camera for playing paper magic online. Depending on desired fidelity and features, webcam capable models range from $20-120 USD. Standalone filming usage is a bonus.

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@ihorner I know that you and LRR have tried to use webcams to get close to tabletop games like HeroQuest and to fine details like circuit boards on TTSF, but you found minimum focus distance issues and other barriers. I know the current studio cameras have helped a lot of that with their zooming capabilities, but I thought you might still be interested in the action camera I've been using. It has a PnP USB webcam mode, a replaceable M12 lens, and all its video settings apply to said webcam mode.

@beej We have arrived in town! Out of curiosity, where do y'all find Beejlander packs?

US Politics Philosophy 

This is an incredibly interesting analysis of the way American Conservatism has eroded our social systems and created an alternate reality, the underlying machinery and tactics for doing so, and the philosophical and institutional ramifications thereof.
vox.com/policy-and-politics/20

Just taking a moment to put lots of queer love out into the world.
:HeartTransgender: :HeartQueer: :HeartPolysexual: :HeartPolyamorous: :HeartPOCPride: :HeartPansexual: :HeartLesbian: :HeartLeather: :HeartLabrys: :HeartIntersex: :HeartGenderqueer: :HeartGenderfluid: :HeartDemisexual: :HeartBisexual: :HeartAromantic: :HeartAgender: :HeartAsexual: :HeartPride:

Eric :texas: boosted

"Why do we need a class like 'Ethics?'"

"What is the primary lesson of power?"

"Power Corrupts?"

"A good start. More accurate to say that Power Reveals. Power amplifies one's voice so that the things once said softly are now a shout projected on the universe. Moreover, the longer one has had power, the harder it is to turn the gaze inward and change a fault. So, we train to be self critical and ethical now, that we may avoid a future tyrant."

@ihorner Are you available somewhere to visit for a few?

@ihorner If you need a hand setting up, I'm at the Raven. Otherwise, have a great show!

@beej I'm interested in putting together a little Beejlander event at PAX next weekend. Could we coordinate to acquire some of the dollar store packs, as they are not available here?

Last weekend, L and I made the best decision of our lives and got married. The stream had some technical difficulties, but the local recording worked fine. So, here's the 6 minute, 9 second video of our ceremony.
t.co/oJJoaPG6kO

Happy New Year, everyone!
Sorry about the recent hosting glitch, but it's sorted out now. I hope y'all are enjoying yourselves, and if you haven't heard anything about the New Horizons probe flyby of Ultima Thule today, I highly recommend checking out what NASA is doing.

Eric :texas: boosted

boost if u would date an enby I’m curious

Garbage put on a positively terrific show tonight which was both nice and fantastically gay. Also, Shirley Manson is an astounding and talented woman who really knows how to handle a crowd.
We had such a great time.

Hey, friends. I'm moving to the Seattle area, and I would appreciate any leads on roommate situations or rental opportunities. I have two dogs, a 35lb terrier mix and a 50lb Finnish spitz/golden retriever mix, and we're comfortable with studio, one bedroom, backyard cottage, garage apartment, and other oddball home options. Thanks for any help you're able to give, even if it's just keeping an eye or ear out for me.

Eric :texas: boosted

Mastodon doesn't punish you for living your life.

It doesn't actively take metrics of your interactions to gauge your social or cultural capital.

Never will it demand that you post this much to be or stay relevant to the community, disappearing into the void if you don't meet The Quota.

So please, for the love of toot, take breaks whenever you feel you need to! We'll be here when you get back! :patcat:

I saw the Daft Punk laser show this past Saturday, and the Pacific Science Center is always beautiful, day or night, rain or shine.

I had the most amazing birthday of my life yesterday. Thank you for making it so special. Thank you for making me feel special.

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