Show Notes

Clouds in episode image from “Storm Clouds” by Albert Bierstadt/The White House Historical Association CC-O @ Wikipedia


Belgian Waffle formula
Belgian Waffle formula

Tasty waffles! Stank waffles! With lots of syrup! Solving food problems with casseroles. Gravy!


Marveling at the Oculus Quest two 25% price drop from the last generation. Hating Facebook. Realizing the separateness of AR and VR development, even within companies working on both at the same time (Facebook). Can/will AR and VR converge and become ubiquitous?


Working from home. Surprisingly long hikes and arachnid attacks. Tiny child legs and tiny child wills.


Life on venus? The dense, deep, permanent nature of the Venusian cloud layer. The possible effect on drake equation. Looking forward to balloon probes in the Venusian atmosphere.

Ocean data

Ocean-floor data centers. The cost of infrastructure and cooling vs the cost of real estate. The value of removing humans from the environment because we’re so loud and clumsy and moist.


  • Review: We do not recommend the $299 Oculus Quest 2 as your next VR system: Ars Technica
  • Oculus Quest 2:
  • Phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus: Nature Astronomy
  • Chemical that shouldn’t be there spotted in Venus’ atmosphere: Ars Technica
  • Microsoft declares its underwater data center test was a success: Ars Technica
  • augmented reality, 
  • computing, 
  • cooking, 
  • science, 
  • science fiction, 
  • space exploration, 
  • venus, 
  • virtual reality, 
  • waffles