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by ljjames
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Alki Point Safe Streets debacle
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Alki Point Safe Streets debacle

Always happy to sacrifice for the community.... So far I’ve dove Junkyard and Constellation with only dirty looks from the folks walking in the middle of the streets as I tried to get to my parking place. I did park ‘across’ the street at pipeline to not poke the bear _too_ much. There was a cop sit...
by ljjames
Mon May 25, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Alki Point Safe Streets debacle
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Alki Point Safe Streets debacle

A few of use who voiced concern and chatted up the cops were heard... it mentions “divers concerned” in the Alki community council meeting. Always speak up, join your fellow divers even if it isn’t your ‘local’. We have to stick together on this or we will find ourselves with even fewer readily acce...
by ljjames
Fri May 22, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Alki Point Safe Streets debacle
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Alki Point Safe Streets debacle

Anyone who lives or dives in west seattle may have heard about the latest shenanigan. The “STREET CLOSED” Signs stretch from basically Cactus to Constellation Park. (Meaning the junkyard and pipeline are in theory closed) Had a long chat with one of the local Cops today after my little dive about th...
by ljjames
Thu May 14, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3155
Views: 328904

Re: Viz Reports Thread

5/14, cove 2, top 15 - 5ish, below 20 opened up to 10-15ish until the sea lions bombed me.
by ljjames
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Virtual Salish See and beyond dive sim... (with photogrammetry)
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Virtual Salish See and beyond dive sim... (with photogrammetry)

R87J-Y71rOc low res version, streamed from my quest to phone and recorded there... but... I was so excited to share... if you've got an Oculus Rift or Quest and would like to do a bit of virtual diving on photogrammetry wrecks, let me know, I need some beta testers (well its pretty rough so more li...
by ljjames
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive site mooring
Replies: 23
Views: 2335

Re: Dive site mooring

So the way i read it, we need to figure out a way to advocate for street end access ourselves. Additionally, the big question is, if they are OUR outlet for scuba activism in the northwest, how does WSA increase local diver involvement. Not for the membership fees as much as for the bodies to spread...
by ljjames
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive site mooring
Replies: 23
Views: 2335

Re: Dive site mooring

This. I have been helping maintain a buoy for a little old lady (family friend) more past several years now and its always something with chafing, shackles, buoy breaking loose, etc... I replace the shackles what feels like every year or so, the upper chain every 2-3 years, last year the buoy vanish...
by ljjames
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive site mooring
Replies: 23
Views: 2335

Re: Dive site mooring

I wonder if WSA has a document anywhere with the costs for maintenance? This would be super helpful if we decide to run a fundraising campaign. If they don’t does anyone (Randy?? Mike? et al) have an annual maintenance estimate? Boat fee (buy the boat for the day, right now we can’t be asking captai...
by ljjames
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive site mooring
Replies: 23
Views: 2335

Re: Dive site mooring

Which is my point to a degree.... we need involvement from the diving community and divers will get involved with causes that speak to them. Maybe WSA needs to figure out what it is that we-the-people want to get us engaged and involved. Sounds to me like people want some help with neighborly situat...
by ljjames
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive site mooring
Replies: 23
Views: 2335

Re: Dive site mooring

So what is the purpose then? Putting stuff in and not maintaining is actually detrimental (as we've found with green infrastructure) to the bigger picture. Is it lack of funds? Lack of will? Lack of interest? Lack of general diver involvement? Moving on to next shiny object? (I'm as guilty of that a...
by ljjames
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive site mooring
Replies: 23
Views: 2335

Re: Dive site mooring

Could someone share a link to that buoy list? I can’t seem to find it on the https://www.wascuba.org/ website....
by ljjames
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: DIW access
Replies: 12
Views: 1541

Re: DIW access

So, historically speaking, has anyone sat down and tried to negotiate with the neighbors and city, come up with some ideas for maintenance etc? I hear what a few folks are saying re: adversarial but I'd like to understand more how these exchanges took place. Was it in the heat of the moment street s...
by ljjames
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: DIW access
Replies: 12
Views: 1541

Re: DIW access

I will repeat, this is where our advocacy group should step in and step up, similar to the surfing community. What is the role of WSA if not to protect and secure access to our shared waterways for Scuba Divers? As an individual it IS often hard to know what or how to handle these situations. We don...
by ljjames
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: DIW access
Replies: 12
Views: 1541

Re: DIW access

Maybe make friends with the folks? See if they'd be interested in us helping them clean up the access? I mean worst case get WSA involved and see if there is any way we could 'pay' them for use of an easement or whatnot. I would argue that shoreline public access is something that WSA should be acti...
by ljjames
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Virtual Salish See and beyond dive sim... (with photogrammetry)
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Virtual Salish See and beyond dive sim... (with photogrammetry)


youtu.be/5-D4uiU6xU8

locomotion working again, colliders seem to be behaving, but there are other challenges. Its such an iterative process... again and again and again and again...
by ljjames
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Virtual Salish See and beyond dive sim... (with photogrammetry)
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Virtual Salish See and beyond dive sim... (with photogrammetry)

Today’s two steps forward, two back... colliders working, locomotion busted but working in VR :)


youtu.be/B51_Biw5W9w
by ljjames
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Virtual Salish See and beyond dive sim... (with photogrammetry)
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Virtual Salish See and beyond dive sim... (with photogrammetry)

more lighting mockups.... Imagining a wide shot with diver swimming over wreck before you the maritime archeologist in training are teleported onto the wreck to start your grid and transects.


youtu.be/9CUazFSYSxE
by ljjames
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Virtual Salish See and beyond dive sim... (with photogrammetry)
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Virtual Salish See and beyond dive sim... (with photogrammetry)

YbVHSYIyrYA It super slow going as I'm learning Unity as I go, and still need caustics on the plane and more nuanced mesh colliders but... its sorta working. Painfully rudimentary Mac and PC builds (that will work with HMD if you have one, otherwise its your standard-ish controls) I recommend a 'wi...
by ljjames
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Avatar Educator, continued work in progress....
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Avatar Educator, continued work in progress....

HZAh48BlMQA This is a mock up of the Unity build, in unity you can actually walk around the avatar :) if you have an oculus headset (or any headset that allows you to add the pixvana app) you can watch a version of this that gives you a choice between no music only, voice narration and music, and a...
by ljjames
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The power of Virtual Reality in protecting our environment
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

Re: The power of Virtual Reality in protecting our environment

Gdog wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:39 pm
And what is the array on the clothes rack?
48 oculus go headsets loaded up with Virtual Salish See (and beyond) ready for a viewing event!
by ljjames
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The power of Virtual Reality in protecting our environment
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

Re: The power of Virtual Reality in protecting our environment

Laura, what and where are the first three pics? Isle Royal shipwreck Glenlyon first being captured by Sea array photogrammetry array (Marine Imaging Technologies / NPS) Second is a snapshot of .obj (3d digital image) created from the point cloud captured by the Sea Array Third being filmed in 360 w...
by ljjames
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The power of Virtual Reality in protecting our environment
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

The power of Virtual Reality in protecting our environment

756D6289-4592-4F6F-A2F7-1564FE1BC906.png https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-vr-in-protecting-our-environment-tickets-82081998467?aff=ebdssbdestsearch In case you are looking for something to do on a chilly Thursday evening, come join us for a presentation on the potential of emerging media t...
by ljjames
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3155
Views: 328904

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Pictures can be deceiving ;). Here’s the rough of the 10-15 foot vis ;)


youtu.be/Lz6b7LIW6cQ
Gdog wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:38 pm
Wow Laura, that is epic!
by ljjames
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3155
Views: 328904

Re: Viz Reports Thread

10-15 at Lime Kiln State Park
by ljjames
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: A Game Changer in Underwater Photography
Replies: 10
Views: 3112

Re: A Game Changer in Underwater Photography

Interesting. Doesn't seem like it works with video. And how much calibration time does it take, and seems like it may not work very deep. I heard sea&sea has come out with some new dome tech at dema that is lighter than glass and not liable to scratch. That's sounds like something I could use! I ch...