Thursday, January 7, 2021

Potpourii on Feline Friday!

 Alex ordered a Brand New iPad Pro 2020 when he got back from working in Alberta and it arrived today! He is like a kid on his birthday with a new toy! (Wait, he IS a kid on his birthday with a new Toy!)

It has a LiDAR scanner/camera. The LiDAR scanner's data is crunched together with data from cameras and a motion sensor, then "enhanced by computer vision algorithms on the A12Z Bionic for a more detailed understanding of the scene". In other words, it can be used to build 3D scenes for doing things like floor plans and other cool stuff! If you have watched some of those home renovation shows where they take out walls and add new cabinets, paint and flooring, you are looking at what LiDAR can do.

Her is our first LiDAR image of the living room.

This image does not look like much, but you can rotate it and color (like change the wall colors to try out a different paint) you can also have it look just like a 3-D photograph of the living room!
This is right up Alex's alley for the things he does in construction. This was our first attempt so it does not look that great, but we do want to do some renovations and this will save us a ton of money as we can remove our kitchen cabinets and add different ones from different manufacturers to see if they fit, and choose what colors we want. 

Another cool thing the Lidar does....
An App that Alex installed had a moving Spiderman that he had dancing around Cinnamon on the iPad screen! 

He also installed 2 graphic/art applications I really want to try for some Caturday Art!
Now Here is the picture of Jo Jo that Mom took of her in the Cat Tree and added to the LiDAR as it did not pick up the cat tree too well! She has kindly consented to be the Feline for feline Friday!
We also wanted to say how sad we are about Zoey of the Island Cats
She was a most beautiful long haired lady cat with GORGEOUS green eyes! She has not been feeling to well and went over the Rainbow Bridge where Wally met her. The Lady with the Yellow Hair and the Nice Guy and Ernie are missing her (as we all are). We send her family Love, Purrayers and Strength!
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  1. That LiDAR thing could be helpful to my human as she designs the upstairs area you never see on my blog!

  2. Oh I'm sure Alex will have fun with his new "toy" ! We love the photo of cutie pie Jo Jo. She looks quite happy right where she is. So very sad about beautiful Zoey at Island Cats. Things like that are always such a shock to EVERYONE...and so very sad too.

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

  3. Hari OM
    oooooooohhhhhhh, this geeky gal is a wee bit drooly at Alex's new toy; tho' never an Apple gal, I have to say I've peeked at this and am a bit knee-wobbled... waaaay out of my budget though. For now.

    Hi JoJo - looking suitably relaxed there galcat!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. Ohhhh yay for Alex and his new techie toy.
    Don't faint but I stepped into the 21st century for my birthday. I have a Kindle now. I will admit the purchase was prompted by my extreme case of germaphobia and love of reading. No way was I going to check out a library book.
    Hugs Cecilia

  5. What a fun app. Dad used to be all into new tech and then somehow dropped out years ago. Anyhoo thanks for sharing this. Cool.
    We are shocked by Zoey. Thanks for letting us know we stopped by to give our purrs

  6. That iPad Pro sounds super cool and we're glad Alex is having fun. We were very sad about dear Zoey too.

  7. Wow that way cool. You'll have fun for sure.

    We are also sad about Angel Zoey. She was indeed a very beautiful lady cat.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches to the babies and a hug to mom. ♥

  8. What fun ~ Love the kitty and doggie ~

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. ewe bee lookin gorgeouz jo jo !!! we hope brother alex AND mom barb haza grate time with de new eye pad ;) ♥♥

  10. Whata fun and seful device that new iPad is!

    Hi, Jo Jo! Pretty kitty that you are:)

    Oh, MY:( We didn't know about sweet Zoey, yet. So sorry. Will go there now to offer our sympathy...

  11. That is one cool toy!

    We were so sorry to hear about Zoey. Saying goodbye is just the worse thing.

    Tama and Genji

  12. Jo Jo is so precious! She has the sweetest look of love on her face! :) <3

    1. And the meanest temper and the sharpest claws! Her nick name is TAC (Teeth and Claws!)

  13. no one in my house smart enough for lidar. i'm lucky Lynn is smart enough
    to open a jar of crunchies for me. fun to see your fur family and thanks for
    the anniversary song.

  14. The new iPad with the LiDAR sounds like you both will have lots of fun with it. That is a lovely picture of JoJo. I was very sad to hear about Zoey too.

  15. Those apps look like fun!

    We are very sad to hear about dear Zoey :(

  16. That is so cool. Love the Spiderman photo. I have noticed every HGTV show insists on removing walls. And Jo Jo is a perfect addition to Feline Friday. XO

  17. Apple makes great mobile devices! The iPad is very cool. I have an older iPad Pro (2017) that I love! It still works beautifully, too. *knock on wood* The interactive apps you can get these days are super cool and they don't cost an arm and a leg. Stay safe, be well, and keep warm! It's freezing here today. Brrr!

  18. A cool, new toy to play with, yippee!!!


This is soooooo exciting! We cant wait to sees what you has to say to us!