Wow, it’s been a while.
The server (by which I mean the physical mid-size tower PC, see Figure 1) that used to run this blog, and was stashed in a server room in my old building on UC Davis campus, went down in June 2021 due to a brief power outage, and I never got around to turning it back on due to the COVID-related campus lock-down.
I finally remembered to ask the CS department’s IT support staff to pull it out of that server room a few days ago, and have been migrating this site to a new, actually virtual, server since then. And here we are! There’s still a lot of maintenance to do, such as upgrading all the hideously outdated platform packages, but at least the old content is back for the time being.
In other news, I myself moved from the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences to the UC Davis DataLab around the same time this site went down, and recently finished setting up VRoom!, DataLab’s new multi-user VR space. There will be a detailed post about that soon. There has been a lot of movement on Vrui’s collaboration infrastructure as well, and there were some exciting adventures in Lighthouse tracking.