Last summer, I suddenly began appearing upside-down in virtual meetings. It was an amusing little glitch: I use my laptop in tent mode while I work from a larger monitor and external keyboard, so the camera is indeed upside down, but previously the software would correct the orientation. I expected the problem to stop as suddenly as it began, but it persists. Fortunately, none of my meetings at the time were as serious as a court appearance, so I was spared the embarrassment of attorney Rod Ponton who appeared as a cat during a virtual civil forfeiture hearing.
- Texas attorney’s accidental cat filter caused by outdated desktop computer [Fox News] “Lawyer was using assistant’s 10-year-old desktop Dell computer when he logged in for routine hearing in Presidio County, Texas.”
- How to get viral ‘I’m not a cat’ Zoom filter — Hint: You can’t unless you have an old Dell laptop [Laptop Mag] “The now-defunct Live Cam Avatar software, created by a company called Reallusion, was described as an app that allowed users to disguise themselves as movie stars, furry friends and other animated characters.”
- Cat lawyer’s out-of-date software points to larger cybersecurity problems [Fortune] “Using technology that out of date, circa 2010, can render people open to bugs and hacks… More serious consequences include leaving openings for hackers to steal data, commit extortion, and other threats. Keeping one’s systems updated is, generally, the best way to guard against such perils.”
- How to turn on — and off! — a Zoom cat filter [Washington Post] “There are several different ways to get filters on a Windows PC or Mac computer, depending on how fancy you want to be. Some are built into Zoom itself, and others require outside software like Snap Camera.”
From the Ohio Web Library
- PR Newswire. “The Rise of the Real-Time Digital Double: Reallusion Unveils AI-Powered Headshot Plugin.” PR Newswire US, 4 Dec. 2019.
- JOHNSON, LEIF. “IOS 13: Everything That’s New with Augmented Reality.” Macworld – Digital Edition, vol. 37, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. 39–42.
- Chow, Garrick. “Learning Zoom.” Lynda.com from LinkedIn. Updated 29 May 2020.