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Article on AOPA about USDRA and drone racing

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There’s a nice article on the AOPA site that has some choice interview bits with me and a nice video about the NAFPV2015 event. AOPA.ORG : Racing like Superman (Note, I didn’t pick the title).

Life, Camping, Drones, Travel!

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The last week or two has been quite the whirlwind, and we’re not through yet! I’m about to head off to Pawtuckaway Lake in New Hampshire to go camping with friends for 4 days, so don’t expect any screamingly exciting updates from me for a bit. Last week’s adventure at NAFPV2015 was a blast –… Read More

Off to NAFPV 2015!

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For the next 4 days I’ll be in Stephentown, New York at the North American FPV Meet flyin, racin, and campin. For the most part I’ll be livetweeting on the USDRA Drone Racing twitter feed (please follow!) which will also be posting to the USDRA facebook page (please like!). This’ll be an interesting test of… Read More

Race Baiting 101 by Matthew Cooke

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I am continued to be amazed by the work of Matthew Cooke. His videos are clear, direct, and beautifully done. This one is particularly powerful, and, having wrestled with my place in the world regarding race, privilege, and status lately, this piece struck me pretty hard. If you think you understand race issues, classes throughout… Read More

Second article on Drone Racing.

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The Globe was out again for last Saturday’s race, and did another article on us, complete with video. You hear it before you see it: a high-pitched whirring that sounds like a dive bomber crossed with the world’s largest bumblebee. This past Saturday, the buzz came from the edge of a large field in Berlin,… Read More

OwnStar – Vulnerability in OnStar Application for GM vehicles

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Hack of OnStar Remotelink lets attacker unlock, remote-start, and track cars. The OwnStar device can detect nearby users of the OnStar RemoteLink application on a mobile phone and can then inject packets into the communication stream to the phone, getting it to give up additional information about the user’s credentials. Those credentials can then be… Read More

So, I made it into the Boston Globe.

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Well, their ‘Innovation and Tech’ buzz site at least. But, cool, huh? Dave Shevett is chairman of the US Drone Racing Association, an unaffiliated group based in New England. One day, he stumbled across an FPV drone-racing video online and was hooked. Not long after, he formed the USDRA. The group is small, but has… Read More

Movie Catchup

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In an effort to distract myself from Real Life, the past week or so has seen me doing a lot of “movie catchup”. Watching some flicks that have been in the queue for a while, but I just haven’t had the time… Lucy – Scarlet Johansson plays a woman who, through a botched drug smuggling… Read More

So you wanna be a wedding photographer…

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Petapixel is rapidly becoming my favorite blog for articles about photography, both the business and the tech. A recent post entitled ‘You Sure You Want to be a Wedding Photographer?’ hit pretty close to home, as I’ve been shooting more weddings lately, and yes, I’ll admit it, I’ve done the mental exercise of “Can I… Read More

Backing up your Photos – A Cautionary Tale

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A recent article appeared on Petapixel regarding a Montreal photojournalist having all his photos stolen by burglars: A photographer’s worst nightmare just happened to a well-known photographer: on Monday, Montreal-based photojournalist Jacques Nadeau returned home to find that burglars had stolen all the photos he has taken during his life and career. CBC News reports… Read More

Sunday Organizing Time

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I’ve always been something of a pack rat.  Before I moved to a small house, I’d have crates and boxes and shelves full of things I’d probably never use, but was cool to have on hand.  Old computers, video games, all that stuff. Now I live in a small house, with very little storage space,… Read More

Really Awesome drone racing day.

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Had a great time on Sunday at the USDRA Race event. Flew my batteries dry (and flew several other folks’ batteries as well). No serious crashes (though we did break an astonishing number of props. This pic is the ‘cup o shame’. All the broken props We’re definitely doing it again. I did come away… Read More

Lonesome Lake Hut

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Another lovely weekend hiking in the white mountains.  This time we went up to Lonesome Lake Hut, which is located just south and west of Cannon Mountain.  The hike up Cascade Brook Trail on Saturday was magnificent – some of the most beautiful waterfalls I’ve seen in ages (If you hike this, don’t forget to visit… Read More

Drone Racing in the Metro West Boston!

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Yay! We’re having our first race!  Sunday, July 5th.  Folks should bring their racing drones and join the fun!  Check out the EventBrite signup page.  It’s free! Wondering what drone racing is?  Check out this awesome video from ABC News in Australia.

Anti-Intellectualism is Killing America

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This article on Psychology Today cuts through the current easily derailed conversation about race, gun control, and the lack of informed, civil discourse today… America is killing itself through its embrace and exaltation of ignorance, and the evidence is all around us. Dylann Roof, the Charleston shooter who used race as a basis for hate and… Read More

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