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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

Zealand Falls Hut

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Finally made an overnight hike to one of the AMC backcountry huts. These huts are maintained by the Appalachian Mountain Club along the Appalachian trail for hikers to visit, either on their way along the trail or as a destination all their own.  The huts are 100% off the grid, and  Zealand Falls has that… Read More

From Youtube to Pilot – My Journey Into the World of FPV Drone Racing (Part 2)

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This is part 2 of 2.  To see part 1, click here. In part 1, I described the new sport of FPV Drone Racing.  In this posting, I’ll tell what it’s like to try and take those Youtube videos and star-eyed ideas and make them real – IE, build and fly my own drone. Once I understood… Read More

You Should Be Standing At Your Desk 2-4 Hours a Day

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Hah!  I am vindicated!!! Experts now say you should start standing up at work for at least two hours a day — and work your way toward four. That’s a long-awaited answer for a growing number of workers who may have heard of the terrible health effects of prolonged sitting and been wondering whether they… Read More

Dear @Evernote – This was a bad decision.

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I’m a rabid user of Evernote and it’s associated screen capture tool, Skitch. I use it for just about everything, and regularly snap screenshots to share what I’m seeing with coworkers. I’m aware that my screenshots are stored in my Evernote account, and there’s a disk space limit there. I’m okay with that, free services… Read More

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