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.
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 andRead More
You know that scene in movies where people go running out into the field and dance in the rain after a long drought? “Our crops are SAVED!”. Or the scene at the end of Dune (yeah, if you don’t know this spoiler by now….) I feel like that today. The 2 storm fronts that came through BerlinRead More
It’s become sadly apparent that Google Plus, the service we had all hoped would dethrone Facebook and become a more open, useable, and at least mildly privacy aware environment, is rotting on the vine. Features are being spun off into standalone products, and long hoped for features have never materialized. So I’m falling back toRead More
I’ve been working with Jekyll on the US Drone Racing Association site. It seemed like a nice idea. Check all your content into Github, then, when ready to do work with it, check it out, make your edits, run a local test site (that part is really nice), and when finished, check it back in.Read More
Not too long ago an acquaintance of mine asked if I would do them a favor and come photograph their event. No problem, I enjoy shooting, and any chance to work is an opportunity to improve my skill. I went to the event, spent a few hours taking pictures, and had a great interactionRead More
For the Staff project, I’m going to be replacing the existing Arduino Uno R3 with a smaller, more easily embedded Arduino Nano. The Nano is a heck of a lot smaller than the Uno (makes sense – it’s meant to be permanently installed, while the Uno is a prototyping platform). I received my Nano aRead More
Well that was no fun. For a while, I was in a funk because the Planet-Geek.com site was not posting ANY of my articles. And when I logged into the maintenance pages, I couldn’t see any of my articles for the last year. Now, the site has something like 1600 articles on it. I wasRead More
Aww, what the hey. Here’s my icon from MadMenYourself.com. Whadya think, accurate? My mom spent a long time fiddling with it to get it ‘just right’.
As I continue my migration to my new Mac, I need to figure out how to fill in the holes for tools I’m used to having under Linux. At the moment, I need a tool to edit pictures. iPhoto seems to be pretty capable for cataloging and uploading, but I’ll need photo editing. My defaultRead More
This morning we moved Homeport’s 3 servers, plus the blog host, over to their new home in Mosaic’s Common House. This is something of an experiment, as we’ll be seeing how well the Charter business cable handles hosted servers. So far so good. The move went mostly okay, with a time overrun of about anRead More
I find myself doing a heck of a lot of twittering lately. The updated version of Twitterrific has an excellent interface, allowing me to post pictures, follow threads, do things like like “show me tweets that are coming from nearby me physically” (which has led me to make some new friends!). This unfortunately has meantRead More
Those who follow the Arisia twitter feed will notice that there have been several retweets lately related to Amazon’s abhorrent ‘glitch’ that delisted hundreds of thousands of books related to GLBT content, including science fiction and fantasy books. Twitter is wonderful for many things, but filtering is a problem. @arisia has become a target forRead More
It really was time. Planet-Geek’s style really was getting long in the tooth. When I first set up the blog, I hacked the templates and stylesheet enormously to get it to look a certain way. What that meant though was I ended up with templates that could not be updated in any sane fashion. TonightRead More
While on the topic of webcomics, I’m curious what strips folks read regularly? I have all of mine loaded up in Google Reader (currently one of my favorite toys), and while I’m not necessarily looking for other good strips to add to my lineup, I’m always interested in finding new interesting comics. Some I addRead More