Posts Tagged ‘photo opportunity’

Last post of 2015 – Is 2016 ready for a new view of the world ?

2015 + 1 = 2016 – Simple Math ?

Let’s see what began in 2015 and add 365 days

Posts to Blog – April, July, August and October 2014

Not much said or done.
Posts to other sites ?
January rehearsal site visit, Selma and snow !
Oh, and Interstellar movie and later DVD !

 

 

 INTERSTELLAR VR

The Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 (DK2) traveling exhibit gives fans a virtual first look at the new film through an immersive experience.

Jump to January 2016 from January 2015

OSVR head mounted display

Launched in January 2015

June Wedding of the Gamesmaster !

I am not going to say a lot right now as a lot of things happened but not much of interest outside the family and friends.
I expect to watch Consumer Electronics Show and see a lot of what 2016 will introduce.

From technology to politics it promises to be an eventful year.
Maybe I will post more often than I did in 2015 !

Google 2015 Images

Simple 2015 Image Search

Happy New Year 2016 !

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Saying good bye (buy) to Apple OS X after a decade.

No more iPhone if I can find Intel Android tablet device with 4G/LTE to be hot spot then I may keep iPad and iPods with iPhone as Wifi.

CQ , CQ KB1ELE

Starting with KB1ELE radios and KB1OIQ distribution.


The Samsung Tab 2 with the Nuvision TM700A520L Quad core Atom running Kit Kat (for now) for $100 from Staples is all I really wanted when I drank the 2008 Touch iPod Kool Aid !

7 years of bad luck and I didn’t even get to break the mirror.
Or the seven year itch ?
7 inch screen is larger than most phones for us older folks with diminishing eye sight.
And it takes pictures and saves on removable expandable memory.
Plug it into another device and copy or print pictures.
Scribble the login instead of fat figure or finger print recognition.
And email reading while on the go with bigger screen.
Thanks Windows 10 for making it all possible with same Intel tablet running Android instead.

It connects to Wifi, YouTube, Netflix and activates on TV without a proprietary Apple TV set top box which stopped support for YouTube after 3 years.
Just a Chrome Cast ($35) or Smart TV like Viera Panasonic.
Then Android Studio for free to develop my own projects without royalties and renewing $100 developers license to be in a store / market.

Need I go on ?

 Ok, now for the fun part !

I start with KB1OIQ ubuntu for Ham Radio on the left !
At the same time is ubuntu Studio on the same MacBook with the Yamaha AG03  !

 UV-5R series two-way radio are the newest styles by BAO FENG

It is really a cost-effective LCD dual band two-way radio, if you like it, why are you hesitating?

I have added a Baofeng UV-5R to my shack so as to use this distribution
and share the information with other hams and non-hams.

This will improve multimedia for eventual Wifi communications in an emergency or in a contest like ARRL Field Day !

100 years in 2012 is Ham Radio !

Now again in 2016 is KB1ELE from the FCC.

But your are also involved with an FCC license.

The Declaration of Internet Freedom

Internet freedom isn’t a left or right issue — it should matter to everyone who cares about the health and future of democracy.

The Open Internet rules went into effect on June 12, 2015. They are ensuring consumers and businesses have access to a fast, fair, and open Internet.

The Film Killswitch was released on October 23, 2015 so I added the link here.

Anyway, 2016 is starting to look like a really exciting time.

Stay tuned or

CQ, CQ KB1ELE calling CQ

April 2014 – Let’s focus on 22 and not 1 !

April begins with “All Fools Day

April Fools’ Day (alternatively April Fool’s Day, sometimes All Fools’ Day) is celebrated on 1 April every year. 1 April is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated in various countries as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other called April fools.[1]

This is not a way to celebrate Spring beginnings although the weather seems to be a natural hoax.

Winter Weather Statistics: Where 2013-2014 Season Stands

But just how serious is this winter, historically? We dug up some winter-weather statistics for a few major cities across the U.S. (Keep in mind, a lot of this is still preliminary weather data from the National Weather Service, so it could eventually be adjusted.)

Before March ended I wanted to estimate and photograph the Circuit de Catalona and begin to
promote on a Facebook page

Circuit de Catalona - 1:32 Scalextric Sport

Instead of the larger Daytona LeMans I am focusing in May 2014 with a smaller race to promote global infrastructure.

Seemed easy enough as I could just do as I always did and load it in the pickup and assemble then
photograph from a high angle. But again I found obstacles not from the track size but from the location
management size. Too many people involved in a simple act that it never could succeed without committee
and boards making executive decisions that impact the community that would host the event.

What community ?

A group of individuals with diverse ideas and following a common thread as if they were ships in a port
or on the open seas. Each with their own agenda but aware of the surrounding activity. Now add to that
the infrastructure systems being managed by overloaded individuals that spend time looking in every
direction before looking straight ahead.

It’s like a bumper car ride in a house of mirrors !
Bumper Cars in house of mirrorsNo matter where you look there is you or others looking back and
making you look better or worse !

And then you bump heads…

And loose perspective…

Fading into the distance…
Feeling less impact and more confusion…
Finally, no one notices you until you move closer and impact them in their world !!!

So, if you are reading this then I may be in front of you or in your mirror….

THUS…

Mirrored texT

Mirrored Text

So where do we find time for saving the planet ?

Everyday and every way !

On April 22 2014 look back at what you have done or look into the future !

Or just watch as others reflections appear in your view !

What ever you do be sure you are there in mind and spirit !

IMSA ROAR 2014 at Artisan’s Asylum (Never Happened !)

This ROAR Tribute event at the Artisan’s Asylum
 would allow for testing and photo opportunity !

I created this blog post to explain the concept
in an online space available to link to in an email !

I tried to finalized plans twice
but it did not happen.

IMSA 2014 ROAR before the 24

IMSA 2014 ROAR before the 24

2014 Daytona Rolex 24

This is a screen capture from the official web page for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2014


What was the rush ?

Artisan's Asylum logo

Maybe in a new space making it happen was too difficult.
The Artisan’s Asylum is creating a new multipurpose room
but between weather, illness and logistics it was hard to nail down the space for use.
We didn’t make the ROAR so then we started a discussion !
We continued unsucessfully to get a final decision.
Second chance also failed as well for January 25, 2014 for the actual event
even though it was a better time with more time to plan.

A little background about the track !

Daytona 24 LeMans in ScaleI mentioned the story in an earlier post !
The track is in storage and hasn’t been set up due to it’s size since 2003 in Chelmsford at the Cool Games summer science camp.
It is large with numerous plastic parts.
Schematic parts list of Daytona scale trackI am eager to test it again and begin a new program to educate the public on electric vehicles.
It is tied in with my simultaneous effort with the Meet Up Group “Boston Green Business Networking Group“.

My next step is do it somewhere beyond Boston near north west area and Route 2 and Interstate 495
so if you are interested and can help make it happen then contact me !