I thought I’d come up to periscope depth to drop a few words about what I’ve been up to. WordPress is a tricky vehicle to publish with and it usually devolves into extended configuration and Linux spelunking but I think I’m through the worst of it. If I can just ignore that blinking terminal window…
Anyway, I’ve been pretty much off Twitter the past couple of weeks, only dropping in to retweet a funny animal picture or cryptic sigil. It’s a funny thing, Twitter. Everybody’s so wrapped up in their little moments while there are big things happening in the world at large all around them. The juxtaposition of tech foibles, social injustices, untappd posts and the terribleness in Paris were too much for my feeble mind to cope with, so I shut it all down. This morning’s the first time I had Twitter open on my desktop machine in a week or two. Didn’t really miss it, though I’ll keep it around for DMs and the occasional drive-by.
Last weekend I was at the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre attending ground school for UAV pilots. In the eyes of Transport Canada, I am a certified airman. Industry Canada has licensed me to operate an aviation radio. I ordered my Big Book of Canada Aerodromes and received it in the mail on Friday with giddy enthusiasm. Yes, it’s an actual book with paper in it. No, I don’t know why it’s not on the internet. Because reasons, I’m sure. Anyway, it was a lot of fun and the pilots at the WWFC were all wonderful people and full of stories from the world of aviation they backed up with deep knowledge. If you would like to go legit, I recommend their program whole-heartedly. Or you could just keep flying your drone illegally which is what basically every hobbyist is doing in the lower Canadian latitudes in controlled and restricted airspaces. Which is everywhere.
There will probably be a come-uppance. You’ve been warned.
And now a short teaser about a project I’ve been working on for lo this past year. That’s it, really. That’s the whole teaser. It’s really close to being done in a form that I’m almost happy with and I hope to have an exciting announcement later this week. Maybe Wednesday if the stars all line up.
no it’s not an app. or a startup. geez.