Quad Copters & Drones

Quad Copters and Drones have come such a long since I looked at them.  It’s easily been 6 years since I was interested in quad copters.   Based on all the advances I can’t even call them that anymore.  They really are drones.  Actually, UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) are what I’m talking about and I’m buying some to find out their capabilities.  I think I’m going to get certified.    

DJI has some really awesome drones.  They are a good idea of cutting technology on a piece of hardware.  They are a bit expensive but they look like they are worth it.  

Beagle Drones seem descent but more research is required,

I like what onpoynt is doing, offering the drone creating (3D printing) & training.  They have much going.

Central Bank Digital Currency

The government wants to create a new blockchain that they control.  That’s all the CDBC (Central Bank Digital Currency) is.  Why would you ever use it?

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/09/central-banks-lay-out-a-framework-for-digital-currencies.html

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/central-bank-digital-currencies-would-increase-governments-grip-on-money-with-few-benefits-for-the-rest-of-us-2020-06-17

2020 Foresight

I had a feeling 2020 was going to be a tumultuous year.  In fact.  I planned to take the whole year off.   I’ve had this plan for at-least 21 years.   I realized a few years ago I had a lot to do this year, so last year sometime I was talking to a friend and I said “hind sight is going to be 20/20 in 2020”.  As in people are going to look back at 2019 in 2020 and wish it was 2019 again.  He said you should copyright that.  These days I realize how right I am.  We were ending last year off with major scandals that made me wonder if our way of our life is in question, those scandals seem like nothing compared to what we are dealing with today.   

Windows 1803 Broke Networking

It’s that simple.  I installed Window 1803 on a computer for the first time and couldn’t see it on my network.  I looked around on the internet for about 10 minutes realized everyone else was having the same problem and just installed Windows version 1703 instead.  Good thing this was a fresh install.