I will be taking a break until next Wednesday on writing. Family is coming into town and I am taking some time off to do all of that. Maybe some fishing too.
I have three sorta GIS articles today.
Climate change will ‘cost world far more than estimated’
This is something that I have never understood about the argument that adjusting the economy to be more environmentally friendly will destroy the economy. It might hurt a little, but people are very good at finding ways to make a profit. Things will be fine on that eventually. Climate collapse is another story. Sure evolution will continue and life will recover, but the recovery takes far longer than the couple decades that an economic hit would.
Businesses and Social Media – Most Fail to Plan
This seems pretty on point. Plenty of companies have LinkedIn pages and websites with announcements, but it largely seems reactionary. As with all other aspects of business you have to have some sort of plan. Even if your plan is, "We will not discuss specific project information on social media." At least you have thought about it. Just like you would think about insurance or filing tax returns.
Russia Launches Single GLONASS Satellite
A little closer to GIS. Good ol' orbital slot 21. One of my favorites.
L3 and CDMA. That is pretty cool.
But still! It flies pretty well now. A little bit too much power from the motors, but I knew that going into it. Sounds like I just need to put a camera on it and get it weighed down a little.
Also, one of the arms is starting to split. Probably from the cheaper wood and also the numerous times I have flown it into my house and the ground. The best part though is that I noticed it after this picture. So it actually flies fine even though it is split. The arm wiggles right into place given that there are basically four gyroscopes on it. I was thinking of cutting them down a little so that there is not as much strain on the arm so this seems like a good time to do that and also fix the split. This is why I bought wood. It is a few dollars and ten minutes of my time to fix it. If I went with fiber glass or metal it would be a much more expensive fix and I would probably have to wait on the spare to arrive rather than just heading down to the hardware store.