Here’s something interesting. Andrew Krepinevich is quoted by the AOL News (!) blog criticising various aspects of US strategy, which is what he does. But this quote popped out of the background for me: “The American military is losing some critical sources of advantage that it’s enjoyed over the last twenty years. One is the…Read More Guided?
You may remember my brief involvement with AR standardisation (the annotated whiteboards are here). As a result I’m on the mailing list for various things, and the Open Geospatial RFC for the ARML 2.0 spec just dropped. Being on a plane, I got around to reading it. I have comments. Back in Barca, in order…Read More Commenting on ARML 2.0
Is there a drone bubble? It’s not clear whether this is more like the .com bubble, when a lot of useful stuff was built but a couple of years too early, or more like the housing bubble, when a lot of stuff was built in the wrong places to the wrong standards at the wrong…Read More RQ-170 upshot, part 2: the bubble
The fact that a majority of this year’s graduates from USAF basic pilot training are assigned to drone squadrons has got quite a bit of play in the blogosphere. Here, via Jamie Kenny, John Robb (who may still be burying money for fear of Obama or may not) argues that the reason they still do…Read More The RQ-170 hack and the drone bubble
So I had the opportunity to take part in an Augmented Reality standardisation meeting on the fringe of this year’s 3GSM Mobile World Congress. First of all, it was the year the heavens opened (someone on twitter said it was as if the show had turned into Glastonbury) and I got drenched and my shoes…Read More i haz bin in yr AR standardz, facilitatin yr interop. kthx!
OK, back from eComm in Amsterdam; here’s something interesting. Besides all the stuff I was meant to be following for work, we had a presentation from a group of the sort of media-arts types who get a lot of coverage on Bruce Sterling’s blog; in fact the whole gig was faintly Beyond the Beyond-esque when…Read More optimise your social isolation more efficiently
Manly-Warringah RLFC’s successful trip to the UK in the last few weeks, which saw them beat Leeds for the World Club Challenge, was assisted by an interesting piece of technology. All the players have been wearing networked GPS data loggers during the games, so Statto gets a live feed of data on precisely where they…Read More Blogging Rugby League: while you’re playing it
I’ve put my mobile version of FixMyStreet for Symbian S60 devices up on SourceForge at fixmys60.sourceforge.net. You can check out the source code from SourceForge’s subversion repository by doing “svn co https://fixmys60.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/fixmys60 fixmys60” or whatever your client likes. The current version requires GPS to work and sends the reports to Matthew Somerville’s test FMS server…Read More FixMyS60
OK, so I was feeling sufficiently foolish to try and install the all-new version of Python for Symbian S60 phones. Not least because of rumours that things like the Location API (i.e. “all the interesting or useful stuff”) have been liberated from the finger-waggy signing process… Unfortunately, Nokia has shipped it without completing the same…Read More Nokia Software Distribution FAIL
So I took my stupid damn idea off to the stupid ideas club. When we got there, guess who? Spyblog was waiting at the rendezvous with some Dutchmen and an Argentine documentarist and half the No2ID members not currently in hospital. And after we made our way through Jock McZanu’s EU Maddie monsoon (GOOD HERE…Read More Organise, and a very wet 2600