Friday, October 13, 2017

Information for CRA

Part of an email I received 28th November 2016 from someone who told me that they had information regarding Wayne McAlpine, his activities and his business activity with respect to income tax.

Again the highlighted text is part of the email:

As I mentioned, we have a substantial amount of information collected regarding Wayne's 'dubious business' :) practices over the years. This has not been submitted to the CRA yet, but with the tax season around the corner, I will ensure it is. It is frustrating to me that Wayne continues to get away with his crimes. I hope that CRA involvement will have an impact... However you decide to proceed, I thank you for your past efforts. I do check in or your site once in a while to see if there is anything new posted. This has helped us to add to the information we have collected over the years.

..... and there is nobody else that has a problem with him?!

Of course, Wayne will just claim that this is just me inventing "inflammatory" and falsified information again!

Wayne McAlpine continues to be interested in what I post about him. He thinks that I have an interest in the automotive industry - I don't.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

SEO Services in Saskatoon

If you are looking for such services I recommend that you check the dates of the articles linked on any website that you might find offering such services.

In the fast changing world of the Internet and Search Engine development a lot has happened in the last few years. Anything that is over 2 years old will be WAY out-of-date, as will any other expertise claimed by anyone offering services today. Quoting such old documents should be an indication of how behind the times the SEO company and anyone associated with it is. 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Find my drone

Another DJI feature that is not well documented.

It actually works quite well.

I did a little experiment and the screenshot above shows the location of the drone and the options to make the brushless motors beep.

Once again, this is a prime example of how DJI fail to explain how functions of their product and seem to rely on the Internet forums to provide information on them. If you search for "DJI Find my Drone" or "ESC Beeping" you will find many posts that allude to how this function works. However, there is no explanation of what ESC means and how the beeping is to be used in finding the drone.

ESC - is Electronic Speed Control(ler) and it turns out that you can use the controller to made the motors act as a speaker/beeper. This beeping and the Smart LED options appear if you click on the drones location on the map. These buttons will also appear if the drone has been lost for a long(ish) time, see below. and the drones battery is exhausted.

As the forums tell you the beeping and LED functions will not be available unless you still have an RC connection with the drone. The buttons to make the motors beep is triggered by tapping on the "lost location" on the map.This would be the case (hopefully) in the immediate event of a crash or a flyaway as you hopefully would have sufficient battery power left. You will also be able to see the radio (RC) connection signal level, the number of GPS satellites the drone can currently see and the remaining drone battery level. If the drone has performed an automatic RTH due to an RC connection loss of failure to access a sufficient GPS signal the figures you may see are the last recorded values before the loss occurred.

Using your Smartphone, using its own GPS, you will be able to walk or drive to the drone location by viewing your relative position on the map. When you get close you should be able to hear the beeping or see the LEDs. If the battery gets exhausted then this will not be an option.

Even if you don't have an RC connection you will still be able to locate the last recorded co-ordinates by using the map in the dji Go app or even use Google maps to provide you with directions to the drone. You can test the "Find my drone" operation even if you have not lost your drone as the app will record the co-ordinates of the last place that you landed successfully.

The most important feature here is that the "Find my drone" function is useful for both situations where an immediate crash or flyaway has occurred or even when the drone jut goes AWOL and you cannot find it immediately. The information on the last will be stored in the DJI Go app until the next flight has been made. You can check this at anytime by selecting the function from the main screen of the app.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

A trip to the coast

Barely an hour and half drive from home.

The seafront and lighthouse at Southwold

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Not being famous

I supposedly had posted on my website that I am an Aerospace Engineer and Scientist.  Wayne McAlpine tried to confirm that this is in fact the truth, And we couldn’t find anything about me!

Looks like I have won the race of keeping a low profile!

If I wanted to be famous I would registered multiple domain names and post my name to all the websites that I could create. Of course, I would need to back that up with credible content for those sites. Or I could just make it all up - I am good at that!