The President of the United States may be one of the most available people on the Earth. The POTUS’s entourage has many different type of communication gear – including people – to reach, inform and carry out orders. I’ve always viewed notes about POTUS vacations as a mere fact that the White House virtually moved . . . → Read More: Expectations of POTUS in “theater of crisis response”
If El Niño Comes This Year, It Could Be a Monster http://t.co/EftOZCUfxE A good read on all the pros/cons of #ElNiño impacts. #SMEM
— Keith Robertory (@krobertory) April 16, 2014
The Mercator Projection is the biggest myth about the Earth that we pass on (often unknowingly) to our children. OK, I don’t know if it is the biggest but it certainly builds the wrong perception of the globe.
The Mercator projection was originally designed in the mid 1500’s. A highly useful projection because it kept . . . → Read More: The Myths created by the Mercator Projection
Truth in advertising should extend to photo manipulation too. Here’s a few videos that highlight the point:
A great example of the power of Photoshop in the right hands.
Here’s an interesting (and honest) video from McDonald’s on their advertising: http://youtu.be/oSd0keSj2W8
Another one called “The Photoshop Effect”: http://youtu.be/YP31r70_QNM
. . . → Read More: Image Manipulation
Google Glass. It is so easy, even a kid can figure it out. This video shows the first few minutes that they were wearing the device.
Yesterday was the “big day”. I caught the train up to New York City to pick up my Google Glass. Yes, I’m now officially a Glass Explorer. It all started with one simple tweet:
#ifihadglass it would augment disaster workers with real-time info and capture what they see for shared knowledge… ala borg. . . . → Read More: Becoming a Glass Explorer
About two years ago, I did a blog regarding usability. This video adds to that including my thoughts on BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and the impact on disaster technology. Regardless of how the future rolls out, the advances in technology should not make things more complex for the users. In fact, the additional computing . . . → Read More: A little more on usability
Reprinted from Urgent Communcations at http://urgentcomm.com/disaster-response/when-going-gets-tough-hams-get-going
When the going gets tough, hams get going
Mar. 19, 2013 Merrill Douglas | Urgent Communications
A handheld radio, portable antennas, extra batteries and cables, a soldering iron, clean clothes, snack bars and a length of rope.
That’s some of what you’ll find in a “go-bag.” And if you’re . . . → Read More: When the going gets tough, hams get going