My first FPV experience

I stumbled across a tiny, eeny, meeny, miny, moe drone, the Eachine E011. It’s a $15 drone including transmitter. It’s rock solid. Believe me. Don’t look any further, this baby ist powerful and fun. You don’t need any more cheap drones. This is it. Doubledownperoidnow.

As banggood sounds so well, I decided to order more ultimatively necessary stuff from them starting with FPV goods. As besides the flying object, FPV needs a camera,  surprise, surprise, I bought some cameras with them good bangers off coast.

FPV means that you wear goggles and you can see what the camera, which is mounted on your drone, can see. It feels like piloting. And it hasn't to be expensive.Did I say fascinating?

Below you find a selection of cameras for the E011 and similar toys. As those cameras combine a video camera and a video sending transmitter, they only need power to operate. So easy. And cheap. Sub $20.

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Whats going on with Site5 Hosting?

I have been a very proud and very content user of Site5 Hosting Services since 2006. The support was immaculate, their response time as well, I could send mails or tickets and their staff immediately got back to me. I was so happy!

This changed starting 2015 when Site5 was acquired by EIG, got worse in 2016 and is unbearable in 2017. I will tell you why I want to leave as fast as possible.

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VPN again – or how to protect and survive

Yes, yes, using a VPN has quite some advantages. You can impose that your internet requests derive from a PC in another country and therefore use that feature to overcome regional locks that are put in place to protect local markets. In the early day I bought all steam games using VPN. In the later days I watched some movies with Hulu or Netflix using VPN. Both doesn’t matter anymore as those companies adjusted their portfolio (steam) or simply ban VPN users (Netflix). It’s still usefull to check how your website looks from anywhere in the world or to access regional information while planning your vacation.

Let’s say you travel to Singapore. Now you start running google search for your interests (food, concerts etc.) but as your computer is not in Singapore, local results will always chase away the relevant ones (for that case).

Simply launching a VPN connection to a server in Singapure, google for “restaurant” and you will get local results. As easy as it sounds.

Bottom line, it’s usefull and if you feel like using a VPN, consider ExpressVPN, it’s fast, convenient, acceptably cheap, stable and has some nice features like RTC- and DNS-leak protection (both technologies make sure that your PC really looks like it’s in Singapore and doesn’t “leak” your real local information from your Internet Service Provider ISP).

Black Sabbath – The End

Ich schreibe keine Konzert-Rezensionen. Wozu auch. Doch das hier ist nötig: Black Sabbath – The End. Im Hallenstadion Zürich, gefürchtet wegen der miserablen Akustik und geliebt wegen der bequemen Anreise und opulenten Parkiermöglichkeiten. Somit mit Freude angereist und mit Vorbehalten eingetreten. Die Vorband Rival Sons aus Kalifornien spielte sauber auf und liess den Gedanken hochkommen, dass deren Sänger mehr auf dem Kasten haben könnte also der aufzutretende Wizard. Könnte.

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