Douglas Spotted Eagle's Blog This is my COW Blog! Here you'll find words that were relevant at the time I wrote them with no warranty of temporal import. en-us Sat, 24 Oct 2020 20:00:00 GMT PHP Script HUFFINGTON POST LIED and here’s the proof… Yesterday the Huffington Post authored a story about a drone breaking through a window, hitting an “interface designer” in the head, and giving him a headache. Mr. David Perel may be an “interface designer,” but he is also something more, something nefarious in the eyes of s Sun, 10 Apr 2016 13:16:19 GMT WITNESS TO HISTORY 1908 was a big year for the world; the automobile found its way to the masses through the invention of the assembly line, created by Henry Ford. Not only did the mass-production line bring affordable prices, it also created the middle class.  We’re in much the same birthspace; UAV/Drones are Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:54:41 GMT DRONE PRIVACY CONCERNS? What you need to know NOW! Communities, states, and even the Fed are discussing potential breach of personal privacy from sUAVs in the skies of today and more importantly, skies of tomorrow. First and foremost, let’s dispel the thought that privacy in the modern world actually exists at all. Somewhere, some how, some sy Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:59:52 GMT Drone Rules Suck (and Here’s Why You Want Them…) Everything in life has rules and most everyone complains about them from time to time. “Traffic is bad today, why can’t I just drive on the sidewalk?” “I just need a quick snack, no one will notice that I swiped a bag of peanuts from the store...” Drones are no differen Sun, 28 Feb 2016 20:00:53 GMT IRRESPONSIBLE DRONE-RSHIP The media are all about small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV) these days, perhaps better known as “drones.” Drones add significant value to our lives and will become more important as we move forward into the future. However, with all technologies come great responsibilities. One of thos Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:27:59 GMT Why *I* Don’t Catch my Drone Recently I was asked “When do you choose to catch your drone vs landing your drone?” Catching a drone in midflight seems to be a badge of honor amongst some drone pilots and the reasoning behind it is baffling. It’s “so easy to do” there are even videos that teach drone operators h Fri, 08 Jan 2016 17:19:37 GMT UNDERSTANDING TURBULENCE     (also known as lee waves, rotors, and cross-winds) As sUAV/drones become more and more popular, it seems that more and more of them are striking the sides of buildings without the operator understanding why. “It was flying fine and all of a sudden it zipped up and into the side of the bu Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:59:10 GMT DECODING MILLENNIALS Millennials this,  millennials that, “we’re strategizing how we’ll reach millennials this year; they’re vital to our growth. “We’re holding millennial focus groups to better understand ‘these people’ for the future success of our company…” “They are just so hard to reach b Tue, 22 Dec 2015 17:26:48 GMT Keep Trying; TRIAL CLOSES! “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky Whenever we’re working with a customer, it’s easy to fall into a habit of merely talking about the product, but never actually “trialing” a close, asking a customer their opinion of the feature/b Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:13:34 GMT IF YOU COULD IMMEDIATELY CAPTURE YOUR CLIENT’S ATTENTION, WOULD YOU? (Because you kinda can!) When customers come into your business, they are looking for something. However, in today’s world of constant distraction, it’s rare that their focus is solely on business. They may be annoyed at the bad traffic, they may be thinking about their lunch appointment, or trying to decide if they are Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:25:50 GMT THANK YOU FOR SAYING “THANK YOU!” We provide services to many people, every day. These people have choices. Customers/Clients have more choices today than ever before. That they’ve chosen your company, is reason enough  to be grateful for their patronage and opportunity to serve them. EVERY invoice should be followed up with Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:49:18 GMT