Little Flying Robots

Faine Greenwood
hoots and barks about drones, tech ethics, weird animals, and the future (among other topics)
Created 04 Jun 2021
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  • Christmas On the Computer: A Millennial Remembers
    24 Dec 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    if you remember SimTower Santa, it’s probably not quite time to ask your doctor about a colonoscopy, but you should be getting used to the idea I’m a median-age millennial, of that generation that doe...
  • Jethro Tull Is My Favorite Christmas Music: An Explanation
    18 Dec 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    Everybody who celebrates Christmas has a particular song, or perhaps an entire Christmas album, that rattles around eternally in their brain. Maybe you love The Eternal Christmas Song That Inhabits Yo...
  • Facebook's Terrible Uncle Strategy Is Driving Away The Kids
    22 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    I opened my first Facebook account in 2006. My Facebook debut follows a common millennial-aged pattern. I was entering my freshman year of college, and I was eager to use my new .edu email address to ...
  • Noticing the View From Above: Thomas Baldwin's Airopaidia
    29 Oct 2021 • 11 min read
    “Nor did the Eye seem to want the Aid of Glasses: as every Thing, that could be seen at all, was seen distinct.” - Thomas Baldwin, on the occasion of his first ascent into the air in 1785. In the late...
  • The Flying Lawnmower that Killed a Man
    23 Oct 2021 • 16 min read • 1 1
    Ever since the start of the consumer drone boom in the early 2010s, serious people have been seriously worried about the prospect of drones crashing into the bodies of the innocent. The FAA’s drone re...
  • Fridge Magnets and Memory: Part 2
    15 Oct 2021 • 14 min read • 1 0
    Souvenir magnets are our memories, transformed into the form of a dumb resin crocodile that we can put in our kitchen. Let’s consider my very own collection of kitchen crap-magnets. One of my favorite...
  • Fridge Magnets and Memory: Part 1
    07 Oct 2021 • 14 min read • 1 0
    some of my personal fridge magnet collection I was getting a glass of water at a friend-of-a-friend’s party when I noticed their fridge. Or rather, what was on it. Every single magnetized inch of it w...
  • The Ancient History of Drones Explains Why They Freak Us Out Today
    04 Aug 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    What’s the deal with drones? At first glance, they’re basically glorified remote controlled airplanes with computers and cameras stuck to them: not exactly the kind of thing that you’d expect to quick...
  • Drones and Trust, Air Conditioning, and Anime Crawdads
    23 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    I wrote something for the ICRC about drones, public trust, and why we can't brute-force the public into being universally OK with the presence of little flying robots that are extremely hard to tell a...
  • Why the Northeast Sucks at Air Conditioning (And Other Cool Facts)
    15 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    I currently live in New England, but I am not from New England. There’s a lot of things I find strange and inexplicable about the Frozen Northeast, but way up there at the top of the list? Almost no o...
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