Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Spontaneous Popup Display (SPUD) is a collapsible 24-inch monitor made mainly of cloth and transparent polymer. Its Kickstarter campaign has raised $176,000 of a $33,000 goal as of this writing. You’re going to need a bigger backpack.

Good Grief.

Technology is creeping into the village. Oh, we’ve had it all along, really. They’ve done the cell phone trick about two years ago, putting up four towers within sight of the village and twenty three within miles of us, but I mean the real stuff.

The first drone flew the other night.

It launched from the teen dopers four houses up. Dead of night. Of course, the moon helped some and it was a pretty long flight (about a half hour, maybe less, I’d guess). What ever cameras were on board that thing must have been pretty good. The operator was able to bring it down over the road on the East side of the house and recover it.

Quiet. It was. Mostly prop noise and there wasn’t a whole llot of that.

Time for the shot gun I think.


From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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