It’s the middle of September already. Although it still quite warm where I live, summer is pretty much over, and it’s time again to recap the fun and adventure that I’ve had in the past three months or so.
Drones have become more and more common over the last 5 years, and I finally got into the game. The drone I got is the Tenergy TDR Sky Beetle. As with a number of my gadgets, I won the Sky Beetle from an online sweepstakes. With a retail price of about $45, the Sky Beetle is a neat little drone that has some tricks up its sleeve. Read on to find out my first impressions of the Sky Beetle.
The conference paper that I presented at the 2018 IEEE PES T&D Expo in Denver has been published online, and I’m happy to share it here. This paper is related to the non-iterative state estimation method that I’ve worked on during my grad school and at my current job, so I did put a lot of time and effort for the method to get to this point. As usual, this paper is probably only interesting to those in the electric power industry, in particular to those who are interested in synchrophasor applications. Read below for the abstract and link to the full paper.
For the first time in almost 3 years, I have a new technical paper to share on this blog. The paper was written for a conference, and it talks about a measurement-based voltage instability detection method that I worked on as part of my job. It might be an interesting read for those in the electric power industry, especially those who deal with real-time operation and monitoring. This is the first paper that I (co)authored as part of my current job and my professional career, and I’m glad it finally got published. Read below for the abstract and link to the full paper.
It’s been about 3 months since I last posted here, and so it’s time again to recap some of the fun and adventures that I had over the last season. The only major trip I had was going to Denver, Colorado to attend a conference, and I managed to get in some late season skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Keep reading to see the photo (and video!) highlights.
Here is the long overdue post of my travels and adventures over the last few months. I usually do one per season, but I’ve been slow on the blogging so this post will be for the last half a year, covering both fall and winter. The most notable activity was my trip to southern China, which I already wrote about, but I also went on other smaller trips and adventures over the last half-year. So keep reading if you want to see what I’ve been up to and what troubles I’ve gotten myself into :wink: .
During the last winter holiday season, my family and I visited China for the first time since 2010. We went back mainly for a family reunion, but we visited a few places as well. It was a good trip in terms of seeing relatives and visiting new places, but I had a cold through most of the trip so I didn’t feel 100%. I still a lot of fun though, and this post contains the highlights of the trip.
Another new piece of tech gadget that I got over the winter was a Garmin Vivosmart HR fitness tracker. Originally, I bought this fitness tracker for my dad, but it turned out my mom also bought him a fitness tracker, so I ended up taking this one for myself. Here are my impressions so far after using the Vivosmart HR for about a week.
Happy 2018, everybody. Hopefully everyone enjoyed their year-end holidays. I know I did as I took a trip back to China which I’ll post about later. This post is for the newest gadget in my collection: a GoPro HERO6 action camera.