I got home from MWC Thursday afternoon and finally got a Flickr album uploaded Sunday night. I’m blaming not just jet lag and a busy schedule, but a weird bug in the Flickr Android app that strips out geotags from photos automatically backed up. My workaround for this has been to select the pictures I want to share in Google Photos, download them to my Mac, and then upload them to Flickr. I would very much like to see this bug get fixed already.
3/1/2022: Rosenworcel’s MWC appearance hints at shifting spectrum policy, Light Reading
My first MWC dateline came from me covering a speech by somebody whose office sits less than five miles from my house–Federal Communications Commission chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, who came to Barcelona to suggest two changes in the FCC’s spectrum-policy priorities.
3/1/2022: Rocket Lab to Build, Launch, and Land Reusable Rockets in Virginia, PCMag
The second story I filed from Barcelona also had a back-home component–the news that Rocket Lab USA would build a factory for its partially-reusable Neutron rocket on Wallops Island, Va.
3/3/2022: Verizon’s Sowmyanarayan on how FWA supports edge computing, private wireless, Light Reading
Story number three from Barcelona involved me interviewing a Verizon executive who works 200+ miles northeast of me.
3/4/2022: Russia Blocks Facebook for Not Giving State Media Free Rein, PCMag
The day after I got back from Barcelona, I covered Russia’s latest temper tantrum over American social networks not obliging its authoritarian streak.
3/5/2022: American tech sanctions against Russia, Al Jazeera
Saturday, I joined the Arabic-language news network (overdubbed live) to talk about the trend of U.S. tech companies cutting off Russia. As I noted, the likes of Apple and Intel can afford to fire Russia as a customer–it’s not a Japan, a U.K. or even a Canada.