Colin Devroe

Senior Vice President Condron Media

Reverse engineer. Blogger. Investor. Photographer Hiker. Kayaker.

Recent posts

Pretty happy with my decision to turn on the Super Bowl to watch the 4th quarter. Equally happy with my decision to make myself a milkshake.

What I saw this week #31: February 3, 2017

Short list this week. Video: Apple Campus flyover – Getting closer to being complete every month. Video: Matt D’Avella’s YouTube channel – Friend, former collaborator on many projects, and Director of Minimalists. ASCII weather – You can also pull this in via curl. Complete collection of Wii games – That’s a lot of Wii games. YouTube […]


iPad sales

Marco Arment posits the idea that, maybe, the iPad isn’t the future of computing based on the fact that sales are down year-over-year again. He writes: What if, like so much in technology, it’s mostly just additive, rather than largely replacing PCs and Macs, and furthermore had a cooling-fad effect as initial enthusiasm wore off and […]


Abstraction can assist automation. Keep going up until you hit the ceiling. Then retool your way back down. (Vague? Yes.)

Chris Aldrich on Instagram pressure

Chris Aldrich: While in some sense I do miss the beautiful Instagram feeds of yore when it was mostly professionals, it’s more interesting now with friends who use it to capture small snippets of their lives. It seems he has had the opposite experience to the one I mentioned in my previous post; that it […]


Scranton’s first Homebrew Website Club

Next Wednesday I’ll be hosting the first Scranton-based Homebrew Website Club at Condron Media‘s headquarters on Penn Avenue. There are other locations HWC will be happening on that day too. If you have your own site and I you care to work on it in anyway at all please do stop by. Homebrew Website Club is not […]


Instagram pressure

Kevin Weil, Instagram’s head of product, within a piece by Kurt Wagner for Recode regarding Instagram: “It became a place where people kept raising the bar on themselves in terms of the quality of what they had to achieve to post,” explained Kevin Weil, Instagram’s head of product, who has been working to fix this […]


Observations about flying a DJI Phantom 4 Pro

Maria Langer, professional helicopter pilot, blogger and Twitter friend, got her DJI Mavic Pro on nearly the same day as I got my DJI Phantom 4 Pro. She’s taken the time to write down her thoughts on the experience and so I thought I’d quote her post since she and I agree on our first […]


My drone pre-flight checklist

Since I shared my hiking checklist I thought I’d also share my always-a-work-in-progress drone pre-flight checklist. Not every question on this applies to every single situation and some of these rules you may be willing to bend or break depending on the circumstances. But, having a checklist may help to reduce the number of mistakes […]


Looking forward to flying today. I’ll be sharing my flights via Instagram Stories starting in less than an hour.

What I saw this week #30: January 27, 2016

Flexbugs – Described as “A community-curated list of flexbox issues and cross-browser workarounds for them.” Video: Hovering a helicopter is hard – I’ve been going back through Smarter Everyday’s archive. An inverted aquarium – Mindblown fish. Tips for new drone owners – I re-read my own piece since I just picked up a Phantom 4 Pro. […]


I’ve just backed on Kickstarter. I hope Manton reaches his stretch goal. If you can find a few dollars in your couch cushions, or can forgo that flat white tomorrow morning, you’ll help build a platform that supports the free, open web we all want to continue to exist.

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