Kerbal Space Program 2
youtube.com/watch?v=P_nj6wW6Gs
๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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You may have three wishes.

- I wish that wish counts were represented as unsigned 64-bit integers.
- I wish that no underflow checks were performed on wish counts.
- I wish to have three fewer wishes.

I continue with the North America nebula for three hours last night. Here's the end result.

The image was taken with a narrowband filter that only passes light emitted by hydrogen glowing at a certain wavelength when exposed to the harsh ultraviolet radiation from nearby stars.

With narrowband filters it is possible to separate different elements from each other, and also - maybe more importantly - get rid of most of light pollution.

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This is a Fosstodon and general Mastodon appreciation toot. I love it here, and have had some great conversations with people already on my short journey thus far. Such pleasant people.

First light with the new telescope! One 5-minute exposure of the North America nebula. ๐Ÿ‘

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"Dude, suckin' at something is the first step to being sorta good at something." - Jake the Dog, Adventure Time

Switched from Lastpass to Bitwarden today. Haven't been disappointed so far!

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Did you know that "git checkout -" works much like "cd -" and switches back and forth between two branches?

You're welcome.

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I'd like to share a short lesson based on my experience working with computers for a couple of decades or so.

1) Don't ever put all the screws back in until you know it's working.

2) Putting all the screws in will stop something from working.

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On the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's Moon landing today, a reminder that pretty much all of NASA's photo/video/audio archive is public domain:

images.nasa.gov

#Apollo50th ๐Ÿš€ ๐ŸŒ” #Apollo11 #MoonLandings #PublicDomain #NASA

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is a open .

Celestia allows you to explore the solar system and beyond, complete with fully 3D modelled planets, moons, asteroids, and even spacecraft. Visit Jupiter, Pluto, or even our friendly Moon in all of its glory. Celestia is great for teaching the mechanics and true scale of space in an intuitive and fun way.

Website ๐Ÿ”—๏ธ: celestia.space/

Wow, pretty awesome customer service from Appveyor! I sent them an email asking why I can't get CTest results from HaloRay to show up in Appveyor.

Less than 24 hours later I got a pull request from them to HaloRay fixing the problem. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

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the f in git push -f stands for friday, no?

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I filled out a survey today that had a "comments" field, which was restricted to 50 characters. So I wrote:

"50 char restriction makes useful comments impossib"

HaloRay 2.2.0 out now!
github.com/naavis/haloray

Newly added features include ice crystal population presets.

Released version 2.1.0 of HaloRay!
github.com/naavis/haloray/rele

Now with support for multiple ice crystal populations in the same simulation!

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