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A starry night

After twenty-nine years of visual and photographic observing, I think it is time to share a bit of what I know about the sky. I do not know as much as some of my contemporaries in the hobby, but we will give it a go.

If you can see the sky, you can join me on this journey. All you need is your eyes and a little bit of an imagination to link the stars into the patterns that our  ancestors invented long before the advent of radio, TV, and the internet. If you have a pair of binoculars, the journey gets even better. A telescope and we can go deep into the universe!  I will be posting tours and observations in this blog that you repeat at your leisure. I may throw in some spaceflight into the mix to keep things interesting along with some historical stuff from the history of astronomy. Lets go observing!

Next: A celestial camping trip….

  • Spam puzzle April 24, 2014
    After reading Lynn problem is spam, I thought I'd share mine. Perhaps she or someone can help me out with this. Here's the problem: I'm getting spam from a non-existent email account off my own domain.    Someone keeps sending me suspicious e-mails from Administrator@flcn.net to my personal account at the same domain. I can tell you outright- […]
  • And you thought YOU had spam problems! April 24, 2014
    Woke up to my mail server curled up in a corner, moaning in agony.Somehow the default/fall-through account had gotten on some spammer's botlist. Ok - killed the account, cheer. Now time to go clean up the mess. More than 263 million emails in the receive queue. Shut down the route to the external network, now to delete the garbage.# cd /home/[default]/m […]
  • Cell Phone 'Kill switch' April 24, 2014
    'Kill switch' may be standard on U.S. phones in 2015   Saw this one linked to through Epic Times. It's an interesting concept and I understand the idea / intent for it. Still, as with any tech, there's potential for abuse and other problems.    Link to article with video: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/16/tech/mobile/ctia-phone-kill-switch/in […]
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) (TRAILER) April 24, 2014
    Based on the A Dame to Kill For segment of the Sin City graphics novels, a prequel to the first film which was mostly based on The Big Fat Kill and That Yellow Bastard. Opens August 22, 2014 Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Josh Brolin (Dwight b4 surgery), Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green (The Dame), Dennis Haysbert (Manu […]
  • New Shows (2014 - ) April 23, 2014
    It's coming to that time of year again where the networks try to win our viewing allegiance with new programing. This one caught my eye and I'm pretty sure, if it catches on, there won't be a 'Storm' movie any time soon.    Halle Berry stars in Extant    From IMDB:   An astronaut (Berry) returns home from a year long solo mission in […]