Archive for date: January 14, 2005

Webcam Images From Titan

January 14, 2005 | Astronomy, Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

The ESA/JPL has released the tiny image you see to the right and provided us with some background, but this image is as big as it gets: you can’t seem to find a higher resolution image anywhere online. Sigh. Do they only have a camera phone onboard?

jabber quickie

January 14, 2005 | Python | By: Mark VandeWettering

Over at random thoughts, they’ve got a nice quickie: Python code to talk to a jabber server.

Lisa William’s on Blogging Policies

January 14, 2005 | Blogging, Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt | By: Mark VandeWettering

Lisa Williams has a terrific article on the policies and ethics which surround blogging. I’m actually most concerned with the actions of employers: the word of people being fired for the contents of their blogs frankly fills me with a bit of sadness and dread. What will the world be like if this powerful new […]

My Name is Mark, and I’m a Geek…

January 14, 2005 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

I was just going to post a link to the Battlestar Galactica Blog, where Ron Moore answers some behind the scene questions, when I realized that I’m going to miss the season premiere of BattleStar Galactica because I’m going to San Francisco for Wil Wheaton‘s booksigning. Luckily, TiVo will pick up the episode, so I […]

Huygens Down Safe, Pictures To Come Here

January 14, 2005 | Astronomy, Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

The ESA is reporting that the Huygens lander survived it’s descent to Titan, and is transmitting data. According to JPL, the first images should be received around 11:45 PST. Kick ass! As soon as pictures are available, I’ll link ’em up here. Update: In what quite possibly have been the singularly most dull and boring […]