In the article in EarthSky, “Moon near Jupiter, plus a Venus milestone,” Bruce McClure has a nice explanation of greatest elongation, which Venus achieved yesterday. (More)
In all my years of observing there are a few nights that stand out. Wednesday night was one of them. For decades I've preached how the hazy, dead air of summer is favorable for observing the planets. The air is not transparent, but for the planets it doesn't matter. (More)
You should be able to see 60 to 70 meteors per hour if you’re in a dark place with a very open sky and watch past midnight for several hours. The Perseids are famous for having some very bright meteors mixed in with the smaller ones. (More)
Observations have been made of a star S2 apparently orbiting the black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy Sgr A* using positional and spectroscopic observations at the Very Large Telescope on Cerro Paranal in Chile. (More)
Wed 2018–08–01 00:30:44 –0400 From an article on Hacker News I found a reference to this excellent site for sampling and seeing font pairs. You can type into the samples to see what your own text looks like. fontpair.com
Tue 2018–07–31 23:26:51 –0400 I’ve created a forwarding address to the previous Octopress/Jekyll blog which is archived in an Amazon AWS bucket. Actually the original published version is still present at it’s Github site. daily–2013–2018.monolith149.com
I just linked my blog domain name, daily.monolith149.com to the blog here and upgraded to the personal plan.
This article in The Economist says, “Python has brought computer programming to a vast new audience.”
Well, I seem to be making progress. I’m not crazy about the theme but it works and I’ve mostly gotten things organized.
The last time I switched to a new platform for blogging it was 2013-06-08, just over five years ago. Now I’m moving again, this time to WordPress. It’s all because my blog broke.