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Some of my other hobbies that may come up include , often , but not always.

I also have worked for the past 15+ years on the technical back end of television as a broadcast , cable head end technician and data center technician.

I sometimes do projects, though I am not really a professional dev or anything. I have dabbled in too many coding languages to name but these days it's usually web based (PHP, SQL) or scripting (Python, Bash).

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Aye another .

I've been "blogging" and writing online since Geocities, on a whole slew of different platforms. I'm a proponent of open source and open web and decentralization and have been a tech enthusiast basically me entire life.

I don't have any particular theme but mostly post about , my excessive collection of , , and and related topics. General nerd shit.

I also have developed a meme level obsession with Ramen Noodles.

Milwaukee Zoo (2010)
NOTE: This was the first time I really got to use a DSLR. I had gotten it just before going on this trip. I went kind of crazy taking photos, the original pile was some 700 photos.

There is actually quite a bit beyond Pluto, but I didn't really feel like going out to see it. I want to say there are another 3 or 4 planetoids out there.

Instead, I swept past Uranus and then finished up at Pluto and Charon, out 20,000 Light Seconds (I guess) from Sol.

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I say "Mostly Uneventful" because I did decide to land on one of Jupiter's moons at a "Major Entertainment Complex".

Except there was no one there, and nothing to do. Not particularly "entertaining". I was hoping for some sort of mini games or something. Instead I just got hassled by a few guards.

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A lot of the rest of the trip through the solar system was relatively uneventful. There isn't much to see out by the Gas Planets, no real docks and a few restricted area places you can't go to without getting shot at.

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More adventures in the Sol System in . Venus got an ugly images, because the wrong scan mode was enabled, but I assumed it was a bug and moved on.

It turns out that "Earth" is categoried as an "Earth-like world". Who would have guessed?

Also you can't land on Earth, which is lame-o.

Lastly I was surprised that in game, Mars has been terraformed and has water.

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My current Fleet in in Purchase Order all named after Ramen Noodle brands:

Sidewinder - Maruchan
Adder - Nissin
Dolphin - Ichiban
AspX - Nongshim
Python - Samyang
Type-9 Heavy - Indomie
Anaconda - Ottogi

Mostly, I wish it would be more directly literal about its presentation sometimes, because it makes it easier to learn the grammar nuances when you see it spelled out "oddly" in English.

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File under annoying things does.

I saw this a lot in the years of doing Spanish, here it is in Norwegian.

Literal translation is, "is lying/located/standing". But it omits the second word. Which is fine for meaning, but not for learning.

It worse in the second one, "The village is located here in this vicinity". It completely omits "her". Also, "nƦrheten" is clearly some combo of "near here". Though "The village lies here in the near here" does feel a little TOO odd.

I decided recently in that I wanted to head home, to Earth.

This isn't as straight forward as it seems, you have to do a few missions for the Federation first and rank up. I bounced arouned doing some data deliveries for a few days and managed to get my Sol system permit.

I decided I wanted to "see everything" so I started traveling between probes. At Mercury, I landed at a crashed ship site.

And promptly recieved a fine and a bounty for tresspassing. Then Space Jail...

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Blog Consolidation and Feeds
Switching to Mastodon from Twitter has slightly renewed my interest in my blog, and more specifically my blog as a place for all of my stuff, not necessarily a place for "others". Not that others can't enjoy it. Maybe that isn't quite the right way to say what I mean.

Basically, I want this blog to be a bit more of an archive for things I do online. Part of thi

If you are making a social media app or website, and you are going to insist on cutting posts out of the feed with a "load more" option, for the love of god, make load more push everything above UP instead of pushing the old stuff DOWN.

So when you roll back to where you left off, then "load more", you don't have to scroll down AGAIN to find where you left off.

The whole point of trying to read things chronologically, especially social media, is some people build on older posts.

In addition to landing on planets, you can get out at star ports. Which lets you see your cool ships parked in a hanger.

I mean, you can also see them on planets I suppose.

Anyway, my son started playing some, and he had Odyssey, it's apparently better with multiple people.

Also, I like the idea of doing a bit more than just jumping from system to system.

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