FAVORITE Website & Program OF THE DAY: CELESTIA?!

FAVORITE WEBSITE OF THE DAY: CELESTIA

I’m kinda double-dipping here because this is not just my favorite website of the day, it’s one of my favorite programs to use on the computer.

Just addictive as well as being fun and educational. How often does that happen?!

I’m speaking of a mad open-source astronomy project called Celestia.

You can see what I’m going on about here!

As well as here andhere!

It’s like having an endlessly configurable planetarium on your computer. The idea of creating simulations of voyages through the stars, and sampling amazing voyages and scripts that other users create… well all that functionality makes Celestia pretty close to great. :)

You can get download links for the program and user created voyages/scripts from the link above. Okay need to go do some Celesting now! :)

(Yes. it’s geeky but it’s also pretty… [wait for it]…stellar! You see what I did there? :))

In The News: Facebook, Rating Attorneys, Rogue Planets and Feb 25th Look up in the Sky!

ALL THE NEWS, YOU CAN USE:

Ohio man given choice of Facebook apology or jail- It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. Nope… it’s still funny. :)

Cyber-security expert finds new flaw in smartphones- Even as a tech guy, I’m a Luddite at heart. Which means, there’s a point where I think you give up too much for ‘ease of use’. There’s a point where I think you need to draw a line between what is your data and what is not. Increasingly smart-phones, and tablets, and I-tunes, and cloud computing, not challenged, not held to a standard… will erase any such line.

Scorned Attorney Threatens to Take Down Lawyer-Review Site- Yeah that’s really going to change people’s opinion of him. More to the point I didn’t know there was a review site for Lawyers! Cool! I have some reviews I need to leave. :)

Rogue Planets are Rambling through Galaxy- What??!!! You mean SPACE 1999 had it right?!!!! Doh!!

Five Sports You Can Start Today and Play Forever- Well these are usually bs, but these guys are right on. Tennis anyone?! :)

Planets Align February 25: Venus, Jupiter, Moon To ConvergeOohhhh! I Knew it was coming! I knew it! I’m going up to my roof tomorrow at sunset and scream… SHAZAM!!! Goshdarn it! We’ll see who becomes Captain Marvel! :)

Well that’s all the news for now. Go out and hug somebody. :)