This came across my “professional” social feeds today (meaning the Facebook groups frequented by people who are astronomers and/or scientists).
The paper itself is something that one might expect to actually show up as an opinion piece in Nature or Science, though I doubt it will. It’s a little too biographical for those places.
The general gist of things is that this white paper is calling out what most people already know: code costs money and providing good code to the scientific community is costing some people in terms of their careers.
Continue reading The Astropy Problem
I spend a lot of time in the car. For people like me there are a couple of things that keep us sane. Good books are one of them.
This week, let’s talk about The Dresden Files: Gravel Peril by Jim Butcher. A wizard in Chicago, you say? Tell me more…
Continue reading Commuter Bookclub – Grave Peril (Jim Butcher)
Putting this here, because it comes up about once a trip back to the East Coast (where I’ve got tons of cousins and my son has tons of of first cousin’s once removed).
Is there an economic incentive for us to colonize Mars? This came across my social feeds by way of The Mars Society, so you can guess that, in general, the answer is going to “Yes.” Let’s dig in.
Continue reading The Economics of Space
I’ve been getting myself into “real developer” kind of stuff lately; somewhat inspired by a welder turned developer friend and partly by the number of awesome “open development projects that are going on right now.
Continue reading playing with markdown
A little demo for how I make pour over coffee.
Continue reading How I make pour over
There’s been some interesting policy commentary on the NASA budget going around today since the budget came out of committee. There’s a bit more going on here than just “Woo! NASA got funded for next year!”.
Continue reading NASA Budget Musings
It’s been about 11 months since I started my cleaning experiment to try to reduce the “get to the end of the feed” mentality when consuming content. I figured it was time for an update.
Continue reading Reducing Infinites, a status update
NASA is currently recruiting a new astronaut corps. I decided to dig into this a little bit (shocking, I know).
Continue reading So, you want to be an astronaut?