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Jupiter 2


Today I got an adapter to connect my Lumix GH2 to my telescope and this evening I took some photos of Jupiter. I did not have much luck at all taking still photos. They were all overexposed and a bit blurry. So I tried shooting video hoping to get some good frames and that worked much better. I exported that video as a bunch of still frames and tried to use some image stacking software to combine them. That did not go well but it seemed like I could manually align and stack frames in Photoshop so I tried that instead. That turned out to be much easier and I only needed two frames to get a great result.

New Passport


I just got a new passport because my first was going to expire later this year. I went back over my old passport and listed all of the countries I was able to travel to in the last 10 years. Most of those were thanks to working at Mozilla. Regardless, they’ve been some of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had.

  1. Canada 6X
  2. Germany 2X
  3. Great Brittan 2X
  4. Belgium
  5. Colombia
  6. Finland
  7. France
  8. Malaysia
  9. Netherlands
  10. Singapore
  11. Turkey

Status

For the last 2 – 3 months I’ve been reading all of Octavia Butler’s books. She’s so fucking good. I just finished Patternmaster. Only Kindred, Fledgling and some short stories left. I don’t know why I waited this long to read them.