Yeah, you heard me right. I have a bone to pick with Lithium-ion batteries. Actually I have a number of bones to pick, but we’ll get to that.
- The Form Factor So here’s the thing. If I have a product that relies on alkaline batteries, it’s very easy to find replacement cells. I can go down to the local grocery store, pick up a pack of AA, AAA, or whatever batteries I need, throw them in, and they’ll work.
Recently I switched my Google Pixel 3a over to LineageOS, and it’s been a lovely experience. Seeing the best of what F-Droid has to offer while having a generally faster and less bloated system has been great. I still find it funny how Google refuse to let you un-install apps that don’t even work anymore, like Google Play Music. I used to love that service, uploading your own music and having it available everywhere, but that’s another story.
Yesterday the final update for Kerbal Space Program came out, Version 1.12, “On Final Approach”. I cannot overstate how important KSP was to the development of my passion for spaceflight.
Back in 2011, KSP version 0.7.3 came out as a free game. I found out about it through a YouTuber by the name of KurtJMac, who is most known for the series “Far Lands Or Bust’. I had been vaguely following space and astronomy through his commentary while playing games, and the odd video he would make about astronomical events and such.
Another year, another website.
I’m bad at writing these kinds of intros but hey, I’m Halley. Here’s what is probably my fifth or sixth attempt at writing a website. This one is based off Hugo, since Jekyll quickly became a mess of Ruby, and this just relies on a single Golang executable. It’s a lot easier to manage and doesn’t require a million dependancies to be satisfied and compiled like with Ruby.