Helix (30 August 2008 - 11 January 2017)

January 13, 2017 by Christoff Truter

On Thursday morning I got the terrible news that one of my Pomeranians (Helix) somehow escaped from our property and was killed by a reckless driver just up the road from our home.


Programming libraries / languages to learn in 2017

January 9, 2017 by Christoff Truter

Don't you think it is very presumptuous when you see these new years posts, claiming some kind of clairvoyance? Like I can possibly tell you what to focus on in the new year career wise, when meantime back at the ranch I can barely master a belt buckle?

JavaScript   PHP   TypeScript   Angular   Opinion  

Space missions to follow in 2017

January 3, 2017 by Christoff Truter

This year we can look forward to a number of fantastic missions, this is by no means a comprehensive list. I am only going to list the ones that particularly excites me - bear in mind that missions can be postponed (or even cancelled).


Happy new year - 2017

January 3, 2017 by Christoff Truter

Phew, 2016 is officially over (I kicked it in the ribs a few times just to make sure).


Are we ready for first contact?

November 17, 2016 by Christoff Truter

This post is "inspired" by a post written by Michael Wall from space.com in which he mostly focusses on protocols / procedures that are in place (or rather not in place) if first contact were to happen tomorrow - I am however interested in a much deeper discussion.

Astronomy   Opinion