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I’ve been working through the design course at Hack Design.  I’m about a month behind and decided to try to catch up a bit.  I’m currently working through the whitespace lesson and stumbled across the answer to a vexing issue I’d noticed in some of the websites I’ve been working on.  I’m a relative novice [… Read More]

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When you’ve been working primarily in one environment for nearly two decades, switching to a new one is never painless. This is the fifth of several articles about my  journey developing an application for NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope mission.  Earlier articles can be found here: My First Mobile App Designing the Mobile App Building [… Read More]

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Designing the Mobile App

Posted November 19, 2012 By Tom

This is the second of several articles about the journey of developing a mobile application for the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope mission.  Part one was entitled My First Mobile App. The idea for the application came about due to a request we had from a couple of scientists at the American Astronomical Society meeting in [… Read More]

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Astronomy StackExchange Site

Posted June 22, 2011 By Tom

I’ll admit I’m a big fan of Jeff Attwood and Joel Spolsky’s family of question and answer sites.  I was an early, although not strongly active, user (#116) of their original StackOverflow site and have at least registered with many of the other sites that have come out as part of the StackExchange network of [… Read More]

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Saturn never fails to amaze

Posted March 16, 2011 By Tom

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the March 15 Astronomy Picture of the Day.  Its actually a movie this time and not a picture.  Part of of an upcoming IMAX movie called Outside In, the video clip is a flyby of some of Saturn’s moons and a pass through the ring system.  The [… Read More]

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