Dave Bullock / eecue

photographer, director of engineering: crowdrise, photojournalist, hacker, nerd, geek, human

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Phoenix Mars Lander: Live Coverage For Wired.com From JPL

On Sunday I spent the day covering the historic landing of the Phoenix on Mars from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena. It was an exciting assignment for Wired that entailed four separate trips, one to Goldstone in the Mojave and three to JPL. Here is some of my coverage from the landing, click on the screen-grabs to read the articles:

WIRED Phoenix Lander Touchdown

WIRED Phoenix Lander Press Conference

WIRED Live from Mission Control

Screen-grabs hosted by flickr.

WIRED Live from Mission Control
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Live Crabs

These were delicious although when they arrived at my table they were no longer alive

live river crabs

From Sushi-Ya in La Palma.

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Windows Local Live

So I am normally not a big fan of anything Microsoft, but the new Bird's Eye View in the Windows Local Live app is pretty cool. I did have to view it in Firefox as it doesn't work in Safari (big surprise) but the view of my building is pretty cool... there is even some kind of movie production going on in the parking lot next door. [Thanks for the tip Eric]

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Google Talk Jabber Server - NOW LIVE!

I just logged on to the google talk jabber server:

  • talk.google.com
  • login: yourname@gmail.com
  • password: yourpassword

I am using Apple iChat. Say hello if you log on too: eekyou [at] gmail [d0t] com. More details can be found here. [thanks for the tip sean

UPDATE

Google just sent a message to me on my iChat Jabber session saying that they have updated their page. There is no Mac client but they give directions on connecting from a mac/linux.

UPDATE 2

My friend set up jabber and his iChat crashed and then killed all his preferences. It seems to keep crashing on him. It is sort of working. Eventually we got both text and Audio chat working in iChat even though the chart on google says voice chat doesn't work.

UPDATE 3

Well Sean seems to have gotten it working too, but when I tried to reply to his message he disappeared and now I am seeing "Jabber Error" popups when I try and talk to him... can you say buggy!

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Live from the Mojave Space Port

I am typing this at the Mojave Space Port, in Mojave California. We are eagerly awaiting the flight of SpaceShipOne. We have been here since about 0200 and the launch is at 0630. I'm using my G4 and my T610 to access the net. Cool =]