Introducing NINA: An astrophotography sequencing suite

I have been involved in a new opensource project over the past several months called Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy (“NINA”). NINA is ground-breaking both in the hobby of amateur astrophotography and personally. An artifact of several historical reasons, the world of computer-controlled astrophotography is dominated by Windows applications. As such, Read More …

elemental.org now live on IPv6

This week, I worked with my colo provider and was allotted use of 2607:f308:7::/48 – 80 bits of IPv6 address space totaling 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176 IPv6 addresses to call my own. That’s one septillion, two hundred eight sextillion, nine hundred twenty-five quintillion, eight hundred nineteen quadrillion, six hundred fourteen trillion, six hundred twenty-nine billion, one Read More …

Fruit Bat hitches ride on the Space Shuttle

I got this forwarded to me from a friend, who got it from a friend, who has a relative working at NASA:  Although we remained hopeful he would wake up and fly away, the bat eventually became IPR 119V-0080 after the ICE team finished their walkdown.  He did change the direction he Read More …

About

Hello! I’m Dale Ghent, a Systems Engineer living in the Washington, DC area. I tend to focus on the illumos-based operating systems OmniOSce and SmartOS on a wide variety of x86 hardware. My experience with these, Solaris and other UNIX-like operating systems such as the BSD family and various Linux distributions stretches back to 1994. Read More …

Server upgrade time – elemental.org gets modern

After almost 8 years of running elemental.org mail, mailing lists, shell accounts, many websites (such as this one), database servers and essentially being a one-server ISP, the Sun Ultra 2 which ran all those things as lithium.elemental.org was retired and replaced this past weekend with a new server. Say hello to mercury.elemental.org. Mercury is Read More …