Category Archives: Random
So my dog chewed up her old rope tug toy, so I went on amazon to find a replacement. While I was there, I remembered that I lost my trusty estwing axe somewhere along the line, and thought I should probably look at axes. Then, since my brother the programer computer nerd was sitting next to me I asked him about building a new computer, since my laptop, while still a very good compy, is now three and a half years old (remember when my old one killed itself?) and starting to act a bit funny during startup. Then I realized that it’s black Friday and there’s deals all over the place. Now I’ve got over a thousand dollars worth of parts and pieces in my cart, along with a nice looking little Husqvarna axe, and two dog ropes, since as I was sitting here the dog went to the toy box and pulled out the little puppy rope buried in the bottom. All I can say now is [rationalize]I’ve been thinking about building a new computer for a year now[/rationalize] and boy, those are really expensive dog toys when you add up the incidental costs…
Well, CG has me going, so I thought I would show what I just accomplished in Kerbal Space Program. I researched everything in the new career mode, so rather than start over with an ambitious project of tracking my progress, I thought I would just show you my first manned landing to an extra-Kerbin location–Duna, the game’s Mars equivalent.
We join our mission in Kerbin orbit, at the fuel depot I have.
Now, my Kittyhawk lander and Harpy Flyer are docked and ready to rock
Bye, bye, Kerbin! Bye, bye, Mun!
[cut lots of fiddling with orbits and time acceleration]
Barely landed! My parachutes didn’t open til 500 meters off the ground, if I hadn’t been running the engines at full blast I wouldn’t have made it.
Jeb contemplating the big questions in life. Like “since I had to burn all the way down, will there be enough fuel to get home?”
I thought maybe I wouldn’t have enough fuel to get back home, but some fortuitous timing and the calculator on this website made it easy-peasy.
Hey, I can see my house from here!
And a gentle landing into the sea.
All three, home safe and sound. And I got 27 science, for recovering a vehicle that orbited Duna. If I hadn’t been chicken and left my Kittyhawk in Duna orbit, it woulda been a might higher, but for now, science isn’t transferable between vehicles (look for it in the next update!). But like I said earlier, I’ve already maxed out my research, so, like, whatever, huh?
There’s where Gurshel Spacecraft Corporation stands. We’ll see where they go next.
An engineer was crossing a road one day, when a frog called out to him and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn into a beautiful princess.” He bent over, picked up the frog, and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn back into a beautiful princess and stay with you for one week.” The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I’ll stay with you for one week and do anything you want.” Again, the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket. Finally, the frog asked, “What is the matter? I’ve told you I’m a beautiful princess and that I’ll stay with you for one week and do anything you want. Why won’t you kiss me?” The engineer said, “Look, I’m an engineer. I don’t have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog – now that’s cool.”
And that’s my excuse.