TED: Ideas not worth sharing

May 19, 2012

I love TED, those amazing and interesting people standing on stage presenting their cutting edge work in Technology, Entertainment and Design. The TED organisation’s slogan is “Ideas worth sharing” and their videos published almost daily form part of my daily video diet. Although this week it appears that someone at TED thought one of their […]

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Review & Overview: Prototype-Translating a .NET application

May 14, 2012

Disclaimer: This is a technical article intended for software developers. It’s full of techno-waffle, so if coding isn’t your thing, please feel free to read the rest of my blog where I go into astronomy, technology, gadgets and general geekery. You have been warned! As a freelance software developer, I get all kinds of requests. […]

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Second picture in BBC Sky at Night Magazine

March 21, 2012

This was a surprise; after having my first magazine-published astro photograph in BBC Sky at Night magazine in February 2012, I’ve had this one published in April 2012. It was a real surprise seeing this land on my doormat over the weekend! Original on Flickr (click for larger version): Congratulations to everyone who has had […]

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The new iPad’s retina display, is it worth it?

March 19, 2012

The new iPad is finally here and it’s not called the iPad “3”, “HD” or any other moniker. For the purposes of the review, I’ll refer to the latest iPad as the “3”. The headline feature is the new “Retina” display which while not sporting quite as high a pixel density as the iPhone 4/4S […]

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First picture in BBC Sky at Night Magazine

January 18, 2012

BBC Sky at Night Magazine decided to use one of my astro-images in their February 2012 magazine, which is out today. I’m chuffed! (The winning image of the month was a beautiful shot of the terminator (edge) of the moon by Steve Loveridge. Well done, Steve!) click to see a larger version on Flickr I […]

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Galaxy Hunting

January 17, 2012

Just for fun I thought that I’d set my telescope up and instead of putting its time towards a project, I just pointed out from our own galaxy to see if I could spot other galaxies, far, far away. You see, all the stars you see in the sky at night with your eyes are […]

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Strange website traffic

January 12, 2012

Here’s a chart of all the unique traffic to this blog from December 2011, over the holiday season and into 2012. It’s interesting to see traffic fall off dramatically in the days leading up to Christmas and New Year. Boxing Day was the highest day for visitors and surprisingly around 530 people logged onto www.mikewilson.cc on […]

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Rosette Nebula in Ha (Caldwell 49, NGC 2237, 2239, 2246)

January 12, 2012

(click to zoom!) My latest image was taken last month, on the 12th December 2011. It’s shows a view of the Rosette Nebula in Hydrogen Alpha (656nm +/- 7nm). It’s a careful ‘slice’ of the full colour (white) light spectrum that appears in the deep red potion of the spectrum. This shows clouds of gas, […]

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Protected: Piss shit bum poo willy ass. What’s the fucking problem?

December 31, 2011

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I’m looking forward to Christmas, but I’m not expecting a visit from Jesus

December 24, 2011

I wish you all a merry Christmas, happy holidays and a pleasant and relaxing week. Wake me up after Christmas, k? Thx.

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