Dev notes: Getting it out the door

It’s been busy lately, and I’ve been able to wrap up a big project: Doki is now available for download from the Windows Phone store.

The total development time was three months for the beta version, and another month for polishing and waiting for the Feedly API keys. I decided to shoot for an early MVP release and to continue with adding lower priority features. Continue reading Continue reading


Wikipedia: 2009 Norwegian spiral anomaly

The Norwegian spiral anomaly of 2009 appeared in the night sky over Norway on 9 December 2009.

The light could be seen in all of Trøndelag to the south and all across the three northern counties which compose Northern Norway, as well as from Northern Sweden and it lasted for 2–3 minutes.

A similar, though less spectacular event had also occurred in Norway the month before. Both events had the expected visual features of failed flights of Russian SLBM RSM-56 Bulava missiles, and the Russian Defense Ministry acknowledged shortly after that such an event had taken place on 9 December.

Russian defence analyst Pavel Felgenhauer stated to AFP that “such lights and clouds appear from time to time when a missile fails in the upper layers of the atmosphere and have been reported before … At least this failed test made some nice fireworks for the Norwegians.”


Further reading: Universe Today – What was the Norway Spiral? (with videos)


Whew!

It’s 2015 already. Not quite a year since this blog was relaunched, but now’s a good a time as any to do a quick recap.

I’m slowly figuring out what works and what doesn’t. I had this goal of posting at least every other day, which worked out well, but now I’ve pretty much burned through the stash of things I had prepared. So I’m going to slow down a bit. There should be enough in the archives by now to keep you busy for a while, in case you only recently found here.

As I never bothered to write it down: This blog is a collection of things I find interesting and noteworthy. Since this world is already loud enough as it is, and you certainly figured out by now how the internet works, I decided to throw out the distracting fluff and keep things simple instead. If you catch me posting something flashy, it probably means that I’m really excited about it.

If you have questions, suggestions for an article, comments, disagree with something or just want to say hi, please do!

In any case, have a pleasant new year.