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Flares at BM2006

I've had an insane week at work, getting ready for a beta release. With that, and nearly frying the electronics last night, and the prediction for only three dim flares for CLIVE to point out at Burning Man, I was starting to get rather depressed.

Then I checked the flares site again this morning. Nope, still only 3 dim iridium flares predicted. Then I clicked on the daytime flares list, which is separate. Five Daytime Flares! Yay!

Feeling somewhat better now.


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Aug. 26th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
Eight flares ain't too bad. Plus, there's the whole "automated star chart" thing.

Best luck in the desert.
Aug. 26th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
Will you be able to program in locations on site.
It might be nifty to ping the head of the bman from your camp.
And any other notable spires that you might be able to see.
Sep. 6th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was able to do a lot of debugging at the Playa, but electronics issues, noise on the serial lines, etc, kept Clive from working.
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