Recommended reading

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National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC

On this 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, I refer you to the short piece I wrote several years ago about my memories of it. I was not quite two when it happened, so those memories are jumbled and dim, may have been partially implanted by stories my parents told, and primarily involve the major oil company that sponsored it on TV. Read Apollo 11

And now, this week’s best blog posts:

💻 Tesla offers a $10,000 bounty for serious bugs found in its cars. Sam Curry can attest that it’s for real: he found a security vulnerability, and Tesla paid up. It helps a lot that Sam is a software security expert. Note: technical explanation ahead. Read Cracking my windshield and earning $10,000 on the Tesla Bug Bounty Program

💻 Ever been to Azerbeijan? Gerald has and returns with some cracking black-and-white images from a town there called Baku. Read Baku In Two Hours

💻 N. S. Palmer on how being part of a larger group that shares something in common with you helps you feel like the world makes sense. Read Turn Strangers Into Friends

💻 I tried my hand working in startup software companies from 2013-2018 and had some miserable outcomes. I might not have had I gotten to read Dave Kellogg‘s great article about how to choose a startup. Read Career Decisions: What to Look For in a Software Startup

📷 Peggy Anne found a nice Voigtländer Vito B and put it through its paces. Read Voigtländer Vito B


9 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. karenshootsfilm Avatar

    I went to a 50th anniversary moon landing/ photography exhibition at the Royal Photographic Society in Bristol the other day. It was really good and they had the first Hassleblad camera used in space there. 📷☺️

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oh cool! I’d have liked to see that.

  2. jon campo Avatar
    jon campo

    Thanks for that Jim, I subscribed to Gerald’s blog right away.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      He doesn’t post often, but his work is always lovely.

  3. tbm3fan Avatar

    Since I work on the USS Hornet I’ll be down there today, the 50th Anniversary of the actual landing. The Hornet was prime recovery for both Apollo 11 and 12. Today will be busy with former crew at the time plus others associated with NASA during Apollo 11. I’ll peek in on things on and off since my main purpose is to paint a deck far up and away from the crowds. I was 12 at the time so my memory is strong on the whole mission.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oh how awesome that you work on the Hornet on this of all days then! Even if you’re just painting a deck.

      1. tbm3fan Avatar

        Didn’t paint the deck once I realized with the radars functioning today someone would have to climb to O10 to turn them off. That means walking across a wet O9 deck. Not good. So I spent the day down in front of the Sea King CH-53 replica of #66, helping Joe, put Snoopy in a space suit stamps of the USS Hornet passport. Did hundreds of them. Also answered many questions on the history of #66, where the real one is today, and the background of ours which picked up Gemini 4 and was used in the Apollo 13 movie as #66.

  4. dougd Avatar

    I’m the same age as you jim, I remember my mother telling me to watch this because it’s important, but that’s all I remember

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      There were later moon missions; I could be conflating memories here. But I’m pretty sure I remember snippets of Apollo 11.

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