A video of every image from the navigation camera on Ingenuity helicopter on Mars

There’s a little solar powered helicopter on Mars. It’s named Ingenuity and it has a little camera on its belly that looks downwards. This video has every image taken by that camera from the first one on April 3, 2021 (Sol 43) until today. Ingenuity is 19 inches (0.49m) tall and weighs 4 lbs (1.8kg). Note: This video has no audio. Data Source Ingenuity Website Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Sam Grover Direct link to video file

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I was playing around with Mars 2020 (Perseverance rover) image data and made this data visualization of images from all the various cameras on board that mission.

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Camera Details


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Mimi Uploader 2022.0 is out with new features for Recent Uploads 🎉

Recent Uploads used to show only the uploads you make from Mimi Uploader. With the new update it will also show uploads made to your Micro.blog account from anywhere else. Mimi is primarily a batch uploader and that is my favorite way of using it. I like to make blog posts that have a set of photos, and making that process smoother was the motivation to create Mimi in the first place.

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After mulling over the change to the Recent Uploads interface over the last month, it seemed like the background color was a bit much, so I’ve tweaked the design to show an icon on the right. I think this looks much better. An added benefit is that I can also add the icon to the filter menu on the top right so that the meaning becomes obvious.

Screenshots showing interface changes described above.

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Every morning I come into the living room and sit on the sofa and my brain says, “Wordle”, so I’m soon playing that game. This has been going on for months.

Last week I went camping for three nights and I didn’t think of Wordle a single time. The morning after I returned I went into the living room and sat on the sofa and my brain said, “Wordle”.

It’s crazy how much of a pattern recognizer and responder the brain is, and how it makes these long lasting habits. Break a pattern briefly, lose a habit briefly.

Screenshot showing Wordle word game stats. Played, 191. Win %, 99. Current Streak, 5. Max Streak, 75

Oh, and there was a time I used to get bothered by breaking a streak, but I’m glad that’s behind me.

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Sunset at Steamboat Rock

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Once I’d made the previous piece, I kept imagining those little black rectangles in motion, so in today’s p5.js exploration, I animated them.

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For today’s p5.js exercise I went with inspiration from an art piece, specifically, Piet Mondrian’s Composition in Color A.

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Today’s p5.js exploration went somewhere weird…

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A query for computer keyboard people.

After a few days with an ErgoDox EZ I borrowed from a friend, I’m realizing that I:

  • like the split and the tenting.
  • also like the added flexibility of an additional layer or two.
  • currently don’t want to change from the standard layout of keys that I’m used to.
  • continue to like mechanical keys, and am open to non-clicky ones.
  • could give or take ortholinear layout.

What keyboards are available that would fit these attributes? I’m open to assembling if needed.