Monday, June 22, 2015

Fan Created Star Trek and Science Fiction:...

A very short and not very comprehensive list of of fan produced Star Trek-based shows, and the occasional original series production.

Star Trek Farragut
US based production, also does an animated series.

Star Trek: Hidden Frontiers (HF Productions)
Also home to ST Odyssey, Helena, Henglaar, and original product Frontier Guard,
Seven seasons of STHF, two seasons of STO and STH, Audio only Henglaar, MD (he's a Tellerite).
Strongly recommended.

Star Trek: Intrepid
UK based crew.

Star Trek New Voyages / Phase II
Fourth and Fifth seasons of Star Trek.

Star Trek Unity
Pre-TOS are.

Project Potemkin
Aging ship, oddball crew, vodka on the desk in the ready room.
Short (under 10-15 minute) episodes, with occasional full length episodes.

Star Trek Phoenix
Very nice production values, one episode.

Star Trek Dark Armada
An interesting take on Star Trek from Europe.

Darker Projects
Not just Star Trek.  Doctor Who, Orginal sci-fi and horror. Audio only, downloadable MP3 files.
Very good and strongly recommended.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Astronomy Photos

No fog yet, so I can see the Moon, Regulus, Jupiter and Venus very clearly tonight.  Thought I'd get a few pictures of this remarkable event overhead.

Friday, June 19, 2015

"New" Computer

Monday I was given a "new to me" computer.  It's an Acer Aspire One D250-1962.  I replaced the RAM to go from 1GB to 2GB (mostly because I could), and created a new user account then deleted the old ones.  Installed AVG 2015 and Malwarebytes on it and ran scans.  Then ran ADW Cleaner on it.  All good.

It's a single core, hyper-threaded Atom N270 at 1.6ghz.
It has 2GB of memory, and a 160GB hard drive.
It runs XP Home (Yes, I know... Maybe some flavor of Linux will be installed later. For this mission, an Internet Radio with streaming video abilities, I'm nto too worried.
It even has GMA950 video.

Best of all....

It's PINK!

With little red plastic jewels at the hinges.

So, I named it Hello Kitty.  Hey, if I'm going to go with this, I might as well go all the way.

It's a nice little machine for light duty.  Three USB ports, VGA out, wireless, and has an SD card reader.

Of course, if I find someone that can use a little machine, I'll throw Mint or Ubuntu on it and they can have a small computer that fits just about anywhere.

For the moment, welcome to The Family, Hello-Kitty.