BoingBoing reader Uncle Horn Head
says, "I heard on NPR this afternoon that in the coming days it will be possible to see the International Space Station
with the naked eye. NASA has posted a massive list of world cities
with optimal viewing times."
That spot was a chat between Ira Flatow and Alex Chadwick on the NPR program "Day to Day," to which I'm a contributing tech correspondent. Here's the audio for that segment: Link
Reader Philip Downey adds, "The site heavens-above.com tells you when ANY satellite is going over anywhere in the world. One neat feature is going back a day in time to figure out what you saw last night."
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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