Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.”

Astronomy Picture of the Day has been around since 1995 and you can see the full archive here (

Did you know there is water on Mars ?

The site is updated daily at and a lot of the image are high resolution.

Makes for a good Speed Dial in Vivaldi 😉

2019’s only total lunar eclipse

This was live on January 20, 2019 but you can still watch it again.

“Blood moon. Supermoon. Wolf moon. The lunar eclipse, beginning the night of Jan. 20, has garnered plenty of descriptors. But the gist is that this Sunday, the Earth will block the sun’s rays from reaching the moon, and it’s likely to look pretty awesome.”

#BlueBeanieDay 2018

Friday 30 November is #BlueBeanieDay. Show your support for #webstandards & #a11y. Put blue on your bean!

Why Open the Web?

Despite the connecting purpose of the Web, it is not entirely open to all of its users.
When used correctly, HTML documents can be displayed across platforms and devices.
However, many devices are excluded access to Web content.


#a11y is Code for “Love Your Neighbor”

From bbd16


Web standards hold the key to accessible, cost-effective web design and development, but you wouldn’t know it from surveying most big commercial sites.


Even modems & routers have to be patched

Ars Technica has a post about some recent news regarding over 7,500 unpatched routers:

Unpatched routers being used to build vast proxy army, spy on networks

“According to a report by Netlab 360’s Genshen Ye, more than 7,500 of them are actively being spied on by attackers, who are actively forwarding full captures of their network traffic to a number of remote servers.”

From earlier this year in May 2018:

New VPNFilter malware targets at least 500K networking devices worldwide



You can use to find your local router’s web interface.

Before starting the firmware update on a router or modem (many ISPs control the firmware updates to modems) it is a good idea to back up the configuration settings incase things get reset etc.  Firmware updates can also have bug fixes as well as security updates.