Even the toilet brush comes with detailed assembly and recycling instructions... and you can call IKEA in case you have any doubts! ๐Ÿ˜€

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On Friday, I went to IKEA and bought a few essential things. We're still missing fridge, washing machine, drier, microwave, and a lot of other stuff...

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This week I got the keys to my new apartment. It's 6 minutes drive from work (or 11 minutes by bicycle), and I'm sharing with two other SpaceXers.

Here is my room:


Bashing One Laptop Per Child is easy: it first set unrealistic expectations and then executed very poorly... And yet, no one else has ever come close to giving ~2.5 million computers to children in developing countries. Today it would be so much easier!

In memory of Sir Clive Sinclair, learn about the incredibly clever cost-saving design of the , one of the cheapest home computers ever made:

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@codewiz @globalc The VIC-II has more restrictions than just the palette. https://mcdraw.xyz/ takes care of all that and you can manipulate dithering and color handling live until you like the result.

Anyone knows an offline image converter? It's for... work.

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The image converter no longer works for me:

Perhaps it's because now browsers require https to upload files? Tested on both Firefox and Chrome...

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On my way to buy water this morning, I took the wrong light and...

Saw an old car show. Plus new sport cars.
Funny thing is that the show runs every month and I've lived here for over ten months and the first time I see it.

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#caturday post. There's a new cat in town and he stole Dutch's spot. Introducing Ghost Kitty. :blobcatwavereverse:

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I see what you did there, ! ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

wow, the author of bashtop is getting more pro with every rewrite: Bash -> Python -> C++:


The next stage of evolution will presumably be ? ๐Ÿค”

Since childhood, I've been dreaming of piloting a giant starship.

This will be a fully autonomous vehicle, piloted by software written by my team and many others. Reality beats imagination.

Ok, we won't have laser guns for now...

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Many thought that propulsively landing a rocket booster was impossible. Now Falcon 9 does it routinely.

Full vehicle reusability is the next big milestone, and was thought to be impossible. Hopefully will demonstrate it soon.

Reusability it's the key to making space exploration affordable.

This is why so many space enthusiasts are flocking to Boca Chica to witness and document this historic milestone:


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Now I can watch them with more telemetry, and higher stakes. The next time a Starship craters on the landing pad, it could be due to a bug in my firmware. Finally, my work will have a big... impact! ๐Ÿ’ฅ


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It won't come as a surprise to those who know me well: for years, I've been watching countless Falcon 9 launches and Starship test flights as if they were some sort of sporting event.


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Today was my first day at . where I will develop avionics firmware for and other vehicles. ๐Ÿš€

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