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Longer dovetail and 3D printed azimuth cover for the NexStar 5SE


Shortly after COVID hit in March of 2019, it became apparent that I couldn’t keep my business running doing data science, machine learning, and GPU acceleration. Not only had the market nearly vanished over night, but also the number of opportunities to network and find new business was gone. So I decided to pivot my business to focus on data acquisition and software development for the astrophysics market. In order to kickstart these activities, I purchased a new NexStar 5SE telescope and some used cameras, filters, and optical components from a university auction.

Converting my Jekyll website to Hugo


Every decade or so some new technology comes along that vastly simplifies the maintenance and operation of my personal website. In the late 1990s I wrote pure HTML. In the early 2000s I wrote HTML with server-side includes. Later I started using custom Perl or PHP scripts. I tried out a few content management systems, like Wordpress and Drupal but found them too complex for my needs. I hopped on the static site generator bandwagon in 2012 when I started using Jekyll and GitHub Pages.

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