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Blog Summary

Ansible playlist script in editor.

Project Site Migration Update

We have just completed a transition from our old “snowflake server” installation (i.e. managed entirely manually and not well backed-up) to a “DevOps” managed site, using Ansible. What this means is that we are now able to completely rebuild this site by running a few scripts (and in fact, you are reading this on the […]

"No Children in Space" Production Status

Scene-By-Scene Status of “No Children in Space” Pilot Story

We’ve gone through many revisions of the episode structure and requirements for our pilot episode, including breaking it up into three episodes instead of one, at least for the initial release through Vimeo and Patreon. As this is no doubt confusing, it seems like a good idea to make a chart. It’s also an opportunity […]

KitCAT Architecture Concept

KitCAT Architecture Concept

I put together this concept for the architecture of our proposed TACTIC client application, KitCAT: The idea is to make the use of the collaboration features provided by TACTIC as smoothly integrated as possible into the artists’ creative applications, while maintaining one common interface for the KitCAT features, and only having to maintain one GUI […]

Soyuz-SF Console

Materials Rigging for Console Lights and Screens

This week, I’ve just about completed finishing work on the Soyuz-SF Descent Module Interior (SDM) set. A major feature of this set is the complex console which has many lights and screens we want to be able to animate. These elements are represented by materials with “emit” values and video textures. Rigging textures and materials […]

Pre-Production Sponsors

Special thanks to our Pre-Production Kickstart Organizational Sponsors
Chamba Luna
... and to all of our Kickstart backers.

Software used in producing Lunatics series

Blender Inkscape GIMP Synfig Krita Kdenlive ngPlant Audacity Ardour Xiph FLAC

Archives of free culture source material

Jamendo FreeSound DogmaZic MusOpen Wacca.fm Trial and Error Internet Archive Sound Transit OpenGameArt BlendSwap Flickr Wikipedia Open Clipart Library NASA ROSCOSMOS JPL LRO NSSDC Astronautix
Software used in project or website infrastructure
Vim Kate Debian KDE Iceweasel Mozilla Chromium Mozilla Plone Zope Mediawiki Python PHP MySQL OpenOffice.org LibreOffice Scribus GNU Linux X.org

Advocacy, Inspiration, & Guides

FSM QCo FSF OSI FreedomDefined CC TechDirt EFF NinaPaley MMM NSS Space Frontier Foundation Moon Society SEDS Planetary Society