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    • CommentAuthorrnalexander
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2010 edited
    Myself and 12 others spent the last week at a kind of tech-retreat vacation/skunkworks in a small fort in the channel islands. We produced this:

    It's linkable, searchable, space mission logs. We've done Apollo 13 and Mercury 6 with a number of others planned.

    I'm really fucking proud of it, and I think some of you folks would like it to.
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    I think Hannah from, Jamie McKelvie's other half, worked on that too, didn't she?
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2010
    [HTML (IE) doesn't support &apos as an entity:]
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    Sure did! She (and the other two designers) are why the site is all purdy instead of hideous.
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    Well actually, it was their design plus some amazing front end work form Mark Norman Francis and Steven Marshall.
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2010
    Well done with the links to glossary items, with the <abbr> tags: that makes the dialog more readable, and is genuine 'added value'.
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    Norm is really hard core about accessibility, and correct semantic markup. I'm a java programmer in my day job, never really touched CSS until this weekend, I learned a lot from him.
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2010
    Holy crap that is lovely! That's a goddam service to posterity, is what that is.
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2010
    I looked at this thread and thought, "Man, I have just about no reason to be interested in this." Then I started reading it and turns out that I am. That's a testament to good site design as much as anything else.
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    Holy shit that looks really fucking cool.
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    Yeah, seriously browsable. Very nicely done!
    I've just went through the pivotal moments of the Apollo 13 mission logs (amazing that I could just leap to them without knowing about the site), and it kinda brings the situation home in a way that any number of movies and documentaries can't.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2010
    That is one of the coolest websites I have seen in a long time, and as soon as I have a free chunk of time tonight I am giving serious perusal to the GitHub page.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2010
    Have you had any feedback or recognition yet from anyone within NASA?
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    Nothing so far, but it's been like, less than 48 hours. We got boingboinged this morning. Which is awesome, but I'm feeling for poor Russ. He's the one who's footing the bill for the bandwidth at the moment.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2010
    Are you guys going to start sporting a financial donation option at some point?
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    It probably wouldn't be a bad idea. I'd love to hear thoughts about a way to do it that doesn't really kind of, well, suck. You know?
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2010
    > I'd love to hear thoughts about a way to do it that doesn't really kind of, well, suck. You know?

    If you were doing it as a commercial venture, you might offer some 'premium' (paid for) content. An alternative might be a page on which you thank (acknowledge and name) your 'sponsors'.
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    The whole thing is CC-0, making it commercial really kind of seems contrary to the intent. Maybe a tip jar on the about page for networking costs.
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2010
    You guys got blogged by Andrew Sullivan today.

    Seeing more traffic?