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Hi! Welcome to the personal blog of Jason Stirk (Griffin) - a slightly unhinged web application developer living in Lismore, NSW (yes, that's in Australia).
I run a software consulting company called Aurora Software.
Things have changed a little since I last posted. This shouldn't be much of a surprise - it was about 9 months ago, and that's a long time. So just what has changed?
But some things stay the same as usual :
I can't promise that my blog will be updated much more than it used to, but I've already got about 4 posts waiting to be posted, and a bunch of code that needs to see the light of day! Hopefully soon!
So what's with the name?
For a long time, I've loved the Southern Cross - there's something about it as a constellation that's just elegant. I also totally dig the fact that you can use it to find the south celestial pole (and therefore south) - To me it's an elegant hack that gives good results, and is very simple.
However, much lesser known is that the star Achernar sits just about opposite the cross and the pointers . As Achernar sits just on the other side of the celestial pole, using Achernar and the pointers you can easily find the south celestial pole without using the Southern Cross. I really dig the fact the one star that is Achernar is effectively as useful as the whole constellation of Crux. How's that for simplicity!
So, lots of new things happening!