Tales from the Lunar Guidance Computer

In Tales from the Lunar Guidance Computer, Don Eyles, a software engineer during the Apollo lunar missions and developer of several programs for the computer of the Lunar Module, does a very detailed description of that computer and its i/os, the real time system used and also the efforts made to solve some bugs and replicate errors. Truly interesting if you love computers and astronautics.

“I’ve written computer programs while I was stoned which have turned out to be pretty good programs.”, Don Eyles at Extra! Weird-Looking Freak Saves Apollo 14!

What is Next?

I’m not a big fan of modern AAA or hype games, neither an owner of the last state-of-art console. But things are going to change.

Recently, I discovered No Man’s Sky, a survival game ambiented in space. There is a massive number of reviews over the Internet, mostly bad, so I’m not going to go deep on what the game darks or shines.

Maybe is a repetitive game, slightly stubborn or too centered in small details. But I think that it deserves being played, just for the sake of the exploration. Just for the sake that it transports you to the cover of an sci-fi book as no other thing has ever done.

I don’t know. Maybe in a couple of hours of gameplay I’ll throw the gamepad away or maybe I’ll be rushing for carbon for hours…

Let’s see…

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