;-( Where get it now?
Kind of reminds me of all the stuff I used to do with compiz when I used Linux as a young teenager.
As for Stellarium, I fell in love with the countryside aesthetic and how they really went for a VR-type feeling before VR ever became a buzzthing. My favorite features are zooming in and speeding up the clock. Stellarium put a surprising amount of detail into their product, I suggest pushing all of those features to their limits. You will be pleasantly surprised with how far they go.
The it’s just on to an SGP sequence, and let it run.
As I remember it, the peak of the VR hype was 1993—SIGGRAPH ’93 was full of the stuff, Snow Crash came out in 1992, and of course Neuromancer had come out in 1984 and True Names came out 1981. Google N-Grams seems to back up this perception: https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=Virtual+realit...
Stellarium came out in 2001, 8 years later.
I agree that it is beautiful and wonderful.
I like the web version (https://stellarium-web.org/)
When I clicked "Allow to use my location" I was really hoping that the scenery would change to Google Streetview or something for my exact location. That would make it easier to orient myself. I'm sure that's on the roadmap in the future as the streetview stuff continues to improve and be easier to remix.
The most recent versions of Skymap don't seem to work for me _at all_. I have to use the manual orientation.
When I was shopping for a phone lately I noticed that there are still fairly expensive phones lacking a compass or a gyroscope, sometimes depending on the region they are sold.
Also... Making me yearn to get back into backyard astronomy.
which is awesome and free and has an Android app ..
> > Contains Ads
Stellarium for Android has NO ads.
So thanks I guess!
and a year ago: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17906113
We waived the usual dupe criteria (https://news.ycombinator.com/newsfaq.html) since people like this project so much, and it hasn't had so much attention relative to its (and HN's) history.
i recommend devilspie2 highly, for years it was the only way i found to remove window decorations from ubuntu unity, remove UI drop shadows from notification windows, and a few other wm- agnostic quality of life tweaks