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05 February 2014 @ 09:03 am
Safe Autonomous Space Software  
I was going to start this post with the words "It is very strange…" but I suspect in the modern age it isn't strange at all, it merely hasn't happened to me before.

At any rate, when I woke up this morning it was to find I had been tweeted (or, at least, mentioned in a tweet)1 by a complete stranger. This alerted me to the fact I had an article in a magazine - Space Safety Magazine in fact2.

To be fair, I did know there was going to be an article in Space Safety Magazine. I even wrote it. I just wasn't really aware that it was imminently due to appear.

Here it is - it appears to be publicly available and is aimed at a more or less general audience: Safe Autonomous Space Software.

1. I'm sorry, I really haven't grasped twitter. I think I was just mentioned, but maybe he was tweeting at me.

2. No, this is really a thing, and presumably not just invented for the opportunity to appear as a guest publication on Have I Got News For You.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/110201.html.
reggietate: matrixreggietate on February 5th, 2014 11:40 am (UTC)
Kewl! :-D More the article than the twitter thing, but still... faaaaaame! And important work, too.
louisedennislouisedennis on February 5th, 2014 01:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm never sure about these more "general audience" type pieces.
fififolle: Primeval - Nick sands of timefififolle on February 5th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
That's very cool! And for the first time ever I've known, Twitter appears to be broken, so I can't go and check the tweet! *g*
Nice article. Amazing what publications exist :)
louisedennislouisedennis on February 6th, 2014 10:17 am (UTC)
It is - the mind boggles that there are enough people interested in Space Safety to justify a whole magazine on it.
fififolle: Christmas Dalekfififolle on February 7th, 2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
Well, as we know from HIGNFY, it certainly isn't the most bizarre publication by a light year :D
And you were being mentioned :) If someone tweets 'at' you, your name is the first thing in the tweet, and then only you and people you mutually follow would see it, but because you were in the middle, all his followers would have seen it. Clear as mud, eh?
the little creep: sidewisenyarbaggytep on February 5th, 2014 08:44 pm (UTC)
I really like the idea of just making up publications to see if you could get them onto the have I got news for you guest slot...
louisedennislouisedennis on February 6th, 2014 10:18 am (UTC)
I'm sure some must exist. The programme has been going long enough, and it seems almost exactly the sort of thing a bunch of mates in some industry would dream up as an amusing time-waster.
wellinghallwellinghall on February 8th, 2014 07:08 pm (UTC)
Fame at last! :-)