Posts by don

by don
01.04.2008, 22:21
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: DonG is back!
Replies: 14
Views: 3211

Re: DonG is back!

Thanks for breaking off this thread Selden. It's a joy to hear from y'all, and to see so many of the long-time Celestia users still here :D! One of these days, when things get settled down a bit more, I hope to download the latest version of Celestia and check out what Chris has been up to the past ...
by don
26.03.2008, 10:16
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: DonG is back!
Replies: 14
Views: 3211

Re: Celestia management proposal : TRAC and SVN

Thank you for your warm replies everyone :D ! Seldon, please feel free to move this off-topic segment somewhere better suited. It just seemed to be the best place for me to reply to Bob's comment. Looks like the e-mail address on my Celestia page is no longer active :( ... very sorry Bob! Hope you h...
by don
21.03.2008, 09:02
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: DonG is back!
Replies: 14
Views: 3211

DonG is back!

Just saw this message from Bob ... As far as I know, Don Goyette is dead. I have e-mailed him, tried to get him on the phone, etc. No luck, and sad 'cause he was/is a good friend. Well, I'm definitely still alive Bob, though some days I wonder :roll: . Not sure why an e-mail wouldn't get to me as I'...
by don
09.10.2004, 02:25
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: $10 Million Ansari X-Prize Won!
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

Re: $10 Million Ansari X-Prize Won!

Yes, he certainly does! He's come up with some VERY innovative designs for everything from private planes to commercial airliners to automobiles. So, I wasn't surprised in the least that his company produced the first non-government-backed spaceship with a mere $20 or $30 million investment! :D Mayb...
by don
08.10.2004, 17:32
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: $10 Million Ansari X-Prize Won!
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

$10 Million Ansari X-Prize Won!

Since I haven't seen any posts on this topic ... On October 4, 2004, SpaceShipOne, built by Scaled Composites , rocketed into history, becoming the first private manned spacecraft to exceed an altitude of 328,000 feet twice within the span of a 14 day period, thus claiming the ten million dollar Ans...
by don
26.09.2004, 18:49
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Soalr System Tour
Replies: 23
Views: 27079

Re: Soalr System Tour

And, for what reason?
by don
20.09.2004, 00:01
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Thank you Celestia, for your existence a new Museum is up
Replies: 31
Views: 18183

Re: Thank you Celestia, for your existence a new Museum is up

I think my two best experiences ... Thank you for sharing those experiences with us -- especially for Chris, myself and Bob. You and that teacher may have fostered those young minds to become the next team of Italian Astronauts, or at least encouraged some of them to go into the field of science, m...
by don
19.09.2004, 19:47
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Thank you Celestia, for your existence a new Museum is up
Replies: 31
Views: 18183

Re: Thank you Celestia, for your existence a new Museum is up

:lol: Thanks Andrea, but I'm sure you and your group will get more than mere "approval" from some stranger on a cyberspace forum -- just by looking at the wide eyed faces of the folks who pass through your new museum, asking all kinds of questions, as their minds are stimulated. Especially after wat...
by don
19.09.2004, 19:29
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Help Files in Celestia
Replies: 24
Views: 10604

Re: Help Files in Celestia

Good luck! Hope it works perfectly. :D
by don
19.09.2004, 19:27
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Thank you Celestia, for your existence a new Museum is up
Replies: 31
Views: 18183

Re: Thank you Celestia, for your existence a new Museum is u

ANDREA wrote:... on May 1st 2004 we opened the new Frasso Sabino Astronomical Museum, in the same building that hosts our 157 Frasso Sabino Observatory.

Congratulations Andrea! The museum looks really cool and the kids (small and big alike) will enjoy it very much. Good work! :D
by don
19.09.2004, 18:12
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Help Files in Celestia
Replies: 24
Views: 10604

Re: Help Files in Celestia

I have it in .rtf too, and in .pdf, but with this I've not been able to maintain the internal hypertext links (i.e. from INDEX to the Qs). Howdy Andrea, Take a look at this free DOC to PDF converter ( http://www.pdf995.com ). I sent him one of my docs with a lot of links in it and he supposedly got...
by don
16.09.2004, 20:16
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Help Files in Celestia
Replies: 24
Views: 10604

Re: Help Files in Celestia

Reasons... 1) Means it is a difficult and complex task to create a "Help System" that will be useful for all of the different OSs/interfaces. Not an easy task for a casual user to accomplish. Also, HTML does not create an integrated "Help System", but rather, a Help web site, for either on or off-li...
by don
16.09.2004, 18:55
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Help Files in Celestia
Replies: 24
Views: 10604

Re: Help Files in Celestia

Is there any particular reason why a proper text help file hasn't been inlcuded in Celestia that is accessible from the Help menu there? Actually, there are several reasons: 1) Celestia is not cross-platform. Rather, it is multi-OS. In other words, only the core code is cross-platform. Each and eve...
by don
27.08.2004, 21:29
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: DonG's retirement from Celestia
Replies: 12
Views: 4810

Re: DonG's retirement from Celestia

Howdy Everyone, Thank you for your kind words. Actually, it's from Celestia projects that I am retiring ... for now. Don't think I'll ever be able to stop USING Celestia 8) , especially for some of the personal projects I'm working on (ie. digital video). I'm just switching into more of a "user mode...
by don
22.08.2004, 00:48
Forum: Scripting
Topic: New Tour of Earth is Ready!
Replies: 11
Views: 9998

Re: New Tour of Earth is Ready!

Hi Bob,

Didn't realize my suggestions to make it easier for beginners to install your cool new tour were that bad. Maybe just the words I used? :( ... Sorry.
by don
22.08.2004, 00:43
Forum: Textures
Topic: Texture frustration
Replies: 20
Views: 10258

Re: Texture frustration

By the way folks, WinZip 9 DOES unzip John's files okay. At least the ones I've tried.
by don
21.08.2004, 07:53
Forum: Textures
Topic: Texture frustration
Replies: 20
Views: 10258

Re: re

ok my files are bz2 seeing as so many are having a problem they will be converted to tar.bz2. Hi John, Why don't you simply use a normal Zip program / compression type, since most folks have the ability to UNZip a normal Zip file already built-into their systems? In WinZip, I use the "Maximum (port...
by don
18.08.2004, 08:12
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Any System Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 3670

Re: Any System Tour

:oops: Sorry, I didn't look into the add-on's ssc. Thanks maxim.
by don
18.08.2004, 08:10
Forum: Scripting
Topic: New Tour of Earth is Ready!
Replies: 11
Views: 9998

Re: New Tour of Earth is Ready!

Thanks Bob! I'll try this out tomorrow when I'm a little more "awake". :D

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