A little loot

So, Zazzle had a nice cyber monday sale, and I just had to pick up a little Starfire™ loot. Nothing really fancy, but some nice and practical stuff. A new mousepad, a coffee mug, and a bumper sticker. My first bumper sticker, actually. But hey, I'm a big Starfire fan, so it seems appropriate 🙂

The reward for competence

Neu Pregel Orbital Highport & Yards Konigsberg Orbit deWulf Corporate Democracy PackMaster Hella Kobetsky flopped down into a seat in the sparsely decorated VIP lounge. Neu Pregel had only been completed two weeks ago, and the invite to visit the new shipard had only been sent out a few weeks beforehand. The entire station still… Continue reading The reward for competence

Navigation Infrastructure

Navigating in space is a surprisingly challenging affair. While one is rarely concerned about running into some unmapped planet, simply navigating by dead reckoning is a recipe for disaster. A well surveyed system will have orbital datasets for all of its components, right down to most of the asteroids, but this is by no means… Continue reading Navigation Infrastructure

Robots in the deWulf Universe

In the deWulf sector, robots come in two broad categories: Fixed/semi-fixed (used commonly for industrial tasks), and mobile robots that are used everywhere else. The former are nearly ubiquitous in industry. The need for high speed precision work virtually mandates their use. In these cases they are powerful, precision machines that are capable of sub-micrometer… Continue reading Robots in the deWulf Universe

Survey Ship AI: Eta Vulpeculae

Built as a prototype for Cannith Industries upcoming Violet-series MMAIs, the UNASGS (United North American Space Guard Ship) Eta Vulpeculae was one of the first testbeds for a generation 2.5 AI. While based on the sentient second generation, the Violet-series introduced some limited self editing capability and potentially paving the way for actual full-blown Seed… Continue reading Survey Ship AI: Eta Vulpeculae