the moon will soon be eaten…

In another few minutes, the total lunar eclipse will begin. This will be the second one I’ve seen – the first being nearly 20 years ago while I was camping with a large pile of friends in Pennsylvania. I remember that night well – “The moon’s being eaten!” was the catch phrase of the evening.

I suspect I won’t be functioning too well tomorrow – but hey, these things don’t happen every day. I’m even supposed to drag Karen out to see it at the relevant hour.


There’s a great picture (or really, hundreds) on Flickr of the eclipse. I was wasted most of the morning from staying up until 3am watching, but it was still really cool. I recommend Shaun Johnston’s flickr set for great view.

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Joe has broad software engineering development and management experience, from startups to large companies. Joe works on projects ranging from mobile to multi-cloud distributed systems, has set up and led engineering teams and processes, as well as managing and running services. Joe also contributes and collaborates with a wide variety of open source projects, and writes online at

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