Monday, 30 March 2015

Immortal Space Update Deux

After accidentally calling the first update "Immortal Space Update Un" I thought I'd actually go along with the naming convention and decide to number the updates. So that's why this one has deux in the title. I think that's the correct spelling at least. I should know a thing or two about spelling; what with being a writer and all. Then again I'm only an English writer and can't be expected to know how to spell things in French.
That is one delightful piece of French toast.
I know I said I would make the first post of each month an update but I decided to change that to the first Monday of each month and, yes, it's still March, but it's so close I can just post the update now. To be honest I have nothing better to do. I'm likely to do some writing tomorrow so you can add one to however many chapters I tell you I've written now. Well I suppose it's time to check in on the progress...

I wish I was at 65%. I need a fancy progress bar.
At the time of writing, which is technically Monday morning (It's 2AM) I have written a grand total of seventeen chapters, encompassing roughly 52k words. One of those chapters came in at about 7k words and took a while to write because it was so long. I'm not good at things that take too long, hence turning them in to manageable chunks of 2k words. This means that since my last update I have written eight chapters and a further 22k words. So it's eight chapters with about ten "chapters" worth of content. The document is also up to 206 pages now.

That means I'm technically still on target for that summer release. Go me!

Friday, 27 March 2015

Costa Rica Is As Green As It Gets

I learned something pretty cool about Costa Rica this week. The country is a pretty green one literally and figuratively. The state run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (somehow known as the ICE) have announced that this year, for all of 2015, they haven't used fossil fuels at all. That's right; the country is powered entirely by renewable energy sources.
An explanation for five year olds. 
Now part of the reason Costa Rica was able to do this is because they've had heavy enough rains to power their hydroelectric plants going. They've also taken advantage of lots of other renewable energy sources like solar power, wind power, and geothermal energy. There's a ton of energy in our great world just waiting to be tapped outside of coals and things like that. It's just a shame we've not really fully learned to utilize it yet. I think that focusing on fossil fuels set things like that back a bit.
It's pretty cool that there is a country out there that has taken this initiative and said "Hey, let's give this a go." It's showing that it is possible to get your power straight from renewable sources. We're probably quite a while away from a large country being 100% clean and using renewable energy but, hey, we're getting there. Here's to you Costa Rica, giving us hope for future and offsetting the apocalypse.

I got the story from here for anyone wondering. 


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