Site Updates

October 14, 2021

We now have a fairly good idea of the size of the California-class starships, so of course I had to make sure it’s updated in the starship comparison charts.

October 13, 2021

So far I’ve felt fairly cynical about the civilian spaceflight industry. But I have a few new thoughts on my blog about how these ego trips might still be the beginning of an era where space travel will be accessible for everyone.

June 4, 2021

One of my hobbies growing up was building and painting model spaceships. Last year I started building a new fleet to keep myself busy during the quarantine. So I figured I should share a few photos!

November 19, 2020

It’s about time for some minor additions to the starship size comparison charts. Just a few new ships, but they’re important ones: the Cerritos, La Sirena, and the Inquiry class. (I can’t wait until we get a close look at all the new ships in Discovery season 3!)

September 12, 2020

I’ve been extremely fortunate to have some time to try a few activities during the Great Pandemic Shutdown of 2020. First, on the serious side, I’ve been developing a small interest in drawing and painting on my iPad. And second, I occasionally vented by making some silly memes.

July 13, 2020

Today is the 20th anniversary of the launch of Star Trek Minutiae. (Wow, do I feel old...) The updates have been notably less frequent in recent years, but the site is still alive and well. It’s gone through many evolutions and redesigns, but the core purpose (if it has one) never really changed: it’s a place to share the Star Trek stuff that I love.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve done a little behind-the-scenes updating and tweaking. Of course I had to redesign things visually (just a little), so the site search box now looks more modern with custom CSS styles. I updated the about this site and site history pages to be a little more current. And I’m in the process of adding social media meta tags for linking to many of the main sections of my site.

I’ve never really had a long-term plan for Star Trek Minutiae. I just keep the lights on and add stuff when I find interesting things, or have ideas that I want to share. When STM launched, we had never heard of the NX-01 or Captain Archer, and now we’ve got so many new shows I can barely keep track of them all. So who knows what the future will bring? But I have a feeling that STM will be around in some form for many years to come!

July 7, 2020

It’s not exactly recent news that there’s going to be a new series featuring Section 31. But I still have some thoughts I want to get out there about how Section 31 undermines the core message of Star Trek.

June 24, 2020

...Because you just knew that there was going to be another starship comparison chart update coming too, right? This one adds more Discovery ships, plus a number of more recent Star Wars models too.

June 21, 2020

*tap tap* Is this thing still on? I’m still around, and even if I’m not updating the site as often, it hasn’t been forgotten!

There’s a lot happening in the world right now, but the events that may be most meaningful and have the most potential for positive change are the Black Lives Matter protests. I’m far from the best person to speak on the subject, but this is one of those moments when everyone needs to speak up. And since Star Trek is known for its philosophy of IDIC, I offer some thoughts on how believing in IDIC is just the start.

July 13, 2018

I’ve been bitten by the starship comparison chart itch again, so it’s time to add in some starships from Discovery, The Expanse, Star Wars, and a couple other universes!