Update 28 - A Zap of Inspiration

Alex Anderson 🚀Alex Anderson 🚀, February 25, 2021

I've put the feedback tracker and the new thoriumsim.com to the side for the moment. It still has a lot that needs to be done before I can deploy it, but I'm satisfied with the progress.

In the meantime, I've worked a bit more on refining the flight control systems. Specifically, I made the search bar functional, and significantly improved the behavior of the autopilot system, making it possible for ships to travel directly to points across interstellar space without any kind of user interaction at all.

Search input field

After completing these two things, I realized that many of the things on my task list are "nice to have", not "need to have" at this point. I'll come back and add more finishing touches to Navigation and Flight Control, but I'm ready to move on to something entirely different.

Most of my time this week has been spent doing research and planning for the power distribution system, which will arguably be the most complicated simulation in Thorium Nova. Check out what I've written about it in today's essay and let me know what you think. I always appreciate getting your thoughts on this kind of thing.