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Archive for February, 2008

Green Weenie Laughing Stock

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It’s not that often that one runs across a single incident that simultaneously illustrates so many things wrong in the world today. Here is one. Another version. At first blush what we appear to have is a revolutionary new lighting invention, a lamp that will run for hours using the energy supplied by a falling […]

Posted by neonjohn on February 22nd, 2008 under Energy, Science | 1 Comment »

TrailTech HID Lights

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TrailTech is a company that makes a variety of products for off-road racing. The flagship lighting product is their line of HID (High Intensity Discharge) lights. HID lights are miniature versions of the metal-halide light that is in common use lighting sports stadiums, race tracks and other venues. It is a high efficiency arc light […]

Posted by neonjohn on February 6th, 2008 under Flashahaulism | Comment now »

The Big Gun

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At various points in my life, I’ve had a second occupation as a professional photographer. Mostly mundane stuff like product and loss (insurance) photography but both paid well and most importantly for a gadget dude like me, allowed me to accumulate a decent quantity of pro equipment. Some of it is somewhat old but that […]

Posted by neonjohn on February 6th, 2008 under Photography | Comment now »

Civil War on the Periodic Table

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This is serious. They’re screwing with the periodic table again and I’m pissed… Background… By the age of 10 I’d memorized the periodic table in the back of Dad’s post-WWII college chemistry textbook. I could recite elemental statistics like dumber kids recited baseball stats. I’ve always loved that table. So elegant. So organized. So Nerdy. […]

Posted by neonjohn on February 6th, 2008 under Funny, Science | 2 Comments »





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