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Archive for November, 2008

Nikon Coolpix 995 Macro demo


As you can tell from the home page of this blog, I have a web page that long pre-dates this blog (can I say blog anymore times in a single sentence in a blog?) :-) I continue to face the dilemma of where to put stuff. I don’t like to scatter things around but the […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 27th, 2008 under Cool Stuff, Photography | 5 Comments »

Ignorance in America


This little ditty is making the rounds right now, typically forwarded by a knuckle-dragging right wing whacko (as opposed to the left-wing knuckle-dragging whackos) to demonstrate how ignorant people are today of their “heritage”. I took this quiz and was horrified at the number of flat-out wrong answers. (absent the questions with no right […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 24th, 2008 under Current Events, Government, Philosophy | 6 Comments »

That Worthless UL Label


If you’re a “Boomer” like me, you were probably raised up to respect that UL or “Underwriter’s Laboratory” label on electrical stuff. I still remember the ads on TV. The label really meant something too. UL started out as an independent testing laboratory funded by the insurance companies to test boiler safety valves and related […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 24th, 2008 under Current Events, Philosophy, Product Reviews, Science | 5 Comments »

Emergency Standby Lantern


And good for camping too. Question: >There are a few of us on this list interested in flashlights and similar >devices. I’m looking for a camping/power outage lantern. Picture a >propane lantern or slightly smaller, but battery powered. I’d prefer >something that took D cells, but lantern batteries would be OK, I’d have >to think […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 22nd, 2008 under Cool Stuff, Flashahaulism, Q and A | 3 Comments »