Sunday, July 24, 2011

Blogroll updates

Flares into Darkness is a blog I've lined to a number of times, since it's packed with smart and interesting stuff.  Like the difference in toys between when some of us grew up, and now.  And this isn't about all the ZOMG teh ebil guns!!!1!eleventy! - it's about Chemistry Sets:
I've already written a post that i was deprived in my childhood because I didn't have a Gilbert Atomic Energy Lab. Consider some of what it included: a U-239 Geiger radiation counter, an electroscope to measure radioactivity of different substances, a spinthariscope to watch "live" radioactive disintegration, a Wilson Cloud Chamber to see paths of electrons & alpha particles at 10k mps, three very low-level radioactive sources (Alpha, Beta, Gamma) and four samples of Uranium-bearing ores.

However, I did have a chemistry set and it did include chemicals. As you can see in the above picture, incredibly enough not only do modern chemistry sets already not include such dangers as glass test tubes and Bunsen burners, now they've also done away with chemicals.
We all knew why Johnny can't read.  Now we know why he can't understand electron orbitals.

Nothing shows how shamefully delinquent in updating this blogroll then the fact that it's taken two and a half months to add The Tao of Josh, who was at an inpromptu Austin meetup in April.  Apologies, Josh!

Jetaz has showed up here before, when he took his girlfriend to the range for the first time (I'm a sucker for romantics).  Now he's all Monster Hunter Alpha blogging.  Not that there's anything wrong with that.  No word (yet) if he's gotten his girlfriend to read it.

Welcome to the blogroll, everyone!  More coming, because I've been a lazy bum.


jetaz said...

I haven't gotten her to read it yet, but that is cause I need to get her a copy, cause she can't have mine!

ambisinistral said...

Hey, thanks for linking to Flares and thanks for the kind words. I'm pleased you like visiting my foolishness from time to time.