Propane Bubbles

Propane Bubbles – Passing the Flame Ball

More Stuff You Shouldn’t Try but Probably Shall

I shall not lie.  I have done this.  We did it in high school chemistry class and we were all carefully supervised.  While it is reasonably safe, you can still get hurt.  I do not endorse trying this without supervision.

What Is up with All This Auto-tune? – Ask Weird Al

What Is up with All This Auto-tune? – Ask Weird Al

While the fad might be fading, it looks like auto-tune is here to stay. Weird Al and a panel of researchers explain this in the video below.

Weird Al Yankovic Explains Auto-tune

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The Tricks Our Eyes Play – Another Kewl Optical Illusion

The Tricks Our Eyes Play – Another Kewl Optical Illusion

One of the sites I love is Boing! Boing!. You never know what you will see there but it is always interesting.

This time it was a rather kewl optical illusion. Check it out.

The tweet was sent by Cliff Pickover, well worth following on Twitter. You can find out more about this amazing individual at If you like science and math, odds are you will enjoy his books. He tweets much more than just illusions, check out the Faraday Train below

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Space Photos and Donald Pettit

Space Photos and Donald Pettit

Space photos are awesome. Donald Pettit is credited to have shot tens of thousands of photographs from space. Mr. Pettit is an astronaut, engineer and an astrophotographer. He spent 370 days on The International Space Station.  What an awesome photographic specialty!

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2016.12.16 – Lumpy’s Links

Lumpy’s Links for 2016-12-16

Yeah, I have not done one of these since the start of the year. In the spirit of “better late than never”, “nothing beats a failure except a try”, and “try, try, try and try again”, I am giving it another go.

I am finally starting to conquer my health issues; the pain in my back is now almost completely gone, I have almost all the feeling back in my left leg, daily doses of bromelain are keeping my arthritis and carpal tunnel in check, my blood pressure is almost normal and, while still not perfect, I am sleeping much better. It is amazing how much more energy one has when not in pain all the time. It is time to try and get back to this weekly project.

Additionally, I am going to change the format a bit. All too often I am ending up with more than one link per topic per week. While I shall still reference stuff I posted during the week, I am also going to use it to clean up my saved RSS folder. In other words, you will be getting extras.

The categories are (click on the category to jump right to it):

  • Ludicrous – Funny, odd, strange, bizarre or humorous
  • Useful – Software, references, lists, etc.,
  • Music – Music, music tech, music videos and album releases
  • Photo – Pictures, drawings, animation and videos
  • Yours – Something from email or social media
  • Science – Anything science or technology related

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222 Great Films in Public Domain

222 Great Films in Public Domain

I like lists. I like old movies. I like free. Naturally, I love Open Culture. The blog is in my “Start Here” folder in my feed reader and I often find awesome stuff to share at this site.  I read it almost everyday.

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More Legal Advice from Hutson and Harris

More Legal Advice from Hutson & Harris

A few days ago, I got on my soapbox about the edible laws in Texas. Actually, I let a few musically talented attorneys do most of the talking. I thought I would share some more of their wisdom today… trust me, just shut up and listen.

Shut Up

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