Stephen King – Writing Tips

Stephen King

Tips for Writers

While I admit I am not much of a horror genre reader, I love Stephen King as a writter. I feel next to The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition by Strunk and White, I feel his two books no writing are necessities to any aspiring writer.

I also like the blog Open Culture. I thought I would share a video in which Stephen King discusses creativity.

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A Penny Auctions for 70 K

A Glass Penny Auctions for 70 K

During World War II, the U.S. Minte experimented with a number of alternate materials to make pennies out of. We needed copper for ammunition.

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Lumpy’s Links for 2017-01-08

Lumpy’s Links for 2017-01-08

Welcome to the new year and my first issue of my links for 2017.

Due to my most recent change of schedule, I am going to start publishing this on Sundays and not Fridays. It shall be that way at least till February. Then we shall have to see what schedule I have from there. This is being done so I actually have the time to put out better quality material.

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
  • Photos – Pictures, drawings, animation and videos
  • Yours – Something from email or social media
  • Science – Anything science or technology related

Extra stuff is tossed into the Leftovers

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A Strange Lake in India

A Strange Lake in India

Weird Magnetic Anomalies Abound

I found this one over at The Science Channel. I thought it worth a quick post. A perfectly round lake with magnetic anomalies near it.

Artificial Leaves as Mini-Factory for Drugs

Artificial Leaves as Mini-Factory for Drugs

One of the challenges to long distance space travel is being able to manufacture things along the way. Having to escape the Earth’s gravity is a challenge. Granted, it is improving with a competitive new space race but it still costs anywhere from 11.2 to 34.5 dollars per ton to launch a rocket.

While there is an abundance of solar energy available in space, plants are the most efficient harvesters of sunlight. It makes sense to mimic them for both energy and manufacturing. While the journal article is paywalled, Science Daily reports that this new process uses new materials called luminescent solar concentrators. These LSCs mimic what a leaf already does. It is reported that, even on a cloudy day, the process is 40% more productive than processes without using LSC.

Human Pot Pie

Human Pot Pie

I saw this posted to Gizmodo. The poster was asking if it is funny or gross. Personally, I think it is just rather silly. What do you think?

Human Pot Pie

TV News Bloopers of 2016

TV Bloopers of 2016

To close out this year, take a moment to check our some news blooper.

TV News Bloopers