To go along with my Uranium Glass and Other Sources posts, here are the pics of my radium sources; clocks, watches and compasses. In the first couple decades of the 1900’s, radium was painted onto things like clocks because it glows in the dark; hit it with a blacklight, and not only will it glow, but the glow fades away slowly too. Of course, that depends on how depleted the radium is. Again, like with the glass, these are very safe to own and keep, just wash your hands after handling and don’t touch any of the faces directly if you happen to have one missing a cover or something. Continue Reading
I’ve done CPM (counts-per-minute) readings on pretty much all of my radiation sources with the Radalert 50. Below are all my uranium-glass sources. Some are Vaseline glass, some are custard glass, some I’m not sure about, but they all were colored with uranium (or thorium) and so they read on the Geiger counters. They are perfectly safe to have and even to use; the radiation levels they emit are negligible. Continue Reading
The results are in!
I picked up a “Double Cooler” today, a drink cooler with internal and external compartments for the purpose of having two separate drinks in one cooler. Continue Reading
Here is an excel file I threw together comparing the setlists from the nights that I DJ’ed. Songs I played both nights are highlighted in red, and songs that were the same song but different versions (i.e. remix vs original) are highlighted in blue. Continue Reading
Did a few Gamma Specs today, here are the results.
The first one was an orange Fiestaware cup. I believe they colored it with Uranium-Oxide, which is what makes it radioactive. The results here show us that Thorium-234 and Uranium-235 are both certainly present.
Here’s last night’s playlist. Pretty different than many of mine; there was one significant music folder I tried not to play out of, and by the end of the night I think I only played one song out of there. A lot of stuff I usually play (early in the night) didn’t get played at all. Also, I went a significant amount of the night before I realized I didn’t play almost anything above 100bpm. Once I realized this, I actively tried to keep it up. Continue Reading