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
Gamma Spectroscopy is the identification of radioactive isotopes based on the gamma radiation energies emitted by a source. As a home gamma spectrometry hobbyist, I use radioactive sources such as vaseline glass (colored using Uranium), orange Fiestaware (colored with Uranium oxide), Radium-painted watches and clocks, Thorium lantern mantles, and even Uranium ore samples. Most of these are examples of common household items that emit radiation, and I find many of these items at antique stores (most of these things made today do not contain radioactive elements). Continue Reading
Here’s the list of songs I played tonight. Deliberately used a lot less remixes than normal. Soundchecked with B2K – Bump Bump Bump and Big Sean – Bounce Back.
Paperboy – Ditty
Skee-Lo – I Wish
Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper
Paul Oakenfold – Starry Eyed Surprise
Montell Jordan – This is how we do it
Run-DMC (Aerosmith) – Walk This Way Continue Reading
Here’s the songs I played last night. It didn’t get as busy as last time but it was still a great night. Sound-checked with Out For A Rip. Played Cupid Shuffle and Cha Cha Slide by request, kept it a bit more old-school than I had originally intended but that’s what kept everyone dancing.
Shark Tank – Out For A Rip
Bombfunk MC – Freestyler
Clear Soul Forces – Stick Em
Crystal Method – Name Of The Game (Calling All Freaks)
Snoop Dogg – Drop it like it’s Hot ft Pharell Wiliams
Outkast – I’m Sorry Ms Jackson (Get Funky Extended Mix)
KRS One – Sound Of Da Police Continue Reading
The backstory of Adventure Time explains the origins of the land of Ooo, how the world came to be the way it is, the Lich, and so much more. This post-apocalyptic world is beloved by people of all ages, primarily for this reason. This list is the absolute basics that explain most of it, as well as Simon and Marcy. Enjoy! Continue Reading
Co-DJ-ed with a friend, DJ Luck-E. Sound-checked with the Rick And Morty song, and they played old-school tracks until it was time to play dance music.
Rick Morty GET SCHWIFTY Trap Remix
5 & A Dime – Sit On My Subwoofer
Ludacris – My Chick Bad Remix ft. Diamond, Trina, Eve Uncensored
Alpa Chino – I Love Tha Pussy
Toxic – Britney Spears
DJ Change – Drake & Wiz Khalifa vs Cage The Elephant – I Did it Overnight (Hiphop Rock Mashup) Continue Reading
Stonyfield is an anti-science food company that cries “wolf” about GMO’s and claims organic is better/healthier. Recently they released an “unscripted” commercial in which children are repeating all the “bad” things they’ve heard about GMO’s. Continue Reading
Many studies have been done analyzing the cost of installing, running and maintaining nuclear power plants (NPP’s), and many articles and blogs have been written arguing for or against nuclear using cost as an argument; most articles that lean heavily on the cost argument are trying to explain why nuclear isn’t feasible. I will talk briefly about that but then I’m going to attack this issue from a slightly different angle. Continue Reading
Less than a year ago I downloaded a joke Geiger Counter app that would sound like something hot was nearby if you turn your phone a certain way. I played with it at the grocery store to try to mess with people but I don’t think anyone even noticed. Continue Reading
The Following is the playlist for a set I DJ-ed recently. Went from 9pm to 2:30am, used I’m On One to check levels before getting started. Place got busy around midnight, a fairly normal night and as always loads of fun. Enjoy!
I’m On One – Drake Ft Lil Wayne, Rick Ross
DJ Change – Drake & Wiz Khalifa vs Cage The Elephant – I Did it Overnight (Hiphop Rock Mashup)
Outkast – Ms Jackson
KRS-One – Sound of da police
Why nuclear, and not wind and solar? Less waste.
Another major argument that’s often used against nuclear energy is the issue of waste; what to do with spent fuel rods, contaminated parts, etc. It is often said that nuclear waste can remain radioactive for tens of thousands of years. Continue Reading
For starters, we absolutely need to get away from fossil fuels. The argument that the earth warms and cools over cycles that last thousands of years are based on a half-truth; this cycle consistently has global Carbon Dioxide levels of around 180 part per million during ice ages, and around 280 ppm during the warmer times. Continue Reading
Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted (over a year actually). I have a new hobby, I own a couple of Geiger counters now, so I collect uranium glass and similar low-level radioactive items. I’m in the process of writing a paper where I look at all the main arguments for and against nuclear energy and analyze them. Here is a basic outline/summary of what I have so far. Citations will be given in a future post, this is just a draft. Continue Reading
I threw a song together using clips of Trump’s voice. If you like dubstep and dislike Trump, you’ll probably like this track… I will try to keep politics off this blog but this was too good to pass up. And to be clear, I’m just as anti-Hillary as anti-Trump.
The music of the song Havoc B by Enter Shikari would be great for the opening credits/scenes of a violent spy or gangster movie, an action thriller type. I’ve always thought since I first Continue Reading
I originally intended to keep track of the playlist at the wedding and post it here afterwards, but I didn’t bother to and I didn’t ask my buddy who dj-ed to keep track either. We just had a good day and he played the music. He put on a Pandora Wedding Songs playlist before the ceremony, then we played our playlist, and then we ended with more Pandora. Continue Reading