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Sonny Boy's Story

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Sonny has taken his blog off-line in order to plublish his intriguing tale
in Kindle E-book format - Now available on Amazon.com!

Episodes of Adddiction: An Afro-American Autobiography [Kindle Edition]
By Earl L Thompson
Mary Guerrero (Editor) 

Episodes of Adddiction: An Afro-American Autobiography [Kindle Edition]

Sonny Boy's Story: A narrative of the memoirs of Sonny Boy Thompson.

Sonny Boy's Story:
A narrative of the memoirs of Sonny Boy Thompson.

Sonny Boy Thompson
This story is about the life of an Afro-American predisposed to chronic occurrences of diverse addictions. Not all of the addictions were alcohol and drug related; while some addictions were beneficial rather than detrimental. Over the years these addictions fluctuated and took on many forms of behaviors; which have been classified as personality disorders that have been psycho analyzed as being preoccupied, over indulged, obsessive and compulsive. These conditions have resulted in a lifelong journey of adverse and cordial circumstances that have unfolded into a most peculiar story. It is the elaboration of this story that are revealed in these writings.
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These writings are arranged in a chronological sequence that covers a historical time-line starting at the dawn of World War II, and ends in the present—2012. The geographical territories span from the East Coast to the West Coast, and includes major U.S. cities such as: Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Oakland and Denver. These narratives are intended to provide an insider’s view of binge alcoholism and hard-core drug use and dealings. In addition, other significant accounts from these memoirs include: 1) laboring in the hi-tech industry, 2) entertaining as a musician, 3) ministering as a cult buster, 4) ballroom dancing, and 5) being suspected as a counter-revolutionary.

Muhammed AliThe stories included here are all based on true events; however, similar to a typical movie script, a dispersal of fictitious incidents of adventure, drama and humor have been intermingled throughout for amusement. A statement of diversion that represents these writings is “All names have been changed to protect the guilty,” just opposite the lead in of the old Dragnet episodes. Moral standards of written expression are maintained throughout; there’s no foul language, nor detailed explicit sex. As an Afro-American raised in an eastern metropolitan urban enclave—Philadelphia—the social heritage from that environment is reflected throughout these writings.

 

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Source: http://sonnyboystory.com/

 

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Mutant Fish Not Caused By Citgo [Source: The Internet]

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Blinky at Home

masodo mashup - Background image is crop of a photo posted by whatthecaptcha  on  Reddit - WTF entitled "this_was_coming_out_of_the_citgo_plant_here_today" - Blinky image "lasso"ed from simpsons.wikia.com

IIOTIIMBT (if it's on the internet it must be true)
A likely explaination was offered by firstresponder1492

So here is what this really is:

The chemical used is most likely Fluorescein which is a synthetic organic compound and has been in use for industrial applications for many years. It is a completely inert substance and dissipates in the environment (think large amounts of food coloring). In fact, one of the common names for it is D&C Yellow #7.

In this case this is coming from a storm and rainwater treatment system. This is part of the bi-annual inspections required by the EPA. One if the things they look for is where runoff actually goes to make sure there are not pollutants in those locations. That way if anything had been spilled on-site they know where the runoff would go. They then test water and soil samples wherever they see the green to ensure full compliance with the vast array of rules, laws and regulations. Bottom line, when you see this you know someone is doing their job.

As for locations, although I am not certain, I would bet 100 Karma points this is at one of the facilities in Louisiana. And just in case anyone is still worried about the environmental impact, note this is the same dye that is used to dye the Chicago River green on St. Patrick's day.

Source: I am an industrial engineer at a chemical plant

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Testing Code for OpticalSpy

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 Welcome to the world of opticals


I found this pretty cool illusion over on opticalspy.com that showed the word "OPTICALSPY" written twice and partially obscured behind a chevron shape. The reader is instructed to identify the irregularity and that furthermore clicking the image would reveal the graphic sans chevron. I was impressed with the optical trickery and realized this illusion was a perfect candidate for my handy-dandy image swapping javascript snippet.

Always the "Helpful Hacker" - I assembled this demo to see if perchance this might be of interest to the editor of said source post. Sure enough the code has been utilized. Now rather than having to click the image to remove the chevron, simply hovering over it will remove the obstruction (clicking action has been maintained for the "touchy-feely" types.)

At first this sample code was visible only to registered users of BlogDogIt.com but since I recieved a "thanks for the code help" mention over there I decided to share this little bit of optical magic with my readers and encourage you to visit opticalspy.com for a truly extraordinary feast for the ol' ocular orbs.

I'm keeping my eye on opticalspy (you should too!)


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OpticalSpy

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Mysterious Properties of the Prince Rupert's Drop

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Mysterious Properties of the Prince Ruperts Drop
Image Source: http://www.dickwhitney.net/

Prince Rupert's Drops (also known as Rupert's Balls or Dutch tears) are glass objects created by dripping molten glass into cold water. The glass cools into a tadpole-shaped droplet with a long, thin tail. The water rapidly cools the molten glass on the outside of the drop, while the inner portion of the drop remains significantly hotter. When the glass on the inside eventually cools, it contracts inside the already-solid outer part. This contraction sets up very large compressive stresses on the exterior, while the core of the drop is in a state of tensile stress. It can be said to be a kind of tempered glass.

The very high residual stress within the drop gives rise to unusual qualities, such as the ability to withstand a blow from a hammer on the bulbous end without breaking, while the drop will disintegrate explosively if the tail end is even slightly damaged. [
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 Mystery of Prince Rupert's Drop at 130,000 fps - Smarter Every Day 86

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Many Magnificent Marble Machines

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Today I paid a long overdue visit to one of my favorite spots on the internet: Woodgears.ca.

Woodgears.ca

Woodgears.ca is a woodworking site like none other. Its' tagline reads: An engineer's approach to woodworking. Every time I visit Matthias Wandel's contribution to making the internet a worthwhile diversion (better known as his web site) I come away with an urge to dust off the workbench and put on my thinking cap. Today was no exception.

Marble machines are a perfect example of engineering and woodworking crossing into the realm of artistic beauty. The featured article was "Seven amazing marble machines by Paul Grundbacher." In this post Matthias shares picture sent to him by Paul Grundbacher (from Thurgau, Swizerland.) Paul's creations are as impressive as they are entertaining...

Marble Machine "Chaos" - 2009 Chaos 09

Paul: "This was my first try. I used a lot of ideas from [Matthias] (
Marble machine 2). I was very happy when I had it complete and working." [Click for Video]

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Spotlight[Living]: Living Outside The Stacks

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Living Outside The Stacks

Pattern Mixing {In the Closet}

It was bound to happen, after months of watching other bloggers do it and do it well, I’ve finally mixed my patterns! I don’t know what took me so long, I guess it was nerves. We were always taught to never ever mix florals and plaids or stripes and dots.

 

Daenel - Full Length

 

But then we were also taught not to wear white after Labor Day and I threw that out the window years ago. So, you’d think I would’ve tossed this rule too. Maybe I’m a little bit more traditional than I like to think. shudder

 

Daenel - Detail

 

This pattern mixing worked for me because the main color of the cardi matched the accent colors in the tee. I don’t know if I could do pattern matching with mixed matched colors. Which is so odd for me considering my matching code goes something like this: “If you see the colors together in nature, you can wear them together on your body."

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Source: http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/

 

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