2017 wk.23: Silicon Valley or bust
Published on 2017-06-07
If everything goes according to plan I will be in Silicon Valley from
June 14th to June 26th.
I will definitely visit:
Other ideas will be well received.
2017 wk.19: The experiment log
Published on 2017-05-14
In the early 00s I stumbled onto The Experiment Log, a hilarious
series of four articles described by the author as:
the various experiments that several college students (myself
included) tried out of simple curiosity and, more often, sheer
boredom. I hope that you find this stuff funny… but I also hope
that you don’t do it yourself. I have the feeling that we were just
lucky that we didn’t royally toast ourselves, or burn down our poor
dorm room that we repeatedly bar-b-qued on a nightly basis, but then
that’s just my opinion. You’d be amazed what you can do with duct
tape and a gallon of common, household bleach.
Today I wanted to share it with a friend and was unable to find it. By
sheer luck I stumbled on a mention of it with a link in
a 2003 linkroll after searching DDG for
"The Experiment Log"
"act of god":
Several college playing-with-fire “experiments” with details on how
to recreate them. Four of the five are merely good, but number
three, “The Act of God” is standout.
You might want to hold back on doing this one if you want your
security deposit back when you move.
The domain is dead and for sale since 2005. But thanks to The
Internet Archive Wayback Machine I’ve been able to rescue it
and do a local backup.
Incidentally I found out that the culprit moved his site
to icculus.org. He restored the log
but got rid of it in 2013 his
is still available.
So, without further ado, I compel you to go check it. On to the Experiments!