Blog Main Archive - Aug 2017

Posts Below
8/2/2017 - Link: August 21, 2017: A total solar eclipse visible in parts of the USA! (Astronomy)
8/4/2017 - Link: The Hans Free Electric Bike (Activism)
8/8/2017 - The Piano Storybook by Shnabubula (Music)


   ▲ Top  ▼ Bottom  △ TOC   ↓ Down
Link: August 21, 2017: A total solar eclipse visible in parts of the USA!
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
19:44:26 GMT


Just posted this on Eryss.Com:

August 21, 2017: A total solar eclipse visible in parts of the USA!

An event so rare that the news seems worth repeating here, too.

   ▲ Top  ▼ Bottom  △ TOC   ↓ Down

   ▲ Top  ▼ Bottom  △ TOC   ↓ Down   Up ↑
Link: The Hans Free Electric Bike
Friday, August 4th, 2017
18:05:45 GMT


Today, while googling exercise bike-related stuff, I stumbled across a news story about a bike which can produce 24 hours of electricity from 1 hour of pedaling!

Which is such amazingly good news, it inspired me to post this blog post to

The Hans Free Electric Bike

I am very interested in getting one to ride myself when they're available.

Then, hopefully I'll be able to save my family a ton of money on electricity, as well as improve my health and appearance, and help reduce pollution and slow down global warming. :-)

   ▲ Top  ▼ Bottom  △ TOC   ↓ Down   Up ↑

   ▲ Top  ▼ Bottom  △ TOC   Up ↑
The Piano Storybook by Shnabubula
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
18:27:46 GMT


Earlier this year, for the first time ever, I contributed to a Kickstarter campaign. It was for The Piano Storybook by Shnabubula, one of my favorite musicians in the world.

Shnabubula is the creator of some of the best, most dazzlingly brilliant music I've ever heard in my life. If you're a fan of video game music remixes, or if you've explored my astrosorted music list, then, you're probably already a fan of Shnabubula.

To my joy, I heard about The Piano Storybook in time to be one of the 100 people who contributed at least $15 in exchange for Shnabubula composing us an improvised piano song, customized according to what image(s), stories, or other requests we sent!

The Piano Storybook is now complete, and all the albums, and videos of all the performances, are going to be gradually released.

It will be possible to download all the albums from Shnabubula's Bandcamp page for free, or for any amount of money you're comfortable sending.

The first album released was The Great Flood, and you can download it from Shnabubula's Bandcamp page, or watch the performances on YouTube.

It contains the incredibly lovely song Shnabubula improvised for me, which he titled Beneath the Shimmering Surface.

For more, see The Piano Storybook's official home page, Shnabubula's Bandcamp page, and Shnabubula's YouTube channel!

   ▲ Top  ▼ Bottom  △ TOC   Up ↑