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Friday, October 31, 2003Radio Licensing Centre
Yeeurgh - I've just choked whilst eating apple and sprayed bits of it all over my monitor... oh well... it's been a while since I've cleaned it anyway... ;-)
Well... I just got in touch with the UK amatuer radio licensing people. An old B style license (higher frequencies only) is now equivalent to a FULL UK license. Some nice lady there looked through back issues of the call sign books... eventually found me in 1990... and on that basis will renew my license - cool...... see if I can get a cheap TNC and VHF transceiver - weeeeehoooooooooo.............
posted by Mike Foord on Friday, October 31, 2003
Wednesday, October 29, 2003The Lair of the Crab of Ineffable Wisdom - a load of stuff by Joel Veitch that will probably crush your will to live
This website is full of *very* silly things... which makes it quite good I think....
posted by Mike Foord on Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Tuesday, October 14, 2003NECROMONICON BOOKS, THE MAD ARAB, AL AZIF, H.P. LOVECRAFT, CTHULHU
Shamanshop.net: Herbal Highs: Salvia, Kanna, Calamus, Lotus, Ephedra & More!
Ahhhhhhhhhh....... back in the bad old days I'd have found these websites fascinating - bookshops claiming to sell genuine copies of the necronomicon (or at least link to it on Amazon :-) and the plants that indians smoke to take a DMT trip (one of the most powerful hallucinogens known) - the last one looks genuine.... a type of bark containing the pshcoactive ingredients known as DMT... a snip at 219 dollars for a pound... far out (sold for ethenobotanist purposes - whatever they are - and not for human consumption of course !).....
Hmmm... I don't know why I link to this kind of stuff when it did me so much damage - but I still find it fascinating..... I guess with all these things, mixed up amongst the web of deception and lies are hidden strands of truths... perhaps a darker truth than those normally explored - but a truth nonetheless.........
Perhaps we could turn to this odd fellow who reckons 'experiences of temporary "madness" and unproductivity, while violating society's demand for continuous productivity, are essential if individuals are to grow and mature'. Sounds good to me...........
The Necessity of Madness and Unproductivity
posted by Mike Foord on Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Thursday, October 09, 2003Forty-second ecstasy tablet test developed
I don't know if this belongs in Voidspace techie or not..... it certainly relates to my murkie past as it's about the drug ecstacy........
They've developed a 'forty-second' test (it takes forty seconds to work - it's not the 42nd test !!). How it works is interesting.... when they fire laser light at the tablet - a tiny proportion of the light is absorbed by the molecules and then re-emitted at different frequencies. The exact mix of these frequencies gives a tell-tale 'fingerprint' both for the illegal, active component - MDMA - and any other toxic substances that might be in the pill. (It's a similar technique thye use to tell the chemical constituents of stars.....).
What's also interesting are the results - of 1500 tablets analyzed, none had toxic substances.... but the contained amount of MDMA varied by as much as five times.....
As an 'ex-ecstacy' user I'm surprised there were no toxic substances... I certainly had a few dodgy 'E's' - having said that I had some great ones as well... but I think anyone who denies it has long term emotional effects...... just needs to wait a bit :-)
posted by Mike Foord on Thursday, October 09, 2003
Wednesday, October 08, 2003I've just sold a sink to a Nun !! It's not everyone who can say that....
posted by Mike Foord on Wednesday, October 08, 2003
Thursday, October 02, 2003I keep getting all this chinese spam.... bizarre.... who on earth decided I might like adverts for body part enlargement cream in the chinese language......
Anyway... I wonder if I've managed to get the email function working to send msgs to the Void-Shockz message group.
Haha - blog mania.... I've just discovered a lovely little website The Devia Discordia - featuring fnords, chaos and my good friend Eris........ Great fun.
posted by Mike Foord on Thursday, October 02, 2003
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Every now and then those junk emails that everyone forwards... turns out to be interesting......
posted by Mike Foord on Wednesday, October 01, 2003