Monthly Archives: July 2016


This is an amazing video showing the creation of Lichtenberg figures burned into wood. This is very dangerous, if you’re not used to dealing with high voltage. Don’t try this at home.

Lichtenberg Wood Burning


More great links from the AetherCzar Blogroll: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS TO COMMEMORATE 1966 SNIPER ATTACK: 50 years ago on August 1. This will be a memo… July 29, 2016 – Instapundit A Very Old War July 28, 2016 – According to Hoyt [Off Topic] Hsieh Forbes Column: ‘Single Payer’ Healthcare […]

Best of the Blogroll



Wednesday, actor and talk show host, Jerry Doyle, died at age 60. Perhaps best known for his iconic role as Mr. Garibaldi on the epic science fiction show, Babylon 5, Doyle had a colorful and fascinating career. Previously a corporate jet pilot and after a decade as a stockbroker on […]

Goodbye, Mr. Garibaldi


Steven Dufresne at Hackaday has another great piece up on the history of the capacitor, from the spark gap days, to the present. One such practical use was in Marconi’s wireless spark-gap transmitters starting just before 1900 and into the first and second decade. The transmitters built up a high […]

More History of the Capacitor