Dan Johnson

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Name: Dan Johnson
Date registered: 2011/04/09
URL: https://plus.google.com/109379634371541781714

Latest posts

  1. Keystone B-1 16mm Movie Camera — 2013/11/23
  2. Doing and Being — 2013/11/21
  3. The Tide Has Turned — 2013/04/24
  4. Misinformation Works; Dangerously So — 2013/02/12
  5. A Mad Rush — 2013/02/10

Most commented posts

  1. How Fucking Thick are These People?!?!!? — 52 comments
  2. Won’t Someone Please Think Of The Bigots?!?! — 41 comments
  3. I am an Atheist, But am I Anti-Religious? — 36 comments
  4. What is Biological Evolution? (and Why do Creationists Not Understand the Answer?) — 33 comments
  5. This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things — 33 comments

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Nov 23 2013

Keystone B-1 16mm Movie Camera

Keystone B-1 16mm Movie Camera
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsZVAUEM3uE

Vintage Cameras Over the past year or so, I’ve been putting together a collection of vintage cameras. I don’t view them as any kind of “investment.” I enjoy cleaning them up and making minor repairs when they need them. They look neat, too. A few of them aren’t really fit to be used any more, …

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Nov 21 2013

Doing and Being

I’ve not blogged in quite a long while. It’s not due to any lack of things I want to write about, certainly. Every day brings something that catches my attention enough that I want to express my thoughts about it. I even start writing posts once in a while, but the drafts never seem to …

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Apr 24 2013

The Tide Has Turned

It was refreshing to read this article at the Rhode Island Public Radio web site this evening: Algiere, Bates join RI Senate GOP bloc in backing bill favored by same-sex marriage supporters. This marks the first time that a partisan state legislative caucus has expressed unanimous backing for a bill in support of same-sex marriage. …

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Feb 12 2013

Misinformation Works; Dangerously So

Yes; misinformation works. Places like Fox News excel at it. Nutjobs like Pam Geller and her ilk have been very successful at promoting fear of anything associated with Islam. They achieve this by simply lying, and playing into the xenophobia already present in many members of the far-right-wing. I follow someone on Twitter named Joe …

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Feb 10 2013

A Mad Rush

It’s not the rush you’d expect. This one happens to be Erik Rush, and I refer to him as mad not because he’s angry, but because he seems to be rather mentally unhinged. My story begins with a blog post by Ed Brayton. Ed’s post is “Rush: The Commies are Coming, Led by Obama!” The …

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Oct 03 2012

Search Engine Bot Verification Woes — Repost

Another article from the 2008 version of my web site continues to receive inbound traffic. I repost the article here in hopes that someone might still find it useful. Again, the information is at least four years old. The Original Article Along with many of you, I have read several articles about "proxy hacking" and …

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Oct 03 2012

Get rid of those YouTube EMBED tags — Repost

This article originally appeared on my web site in October of 2008, before I had it set up as a blog. I keep seeing links to the original page pop up now and then, so I’m going to republish it here and redirect the original link structure to this posting. Keep in mind that this …

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Sep 12 2012

More Lightning with CHDK

I recently downloaded a slightly different motion detection script for my camera that seems to do a great job catching lightning flashes. I had been hoping for some good lightning opportunities on several occasions, but the storms disappointed me. The morning of September 7th turned out to be just what I needed to check out …

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Sep 11 2012

In Which I’m Not Convinced to Follow Islam, Part 1

By way of a conversation on Twitter, I was introduced to a gentleman, Tariq, who proposes that The Quran is a miracle in itself which is “proven” by scientific evidence. Those who use logic and reason, he infers, have little choice but to accept these facts and to follow Islam. Tariq was kind enough to …

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Aug 27 2012

My Top 100 Audio Tracks Of The Moment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhPGbr51jfc”

A “Top 100 Songs” meme has been going around, this one on FaceBook. I find it very difficult to choose favorites from music that I enjoy from so many different genres and artists. I made up this list of one hundred tracks based on what I happen to have available for play on my computer …

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