Absent For A Bit ....

I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.



My AAA BaDDeries Are D Minus

BaDDery - my new word for a DeaD battery.

Math Story Problem: Calculate the percentage of how much your blood pressure goes up as you search your house for a pair of {working] AAA batteries for your blood pressure machine. Actually its easier to count the total number of discovered now disposed dead batteries: 11


Keep in mind that the process of checking the battery pairs is delayed by the device wanting to set the time and date in the device while it is using the marginal battery strong enough to run the electronic computing type circuitry BUT not strong enough to run the mechanical device for actually performing the blood pressure reading. WHY can't it perform that more demanding test first? Meanwhile your blood pressure goes on up in frustration. SO if you had enough semi-dead batteries you might actually get your blood pressure machine to give you a stroke.

Don't worry, my blood pressure turned out okay; (dramatic semicolon induced pause) eventually.

I guess I just need to invent a device that lets you put a whole bunch of semi-dead AAA batteries in parallel and then have a connector in the shape of a AAA battery so you could slide it into the blood pressure machine or whatever you need to run. Kinda like having jumper cables for my blood pressure machine! Actually because the voltage is the same you could make the device allow a wide range of battery sizes that use the same battery chemical technology. BUT not being an electrical engineer I don't know if there is anything special about having smaller batteries, such as maybe current limiting, so I don't recommend this activity to everyone for every situation for every device.

For those of you who counted, yes, I know, I only put ten eXclamation marks after the word "ELEVEN", I did that to see how many people would notice. I went back later and made them BOLD so that it was even harder to count or notice them numerically; sneaky, yes? Yes, sneaky.

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New Blog for My Abstract Art ... Come Visit

Click HERE for the Art of Ernest S B Boston

These are pieces that I have generated mainly using computer art tools. Enjoy !

Something New:

I am also in the process of linking my poetry blog entries together. This project is only partially finished. A "Poetry LINK" at the bottom of the blog entry points to the next older piece of poetry.

First poem in the series of linked poems ....

Turn Gold Out of the Darkness

Turn Gold Out of the Darkness

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My Art

These are some of my abstract art pieces. They are available as prints, send me a note if you are interested.

Couch Glow

Couch Glow

Gold As Smoke

Gold As Smoke

Flowing Wood

Flowing Wood