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The photo above is of a neon filled globe being illuminated by the radiation from a 600 watt microwave magnetron. The magnetron makes a nice hand warmer. The funny fringes in the image are caused by the microwave radiation affecting the digital camera.

Mini FAQ:
1. No, it's not dangerous
2. Because I say it isn't
3. Because I've measured.
4. Because I have the equipment.
5. And the know-how.
6. If you think its dangerous then you're wrong.
7. Go play in the freeway.

Welcome to Neon John's Home on the Web.

Hi.  My name is John DeArmond and I'm a nerd....

This my very own little pothole on the information superhighway.  Bump along with me and we'll have some fun.

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My Philosophy of Life:

From the wonderful comic XKCD.  Yep, I'm the grown-up now and I get to decide what that means.  Mostly it means having fun.  I'm doing my best to fill my life with playpen balls. These pages reflect that fun. My hope is that you can gain some benefit from my work and experiments, or at least some entertainment.  If not, well, the experience cost you only time.

Don't you just hate sites where the images are too small to see?  So do I. Almost every image on this site can be clicked to reveal a much larger one.  Most are at least 50kb.  Modem users beware or be patient.

Don't you just hate sites where the text is so small that you need a magnifying glass to read it?  Not to worry, that'll never be a problem here.  I'm a Boomer and have Boomer eyes.  I figure that if I keep things large enough for me to comfortably see then they'll be fine for everyone.  Let me know if not.

  Be sure to REFRESH each page on this site as I'm adding content daily.


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mportant Notice:  I'm a child of the 60s.  I grew up in an era where any meddling in one's personal business by any government entity was unheard of.  One lead his life as he saw fit and as long as he didn't hurt anyone, nobody bothered him.  Also, I was taught to take responsibility for my actions and not to try to blame others.

I still live by that philosophy.  As such, you might find things on this site that, if you're a meddlesome panty-wetting nanny, you might think could be illegal.  Some things, if you try them at home, might very well get some bureaucrat's panties in a wad.  You might even hurt yourself!  (Who to blame, who to blame?????????)

Therefore this site is presented for its educational and entertainment value only.  If you try to duplicate any of my work you may suffer the ire of some government do-nothing who is jealous of people actually doing things.  More importantly, your pecker could fall off, you could be maimed, your hair could fall out, you might go cross-eyed, your blue smoke might leak out, you could become a Republican, you could become a Democrat, you could get fat, your voice might go high.  Heck, you might even kill yourself. 

So.  Read and enjoy this stuff but don't try to run with the big boys.  If you ignore my advice here then you're on your own.  I take absolutely no responsibility for what you might do.  It's a full time job for me taking responsibility for what I do. (Isn't a sick commentary on the world today that I even have to say such things?)