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8/2/2017 - August 21, 2017: A total solar eclipse visible in parts of the USA! (Astronomy)
8/4/2017 - Link: The Hans Free Electric Bike (Activism)
8/5/2017 - Links: Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin (History)

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August 21, 2017: A total solar eclipse visible in parts of the USA!
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
19:38:57 GMT

Astronomy

Last modified August 3, 2017 at 3:54 AM EDT.


There's going to be a total solar eclipse visible in parts of the USA on August 21, 2017!

Some web links about it:

NASA's Total Solar Eclipse 2017 page

Space.com - Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely)

I don't feel like writing in depth about this or anything else, but, just thought I'd point that out, since it's so rare.

I only heard about it because a local library's ebook site recently acquired the book The Solar Eclipse of 2017.


As for why so little has been happening here at Eryss.Com for so long - I've been paying hardly any attention to astronomy and even less attention to astrology lately, due to being preoccupied with other projects, some of which are on my GitHub page.

And also due to some health issues such as fatigue, which I'm guessing astrology probably can't help me with, and possibly might even make worse, such as by wasting time I could have spent on more helpful things.


However, even though I still don't trust astrology at all, I am sort of looking forward to Jupiter transiting my 2nd house, since that's supposed to be associated with good financial luck, and like most people, I could always use more of that.

In fact, I might as well point out I still welcome donations and microdonations.

Generally, the more money I have, the better I feel, which might make me more likely to fully recover from my health issues and get more interesting things done, such as eventually, future editions of the Eryss astrology software.


I've already been doing much better lately compared to the past several years. (Which I guess might be fitting for Jupiter lately transiting my 1st house. Especially unusually, I actually gained some weight, some of which I'd like to lose!)

But, there's still plenty of room for improvement. I'm hoping exercising a lot more will greatly improve my energy.


The Eryss.Com Forum has been closed for maintenance for a long while, but someday will be reopened when I figure out how to block spam more effectively.

Also, I'm still mostly unreachable, since I'm still not checking my public email addresses, since I've been trying to avoid stress. I don't know when I'll resume checking that email, but probably not in the near future.

Currently, not even a donation or microdonation can get my attention quickly, because I have my PayPal messages filtered too, because anything related to money stresses me out. For now, the less I think about money, the better.

Thanks again to everyone who ever donated!

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Link: The Hans Free Electric Bike
Friday, August 4th, 2017
18:34:57 GMT

Activism

Today, while googling exercise bike-related stuff, I stumbled across a news story about a bike which can produce 24 hours of electricity from 1 hour of pedaling!

Which is such amazingly good news, it inspired me to post this blog post to Non24.com:

The Hans Free Electric Bike


And to make this more on topic for Eryss.com, I'll point out:

The better off and more free of poverty and other oppression the world - and I myself - become, the more happy I'll be to spend a bit more of my time and energy on my old, impractical, but still sometimes fun, astrology hobby.

And perhaps that will happen sooner than I ever guessed, thanks to brilliant new technology such as the Hans Free Electric Bike hopefully saving the world. :-D

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Links: Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin
Saturday, August 5th, 2017
09:07:44 GMT

History

Wasn't looking for anything of astrological interest, but, I just happened to stumble across this amusing comic today:

Meet Charles Darwin
July 15, 2005 from Thinkin-Lincoln.com


So, I searched the web for more info, and found these interesting articles:

6 Things Lincoln and Darwin Had In Common
Feb. 12, 2014, from MentalFloss.com


Lincoln and Darwin Were Both Born on This Date, 205 Years Ago
Feb. 12, 2014 from TheAtlantic.com


How Lincoln and Darwin Shaped the Modern World
Feb. 2009 from SmithsonianMag.com


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