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Megalomania's Controversial Chem Lab is a web site devoted to publishing chemical information on any substance that has been deemed "unacceptable" to use, posses, sell, consume, etc. The chemicals here are dangerous, yes, but they are also very interesting. These substances capture the attention of the news media and the general public every day, primarily for there misuse.|
I wanted to create a place where those with little scientific skill could learn the trade while being informed about chemistries hidden side. Within this web site are methods of synthesizing a variety of chemical compounds including explosives, drugs, poisons, medicinal compounds, and chemical weapons. There is also extensive supporting information to assist you in understanding these labs. I have made sections on laboratory safety, explanations of laboratory equipment, skills and terms used in all these labs, and a more or less comprehensive section detailing how every precursor chemical used in the sites labs can be synthesized themselves.
What I do not provide are any means of building detonators, bombs, delivery systems, or any other means of actually using these chemicals. This information could facilitate a misuse of these compounds for criminal purposes. These labs are provided for educational purposes only.
I have gone to great lengths to include more than the average amount of information on preparing a chemical. No where else can you find links within the Lab directing you to the chemicals used, or the equipment needed, or even an explanation of this or that Lab skill. I hope that someday the chemical preparations here will become incidental to the safety information, the explanations of laboratory equipment, the definitions of chemistry terms, and the clear explanations on how to perform a Lab technique.
Status as of January 2, 2005:
It has been many long years since I have worked on my site other than the minor addition here and there. I have been mainly focused on The Explosives and Weapons Forum and the Rogue Science website. I have not been idle during this time, but I have been hoarding my goodies. This January I have unleashed a new batch of explosives labs, about 60 at last count. These new procedures are not quite formatted properly, but the synthesis information is good to go. I have a vast quantity of new explosives and precursors to add. 2005 will be a good year I think.
Status as of February 10, 2002:
As you may well be able to tell, the rest of 2001 was not a banner year. I have devoted my time almost exclusively to The Explosives and Weapons Forum. I have not taken the time to find any new explosive or precursor information, nor have I really conducted any experiments. I am truly sorry for that, but that is all behind me now. Needless to say this is less of an update and more of a status report, since I have nothing new to add but news. My site was finally deleted from Internettrash after some 2.5 years, they are now completly defunct, offering no new signups, no tech support and their systems shut down more and more. The past year has seen the bottom fall out of the Internet market, and with it all the free stuff. Free providers are still a dime a dozen, so I will find another. I guess it is time for my own domain.
Status as of May 1, 2001:
Well, the past 7 months have seen some significant changes. Since my last update I have been steadily adding more information to the synthesis section. Unfortunately I have not taken the occasion to update the site. Of course I had my usual slump of not doing anything for some periods of time and doing lots in a short time. The past few months I completely rearranged the look of the site. I changed the color scheme, removed some graphics, and added some of my own. I also changed the name of the site. The changes are to lend an air of professionalism that I think the old site did not carry across. The new site is more efficient and less likely to be associated with some "kewl" anarchy page.
Status as of October 1, 2000:
Wow, it has been a long time since I have done an update, yet I have done so much in the past 5 months. I have delved into the synthesis section with full force, and it is indeed a daunting task. There are about 170 different chemicals in the synth section, I found about 90 synths in my search so far. I actually added a dozen or so, I even found some synths for the synths. I see a disturbing trend, for each chemical I find a synth for, I will need an average of 2 new chems to add to the synthesis section. Fortunatly, for every synth of a synth I find I only need 1 chem per 5. Still that means it will take me years. I finished adding all the physical constant data, I made a huge synonym index that too me a long long time to do, and I have added in a few of my synth writeups. The writeups are not actually linked or anything yet. I'm sure I did alot more I forgot about.
Status as of May 1, 2000:
A long 3 months have passed with nothing done to the site, after the Great Edit I decided to take a break and work on other projects. During the month of April I returned to the site in earnest and began work on the synthesis section. Indeed, numerous edits to every explosive Lab have been made because of changes to the synth section. I changed the table format of the chemicals, standardized the names of the chemicals to eliminate duplicates, and began to add some much needed physical and safety data. If you want actual synthesis info you will have to wait a bit longer. Unfortunately my estimates put completion of the synthesis section sometime around 2002! This project is very daunting and comprehensive, but no other website has anything similar. The chemicals will be added throughout the next 2 years, not in suddenly in 2002 in case you are worried. I will update the zip archive next month.
Status as of January 15, 2000:
After finishing the "minor update", and after working so hard the previous month, I have completly slacked off. Only the first few days of December saw any changes, I skipped the new years update, now here it is. Basicially this update is a brand new equipment section with updates to all pages to reflect a change in links. I also updated the zip archive.
Status as of December 1, 1999:
This past month has been very industrious. I have delved into the "minor update" with enough enthusiasm to complete numerous changes on every page. No technical information was added, the update is solely devoted to improving the aesthetic quality of the site. A large number of bad links, missing pages, and erroneous anchors were discovered and fixed. There were so many changes I even did an update on Nov 16.
Status as of November 5, 1999:
The Great Edit is finally done! After so many months devoting most of my time working on this, it is good to be done. Progress on the website will continue, though. My computer has been buggy for most of the late summer, in early October I finally deleted the hard drive, re-installed Windows 98, and set the computer up with all new software. These problems were what considerably slowed my working on the site. Now I am doing a project called the "minor update." The update will focus on details, making sure all the links go where they should, shuffling around the directories, and basically making the site more functional. I have actually done changes to so many pages the first few days of November that I have delayed the upload from the first to the fifth.
Status as of September 14, 1999:
A large number of computer problems, made all the worse by the disappearance of my Windows CD, have plagued me for a month. Other demands on my time have cause me to neglect updates and working on the site. The accursed Great Edit is still not done, but I am very close, very close. I did get many labs done surprisingly, I had just hoped to be done by now.
Status as of July 5, 1999:
Since the July 1 update was a disaster, I have done it again. The FTP for nettrash was buggy, it cut out a few hundred bytes from every html file. The archive should be updated as well.
Status as of July 1, 1999:
I think I made some progress on the Great Edit this month, the end is now in the foreseeable future with over 70% of the edit done. There is no reason why I can not be done by the August update. I mean it this time. I decided to do a preemptive strike this month and move my site to a new home at www.nettrash.com instead of waiting to be deleted from Xoom. The people at nettrash are very sympathetic to a site like mine. The only drawbacks so far are the 10MB size limit which will hinder future expansion, and a sketchy FTP upload which to get I had to sell my soul to the pop-up ad devil. Since my site has yet to reach 10MB there is no problem yet, I suspect they will give more in the future. The search engine should be working again, Xoom inserted some damn redirect code that made it impossible to scan the site. Other than some minor editing changes and a change to the nav-bar again, that's about it.
Status as of June 1, 1999:
I have decided to divide some of the time spent on the Great Edit to work on the synthesis and techniques section. Gee, that sounds like last month, but this month I actually did stuff, although not much. It has taken me 5 months to get halfway done with the Edit, it would have taken a more dedicated person a month. I got taken down ,again, from Fortunecity, I now reside at Xoom once more. I have been working on a plan to reside at a large number of web servers, censors beware. I now have a site that likes pages like mine, if Xoom doesn't like me then I will be up and running in minutes at my new home. I have also unraveled a conspiracy. It seems my page does not appear on any search engine, I wonder if someone is out to get me. It is possible they just updated their links and booted my pre-surf.to address, but with all the nonexistent crap that they keep, it is unlikely. It doesn't matter to me if I drop out of the public eye for a month or a year. I will keep on building this site and then spring it on ya. I will submit my site to so many search engines that nobody could get rid of me.
Status as of May 1, 1999:
Working on the Great Edit has been slower than I expected. I have decided to throw in a mixture of chemical synthesis, and techniques data instead of just concentrating on the Edit. Of course, I did not actually add any. I did add a search engine to search only this site, that should come in handy.
Status as of April 1, 1999:
Even though I have largely skipped a March update, I did have to do an emergency update during the middle of February when fortunecity had their computers crash and lost many web pages. I have been thinking of not doing an update until I get the Great Edit done, but there is no need to withhold any information from the public. I would like to say that in the 3 months since I started the Great Edit I would have more done. Sadly, I estimate approximately one third of all the labs are done. Now I hope this does not mean by September 1st I will be all done! I want to make April the last month of the Great Edit so I can move on to other areas of improvement and begin to add more information instead of all this double checking.
Status as of February 1, 1999:
I spent the first half of the month making editing changes on paper and I put several on the web, then it seems I slacked off a bit.
Status as of January 1, 1999:
Actually, it's December 31. Due to illness, my computer usage was sporadic. Thus, I did not accomplish much in December. I did, however, make many changes on paper, just not online. What I did do was put the synthesis and equipment pages and graphics into their own folders. This necessitated all pages have the nav bar fixed as well. I also discovered a slandering censor, email@example.com, is the responsible party for removing my page from xoom. Please email him lengthy letters describing how evil and wrong his actions were. Email often. To insure that I can not be defeated by Nazi book burners like ohno, I have changed my site to http://surf.to/megalomania. A redirect site that will always point to my page no matter where it may reside.
Status as of December 1, 1998:
Early this month I completed listing the chemicals in the tables of the explosive labs, and I filled in the proper links for the next/previous link at the bottom of those pages. next on the agenda was going through each Lab and adding any chemical on the table to its own table on the synthesis pages. At this point the synthesis pages were so huge I split them into 5 parts in anticipation of adding the synthesis data. To make matters worse my xoom site has mysteriously disappeared, it is now at fortunecity. The only problem I have with fortunecity is that darned banner they put on top of each page.
Status as of November 1, 1998:
This month has actually been rather non-industrious. I took some weeks off, all I really accomplished was filling in the chemicals used into the table of several explosives labs.
Status as of October 1, 1998:
This month has actually been rather industrious. I have started to revise all of the explosive labs and link them to the other sections. I did a major overhaul on the nav-bar and other minor code changes to all pages. A few more months like this and I may get done. HAHAAHAH, I crack me up. The message board mysteriously disappeared so it needed replaced, and I uploaded the entire site once again to be rid of some file renaming gremlins.
Status as of September 1, 1998:
I almost completed every one of the explosive labs, but still not quite and then there only in raw form. Perhaps this month will be better as I start to make what I have better.
Status as of August 1, 1998:
Well, July is at a close and what have I got to show for it eh? I removed the pages from the web site because I needed to revise all the file names and get everything synchronized. Furthermore, the lack of support pages like safety and techniques and other aspects of the web site make it seem, well, blah. To top it all off the computer was stricken with a case of spiteful rage when "somebody" screwed up my CMOS and set the damn thing to write protect. After two weeks in the shop its fine, but that just blew most of July. Combine that with my typical apathy and laziness during the summer and even less work got done. Most of the work done has been minor editing changes.
Status as of July 1, 1998:
Darn it, I made this update on July 1st, but it seems I have lost my older page so now I am writing this on August 1st... nothing happened anyway during the rest of June except that I worked on getting more explosive labs done.
Status as of June 1, 1998:
Wow it seems that I haven't done an update for awhile! OK, OK, let me see, some time ago I had been removed from my web site at geoshitties for copyright violations because I linked to a site only temporarily to test some graphics, that was back in February I suppose. Now I have some more but I have made the decision not to put up the site until I at least get most of the information done. Oh boy and how much there is to do though. I have been working on this site on and off, mostly off, for nearly a year now and I still don't have it nearly done. Every time I get something done I decide I need to add more, ick. Just putting the explosives info up alone is a task and a half, let alone the safety, equipment, techniques, synthesis, and other sections. I have acquired many new explosive information only in April, I must have added 20 more, there is still more to be found, and of the ones I have, they need to be made into pages. Sigh... guess I will see ya next year :)
Status as of December 18, 1997:
Well it seems I finally got my synthesis page the way I want it to look template wise and fixed a big problem with the pesky table alignment. I have all the pictures for Lab equipment I want now so I can start on that and I finally filled in the last explosive (TNT) so those are basically done until I edit them all again, they need typo checked and accuracy double checked. Now I will go back through all the labs and add in the anchor links to the synthesis section and Lab equipment. After that I will start filling in info for those pages. Still a lot more to go.
Status as of December 11, 1997:
All rightly, I have been somewhat lazy after that crash way back when and now I have reached an impasse. I have tinkered somewhat with the pages but I have been unsure how to proceed on the synthesis section. I need to start doing that page so I can add in the anchor links from the explosives pages. I have found a stash of pics for the equipment and some procedures but that comes after the synthesis stuff. As you may have noticed all the explosives still need editing for the final way they will look (with formulas, class, weights, etc.). I also need to rewrite many of them because they are supposed to provide info that normally would be provided in the synthesis section. It seems like the more I get done the more I decide to do... I also don't have a computer anymore and have to use the public libraries :( soon (January) I will be back in college and will have a much better computer Lab to use all I want.
Status as of August 20, 1997:
ACK! On July 20 my hard drive crashed and had to be taken to the shop. It work a few days on August 3-5 then it was back to the shop. Only yesterday did It work. That's a slight delay to getting things done around here.
Ok here is the status of the site as of July 18, 1997:
I finally finished making the template of how the pages will look using my new Hotdog program, which just crashed yesterday, so that's been my biggest hurdle. Now I have started to bring out all the scientific info I have been collecting on explosives for the last several years. The editing has begun, I finished the acetone peroxide somewhat and am now on the NI3 part. Maybe I will be done by September with all these procedures. I just got selected as a demo tester for Cambridge Soft's ChemDraw, so my search for a molecular modeling program is finally at an end. Well that's about all for July 18.
Megalomania's Explosives and Stuff owes its beginnings to my long love of chemistry and explosives. When I was a young child and teen, I purchased several tomes of wisdom of an anarchist nature. These improvised explosive books were appallingly simple and poorly written crap. I was stunned that somebody could write a book and still not say anything, worse yet I had spent my precious money on a scam. The thought briefly flickered in my head that even I could do better.
It was not until my college years that I began the serious undertaking of finding the laboratory methods of synthesizing explosive compounds. I wrote as many as I could find in a work I called "The Paper." While researching the information, and reviewing the labs, I realized that every one had some outlandish and unobtainable precursor. This led me to research how the precursors themselves are made, and "Project Progenitor" was born. All of this information was solely for my own benefit, I wanted to learn this information for my own experiments. I realized that there might be others who would benefit from my research so I hatched a plot to use the university printers to make pamphlets. Pamphlet one for explosives, pamphlet two for precursors. The idea did not pan out though, I had no real means of distributing the information other than dropping them around campus.
College was also the start of my using a computer, a real computer, not just an outdated PC using BASIC. I got my start on a Mac, then I discovered Windows and, most importantly, the Internet. I seemed to grasp the concepts of using the Internet quickly. I realized it could be a great tool for mining information, so I set out to surf for explosive sites. All crap, there was this thing called the Jolly Rogers Cookbook and the Anarchists Cookbook, pure drivel then and still sought by fools today. No real information. I had no idea what HTML was or how to get a web page. Then I got a computer science major as a roommate, I learned a lot, still no HTML however.
It was a year later when I left the university that I thought "why don't I make a web page?" So, I searched for HTML help and free webspace and found a nice page that I used as a template. The name Megalomania is one I used a lot on computer games, everybody needs a handle, so I made it Megalomania's Explosives and Stuff, a catchy and humorous title. The first incarnation of the site was March 12, 1997. I used all the information I had from "The Paper" and "Project Progenitor" to flesh out the explosives and synthesis sections. I realized that writing for a laymen audience needed something more. I like to create where others leave off, I wanted a page that if I knew nothing about explosives, I would learn here.