The most enduring passion in my life has been pyrotechnics.
I was into it before electronics, before
It's occasionally gotten me into trouble,
not to mention the occasional close call,
but it's enhanced my life considerably.
In March 1990, I started a
pyrotechnics mailing list.
It proved popular enough that eventually the newsgroup
was created, with the volume of the mailing list used as justification.
In its early years (1990-1994), I archived rec.pyrotechnics.
You can retrieve compressed tarfiles of the messages from those years
'76 Pyro Magazine -
This is a large-format glossy quarterly magazine, filled with informative
articles, both on general pyrotechnic topics and on people and places of
interest to those with a pyrotechnic bent.
It's backed up by some nice photography.
A high-quality magazine, not a back-room production.
Even the ads are interesting to pyrotechnic afficionados :)