There will be a Mini-Maker Faire in Silver Spring, MD.

I haven't seen this get a whole lot of love recently, so I thought I'd boost the signal in some small way.

On Sunday, 29 September 2013 between 1200 and 1700 EST5EDT there will be a Mini Maker Faire in Silver Spring, Maryland. If you've never heard of Maker Faire, it's a series of events organized and thrown by Make Magazine that are collectively billed as the Greatest Show-and-Tell on Earth. At a Maker Faire you can see everything from 3d printing demonstrations to singing Tesla coils, combat robots to kite photography, and everything in between. Mini-Maker Faires are, as …

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The week, not just the weekend in review.

A couple of weeks ago, one of the trailers that was shown before the movie Iron Man was for a theatrical showing of the live-action movie based upon a popular manga and anime series called Death Note. As Lyssa and I are both fans of the series (she of the manga, I of the live-action movies), we made it a priority to hit the one night only showing at Tyson's Corner AMC last week. Mika was kind enough to score tickets for us early (she had to, because they were almost sold out by the time we got into line …

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It still clicks...

Remember those old IBM keyboards with the clicky keys that sounded like gunshots when you really got going on the console? It's a shame that they're so rare these days... what was done to this one is definitely not a shame, though: It's been turned into a steampunk typewriter keyboard, complete with working indicator lights and function keys numbered with roman numerals. All of the brass parts were hand fabricated, no less.. this is a true work of art.

Please note that some of the images are broken - I suspect that's because this site is being slashdotted since it hit …

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Wrapping gifts to the sounds of Lovecraftian horror.

An old chewing gum commercial says "Double your pleasure, double your fun," but I don't think this is exactly what they had in mind.. one hannah Kersey, age 23 from the UK have birth to triplets. Triplets carried to term in her two uterii. I'm not pulling your leg, folks, she really does have two wombs. The three girls (two identical twins, and an odd one out) were born by cesarian section seven weeks early.

Does anyone out there have a USB scanner that I can borrow? Mine just died in the middle of something important... The new threat to …

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