Tag: steampunk

  1. Interesting times at HacDC.

    11 September 2008

    Sorry for another late post, everyone - between work, wedding stuff, and trying to keep from falling ill, I've had a lot on my plate lately.

    On Tuesday night, after coming home and having dinner, I ran a couple of last-minute errands for Lyssa and then set course once again for Washington, DC proper for the weekly HacDC administrative meeting. While I'm technically not a member because I haven't started paying dues yet, I've been doing a lot of hands-on electronics work at the site, more specifically my steampunk sonic screwdriver. Most of what I've been doing lately has been repairing …

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  2. Time Lords, like fine wines and Commodore-64's, get better with age.

    18 February 2008

    On Friday the 15th I turned 30.

    I know that I didn't make a big deal out of it, and that wasn't out of any shame or wanting to keep things low-key as it was I've been really busy lately and didn't have time to post about it anywhere. The company I work for has pulled me from fieldwork for at least the next couple of months after what happened in Tuscaloosa. I've been moved to another project much closer to home and I spent all day Friday in the field with my cow-orkers getting stuff set up and running …

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  3. Explosive post queue flush in three.. two.. one....

    21 January 2008

    As one might expect, it's been a busy couple of days (a week, really), which has kept me from being able to post anything. I got back from Philly around 1700 EST5EDT last Friday, and I've been offline pretty much the entire weekend because I've been too tired to do much of anything. After I got back, Lyssa made a wonderful hot dinner (all the more special because temperatures in the tri-state area have been averaging in the mid-twenties Fahrenheit), and then we decided to get together with some friendly faces to hang out for the evening. To that end …

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  4. State of the Time Lord: I never could stay put for very long...

    23 December 2007

    I'm writing this update from Lyssa's parents' house once again - the holiday is here once again (however you happen to celebrate it), and this year we've gone back to visit our families. We left around 1200 EST5EDT yesterday in an attempt to beat the traffic rush headed to points north, west, east, and everywhere but the southern half of the compass rose. Traffic, weather, and being worn out from staying up far too late the night before being what they are, we pulled in around 1730 EST5EDT, a respectable timetable for leaving at noon.

    The fairest thing you can say …

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  5. New releases from Steampunk Magazine.

    11 October 2007

    The staff over at Steampunk Magazine have a pair of new releases for the edification and amusement of everyone out there. First off, issue number three of their 'zine has been released under the terms of the Creative Commons v2.5 license for download or purchase at the cost of $3us. Secondly, a short book entitled A Steampunk's Guide to the Apocalypse has hit both the Net and printing press (cost, $5us), and features the paintings of Mr. Colin Foran (XKCD-flavored technical drawings by Anonymous). Tongue in cheek in nature, it briefly describes how one would stay on one's …

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  6. Saloncon 2007: Culture, fashion, and panic.

    26 September 2007

    This weekend just passed, Lyssa, Laurelinde, and I journeyed northward to the state of New Jersey to join friends and colleagues at Saloncon, a one day convention (sort of) that celebrates the finer things in life, such as dressing well for the sake of dressing well, refinement, politeness, and a chance to show off all the nifty things that we've been building in our basements all year. I say that the convention is 'sort of' one day because the festivities actually began on Friday night with the steampunk meet and greet at the hotel's sports bar and ended on Sunday …

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  7. Difference engines are the craziest things...

    02 April 2007

    RSS is one of the buzzwords of the modern Internet - it's an XML file format that packages text and links to longer articles that can be viewed with a web browser (or more often, a feed aggregator of some kind). It works like the headline blocks of the newspapers of yestercentury: "Dow Jones Average falls 300 points - see p. A14!" The idea behind it is that you can glance at a website and look at a summary of articles and decide which ones to look at more closely. If you've ever used Google News you've used an RSS feed aggregator …

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