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2016

Happy Ada Lovelace Day once more!

Today, like every year is Ada Lovelace Day, in memory of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer and in celebration of women in STEM fields. Alas, I am away on business so I do not have much time for a blog post but I can leave you with this video:

Cthulhu guides your way

Well, actually, he does not. As you can see here, he is rather enjoying bathing in the beam of the lighthouse and not guiding at all: I guess Cthulhu would like to have a chat with the nice people in the lighthouse. He probably feels lonely in this dark and …

Sleep well, Rosetta, you made us proud!

Rosetta, ESA’s 12 year mission to study comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has come to an end with an epic finale. The Rosetta probe has crash-landed on the comet and thus joined the lander Philae, it successfully deployed there on November 12th 2014. One of the most ambitious space missions in human history …

Review: Black Silk by Lila Lestrange

Black Silk by Lila Lestrange has managed something no other book managed before: It wanted me to rage-quit my Kindle out of the window because of the level of disgusting, selfish evil the main villain reached, but let’s start at the beginning: Black Silk is a dark fantasy novel of …

The Force is Strong with Origami – How to fold an X-Wing!

Oh this is great. Another example how different aspects of pop culture, especially international pop culture can influence each other to create something beautiful. In this case, someone sat down and created an Origami pattern for an X-Wing starfighter, thus bringing the wonderful tradition and now world-wide cultural phenomenon Origami …

Review: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Ever since I took a course focused on African literature at university, I have been in love with it, African literature, that is. The best books I ever read are (appologies to H.P. Lovecraft at this point) The River Between by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and The Arrow of God by …

Remembering the Thylacene – An Extinction Event Victim

It is now 80 years and two days since Benjamin, the last extant thylacene, a.k.a. Tasmanian Tiger, passed on, and with him another species went into the long night of extinction caused by homo sapiens. In case you were not aware of it, we are currently right in the middle …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #39 – STEM and STEAM

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean39.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:37 — 11.6MB) | EmbedA few weeks back I already hinted at me delving into the matter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) versus STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) as an educational paradigm. I have since done some research whcih has …

FREAKSHOW – Lies of the Machine’s First Album Is Here! LISTEN!

From beautiful Hungary, the country of my ancestors (some of them, anyway) comes not only one of my favourite Steampunk bands but also one of my favourite bands in general: Lies of the Machine. I have been following Lies of the Machine for some time now and was really excited …

The Lord Inquisitor – Prologue

Following up on the last post, the Prologue to Lord Inquisitor was released today and I am still shaking with excitement. Just take a look yourselves. The way Erasmus captured the look and feel of Holy Terra, the quality of the animation. To use an in-universe explicative: Golden Throne! Here …