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The Difference Engine

Another Steampunk Holiday! Today in 1822 Charles Babbage submitted a paper to the Royal Society in which he described his now famed difference engine. This most marvellous exampel of 19th century high-tech has since become a staple and icon of the Steampunk community. Just imagine what could have happened, if …

Saturday of Neil Gaiman Week

Well, this is the second to last day of Neil Gaiman Week and it hurts to know that I will not be able at all to fit all the stuff in I originally wanted to do. There is simply too much great stuff around to cover in one week. Oh …

On a completely different note

Today I am going to divert slightly from the usual Steampunk theme and let the scientific and skeptical facette of my persoality shine through. There has been a lot of buzz on the internet recently regarding this old swami from India who survives without food or drink. Well, Mr. Randy, …

I found a jetpack

Continuing somewhat on yesterday’s topic, I can announce a discovery! Well, the Air Kraken blessed me and this is what I found: There is a company in New Zealand which actually produces a functional backpack for personal air-transport. It is rotor- rather than jet-powered, but: It is in a price …

Steampunk Kiwis and a brilliant image

Well then, what can I say… My fellow Steampunks on the other side of the globe are making their presence felt and have organised the First New Zealand’s Steampunk Fashion Show. It is organised by Fabiana Bronte, please visit her at Steampunk Empire and leave a note. I wonder if …

Happy Birthday, Mr. Edison

Today in 1847 the most famous and iconic inventor of the industrial age was born, Thomas Alva Edison: Although not the invenor of the light-bulb (a common misconception), he greatly improved its design. He is rightly credited with the invention of the phonograph and the carbon microphone amongst many other …