Category Archives: Art, Music, Crafts, etc.

Things That Make Me Smile No.116: Steampunk in Action

While the logical follow up to my essay last week would be a work of steampunk art I had created, I have only the one mechanical dog that I’ve shown you before (the artwork for my article is a celebration … Continue reading

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The Punk in Modern Steampunk

It is quite easy to find people who will tell you exactly what steampunk is and what it is not. Pretty much as easy as it is to find people setting rules in almost every area of life. Sometimes those … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 03-03-2017

Technology (Archaeology) A new technique using X-ray phase-contrast tomography is making it possible to read badly damaged scrolls like those from a library buried in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD without destroying them. http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/27/europe/charred-roman-scrolls-trnd/index.html Writing (Art) A … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 02-10-2017

Sounds (Audio) A library of free sounds under the Creative Commons Zero license. http://freesound.org/browse/ Events (History) In a clever way of encouraging an interest in history, a Southern California rail museum is hosting a steampunk carnival. It’s in March for … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 02-03-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Technology (Art) A good tip for GIMP users on how and where to set custom shortcuts. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/gimp-set-custom-keyboard-shortcuts/ Contamination (History) The Irish potato blight came from South America to devastate Ireland … Continue reading

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