Monthly Archive:: September 2008

Books: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead – Thomas Stoppard

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  Shakespeare. The name sort of takes over a page doesn't it? It dominates, stealing the spotlight from whatever you might have actually been writing about. The man and his works are such a literary institution, so contentious and widely loved that just the name alone almost represents an

Help save NIMBY after the fire

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A few days ago, NIMBY, a warehouse near and dear to my heart, survived a fire. However, due to the fire, the owner of the building has decided not to renew their lease. They are now trying to find a new space. NIMBY is an amazing place- Alan Rorie,


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Just a quick note that artifacts from our show tonight in Seattle are on pre-sale online right now!  And yes, the Steampunk Strat is among them!

Tonight!! Opening in Seattle: ANACHROTECHNOFETISHISM

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Long before the age of the internet, and well before the cold efficiency of the assembly line, existed fantastic and terrible machines, run on hope, sweat, and steam. It was a time in which form and function lived in sin, and everyman was a revolutionary. We are 13 American

A Quick note from TinkerGirl about Brass Goggles outage

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Just a quick note to let you know what’s going on with the Brass Goggles Forum and website.  Apparently BG’s success has pushed it over it’s web hosts (Fasthosts) CPU quota and the site has been suspended.  Amanda and her tech staff are working on the issue. She also

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

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Hidden somewhere in Los Angeles is a remarkable place: a museum, of sorts, but more of a walk-through enigma. The building itself is identified only by a standard ‘Museum’ sign outside. Just chancing by, you could never guess what’s inside: this is the Museum of Jurassic Technology.  Entering, the whole

Creative Commons License – Additional Rights Granted

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Designs by Jake von Slatt on this site are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, Noncommercial, Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license granted below: A commercial exception is granted for use of designs displayed on this website by the author Jake von Slatt for individual

Antipodean Steampunk Adventures

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Cliff writes: Just thought you might be interested in one small part of steampunk in Australia. the photo is of my computer build, I have yet to add power supply, monitor, keyboard and mouse – but they are coming along nicely.   Your work and your site are well

Jake on WIRED Science

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Last year I had the privilege of taping a segment for WIRED Science with Chris Hardwick.  As far as I know the piece never aired (“not sciencey enough” I heard through the grapevine!  😉 ) but it’s finally turned up on the WIRED Science website. There is a larger


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Luke writes: Sir, I have no idea what your personal politics are, but I feel that purely from a creative and professional point of view, you might enjoy this. We do indeed, Thanks Luke! As far as our personal politics are concerned, we find Obama and Biden somewhat conservative