Monthly Archive:: September 2008

Jay Leno’s 1906 Stanley Steamer – Part 2

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Here is Part 2 of Jay’s 1906 Stanley Steamer piece. Enjoy!

The Mans Heart

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Here’s a picture of the completed heart of The Burning One built by our own Meredith Scheff! This is a screen grab from the incredible Fullscreen Gigapan of the Man at!

Steampunk Scooter in Japan

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James writes from Hirakata, Japan: Hey!  Big fan of the site and of anything and everything steampunk…Funny thing is, there are so many people who are straight-up steampunk without even knowing that such a cult underground exists.  For example, when i was a teenager, I modified a 13inch TV

It’s About Freedom, Sir . . .

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We’ve seen this gentlemen before here at The Steampunk Workshop. He is Stephen Fry and in addition to playing the inimitable "Jeeves" in the ITV version of P. G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster he is a supporter of free software. The GNU organization has, created, nurtured, and fought for

The Music of Mr. and Mrs. Hazelwood

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I’m not sure how to categorize these two – also, I’m not a music critic so I just don’t have the language.  Think Squirrel Nut Zippers with some Goth influence.  It’s neat stuff, old timey but with a nice edge. Have a listen here It is my understanding that

Books: The Cruise of the Alerte – E. F. Knight

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The Cruise of the Alerte is one part travel guide, one part high seas adventure, and one part farce. It is the story of E.F. Knight, an English writer and lawyer in 1889, who receives a map that claims the location of buried pirate treasure and his subsequent adventure

Velokraft No Com – WANT!

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WISIL HPVers is one of the best sites on the net for information about recumbent bicycles.  I’ve recently managed to get sir CodPeace of The BostoDelphia Blog interested in them and he sent this link to a review of a bike that I must have. This bike was conceptualized

The Apocalypse Will Be Slow and Boring

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In 1978 James Burke produced and narrated a series on the history of science called Connections. It’s a wonderful series and I highly recommend you get a hold of all three seasons. But right now, watch this video about technology traps.  You’ll get the idea after the first ten