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Handsome font for you pica pushers

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Typography can be (and usually is) tremendous amount of stress. I, for one, tear my hair out every time I see the currently ubiquitous Bleeding Cowboys; another friend has a dysfunctional relationship with Papyrus- over and over he vows it’s over- only to be found trysting at midnight, kerning.

Hallowe’en 2008

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This year’s theme was The Wizard of Oz.  I hacked up a rear projection TV that I got off of Craigslist to be the Great and Powerful Oz.  The original intent was to use the then working TV to present the image from a camera.  Unfortunately, the moment I

Seattle Antique Market

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Back from a morning of shopping in Seattle.  Got Hungarian Paprika, Madras Curry, Bacon Band-aids and a pair of vintage drafting sets at the Seattle Antique Market.  This town is really growing on me!

Vote for Love – Updated

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One of the crappy things about contextual advertizing on the web is that you can’t always stay on top of what’s presented on your site.  Know that we here at the Steampunk Workshop will always Vote for Love and we sincerly hope the good people of California will do

Meredith is Live Blogging Maker Faire: Austin!

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Lucky lucky Meredith Scheff is at Maker Faire Austin right now and she’s twittering everything she sees! You can follow her here or add satiredun on Twitter. A final, fantastic show by arc attack concludes maker faire: Austin 2008. about an hour ago I Cant tell you how happy

Countdown to Maker Faire:Austin- and a new guest blogger

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It’s only two days until Maker Faire: Austin, and my mad scientist bones are a-tingling with excitement. I’m downright giddy. I know from previous experience that there is no straight forward way to cover the Mass Awesome that is Maker Faire- all I can ever do is run around like

DIY Vacuum Tubes

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If you were popped out of the timestream and found yourself suddenly in the distant past, how much of our modern technology could you re-create? I’ve often thought that I could climb back to the vacuum tube era of the 1920s or so. Author H. P. Friedrichs has realized

On the road to Maker Faire: Airships in Albuquerque

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On the road to Maker Faire: Austin I realized I was happening through Albuquerque just in time to see the largest gathering of hot-aired wind-bags since the Republican National Convention (ba-dum-ching!). But seriously, folks. I tried my best to channel my inner Ford Prefect and smooth talk my way onto

NIMBY Appeal

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Hi Everyone! Since Meredith wrote about the fire at NIMBY last week things have been moving at breakneck speed!  The principals are busting their asses to relocate into new and better space and there is no better time to contribute!  Meredith and I just sent $100 their way and

The Wandering Blogger: Meredith is now on the road

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There comes a time in every bloggers life where we sit back at work in our comfy chairs, clad in our finest pajamas, and query ourselves: sure, this is great, but what have we done for the readers lately? Surely, they deserve more than a simple re-post, the internet’s