Quickest Way to Clone Windows (and Windows Server) Disk with GPartEd

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A quick tech note from the day job some of you might find useful. GPartEd is a fantastic free tool for copying and resizing disk partitions, but cloning an entire Windows disk often requires tweaking boot sectors and records after the partitions are copied and this is not always easy or

Victorian RV – Bedroom Redecorated

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I've never been completely satisfied with the Captain's cabin of my bus. The original ceiling in this section was finished with perforated steel sound absorbing panels that did a good job making it quiet but collected soot and dirt and were virtually uncleanable. My solution to this problem was

Meet Marv, The Robotic Vibraphone

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I've been sitting on this one for awhile and I can't tell you how excited I am to tell you about it. Quite possibly the coolest way to way to make weird noises, Marv is a MIDI Actuated Robotic Vibraphone created by Tim O'Keefe, Michael McIntyre, and Brock Roland

Interview with a Steampunk

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I had the great privilege of meeting Whisper Merlot and many of the Penny Dreadfuls when we shot the Make:TV Steampunk piece a year ago this past July.  These folks truly are living the life.  Tor has a great interview with Whisper up on their site now. In addition

Skylights for Jake’s School Bus RV Conversion

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About two years ago I found these lovely skylights at our town dump, they had been removed from someones roof but were in otherwise excellent shape and they even included the manufacturer's installation instructions!  I grabbed them with the intent of installing them in our school bus conversion RV.

DIY RV Macerator Pump

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When you own an RV one of the things you have to deal with is dumping the waste tanks at the end of your stay in a campground.  This is generally not a big deal, you pull up to the dump station, usually located along the driveway on your

TechnOccult interview with Alex CF

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TechnOccult inteviews wunderkammer artist AlexCF: I guess it all started with this little box, called “The Vampire Legacy Case” about a 14th century aristocratic vampire, the last rites and possessions of this vampiric lord. I had the idea of creating an alternative past, creating characters and species with which

Abney Park Interview with Rebecca Firth

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Captain Robert  of the band Abney Park talks to Rebecca Firth about their music and Steampunk in an Interview at YouFINDit. [For some reason they've chosen to stream the mp3 with the horrible Micro$oft Media Server so if you can't listen from the above page, gank the mp3 from

Blogathon to Benefit Boston Area Rape Survivors

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Something about this little inside-out temporally inverted matchbox really really appeals to me – and it will be mine unless you out-bid me!  Actually you should out-bid me, and by a large amount as the procedes from these auctions go to benefit the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. [Update:

Meredith Scheff Interviews Phil Foglio

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[Editors Note: I'm very happy to have the opportunity to introduce you to Meredith Scheff who will be doing a series of articles for The Steampunk Workshop where she will "go exploring in the jungles of maker workshops; and share the images with you, the hopefully regular reader." Meredith