You've probably heard of Freeman's mind (HL2). Well, there is this guy who made the same thing except for the game Red Faction. Parker's Mind. It's pretty much a guy narrating the game as he goes through it, usually inserting some funny jokes and some editing. It's a type of machinima. Anyway, now he just released a 1920's edition. Simply amazing, check it out:…
I'm going to a "hacker" open house in Philly tonite run by Hive76.
One of the products they've just released to the public is a USB typewriter that looks and acts like an old-fashioned device, but is completely digital for use with today's gadgets. Check out the video below which shows the typewriter being used as an input device for an Apple iPad. If I see one in person, I'll write a review. At this point though, I'm… Continue
What is a bull-pup you ask? It is simply a rifle with the grip and trigger assembly moved forward of the breach and magazine well. Operation is just like every other modern gas-operated rifle. It results in a shorter weapon, but not a shorter barrel length, which can degrade long distance accuracy.
And while futuristic appearing to this day, the first generation of bull-pups were birthed in the years right after World War II.
The Album, Short Stories, is now available online. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jmtherogues Support your best unknown.The sound is Eerie Americana. From a beautiful Waltz to steampunk circus it all is held together with a…Continue
Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks' weekly beat on the mean streets.
Starring Gerald Mohr and starting with the famous lines, "Get this and get it straight! Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave." The Adventures of Philip Marlowe runs about 25 minutes without commercials. You can listen to this blast from the past in MP3 format for free at the link below.…
More rivets... and some extra feelings and ideas I've tried to convey with this picture. No need to get into more explanations, I know, since your latest clever comments and intelligent appreciation largely showed you, brilliant minds, are very good at grabbing the hinted messages in my graphics.
On Miskatonic Mondays, we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror that it spawned.
This week, we continue our look into the macabre world of Herbert West, The Reanimator." Written by Lovecraft between Halloween 1921 and June 1922, Herbert West: Reanimator is a six part serial originally published in Home Brew magazine.
We know that one of the iconic images of WWII was the pin-up girl. I've found a site that appears to be a great resource in images of these amazing women who did that part to raise the morale of the boys fighting.
I was lucky to meet a really cool steampunk at the recent A-Kon while waiting in line to see Abney Park. He and I talked about dieselpunk. I was surprised today to find this great video he made, which is a Piecraftian Dieselpunk Dance Rave style music.… Continue
Last week I've been to Vienna. The Technology Museum (not far from the famous Schoenbrunn Palace) was positively the major highlight of my short vacation. Let me share some pictures:
The hood ornament of this early-1930's Austro-Daimler is a perfect example of the 'Automotive Deco'. Other Austrian vehicles (and there's quite a lot of them, especially bikes) are maybe less elegant, but interesting. There… Continue
Parkview Square is an office building located in the Downtown Core Planning Area, Central Region, Singapore.
Design and architecture
Parkview Square was designed by American Consultant James Adams, together with DP Architects of Singapore. It was built at a cost of SGD$87.93 million and funded by Mr. C. S. Hwang by the late Mr. C. S. Hwang, a Taiwanese tycoon… Continue
I see that Lady Katza has posted an event reminder for DragonCon this year.
Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention
focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the U.S. It's on Labor Day weekend, in Sept.
Anybody else going...?
I'm most likely going to be there, working the booth with the rest of my… Continue
Self-propelled anit-aircraft systems have remained popular in Europe since World War II. Today we have the Tunguska in the CIS and from Germany, the resilient Flakpanzer Gepard. The United States flirted with a mobile anti-aircraft platform during the 1980s with the ill-fated M247 "Sgt.York."
However, going back to World War II the Canadian military came up with a system that effectively put four 20 mm auto-loading cannons into the turret of a… Continue