Tech Stuff 80

This is a sort of search and discover newsletter of my findings of things that may relate to technology in one way or another. It might be the latest gosh wow tech, it might be something as old of humanity. It might relate to science large or small. It might be art for art’s sake. Or somebody just doing something funky. Because I think that technology is just the representation of human creativity and breaking boundaries. So I’m certainly not going to place boundaries here except that it won’t be the same old, same old. So almost no gadgets or yacking about the latest phone or whatever, unless of course it involves taking them apart or destroying them in unusual ways. Or putting them to work in imaginative ways that most people won’t even think of. So buckle up, it’s going to be a fun ride.
This week, the mayflower rifle, celery harvesting, running a steam locomotive and more.

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Giving

I’m reblogging this because it’s that time of year again

The Arts Mechanical

I think that one reason I’ve been depressed this Christmas season is that for a variety of reasons I haven’t been able to give presents.  I’ve come to realize that for me, it isn’t what I got, but what I gave. Especially if I put a certain amount of effort  into finding or making a unique gift. In this season, where far too much emphasis is placed on the getting rather than the giving.

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Still More Research Odds And Ends.

Here’s some more odds and ends I found in searches related to the mermaid story.  Some thing mad it into the story, some did not. Still all of these helped shape the story one way or another.  Being able to read old period magazines and view old newsreels and pictures really helped to create the atmosphere.  Now there are things I may change for story purposes, but that doesn’t matter in a fantasy.  If I were writing a historical novel without mermaids, I would pay more attention to the real world.

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