I've read the old Jules Verne books and those stories of how a tinker in his medieval era shop constructed a whirlygig automaton that would take him to the moon. In my mind's eye I always believed that it was possible... or at least probable.
Here's one of my favorite takes on the concept that blends a bit of Victoriana and Silicon Wafers... The Steampunk Laptop!
A nice thank-you to the guys at CNN for running the story of my cubicle on their evening news and on their homepage. Wasn't expecting it but it was a nice kudo:
I'm please to be speaking at the .Net user group in West Palm, my old stomping ground! Many thanks to Scott Klein, noted .Net author and coder for having me down to the beach to spend some time with the great folks down there. I will be giving a lecture on the Atomic Data Model, the X-Y-Z method of site expansion, and an in-depth analysis of one of their website projects live while we discuss it.
The event will be held at the following address at 6:30 for pizza and 7:30 for the lecture:
1750 North Florida Mango
Suites 302 & 303
West Palm Beach, Fl 33409
For more information on the Atomic Data Model, please see my blog entries about that at: Atomic Data Modeling - Part 1