Archive for the ‘Clan MacDude’ Category

Charles N. Brown of Locus Magazine Passed Away

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Charles N. Brown, publisher and editor-in-chief of Locus Magazine passed away on July 12th, 2009. Locus is the major journal of SF news, and has been in publication since 1968, and is published from his home in the Oakland hills. His contributions to promoting and supporting the genre are numerous, ...

Convergence 2008 Report

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Convergence 2008 was a wild, fun, and, at times exasperating time. Most of the time it was a very up convention, but they did run into some problems, some of which can be attributed to growing pains. Not surprising as the Con grew by about 400 attendees over last year. ...

Steampunk Laptop

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

I spotted this over on Walter Hunt's blog and thought it was just too cool for words. It's a Steampunk Laptop. For those of you who do not know what Steampunk is, it is a subgenre of Science Fiction. The Difference Engine is one of the early examples of Steampunk. ...

Convergence 2006 Report

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Convergence 2006 kicked off with a blast and never slowed down. There were five ships from the Cold Death Quadrant, and Klingons came from points further to see Robert O'Reilly (Gowron) and J.G. Hertzler (Martok), this year's Guests of Honor. And they were well worth the effort to ...

BayCon Meets MacDudes

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

Now that I've spent a good chunk of the last couple of days playing with windows Movie Maker and have figured out how to include it on my website, I thought I should share the fruits of my labor. During the run of BayCon, I indoctrinated one of the Klingons, Pete, ...

Minnesota Highland Games

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

Yesterday was the Minnesota Highland Games, at the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington. Only one of my friends, Jerry, made it down there. the rest of you missed out on a very good highland gathering. This gathering is the replacement for the one that used to take place at Mac ...

Scotch Computer

Monday, December 6th, 2004

An article posted on the Clan MacDude newsgroup lead me to a site that describes building a home PC out of a bottle of Ballantine’s Scotch. This is way cool. I want one. The article is four pages and is a photographic tour of how to build one, and a ...