links for 2008-11-20

  • "I started this site because my personal blog Geekery Abounds was getting so many hits on the Steampunk Wallpaper page that I realized that there wasn't a good repository of Steampunky wallpapers out there."
  • "The smallest planetarium in the world was Christiaan vd Klaauws' breakthrough in mechanical watchmaking."
  • "Along with the indication of time, the watch also gives the following information (1):
    Local time
    Position of the sun on the ecliptic
    Position of the moon on the ecliptic
    Position of the ascending an descending nodes of the orbit of the moon (dragon hand)
    State of the ecliptic compared to the horizon
    Solar- and lunar eclipses"