December 23rd, 2007


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Interesting steampunk article from a few months back. Since the movement has now been noticed by the mainstream media, does that render it no longer cool?

Be sure to check out the image gallery. Images #1 and #4, the computer work stations, are particularly impressive.

Would that I were so clever.

On a related note: I discovered, just moments ago, a fact which leaves me aghast, agog, and embarrassed! Circa 1971, author Michael Moorcock wrote a proto-steampunk novel entitled Warlord of the Air, which centers, to a great extent, around zeppelins! I SHALL HAVE TO RETITLE MY (as yet unfinished, or for that matter, unstarted) NOVEL! At least my premise is different, so that will require little revision. Still... yikes! Derivative, that's me!

Technical Question

A distressing message just appeared on my computer screen: YOUR STARTUP DISK IS NEARLY FULL.

Ye Gads! This computer has a 100 GB drive. 111, in fact. How did I fill up a hundred gigabytes?!

More to the point: how to I clean up this thing? At the moment I have only 400 mb of space remaining. I've never had to do anything like this before! What can I delete, how do I find and get rid of useless or superfluous stuff I don't need, and what would be my best option for saving stuff I might want to save?

I've never even done a back-up disc before.

I would imagine iPhoto and iTunes files take up a lot of space. I'm sure superfluous little programs I never use or don't even know I have are also space-hogging culprits. However, I'm concerned about accidentally erasing files necessary for applications to run.

Any tips on how I might best proceed? The computer is a 17-inch PowerPC Mac Powerbook, 111 GB drive, 2 gig internal.