Long Pause…

So, a few of you might be wondering where I've been since Gen Con. Two words, Grad School. Gen Con was a last hurrah of a sorts for me, last hurrah of free time. I'm only taking two classes this semester and so far they are both kicking my ass, though I will admit that I just got a handle on... Continue Reading →

The 10 Most Not-So-Puzzling Ancient Artifacts: The Antikythera Mechanism

Before we can fully appreciate the Antikythera Mechanism, I first have to point out that clockwork and steam powered mechanisms were well known and in use in Ancient Greece, Egypt, India, and China. Things such as mechanical clocks, Automa, and various forms of calendars were in use.  Two and a half millennia before the Mechanism, India used gears to drive doors and lift water (Dunning 2009).... Continue Reading →

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