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Alexander W. Babbage (Doug Hack)
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Steampunk Victorian Ball at Piper's Opera House, Virginia City, NV

September 17, 2011 from 7pm to 11:30pm
Join the Great Basin Costume Society, The Sacramento Steampunk Society, High Desert Steam and many others for a great Victorian Ball and Steampunk Concert as part of Steampunk Weekend in Virginia City, NV.  This will be in the historic 1885 Piper's Opera House.  Instructors will teach and lead historic dancing followed by a fun rocking steampunk concert by Vagabond Opera (from Portland, OR)Advance Tickets $20 at the door: $25…See More
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Phineas Wotan Sprockett, O.C.C. commented on Alexander W. Babbage (Doug Hack)'s blog post Something of a Biographical sketch of my life
"Sir,     I read with interest your profile and your narrative on your blog, steamtopia.   Masterful!    I do hope you will continue your narrative. Phineas W. Sprockett, occ"
Nov 18, 2012

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I am an experienced leather and wood craftsman and enthusiastic about all things Steampunk. See my website steamtopia.net and find out about Sacramento area steampunk activities on the Sacramento Steampunk Google group.

-Alexander Watt Babbage

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Alexander W. Babbage (Doug Hack)'s Blog

Floor circulation fan modification project

Posted on December 7, 2009 at 9:28pm 4 Comments

My inspiration for this project came from Miss Alice Wolfendon of the Steampunk Empire, who I hope will forgive my immediate pursuit of her idea.



As it turned out, I had the items required for the project languishing in my barn, and so I undertook to begin construction without delay. Simply put, the concept is one of a floor standing circulation fan, with certain steampunk improvements and modifications, the first of which is replacing the flimsy stamped steel base of the fan with a… Continue

Something of a Biographical sketch of my life

Posted on December 4, 2009 at 12:00am 1 Comment

My name is Alexander Watt Babbage. I am the Son of Charles Babbage and Georgian Whitmore. I was born in 1827 in the family home at 5 Devonshire Street, Portland Place, London. There are several errors in the common public records of my family, the most salient to myself being the fact that I did not die as an infant, as my Father has circulated, but am still quite healthy and active and not, to my knowledge, any sort of spirit or phantasm.



It was my adventurous ways and rebellion in… Continue

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At 9:15am on October 25, 2011, Jolly Roger said…
Happy birthday greetings to you good sir;)
At 5:19pm on July 26, 2011, Kevin F. Glover said…
Delighted to help. Shall we discuss this at the next meetup or converse over Dr. Bell's invention?
At 11:09am on July 26, 2011, Kevin F. Glover said…
Yes sir, we did. At the meeting at Karma Cafe.
At 6:43pm on March 29, 2011, Lucinda L'Oiseau said…
Yeah, I really should, huh? Donut holes are too tempting though, I might eat them all..
At 2:19pm on October 26, 2010, Alexander W. Babbage (Doug Hack) said…
Thank you for all of the Birthday wishes. I've had a great extended birthday weekend with parties of various kinds four days in a row! (High school reunion social, Steampunk Halloween party, Reception for my nephews and their wives, and family birthday)
At 6:25pm on October 25, 2010, Dr. Horatio VonDarkfaulker said…
Happy Birthday!
At 4:36pm on October 25, 2010, teawithablackdragon gave Alexander W. Babbage (Doug Hack) a gift
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happy b'day
At 1:52pm on October 25, 2010, Aloysius Fox said…
Happy Birthday old sport!
At 11:30am on October 25, 2010, Annabelle Lee Corvus said…
Happy Birthday! Hope it's steamy!
At 10:42am on October 25, 2010, O'Mailey MachinistExtraordinaire said…
Happy birthday! Your work is simply amazing. I hope to see more from you in the future
 
 
 

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