My original planned blog for this evening, about modded Steampunk weapons, had me being scooped by Mr. Bruce Sterling (/me shakes fist), but if one is going to be scooped on Steampunk, I suppose the author of the Difference Engine would be quite the fellow to be scooped by.
However... a new/old gem is getting set to re-emerge on the coffee scene is the Siphon (or Vacuum) coffee pot. As one who loves the "devil bean" almost as much as Steampunk, an in-depth article by Mr. Smith, of Stumpjack Coffee, is an outstanding introduction to the device is a welcome discovery! To read more, please turn to: http://www.htrnews.com/article/20100203/MAN04/2030578
... and to visit Stumpjack Coffee, Mr. Smith's enterprise, please visit: http://stumpjack.blogspot.com/