I was poking around in search of others interested in both steampunk and transhumanism, and found the Traveler's Steampunk Blog had just posted about such things. Synchronicity at work! (Also note the entry on dieselpunk, which is another fave of mine. Where are the robots, I ask you?)
And lastly, this is not steampunk at all but ties into the way we think of gender now and in the future: a fascinating article and accompanying slideshow on the Muxe of Mexico, who live in "a socially sanctioned netherworld between the two genders."
If you're still looking for some last-minute gift ideas, Villainess soaps look like an excellent idea for the Neo-Victorian in your life. If there is one, that is. If the recipient is more of a tinkerer, perhaps you could interest him or her in this Tesla car alarm. (The entire Tesla Down Under site is amazing, but also bandwidth-heavy, so go in with some warning.)
Meanwhile, for the rest of us entrenched in reality, there are free films to watch online! Check out Der Luftkrieg der Zukunft (The Airship Destroyer), a silent German film from 1909 with dirigibles and more! (The entire Europa site is amazing and worth several hours of study.)
Steampunk and taxidermy have a weird symbiotic relationship that I
don't truly understand. Something about gears and bones and
transhumanism, I suppose. At any rate, this computer mouse by Daniel Pon combines both worlds in one click!
If you're shopping for a steampunk this season, you might consider assembling a clockwork bird(or providing them with the blueprints so they can make it themselves!). Also, if you remember earlier posts about sci-fi travel posters, you might be interested in the new calendarwhich looks nothing short of awesome.
Catching up with some steampunk links sent in by others: J. Marsocci points to the awesome SteamGearLab(now with a new t-shirt design for the SteamPug! I think everyone should have a SteamPug), and Dan sends in this great article about steampunk and The Golden Compass. Thanks so much, everyone!