Tags: geek

Baby Steps - Petra Gregorová

Petra has always been the strong one. She was the best friend that Chloe could have possibly had. Little wonder then that Chloe’s death continues to hit her so hard.

I still can’t fully comprehend it all nor do I have any idea how to learn to move on. All I know is that ever since the day I found out, I’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster. I go from being in shock, to being sad and angry, or completely numb.

Petra is getting help now. That’s good. She’s also writing about what she has been going through. That’s brave. Very brave.

She is one of the best human beings I know.

One Div Zero: A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

A genuinely amusing alternative history of programming languages.

Retreats 4 Geeks presents Progressive Enhancement — 25–30 March 2012

Roll up, roll up! Get five nights food and lodging at a fantastic luxury horse ranch in the Rockies in March.

Oh, and myself and Aaron will be running workshops on progressive enhancement for you during that time too.

Fillerama: A Filler Text Generator

One more alternative to lorem ipsum.

Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die | Magazine

Wired Magazine break with tradition by publishing a halfway interesting article (though you’ll still need Readability or Instapaper to make the experience of reading it bearable).

the nerds are on the march

Geek Calendar is a celebration of the nerdishness of contemporary British life. It's also a project to raise money for libel reform.

http://www.last.fm/robots.txt

Best. Robots.txt file. Ever.

ThinkGeek :: Blurgh! The ThinkGeek Blog - Officially our best-ever cease and desist

Sending a cease and desist letter to an obvious parody just makes the parody even funnier.

ThinkGeek :: Stuff for Smart Masses

Scroll to the bottom to see a nice robots-into-zomies effect.

Throwboy

I need to get some RSS pillows.

Babbage and Lovelace Fight Crime T-shirt from Zazzle.com

I'm not sure I can resist ordering one of these T-shirts featuring crime-fighting duo Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace.

Brighton Girl Geeks

Geek girls of Brighton: don't miss Natalie's CSS talk in The Eagle on March 4th. Nat is the best front-end developer I know.

Hack Day – Group at Last.fm

The first ever Last.fm hack day is taking place in London on December 14th. I'll be there.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Online time 'is good for teens'

Mimi Ito talks to the BBC about the findings of a report into teens geeking out online.

Fray Issue 2: Geek - Windhammer by Rob Weychert

Rob's story of Air Guitar Championhood is in issue no. 2 of Fray magazine: Geek.

http://google.com/robots.txt

User-agent: zombies Disallow: /brains

Delighting with Data » tomtaylor.co.uk

Notes and slides from Tom Taylor's talk at Oxford Geek Night 7. It's a great collection of things that talk (or at least Twitter): Tower Bridge, asteroids, plants...

NOSCRIPT for nerds. Stuff that disappears. -

Okay, you have to be a real JavaScript/HTML geek to find this funny but check this out: document.write('<noscript>...'); Madness!

Understanding art for geeks - a photoset on Flickr

Normally LOL is a throwaway little phatic interjection but I really did laugh out loud at some of the pictures in this photoset.

ThinkGeek :: Wi-Fi Detector Shirt

Dear Santa Claus, I have been a relatively good boy this year. Please may I have a t-shirt that actually detects and displays WiFi signal strength? No, I'm not kidding. Give my love to the elves, Jeremy.

John Logie Baird: the home of the inventor of the medium has been reduced to rubble - Independent Online Edition > Media

With a disgusting disregard for history, the Bexhill home of John Logie Baird has been demolished. Here's a potted biography of the proto-geek who steampunked his way into our living rooms.

Brighton geek venues

Natalie put together this handy map of geeky hangouts in Brighton.

Oxford Geek Night 3 | 25th July 2007

Videos ands slides from the recent Oxford Geek Night.

Brighton Girl Geek: Competition - girl geek logo and slogan

Want tickets to dConstruct? If you're a girl geek, here's your chance.

The End of the Internet

I did it! I did it! I knew all that surfing would finally pay off.

Sussex Digital - Focusing on the Sussex digital community

A list of just some of the cool geek stuff going on in Brighton right now. This town really does rock.

LOLCODE

I'm sure everyone else has already discovered this but I really was L'ing O L when I read the "Hai world" code.

A Hack for Europe! (plasticbag.org)

Registration for Hack Day Europe (June 16th-17th) is open. Sign up now! This is going to be a lot of fun.

ThinkGeek :: The ThinkGeek 8-bit Tie

If I were to wear a tie, this would be the tie I would wear.

The Morning News - South by South-BEST! by Todd Levin

Todd Levin of tremble.com pens a truly hilarious write-up of South by Southwest Interactive 2007.

Morethanseven » UK Meetup Finder

Gareth has mashed up Google Maps with meatspace geek gatherings in the UK.

Gender diversity at web conferences (kottke.org)

Jason Kottke on the still-ludicrous imbalance at most tech conferences. This issue isn't going to go away. Conference organisers need to stop being part of the problem and become part of the solution.

The B-List: A chronicle of the Ages of the Web

Supremely geeky but funny look at the history of the Web via Tolkien.

» Google Earth …

Reality imitating Google Maps in Berlin.

Transcript: Where the rubber meets the road — Web Accessibility and Pragmatism / Geek in the Park 2006 / Bruce Lawson and Patrick H. Lauke / splintered - freelance creativity and design / the portfolio and experimental playground of patrick h. lauke aka

This transcript of Pat&#39;n&#39;Bruce&#39;s talk at the Geek in the Park makes for a great, thought-provoking read.

The Fox Tales » Blog Archive » All “signs” point to Firefox

This is just about one of the geekiest things I've ever seen. A crop circle of the Firefox logo. This is not Photoshopped.

Royal Society | About the Society | Library and Archives | Using the Library | Group tours & talks

I think this could be a fun side-event to organise around @media: a guided tour of the Royal Society. What self-respecting geek wouldn't like that?

LEGO Technic Difference Engine

Babbage + Lego

Dave Shea London Geek Dinner - 23rd January 2006

A transcript of the Q&A session with Dave.

The Sysadmin Song

Geeky but good.

Scaryideas

This series of cartoon panels is funny because it's true.

Separated at birth: Dustin Diaz and Simon Collison

The similarity is eerie.

The case of the 500-mile email

A great bit of geek detective work.

Ipod My Baby

Cute baby wear for geek parents.

Nerds make better lovers

I could have told you that.