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How can you contribute to Geek Mental Help Week? | Stuff & Nonsense

It’s Geek Mental Help Week from Monday. You can get involved.

I believe that talking about mental health issues and sharing our experiences—not just those of people who suffer, but also those who live with and support us—can help everyone. Whether you struggle with your own mental health or care for someone who does, you can help others to understand how you cope. Geek Mental Help Week is all about sharing those experiences.

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.