In Nerd News: Remember Windows 3.1? Or maybe you’ve never even seen Windows 3.1 (!). Why not take a stroll down virtual memory lane with the Windows 3.1 online emulator. Prepare yourself for a visual shock, and while you’re there, you can even play Mine Sweeper. (Go on, click through. You know you want to.)
And what post would be complete without a YouTube video. From the fine, fine people who brought us Do You Wanna Date My Avator comes this new music video:
The Geek Girls wish to pass on a little holiday cheer so here’s our playlist. Some of it’s good. Some of it’s goofy. Some of it’s grumpy and some of it is groovy. A couple of them are pretty darn glorious even. But rest assured, all of it is guaranteed 100% geeky.
Writer and star of the Broadway musical In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda performs “The Hamilton Mixtape” at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word on May 12, 2009. Accompanied by Alex Lacamoire.
And it’s full of geeky goodness (and a bit of mild adult language).
Apologies for not posting this week. Darcy and I were off doing terribly geeky things. For instance, at my day job, we’re gearing up for a software release–software, code, tech writing, it’s all pretty geeky.
Had we been blogging, we certainly would’ve highlighted Banned Books Week. Of course, intellectual freedom doesn’t simply stop after one week. There’s always more to do and learn.
One of my new favorite blogs is called Censorship-Free Libraries. It’s fairly new, but a very thoughtful blog that discusses the cases that have appeared before the Supreme Court. The blog owner also has an excellent Banned Books Week wrap up here.
Also going on this week: Nominations for the 2009 Cybils awards. All kids books published in English between Oct. 16, 2008 and the close of this year’s nominations are eligible. Nominations close at 11:59 p.m. on October 15th.
It’s beyond easy to nominate a book. I nominated Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith, which is also a book I plan to review here very soon, assuming I can get all my geeky ducks in a row.
And last, but not least, I bring you something from the “things I have not inflicted on my children” file:
They should be grateful no video of me dancing like nobody’s watching exists on YouTube. No really. They should be.