Archive for May, 2009

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Guitar Hero….you bastard!

05 · 30 · 09

By @geekgirls

Guitar Hero, I never wanted you. I thought you were stupid, nay, ridiculous. I thought only losers, who didn’t possess the natural ability to play an actual musical instrument, would be your only friends. I thought that even if I could only muster notes through a kazoo, I would be better off without you. I thought that even if every video game for every system were to suddenly become discontinued for an uncertain amount of time and you were the last game that could be played, that I would still look the other way. Guitar Hero, I would have chosen any board game over you; Othello, Jacks, Pick up Stick. I would rather have been in a long deep sleep, induced by boredom than play with you. But, Guitar Hero, I was wrong…..terribly wrong. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Book Review: I ♥ geeks

05 · 27 · 09

By @geekgirls

Although the title of this paperback book would suggest otherwise, after reading the introduction I realized I am NOT the target audience. This book, geared towards women who are dating or would like to date a geek guy, offers tips and instructions on how to better relate to a geek guy’s interests.

The book begins with a short questionnaire to determine what type of geek guy you are dating (i.e. video game geek, comic book/graphic novel geek, anime/manga geek, film/TV geek, sports geek, or sci-fi/fantasy geek). Although the author, Carrie Tucker, admits that the quiz is for “entertainment purposes only and full of sweeping generalizations,” those generalization become more frequent and less entertaining the further into the book I read. Read the rest of this entry ?

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JJ Abrams – PBS interview

05 · 26 · 09

I watched this interview last night and felt I had to share it.

J.J. Abrams gives honest and thoughtful answers to Tavis Smiley’s questions and allows a glimpse into his humbled genius.

The entire interview is split into three parts, but totally worth watching! Read the rest of this entry ?

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Website Design Article Event

05 · 24 · 09

I’m working on gathering articles for a full week (or 2 weeks depending on how many articles I can get) of post solely on web design from women in the business!

I you are a geek girl working in the website design field, please share your knowledge on the Geek Girls Network. You can write about a specific aspect of web design, or a general introduction, that’s up to you. I’m hoping to gather enough information so that the event will be relevant to n00bs as well as seasoned professionals.

Of course, as a contributor, I will also promote your site and online profiles as well as post a short bio.

So, take your time and I look forward to your contribution!! And if you have any questions, let me know info@geekgirlsnetwork.com.

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Twilight – my dirty little secret

05 · 22 · 09

By @geekgirls

When it comes to reading fiction, I usually venture no further than my local comic book shop. This past holiday season, I was presented with a copy of Twilight from a good friend of mine. I heard only a few reviews at that time, mainly from movie commercials, but had decided that this book was intended for simple-minded teenage girls. I had concluded that the story was trite and intellectual insulting, all before I had opened my hard cover copy.

I don’t remember exactly how I decided to start reading Twilight. Maybe I ran out of comics that week, maybe none of my TV shows were airing, I can’t be certain. But after letting it sit on my shelf for over a month, I finally picked up the novel and began to read. Read the rest of this entry ?

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When Girls Speak Geek

05 · 21 · 09

By @kcwebgirl

For many years now I have made technology the focus of my career. I get a euphoric high from discovering new platforms for communicating with the masses and new ways to connect women to technology. The introduction of Web 2.0 was a godsend for women and girls in general. Why? Because the major focus is community communication and let’s face it, women and girls are more community oriented. Whether positive or negative, we like to interact with each other in a community. Social networking was pretty much a tech match made in heaven as far as I’m concerned. Read the rest of this entry ?

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@kcwebgirl

05 · 21 · 09

@kcwebgirl

Nourisha is a web marketing professional, lover of the Internets and all around awesome geek girl. She writes, dances and enjoys the outdoors. In summation, “I’m kind of a big deal.” (In her own words.)

Wisdom is applied knowledge.
Thirty never looked so fabulous!

@kcwebgirl