In this NerdCast we boldly go and discuss Google Plus Communities with Chris Weber, a Drupal developer here at The Nerdery. Chris happens to be a moderator of onto f the largest Drupal communities on Google Plus. We are also joined by Jules Sharred, the owner of the largest Star Trek fan Community on Google Plus, a journalist for GeekMom.com, and the owner of the website Geeky Pleasures. Tune in as we talk about Trek, fandom, technology, and the features behind the success of Google Plus Communities.
The President of Gap explains the new logo. In the Huffington Post she says, “We chose this design as it’s more contemporary and current. It honors our heritage through the blue box while still taking it forward.”
Typeface memory game: “This very attractively finished typographic memory game includes 25 variations of the letter ‘A’, each in a different letter type. Players attempt to find the matching A’s in the same letter type.”
If I had the ability I would write this post in Klingon. Because that’s the only thing that could make this story about a software developer who spoke nothing but Klingon to his son for three years even better.
Now before you start calling child protective services like the Boing Boing commenters are about to do, SPOILER alert (from the MN Daily story about the makers of a Klingon dictionary):
“As for Speers, who still gets nostalgic when he recalls singing the Klingon lullaby “May the Empire Endure” with his son at bedtime, the experiment was a dud. His son is now in high school and doesn’t speak a word of Klingon.”
Minneapolis-based Pocket Hercules was recently named Advertising Age’sSmall Agency of the Year for the Midwest. Runner-up was another local shop, Mono. (Dig their coolly minimalist Web sites, too.) As AdAge’s Jeremy Mullman notes, “With Pocket Hercules, Mono is evidence that Minneapolis is the new bastion of Midwest creativity.” See ya, Chicago.