NerdCast #16 – Making The Most of Google Plus Communities

Nerdcast-Chris-Weber-Jules-SherredIn 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, 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.

Host: Ryan Carlson

Guests: Chris Weber and Jules Sherred

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Books for the baby nerd in your life

Forever Geek has been all over the completely cool baby books for nerds in the making lately. First they told us about the The ABCs of Geekdom, which is an adorably illustrated alphabet book.

And then there’s this totally great beyond words Star Trek Quiet Book (a quiet book, I learned, is a book you give your when you want them to be quietly occupied in public, genius).

Friday Links: More on Gapgate & How Facebook can be bigger than Google

Friday Links: free iPhone 4 cases & stereotyping people by their favorite websites

Friday Links: Nerds love the outdoors

Great Moments in Nerdery: Teaching your kid Klingon

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.”

Friday Links: *Insert witty Kanye joke here*

And here are two links from Mark Malmberg:

  • Minneapolis-based Pocket Hercules was recently named Advertising Age’s Small 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.
  • This one isn’t for the squeamish. Easy on the antiseptic, about small local agencies willing to take risks.

Friday Links: 50 things killed by the Internet plus Star Trek cologne