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Star Trek Anniversary Cookies by Darla from http://bakingdom.com

Happy 45th Anniversary, Star Trek!

It’s the 45th anniversary of Star Trek today! I fell in love with the show during Star Trek: The Next Generation’s run, and in rewatching it with my sister I’ve been realizing a lot of stuff I didn’t notice the first time ’round. For one, I’d never really thought about how many minorities, women and people of all ages are just there, both in the background and the foreground. There was more diversity on the Enterprise-D or even the original series than I see in most movies today. No wonder I could always see myself on the Enterprise!

Anyhow, it’d be easy to go on and talk about how happy I am to live in the future that Star Trek helped inspire, but instead, I’m going to link someone else’s tribute to trek, because hers is, well, cuter:

Star Trek Anniversary Cookies by Darla from http://bakingdom.com

Star Trek Anniversary Cookies by Darla from http://bakingdom.com

Darla says,

What is a lonely girl geek to do on the 45th anniversary of one of her all time favorite shows?

Make cute cookies that everyone else will love, so that they’ll tolerate the Star Trek marathon that’s ’bout to play on Netflix Watch Instantly all day long. That’s what.

That’s one awesome way to celebrate an anniversary! Go visit her post, To Boldly Go Where No Cookie Has Gone Before… for many more pictures and explanation of how she did it!

And please feel free to reminisce about trek (or talk about cookies) in the comment below.

Cookie of the Week*: mjg59 on LCA Chat

Cookie of the Week* is an occasional series highlighting action in the geek community to fight sexism, in order to show that fighting sexism is possible and happening.

A cookie to mjg59 (who is a poster here also) for this response to rape denial on the linux.conf.au 2011 chat list. Here’s an excerpt:

You’re right, you’re not diminishing what rape is. However, you really do seem to be doing your best to. You’ve taken Jacinta’s entirely reasonable demonstration that a significant proportion of the audience may have personal experiences that would leave them disproportionately likely to be made uncomfortable by sexual imagery in a conference environment, and you’ve used it as an opportunity to throw numbers around in order to forward the argument that the number of women raped by strangers in isolated areas is lower than 1 in 6 despite *nobody having raised that subject at all*.

Here’s a cookie!

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Image description: a star-shaped cookie with a smiling face drawn in icing. Credit: Lali Masriera (visualpanic)

Does anyone else have any cookies to spare this week?

* Disclaimer: cookies may not be baked weekly! This offer does not commit Geek Feminism, its bloggers, affiliates, sponsors, commenters or fans to a posting schedule. Heaven forbid!

Cookie of the Week*: wingo on LWN

Cookie of the Week* is an occasional series highlighting action in the geek community to fight sexism, in order to show that fighting sexism is possible and happening.

A cookie for wingo on LWN, for this callout:

That was a sexist remark. Not on LWN, please.

wingo further explains:

In the absence of editorial deletions, sexism has to be pointed out or it becomes normal/accepted.

Image of a tray of cookies with cream centres

"cookies!" by ginnerobot on Flickr, used under CC BY-SA

Does anyone else have any cookies to spare this week?

* Disclaimer: cookies may not be baked weekly! This offer does not commit Geek Feminism, its bloggers, affiliates, sponsors, commenters or fans to a posting schedule. Heaven forbid!

Your chance for geek feminist fame! Build us a cookie generator.

Liz and I think there should be a LOLCOOKIE generator so we can give cookies to people who deserve them, but we’re too lazy/tired/busy/spoonless to do it right now. But hey, GF readers are a bunch of nerds, right? There’s gotta be someone who’ll take this on.

Your mission:

1. Take this picture (click through for full size version)…

cookie

2. Write a script which will superimpose a message of the user’s choice, similar to the cookies shown in this Flickr set. Mimicking icing as closely as possible would be ideal, though straight text will do.

3. Add a web front-end, so people can easily build their own cookies. It should run on any halfway decent web host with minimal extra installs, please.

4. Bonus points: figure out a way to allow hotlinking within reason, but prevent DDoS. (Yeah, I know.)