- Mentoring in Open Source communities: What works, what doesn’t? by Esther Schindler over on ITWorld.com features thoughts from Red Hat’s Mel Chua, Dreamwidth’s Denise Paolucci, and Google’s Leslie Hawthorn (among others).
- toft has a great post on geeky ladies in the 40s.
- dira posts about women’s writing, fan fiction, and Internet porn as vernacular
- Karen Healey in defense of cheerleaders; something to remember about “popular girls” in general, I think
- This month’s Cinema Journal has an issue on media fandom and vidding
- Via Johanna at Comics Worth Reading, a public lecture about Wonder Woman as fetish object, crackpot fever dream, and feminist icon in Ashland, VA on October 28th.
- Guy Adams, publisher of the book of interviews with all-men horror authors, has posted an apology. (Via Cheryl’s Mewsings.) [edit: we had him listed as the editor originally. For more info see the comment below]
- Regina McMenomy is looking for girl gamers to interview for her research. She’s looking particularly for those around the Portland, OR area, but is open to the idea of phone/skype interviews: http://www.game-on-girl.com/
- Carla Schroder on the Linux Today blog: The Linux Foundation’s “Community” doesn’t look very community
- Chicks Dig Time-Lords – a celebration of Doctor Who by the women who love it, being published in March 2010 and available for pre-order.
- Robogals, a programme bringing robotics to school-aged girls in Melbourne, Australia and London, UK (they’ve been round for a while, but the link seems to be doing the rounds)
I knit. Sometimes I crochet, and sometimes I sew, but mostly, lately, I knit. My Nanna taught me when I was a kid, and I’ve done it on and off ever since.
Sometimes people look at me funny for liking textile crafts, as if it were a strangely un-reconstructed 50s housewife sort of thing to be into. I disagree, but let’s save that for some other time.
Instead, have some geeky things made out of string:
- Crocheted coral reef.
- Woolly Thoughts publish patterns for mathematically-inspired afghans, cushions, and more.
- On a similar note, the book Making Mathematics With Needlework: 10 Papers and 10 Projects.
- A hat shaped like the Tardis, R2D2, or of course the classic Jayne hat.
- Space invaders socks.
- Binary scarf — knit your own message in ASCII, or use Unicode for a wider shawl, I suppose.
- Tetris baby blanket.
- Captain Capacitor: “Heâ€™s ready to save the day with his superhuman energy storing capabilities.”
- Kara Thrace sweater.
- Stargate dishcloth or Star Trek potholders.
- The Museum of Scientifically Accurate Brain Art including a knitted brain. “While our artists make every effort to insure accuracy, we cannot accept responsibility for the consequences of using fabric brain art as a guide for functional magnetic resonance imaging, trans-cranial magnetic stimulation, neurosurgery, or single-neuron recording.”
Got any more to add to the list?