Broadly speaking, geek rock's response to all of the previously described modes
of authenticity is to present as a hyperwhite, sexually repressed musical
movement, one that is, if not totally involved with the mainstream, at least
Author: Alex DiBlasi
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Geek Rock: An Exploration of Music and Subculture examines the relationship between geek culture and popular music, tracing a history from the late 1960s to the present day. This collection of essays explores the evolution of “geek rock” from songs about cars and girls to monster movies, outer space, and what it means to be “white and nerdy.”
The following concordance lines for geek in HERMES show a similar pattern of
expressing pleasure about positively evaluating something that is usually not the
... I've never seen someone get so excited and start speaking geek about apps!
Author: Michele Zappavigna
Publisher: A&C Black
Examination of the effects of social media innovations on electronically mediated discourse, focusing on interaction.
Blooper 26: Speaking Geek Suppose you installed some new software on your
computer, but when you tried to use it, you discovered that you had somehow
obtained a foreign-language version of the software. You would discard it and try
Author: Jeff Johnson
GUI Bloopers 2.0, Second Edition, is the completely updated and revised version of GUI Bloopers. It looks at user interface design bloopers from commercial software, Web sites, Web applications, and information appliances, explaining how intelligent, well-intentioned professionals make these mistakes – and how you can avoid them. GUI expert Jeff Johnson presents the reality of interface design in an entertaining, anecdotal, and instructive way while equipping readers with the minimum of theory. This updated version reflects the bloopers that are common today, incorporating many comments and suggestions from first edition readers. It covers bloopers in a wide range of categories including GUI controls, graphic design and layout, text messages, interaction strategies, Web site design – including search, link, and navigation, responsiveness issues, and management decision-making. Organized and formatted so information needed is quickly found, the new edition features call-outs for the examples and informative captions to enhance quick knowledge building. This book is recommended for software engineers, web designers, web application developers, and interaction designers working on all kinds of products. Updated to reflect the bloopers that are common today, incorporating many comments and suggestions from first edition readers Takes a learn-by-example approach that teaches how to avoid common errors Covers bloopers in a wide range of categories: GUI controls, graphic design and layout, text messages, interaction strategies, Web site design -- including search, link, and navigation, responsiveness issues, and management decision-making Organized and formatted so information needed is quickly found, the new edition features call-outs for the examples and informative captions to enhance quick knowledge building Hundreds of illustrations: both the DOs and the DON'Ts for each topic covered, with checklists and additional bloopers on www.gui-bloopers.com
Advantage # PIN Both speaking Geek and insider jargon are the result of website
text being written by the wrong people . They differ in who those wrong people
are . For speaking Geek , the culprits are the site's engineers . For insider jargon
Author: Jeff Johnson
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
The dot.com crash of 2000 was a wake-up call, and told us that the Web has far to go before achieving the acceptance predicted for it in '95. A large part of what is missing is quality; a primary component of the missing quality is usability. The Web is not nearly as easy to use as it needs to be for the average person to rely on it for everyday information, commerce, and entertainment. In response to strong feedback from readers of GUI BLOOPERS calling for a book devoted exclusively to Web design bloopers, Jeff Johnson calls attention to the most frequently occurring and annoying design bloopers from real web sites he has worked on or researched. Not just a critique of these bloopers and their sites, this book shows how to correct or avoid the blooper and gives a detailed analysis of each design problem. Hear Jeff Johnson's interview podcast on software and website usability at the University of Canterbury (25 min.) Discusses in detail 60 of the most common and critical web design mistakes, along with the solutions, challenges, and tradeoffs associated with them. Covers important subject areas such as: content, task-support, navigation, forms, searches, writing, link appearance, and graphic design and layout. Organized and formatted based on the results of its own usability test performed by web designers themselves. Features its own web site (www.web-bloopers.com)with new and emerging web design no-no's (because new bloopers are born every day) along with a much requested printable blooper checklist for web designers and developers to use.
Author: Dr. Marilyn Smith-Stoner, PhD, MSN, RNPublish On: 2018-01-28
Chapter Checklist □ □ Speaking with editors □ □ Speaking geek with
webmasters □ □ Speaking with practice and foundation committees Throughout
the process of completing your capstone project, you will be speaking to a
number of ...
Author: Dr. Marilyn Smith-Stoner, PhD, MSN, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
A Guide to Disseminating Your DNP Project provides an effective, proven blueprint that enables students to disseminate their DNP Projects. This book describes the process of disseminating the final written assignment, as is recommended by the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for graduation from a DNP program. For all DNP graduates looking to make a positive impact on health care today, dissemination of knowledge and research is imperative to initiate quality improvement effectively. By sharing the results of their research, DNPs can improve healthcare. This book provides step-by-step instruction for all methods of dissemination, from print to digital media. The text provides step-by-step instructions for each type of dissemination, and highlights specific resources and their benefits and drawbacks. It includes explanations of how to use social media, web-based platforms, and alternative artistic means. A Guide to Disseminating Your DNP Project contains a uniquely apt set of resources for the DNP graduate. Key Features: Checklists that illustrate the process of transforming a project to a manuscript or other presentation User-friendly graphics and diagrams that summarize content An Appendix with over 50 links to online resources for dissemination Faculty Guide to help their DNP students through dissemination
Author: David Scott DiffrientPublish On: 2010-04-13
... the actress was a powerful figure in the entertainment industry) and young men
(like Dean, who thinks that the idea of a wife cooking dinner for her husband and
family is “nice”). Speaking Geek and Seeking a Community I don't speak geek.
Author: David Scott Diffrient
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Bringing together seventeen original essays by scholars from around the world, Screwball Television offers a variety of international perspectives on Gilmore Girls (WB/CW, 2000–2007). Adored by fans and celebrated by critics for its sophisticated wordplay and compelling portrayal of a mother-daughter relationship, this contemporary American TV program finally gets its due as a cultural production unlike any other— one that is beholden to Hollywood’s screwball comedies of the 1930s, steeped in intertextual references, and framed as a "kinder, gentler k
Geek (noun) [probably from English dialect geek, geck fool, from Low German
geck, from Middle Low German; First appeared ... Geek: A person who, for one
reason or another, is considered socially unacceptable by the person speaking.
Author: Jon Katz
Category: Social Science
“A story of triumph, friendship, love, and above all, about being human and reaching for dreams in a hard-wired world.”—Seattle Times “Too often, writing about the online world lacks emotional punch, but Katz’s obvious love for his ‘lost boys’ gives his narrative a rich taste.”—The New York Times Book Review Jesse and Eric were geeks: suspicious of authority figures, proud of their status as outsiders, fervent in their belief in the positive power of technology. High school had been an unbearable experience and their small-town Idaho families had been torn apart by hard times. On the fringe of society, they had almost no social lives and little to look forward to. They spent every spare cent on their computers and every spare moment online. Nobody ever spoke of them, much less for them. But then they met Jon Katz, a roving journalist who suggested that, in the age of geek impresario Bill Gates, Jesse and Eric had marketable skills that could get them out of Idaho and pave the way to a better life. So they bravely set out to conquer Chicago—geek style. Told with Katz’s trademark charm and sparkle, Geeks is a humorous, moving tale of triumph over adversity and self-acceptance that delivers two irresistible heroes for the digital age and reveals the very human face of technology. Praise for Geeks “Ultimately, Geeks is not a story about the Internet or computers or techies. It is a story about personal bonds, optimism, access to opportunity, and the courage to dream.”—Salon “An uplifting and hugely compassionate book.”—Philadelphia Inquirer “A story of friendship, optimism, social despair, and an updated version of that American icon, the tinkerer.”—USA Today
Speaking of page numbers, what the heck is up with pages like CF and 1A? Don't
be confused when you see pages numbered with letters. Since there are sixteen
topics per category, it made the most sense to my geek mind (and probably ...
Author: Brian Briggs
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
The Only Geek Humor Book You'll Ever Need Your first love was a Commodore 64. You are fluent in Elvish. Your perfect weekend involves World of Warcraft, Half-Life, and multiple viewings of Office Space. You've already booked your trip to next year's Comic-Con. You are a geek, and this is the book for you. Part reference, part satire, this hilarious guide from the genius behind BBspot.com simultaneously pokes fun at and celebrates every subject close to a geek's heart--from The Matrix to MacGyver, from Linux to Stan Lee. Covering the eight pillars of geek knowledge--science, literature, hardware, software, gaming, the Internet, TV, and movies--The BBook of Geek offers a Vulcan salute to geeks everywhere. Top 11 Reasons to Buy this BBook: 11. Secret code on page 42 unlocks the secret to life, the universe, and everything. 10. It has fewer pages than the average video card review. 9. There aren't wireless connections everywhere and you'll need something to read. 8. It is required reading for those wishing to participate in Web 3.0. 7. We promise no Ents will come after you for buying paper products. 6. It is the BBook you're looking for, move along, move along (to the cash register). 5. Loads more quickly than any page on the Internet. 4. Plenty of pictures with which to blackmail the author included at no extra charge. 3. Cthulhu waits for you to buy this BBook. 2. Like the Klingons say about this book, "It is a good day to buy!" 1. Playing "Where's Brian" in the pictures is much easier than those Waldo books. NOTICE TO ALL READERS: PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING END READER LICENSE AGREEMENT. By picking up this book and reading this license, you have agreed to purchase this book. You may not put this book down under penalty of law until you have completed your purchase. Laughs are expected but not guaranteed by this agreement. Who knows, you could be some mirthless troll--should I be responsible for that? I mean, really. "Briggs is the funniest guy on the Internet that most people have never heard of. That's about to change." --Drew Curtis, FARK.com
“Speaking.” “Ms. Marsh? This is, um, this is Ken Clover calling. Mickey Walters
gave me your number.” “Yes, Ambassador Walters said you would be getting in
contact. How can I help you?” “Yeah, this is... I'm the Ken Clover from the papers.
Author: Rick Dakan
Publisher: PM Press
Location: A security convention - the perfect place for hackers, security experts and tech geeks to gather and discuss the latest gossips, hacks and cons. For Paul, Chloe and their crew, it is the ideal hunting ground for their most ambitious plan to date. After a year of undercover recruiting across the country, they have acrew of elite, anarchy driven activists. Under the cover of the most prestigious hacker event, they're going up against US congress to take them down - it's the biggest challenge they've faced and a gripping read.
Technically speaking, and I'm quoting from a glossary of turfgrass terms
published by the American Society of Agronomy here, turf is “a covering of
mowed vegetation... growing intimately with an upper soil stratum of intermingled
roots and ...
Author: Trey Rogers
Bow down to the “Sultan of Sod” (USA Today)—and achieve the lawn of your greenest dreams. Dubbed the “Lawn Geek” by USA Today, turf scientist Trey Rogers explains how to master the well-manicured look in all climates, from basic site preparation to mowing, fertilizing, irrigating, and of course, safe and effective pest management. Whether you’re faced with your first yard or are a long-time mower, you’ll find the Lawn Geek’s enthusiastic and humorous advice perfect for weeding out your deep-rooted fears and insecurities. Rogers will have you looking forward to spring—and a lush lawn that will become the envy of your neighbors.
Just like making handwritten cards in the "old days" provided half the educational
benefit (tactile learning—going through the experience of writing or typing the
information, is just as valuable as auditory-listening or speaking it), building the ...
Author: Ken Denmead
The ultimate DIY project guide for techie dads raising kids in their own geeky image, in the spirit of The Dangerous Book for Boys Today's generation of dads grew up more tech-savvy than ever. Rather than joining the Little League team, many grew up playing computer games, Dungeons and Dragons, and watching Star Wars. Now with kids of their own, these digital-age dads are looking for fresh ways to share their love of science and technology, and help their kids develop a passion for learning and discovery. Enter supergeek, and father of two, Ken Denmead. An engineer and editor of the incredibly popular GeekDad blog on wired.com, Ken has created the ultimate, idea-packed guide guaranteed to help dads and kids alike enjoy the magic of playtime together and tap into the infinite possibility of their imagination. With illustrations throughout, this book offers projects for all ages to suit any timeframe or budget. With Denmead's expert guidance, you and your child can: •Fly a night-time kite ablaze with lights or launch a video camera with balloons •Construct the "Best Slip n' Slide Ever," a guaranteed thrill ride •Build a working lamp with LEGO bricks and CDs •Create a customized comic strip or your own board game •Transform any room into a spaceship •Make geeky crafts like cyborg jack-o'-lanterns or Ethernet cuff links Brimming with endlessly fun and futuristic tidbits on everything from gaming to gadgets, GeekDad helps every tech-savvy father unleash his inner kid-and bond with the next generation of brainiacs. Watch a Video
His flippers froze and he began to sink slowly with his face pressed into the speaking mask and his eyes close to the glass staring out. There was sobbing in
the crowd. Soft voices murmured, 'Yes, yes.' Arty was silent for far too long. Had
Author: Katherine Dunn
Publisher: Hachette UK
A National Book Award Finalist: This 'wonderfully descriptive' novel from an author with a 'tremendous imagination' tells the unforgettable story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias have bred their own exhibit of human oddities. (The New York Times Book Review) The Binewskis arex a circus-geek family whose matriarch and patriarch have bred their own exhibit of human oddities (with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes). Their offspring include Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan, Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins, albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family's most precious - and dangerous - asset. As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the US, inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry, Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same. Praise for Geek Love 'If Flannery O'Connor had consumed vast quantities of LSD, she might have written like this' Literary Review 'The most romantic novel about love and family I have read. It made me ashamed to be so utterly normal' Terry Gilliam 'I felt electrocuted when I read that first page with Crystal Lil and her freak brood. I stood there in the bookstore and my jaw came unhinged. No book I've read, before or since, has given me that specific jolt' Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia
Unless, of course, you're a geek like us and just want to know what's happening
behind the scenes. ... Though crashes with Chrome are rare, anecdotally speaking—I've experienced only one crash and at the time of this writing, and I've
Author: Jerri Ledford
Publisher: Que Publishing
MAKE THE MOST OF THE WORLD’S HOTTEST NEW BROWSER, GOOGLE CHROME! Finally, there’s a web browser for today’s Internet, and today’s user: you! It’s Chrome. (From Google—of course!) Now, there’s a book that reveals how you can use all of Google Chrome’s built-in power and speed—and extend Chrome to do even more! Jerri Ledford and Yvette Davis start with a quick, practical tour of Google Chrome’s stripped-down, hot-rod interface —including its do-everything, know-everything Omnibox. You’ll be using Chrome like a pro in minutes, but that’s just the beginning. You won’t just learn how to customize Chrome: You’ll dive under the hood, tweak its code, and transform it into the browser of your dreams. Bottom line: If Google Chrome can do it, this book will help you do it smarter, faster, better! Covers all this, and more... • Improving life on the Web: what’s new and different about Chrome, and why you care • Getting from Chrome newbie to power user—fast! • Browsing more safely in the Web jungle • Spit-shining Chrome: making a good-looking browser look spectacular • Optimizing your own web site to make the most of Google Chrome • Tweaking tabs, and more: customizing Chrome to your heart’s content • Saving time with Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts • Troubleshooting problems with Google Chrome, step-by-step • Learning about Chromium (the foundation on which Google Chrome is built) and its components, WebKit, WebKit Core, WebKit Port, and WebKit Glue.
You may have to experiment some to find the correct ones based on your
equipment, but, simply speaking, there will be two wires from the receiver
representing “up” and “down” that will connect to each of the two contacts on one
servo, and ...
Author: Ken Denmead
Category: Family & Relationships
The wildly popular DIY dad follows up his instant New York Times bestseller with a fresh batch of geeky weekend science projects for the whole family to enjoy. Ken Denmead struck a chord with parents and kids across America with his GeekDad blog on Wired.com, which receives more than one million page views per month. His debut book, Geek Dad, was on bestseller lists and in its seventh printing just two months after hitting store shelves. With The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun, he keeps the nerdtastic novelties coming, with projects that teach readers how to: •Build homemade robots from scratch •Write and direct simple stop-motion movies •Hack into mechanical toys to add cool electronic twists, and more United by the premise that to really understand science and how something works you must design and build it yourself or remake it better, Geek Parents everywhere will celebrate this latest installment of weekend workshop wonders. Watch a Video
... and beautiful brown eyes. I smile at him as I drop my backpack and sit down.
He lifts the corners of his mouth then turns around and begins talking to a friend.
He has a very quiet voice and always looks faintly surprised when he's speaking
Author: Maya Van Wagenen
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
New York Times Bestseller Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek is a touchingly honest, candidly hysterical memoir from breakout teen author Maya Van Wagenen. 'School is the armpit of life . . . and my school is no exception' Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at 'pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here,' Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise-meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself. Told with humour and grace, Maya's journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence. 'The real deal. . . A teenage John Green for the next generation. Stunning.' Margaret Stohl, bestselling co-author of the bestselling Beautiful Creatures series 'Popular is wonderful. It is charming, touching, entertaining - and brought back a lot of memories about my own high school anxieties. I will be saving my copy to give to my daughter when she is a little older' Jo Elvin, Glamour 'I was inspired by [Maya's] journey and made a point of saving a copy of 'Popular' for my sister, who starts middle school this fall. Maybe if I had read it when I was her age, it could have saved me from a world of hurt, or at least put that world in perspective.' Maude Apatow, New York Times Book Review 'Made me smile, giggle and question what my idea of popularity really is . . A must read this summer' Guardian Books Blog 'Honest, funny, and thought-provoking.' Gretchen Rubin, #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project 'Her year-long experiment in popularity is timeless; the intelligent and humane way she gets to the heart of the matter is uniquely her. Funny, determined, and wry, Van Wagenan has written a wise, heartfelt guide for other kids eager to keep up.' Rachel Hartman, NYT bestselling author of Seraphina 'A talented writer, she's funny, thoughtful and self-effacing . . . Teens will readily identify with her' Kirkus About the author: Maya Van Wagenen is fifteen years old. When she was eleven, her family moved to Brownsville, Texas, the setting of Popular. When not hunched over a desktop writing, Maya enjoys reading, British Television, and chocolate. She now lives with her parents and two siblings in a rural Georgia. She is a sophomore in high school but still shares a room with her sixth grade brother. Remarkably they have not yet killed each other.
The developers intended this to be a noun phrase : the window Blooper 3 : Speaking Geek for building programmer jargon for compil - In some computer -
based products , the termiing and linking together — a program . Get it ? nology
Author: Dr. Graham TattersallPublish On: 2011-03-01
narrowly interested, malodorous Geek but a nice, thoughtful, sweet-smelling Geek, the kind you'd like as a friend. ... Not being able to estimate such figures
yourself—not speaking any Geek—is like living in a foreign country and not being
Author: Dr. Graham Tattersall
Publisher: Harper Collins
How big is your vocabulary? How heavy is your house? Do the dead outnumber the living? What are the best words to use in a personal ad? We humans are a curious species, prone to think, ruminate, reflect, cogitate, mull over, and philosophize. We long to explain away the world around us, to answer all those seeming unanswerables: Why are we here? Is there a God? Is there life after death? And, above all, how many houseflies does it take to pull a car? A confirmed and superior geek, Dr. Graham Tattersall has rescued math from the prison of the classroom and put it to use in novel and unexpected ways to explain some oft-pondered mysteries of the world. Geekspeak is an essential tool that will help you exercise your brain and solve the unsolvable, make you sound intelligent so you can impress your friends, and enable you to better understand the fascinating world in which we live in ways never possible before. Math has a new champion, and the geeks a new king.
LEARN TO SPEAK GEEK IN 30 DAYS ! Privacy , encryption ... If technology
policy is all geek to you , you had better learn to speak the language . Because
the biggest ... We'll have you speaking geek within a month . The Gilded Age This
And then, to heighten the inadequacy, we're told that all of these “different” kids
are also drastically different from one another—that you have to communicate
one way to one type of teenager (jock, computer geek, emo, goth, party animal, ...
Author: Doug Fields
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Get ready for a crash course in effective communication. More than just a book on how to "do talks," Speaking to Teenagers combines the experience and wisdom of two veteran youth ministry speakers, along with insightful research and practical tools, to help you develop messages that engage students with the love of Christ and the power of his Word.Whether you1re crafting a five-minute devotional or a 30-minute sermon, Speaking to Teenagers is essential to understanding and preparing great messages.Together, Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins show you how they craft their own messages and give you the tools to do it yourself. They'll guide you, step-by-step, through the process of preparing and delivering meaningful messages that effectively communicate to your students.Fields and Robbins walk you through three dimensions of a message - the speaker, the listener, and the message itself‹and introduce you to the concept and principles of inductive communication. You1ll also get helpful tips on finding illustrations for your talk and using them for maximum impact, as well as insights on reading your audience and effective body language.As Speaking to Teenagers guides you toward becoming a more effective communicator, you'll find that this book's practical principles will positively impact the way you view, treat, and communicate to teenagers.