Category Archives: General Geeky Nerdiness

Turning a Unisex T-Shirt Into a Women’s Babydoll

There was a time when it wasn’t possible to buy a woman’s version of *any* geek T-shirt. We lady geeks have many more options these days but some shirts I crave are still only available in “unisex” sizes – i.e., … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day. Here is a Pi Pineapple Pie.

Did I stutter? Nope! Here is a pie, with a filling made of pineapple, topped with a crust decorated with the digits of Pi 29 places past the decimal point. It’s a Pi Pineapple Pie! To celebrate Pi Day, The Nerdista creates a … Continue reading

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Mole Day Tribute Noms: Avogadro’s Mole

A mole [mōl] is a unit of measurement in chemistry. A Mole [ˈmō-lay] is the name for a category of thick, dark brownish red sauce used in Mexican cuisine as well as the name for dishes that utilize this sauce. The … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Playdate My Avatar? Baby Codex’s Staff

No Baby Codex costume is complete without a baby sized Cleric staff. I made a few significant modifications to the materials and construction The Guild prop maker Greg Aronowitz used to make Felicia’s staff so Baby Codex’s would be more baby-friendly in size, … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Playdate My Avatar? Introducing Baby Codex!

Baby Codex Version 2.0 at Dragon*Con 2011 The Nerdista really enjoys the web series The Guild about online gamers written by and starring uber renaissance nerd Felicia Day. If you’ve never watched The Guild, then you’re missing the web series that defined the whole … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Tribute Cocktail – The Analytical EnGine

October 7th is Ada Lovelace Day – a day designated “to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science.” Ada Lovelace, the estranged daughter of Lord Byron, worked with Charles Babbage in the mid-19th century on the development of … Continue reading

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Pirate Cocktail: Rumfustian

Fer September 19,  International Talk Like a Pirate Day, what could be better than a mid-to-late-seventeenth century recipe fer spiced grog that warmed th’ bones ‘o many a sea farin’ scurvy pirate – th’ Rumfustian. Thar be surprisin’ly no spiced … Continue reading

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Boba Fett – How We Know He’s Badass

Boba Fett only has a few lines, gestures, and actions in the original Star Wars trilogy, yet has a fanatical and devoted fan base. The Star Wars Expanded Universe made sure we all know Boba Fett is the most successful, feared, and … Continue reading

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Accidentally Nerdy: Manolo Blahnik, TIE Fighters, and even Slave Leia

It’s a fallacy that Geeks and Nerds don’t have interests that fall outside the nerd kingdom. I know many nerds who love sports and even a few who list “reality television” among their guilty pleasures in life. One of The … Continue reading

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