XOXO: Maker Love, Not Thwart

I have fallen in love with a building, hundreds of people, a MakerBot, a portable toilet trailer, food trucks, and two men each named Andy. Is it possible to fall in love with a conference? If so, I have. The organizers named the conference XOXO for hugs and kisses. This was presented without hipster irony or marketing-speak. They meant it. They delivered.

Humble Music Bundle does for music what Humble has done for games — DRM-free, pay-what-you-like, awesome

The wonderful folks at Humble Bundle — who produce pay-what-you-like bundles of DRM-free media, inviting customers to apportion some or all of their payments to charity — have expanded from games bundles into music. The just-launched Humble Music Bundle includes work from They Might Be Giants, OK Go, MC Frontalot, Christopher Tin, Jonathan Coulton, and Hitoshi Sakimoto. — Read the rest

Nerdcore Now: new nerdcore sampler

Nerdcore Now: Volume 1 is a great, free sampler of nerdcore music from the Nerdcore Now community: "Featuring brand new unreleased tracks from artists such as Beefy, Supercommuter, Adam Warrock, Random aka Mega Ran, Death*Star, Torrentz and so many more!

Songs on this compilation cover topics related to video games, nerd life braggadocio, teleportation, X-Men, Pokemon, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and so much more!" — Read the rest

XKCD's "We Love the Internet" reenacted with Lessig, Gaiman, Nielsen Haydens, Schneier, and many others!

The incomparable Olga Nunes has released the latest and greatest iteration of the net's appreciation for Discovery Channel's "Boom-De-Yadda" commercial, reinacting the XKCD version with "Neil Gaiman, Wil Wheaton, Cory Doctorow,
Lawrence Lessig, Bruce Schneier, Jason Kottke,
Google Zurich, Hank Green, MC Frontalot, Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Mr. — Read the rest

Multiplayer Zork coming to your browser — Boing Boing Offworld

Now here's a nice bit of news from Offworld: Zork's going to be an MMO!

Today's guardedly optimistic revival: casual MMO developer Jolt (they of the recent Google Maps enhanced long-distance trucker MMO Trukz [which friend of Offworld Mathew Kumar recently detailed]) have announced a revival of Infocom's foundational text adventure Zork as a browser-based casual MMO.

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IT Crowd DVD has subtitles in leet


The IT Crowd DVDs have just shipped — with subtitles in leet! The IT Crowd is a convulsively funny British TV show about sysadmins, created by Graham Linehan, who is best known for writing the classic show Father Ted.

The IT Crowd's first six episodes ran last year on Channel 4, and was widely shared online, resulting in major commercial success, critical acclaim, and a renewed contract for another season of the show. — Read the rest