I’m not sure you’re fully able to raise a geek without a book like Star Wars: Millennium Falcon- A 3-D Owner’s Guide! For a massive price of $2.66 (down from around$20) you really can’t go wrong in picking this little gem up.
The Millennium Falcon as you’ve never seen it before! This novelty format dissects the most famous ship in the galaxy section-by-section, revealing the ship’s secrets and special modifications. Includes technical notes from Han Solo as well as a detailed overview of each of the ship’s main functions.
At a minimum check out the great Millennium Falcon video they put together to celebrate this fine ship!
Think Geek has the Star Wars Chewbacca Messenger Bag which for less than $75 is my kind of geekery! For those that know me there is a particular similarity between Chewbacca’s long and lanky stature and my own (sans the Walking Carpet part). Anyway I thought this was a pretty cool messenger bag with the ability to fully embrace that Star Wars geek in you! Not bad for a bag that is able to hold that 11″ Macbook Air or iPad. Remember even in Geekery:
Do or do not, there is no try! -Master Jedi Yoda
[via Think Geek]
If you haven’t discovered The Internet Map yet I recommend checking it out. Each one of the circles represents a domain, short for domain name, within the Internet (or Cyber Domain). The larger the circle the higher amount of traffic the website receives. As users switch between websites they forms links. The stronger the link, the closer the websites are arrange to each other. Make sure you allot enough time to explore this vast map but take note of a few things while you’re enjoying the hard work the creator put in to the visual rendering.
- Check out the big circles first (obviously - its like missing Jupiter in our Solar System)
- Dive deep and check out the tiny circles (it isn’t necessary to enter the Deep Web or start up Tor, but roam around and look at some of the smaller stuff domains)
- Look at where the big circles exist (e.g. Baidu.com which is popular in China)
- Examine the extension type (e.g. com, net, tv, info, etc.)
- Discover the importance and focus on language specific sites (e.g. “cn” for China, “fr” for France, etc.)
There have been many advances that have played significant key roles in how we, average end users, “see” the Internet. One of the major thing that changes how end users ingest the Internet is dependent a sites allowances for multilingual pages. Having content in multiple languages is nothing new but the importance being placed on it has definitely increased.
There is a balance though before you start adding countless languages to your site. The technology advancing translation applications like is moving faster then most believe. So unless you are up in the 6-7 figure range with your domain or website(s) there is probably little benefit to having your content translated for you in today’s market.
[via The Internet Map]
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