Author Archives: terraolsen

January 17

Have You Nerd Update

Hello readers! Have You Nerd is no longer publishing pieces for the foreseeable feature. However, we will keep the site live so you can still enjoy all the wonderful content on here! You can still follow Terra and Meg on Twitter. This post has been overdue for quite some time, so apologies for the delay, […]

July 12

Son of Geek

By: Terra Clarke Olsen [This article originally appeared in Seattle Weekly.] I wrote this article ages ago (…okay, not ages, but it feels like a lifetime ago), but sadly, I still find it relevant. Far too often, really. I wanted to share it on my blog with those who have been on this geektastic journey […]

June 15

Featured Kickstarter: The Unicorn Files Photo Book

By: TCO Warning, today’s Featured Kickstarter is totally self-promotion since it is my Kickstarter. ūüôā About a year¬†and a half ago, I started “The Unicorn Files: Debunking the Myth of the Female Geek,” a project¬†that highlights different geeky women in the community. And today, I’m launching a Kickstarter in the hopes of raising the funds […]

June 08

Seattle Geeks Speak Up: Black Widow Flash Mob #WeWantWidow

By: TCO On¬†June 6th, fan across the world¬†coordinated a huge flash mob sending a simple message: We Want Widow. Since the success of the Avengers,¬†fans have noticed a distinct¬†lack of Black Widow¬†merchandise. (There is even a Tumblr addressing the sheer volume of missing Black Widow merch.) One¬†geek blogger, Kristin Rielly, decided that it was time […]

June 01

MIT‚Äôs Origami Robot: Cutest Breakthrough Ever

By: TCO Well, they did it. MIT¬†created the cutest robot ever. But this robot is not just adorable, but functional beyond imagination.¬†It’s development is a¬†breakthrough that will change the science¬†world as we know it. This little robot can fold, move, swim, push, dig, and then dissolve! The robots are made out of sheets of plastic […]

May 22

Dresses Rule Everything Around Me: DREAM

By: TCO It’s finally starting to warm up enough in the Northwest to justify a dress shopping spree. Normally I don’t promote clothing from just one brand, but I was inspired by one of my favorite online retailers this morning when I saw this ad pop up on Facebook: This is by far the most […]

March 20

Featured Kickstarter: buddingSTEM, a Clothing Line for Geeky Girls

By:TCO While shopping for gifts for my friend’s soon to be born daughter, I was annoyed at the array of princess outfits but lack of things I know my friend would actually like. (Namely I was looking for anything and everything pirate since she¬†and her husband are essentially pirates…besides the whole stealing from people thing. […]

February 20

Geeky Items for Parenthood

By: TCO Hello from baby-land! Since baby Olsen entered the world in December,¬†I’ve been absent from the blog world…and the Internet world…and let’s be honest,¬†the social world as well. This whole parenting thing has been a wild journey with lots of ups and downs. But luckily for current and soon-to-be parents, nerds have made the […]

December 12

Gift Guide: Science and Math Nerds

By: TCO Here are a few of our favorite geeky gifts for the science and math geeks in your life!   Gifts for Math Geeks   Math Glasses $38; UncommonGoods¬†   Pi Scarf $45; ThinkGeek   Math Mug $13; PhilosophersGuild   Pi Basket¬† $118;UncommonGoods   Pi Earrings $5; ThinkGeek   Gifts for Astronomy¬†Geeks   Hubble […]

December 10

Gift Guide: Eat, Drink, & Be Merry

By: TCO Our favorite gifts for foodies, mixologists,¬†winos, and¬†hosts.   Gifts for the Foodie Geek Miracle Berry Fruit Tablets¬† $15; ThinkGeek   Molecular Gastronomy Kit $49-65; Uncommon Goods   The Sriracha Cookbook $15; ThinkGeek Cutting Board with iPad Stand $75; Williams Sonoma¬† Cooking for Geeks $24; Powell’s Books Gifts for the Wine Geek¬†   Constellation […]

December 08

Nerdy Ugly Christmas Sweaters

By: TCO The ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ has become somewhat of a staple among holiday celebrations the¬†past few years to the point that you can even buy kits at department stores to make your own. Needless to say, I think it might be time to change up the trend a bit. Enter: Nerdy Christmas Sweaters. These […]

December 03

Gift Guide: Geeky Kids

By: TCO The holidays are fast approaching and many are scrambling to get their holiday shopping done. Once again, we’ve composed a list of geeky gifts to help you find the perfect present for the nerd in your life. In our first segment of this year’s¬†gift guide, ¬†we’re focusing on the perfect gifts for the […]