The Weekly, Geekly Rewind: August 27, 2012

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What’s Happening

GeekMom Rachel recently got to poke the mind of a geek icon. Check out her interview with Gerald Casale, founding member of the band DEVO.

It’s the last week before Labor Day, but don’t despair: Laura’s 35 Ways to Make Summer Last is all you need.

Melissa’s adventures extend beyond the GeekMom universe, read about her “big long snake-encounter-at-wildlife-refuge post” — her novel The Prairie Thief hits shelves this Tuesday!

GeekMom Helene has been providing some priceless tips for budding photographers. Read Part One: Light and Part Two: Focus!

Education & Community:

Jen’s guide to to IEP is a must-read.

With school getting underway in most of the country over the next month, many will be participating in iPad Pilot programs, testing out the new technology with the new generation of learners. Last year GeekMom Sarah sat down with the administrator of one such program in Maine: read part one and part two.

And check out 9 hacks for creating a closer community, including new online neighborhood networking services.

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody on ‘ukulele? Winning!

Homer’s Odyssey is pure entertainment when it’s an epic audio version from Odds Bodkin.

All About Tesla

Underwire reports on the upcoming Tesla docudrama

We celebrate Tesla’s birthday

About the Oatmeal’s Tesla museum plans

33,333 donations and counting

Science & Weather

Check out the iPhone app that helps with weather awareness

And speaking of which, here’s Patricia’s tips on how to stay aware.

Endocrine disruptors that can affect not only our health but may damage us in ways that go on for generations. This hearkens back to a post by Laura, with research showing even BPA-free plastics also stimulate estrogenic activity in human cells.

GeekMom at Dragon*Con

How to find GeekMom at Dragon*Con

What’s new for 2012 at Dragon*Con

Links We Love

Beautiful bento box slideshow

Kids need to not be afraid of strangers anymore, there are other threats.

Sandals that leave behind animal footprints? Where were these when I was a kid?

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Natania Barron is a Gryffindor, a Took, and a Greyjoy (mostly because of the squid).