seasons greetings

Here's wishing you a very merry December!

Did you know that on 10th December it'll be 195 years since Ada Lovelace was born? Or that the 9th of December is the anniversary of the day, back in 1979, that scientists certified the global eradication of smallpox? The 17th is Humphry Davy's birthday, and the 26th is Charles Babbage's?

More geek-tastic notes like this as well as gorgeous images of icons of nerdery such as this* can be yours if you buy a Geek Calendar!

* The photo is of academic and journalist Aleks Krotoski, taken by Greg Funnell in the Guardian podcast studios. Card design by Cosima Dinkel. This image is an out-take, the actual shot of Aleks can be seen here.