I was at the grocery store last weekend when I saw this article in Philadelphia magazine (I live near Philly) about the (alleged) sorry lives of modern boys. I have 2 modern boys and so I found the…Continue
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For the second year in a row, my two sons and I headed out today for Free Comic Book Day - a promotional day where the comic industry produces special free books and participating comic stores give…Continue
Just read a great article on wired about Linus Torvalds, the man who started the Linux kernel.
Great stuff. I love journalism that goes deep and gets information from the source, instead of just reposting web rumors.
But, am I the only one who feels like the story is a little bit of a tragedy? The only big payout he gets from Linux taking over…Continue
So I tend to be a bit of a hoarder, at least of electronics. My piles of old motherboards, power supplies, pc cards, and mystery boxes labeled 'Linksys' had gotten a bit out of hand, so my wife insisted recently that I put some aside for the boys to 'take apart', which I reluctantly agreed to do, assuming that we'd carefully disassemble things and look at them and possibly put them back together, carefully.
Not many days later, I entered the kitchen to see my precious hoard being…Continue
First, this Geekdad idea is great! I have two boys, 10 and 6, and I've resigned myself to the label of 'geek' or something analogous. As I get used to posting under my own name and not a snarky and ironic acronym accompanied by a portrait of an 80's robot, I think this will be a good place to exchange stories and ideas.
So, first post. My sons are both homeschooled. My oldest is both gifted and has Asperger's, so public school was not working. They are both thriving being…Continue