Long ago in a blog far away I wrote about the first of The Wizard of Time books. The Wizard of Time broke one of my rules of reading fiction. Do not hurt children! I don't read books that include people hurting children. You can endanger children, you can kill children, what I don't like are…Continue
Added by Glenn Gass on May 31, 2013 at 2:13am — No Comments
Don't worry, the Geek Dad community was not devoured by living shadows. After the exodus from Wired, we simply moved on to the new Geek Dad site (http://www.geekdad.com). Project and discussion forums are up and running, with members already taking part in new and interesting conversations.
You may be asking, "But what about all of my wonderful content on this site?"…Continue
Added by Randy Slavey on May 10, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments
Okay, I got a little smarter this time - going to post this here as a blog post, so people can reply directly.
With us having to leave Wired, we're also going to have to leave this community behind (the Ning account being used, as well as all the coding, belong to Wired). But it sounds like there's enough passion and interest here to keep something going. So, what I'd like to do is set up a bbPress (Wordpress forum plugin) installation on GeekDad.com, and get as many folks here who…Continue
Here are some links to a presentation at the Stoneham Public Library (on facebook):Continue
Added by Phil Rossoni on April 21, 2013 at 7:06am — No Comments
Pilots in training at a public library near you
Added by Phil Rossoni on April 21, 2013 at 6:18am — No Comments
Tolkien started writing fiction shortly after WWI, when he was 25 years old. More than 20 years later, and already a seasoned writer, he presented some important elements of what he thought about fantasy for the Andrew Lang lecture at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His essay: "On Fairy-Stories", sums up…Continue
Added by Mar Ruiz on April 5, 2013 at 9:52am — No Comments
(Note I have set with this post hidden for nearly three months. I didn't open post it at the time because I wanted to let myself cool off before posting and to also prevent some faculty at my sons school from happening across it and then making things worse for my son and the other students. Since then other things have happened so I am reposting it today with…Continue
Michael D. Sellers' book John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood came across my kindle as a third party gift from a fellow movie buff. I woke up one morning and found it and a copy of all the John Carter books in the public domain sitting in a email.
I know you might be…Continue
Added by Glenn Gass on March 7, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
Just completed a home office after the oldest moved out. This is the centerpiece - and it ain't what it used to be, but she's still got it where it counts. Or something.Continue
Lately I am frustrated with the lack of digital literacy in the 21st century. It's like a cruel joke -- we have the greatest technology known to human achievement (since the aliens wiped out Atlantis, that is -- or so ancient astronaut theorists contend...) -- but so very few of us are truly conversant in how…Continue
Added by Jayson Peters on February 28, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Rt.com is reporting a meteor came down in the Ural Mountains in Russia. The meteor hit at 9:30am local time or 3:30 GMT which is 10:30 pm Eastern standard time. It exploded in the skys above the City of Chelyabinsk. The Flash from the exploding meteor could be seen as far away as…Continue
Just wanted to give a shout out to all the other dads as we celebrate my son's 4th "re-birthday" today. It was 4 years ago today that we took him in to the ER as he was unresponsive. After a 7 hour surgery we were told it was cancer. They had removed a golf ball sized tumor from his brain. After 31 radiation treatments and a year and a half of chemotherapy, he is still without evidence of disease, and we cherish every moment, of ever hour, of every day.
I love reading to my daughters. For the last couple of years my wife and I have been reading Young Adult novels with/to our oldest, the Elder Extroverted One, who is a mature ten year old. It blew up after she tackled the Harry Potter series. For awhile it was difficult to get her to read anything that wasn't Harry Potter but…Continue
Added by Joel Becker on January 29, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
(Image from Gamewright's site: http://www.gamewright.com/gamewright/index.php?section=games&page=game&show=245)
I put this game on my wishlist about a year ago and this Christmas a relative came through and sent it to us as a gift. My daughters did not seem very interested in playing when I showed them the game tin, but I went into the dining…Continue
I’m kicking myself for not thinking of this one earlier, but baby + video games might be a problem. This morning, I was speaking to a friend of mine with a 15-month old son, and asked how much gaming he has gotten in since the birth. “Um… I played Mario Galaxy for about fifteen minutes once.”
Somewhere in the caverns of my mind, I was aware that the PlayStation and Wii…Continue
What are the APEGBC Science Games?
As part of National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM), APEGBC is pleased to launch the 2013 Science Games. This fun filled event will gather…Continue
Added by Kevin Gillett on December 18, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Happy Kids. Remember this is what school is normally. Don't forget but don't obsess either. TV and Radio and the internet make it very hard for us to remember that life goes on and we have to as well. The Media sells fear but you don't have be a buyer.
Tell your kids you love them and it can't ever happen here. Because it won't happen here. Odds are…Continue
Added by Glenn Gass on December 15, 2012 at 5:17am — No Comments
Like many of our family projects, this one came from seeing an item in a store and saying, “heck, we could make one of those, and probably better...or at least bigger.” We were in the Christmas aisle admiring the gingerbread houses when we realized that 3 out of 4 members of our family don’t even like…Continue
Added by Randy Slavey on December 10, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
As I detailed in an earlier posting, Lego's WeDo software has had compatibility issues with new versions of Flash (Windows and Mac) and Mac OS X. Lego Education's WeDo download page offers a number of patches. I had to do a complete uninstall of the original WeDo package, but the new patches appear to work. For the Mac, there is now a python script run from Terminal which properly…Continue
Added by Robert Ferguson on December 10, 2012 at 6:20pm — No Comments
I should know better by now. Should’ve grown out of it. But I haven’t (and don’t want to). I’m a 36 year old Street Fighter fan and this past weekend myself and two friends took the long trip up to Telford from London to compete in Capcom’s…Continue
Added by Wayne McManus on December 7, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments