About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Free Comic Book Day is May 3rd and Stan Lee Wants You There!

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Stan Lee has a simple message: go get free comic books. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

I Miss Douglas Adams

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I miss Douglas Noel Adams. I miss him like I would miss a friend and mentor who will no longer be able to share his words of wisdom and bizarre philosophies. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

The GeekDads Guide to SXSW 2014: 10 Must-see Events at the Nation’s Largest Interactive Festival

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I can’t tell you every session or event to be at, but I can recommend ten events that every geek dad should go to. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Do You Want Your Daughter to Excel at Math and Science? Get a Little Help From GEMS

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GEMS was started to address the well documented but underserved problem of girls not taking high-level math and science classes in high school, thereby limiting their college and career options. It has evolved over the years into a full-focus STEM program, addressing the dearth of female engineers and computer scientists, in addition to the workforce problem of low numbers of female workers in these fields. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Batgirl Goes Bombshell in New DC Statue

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Last week, DC released the latest statue, Batgirl as an aviator ($125), complete with batcape parachute. I asked Ant Lucia, the illustrator behind the line, a few questions about the new line and his inspirations. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

You Won’t Believe What Merlin the Magician Is Up To These Days

Merlin The IT Help Operator

This hysterical little film written by Simon Gurrier and staring the indomitable David Warner needs a Hugo nomination. Can you help out? Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

What Am I Doing in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Years? Let Me Check My Schedule

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What will you be doing in one hundred quintillion years? Find out with this handy timeline. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Watch This: Who Do Teens Trust?

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You can’t fool the children of the digital revolution… or can you? GeekDad’s own Jason CranfordTeague shared his thoughts at the recent MoDev East conference. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

10 Things Sci-fi Promised Us That DID Happen in 2013 (or Thereabout)

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Last week I published a list of top 10 things science fiction promised us that didn’t happen in 2013. So, lest you think I’m completely negative, let’s take a look at a few things that did happen in 2013… Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

10 Things Science Fiction Promised Us That DIDN’T Happen in 2013

The Jetson’s flying car is never going to happen. Deal with it.

Science fiction makes a lot of predictions about the future — that’s really the point, isn’t it? The best science fiction looks at the future, trying to see where we are headed and what it will be like when we get there. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Whovian Holiday Wish List

Whovian Holiday Wish List

Here’s our wish list with a Whovian holiday/winter theme. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Have Yourself an Angsty Little Christmas: 12 Geeky Holiday Tunes to Raise Your Spirits

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The winter solstice is a time of joy and merriment. It’s a time to visit family, to renew old friendships, and commune in a spirit of love, brotherhood and sisterhood with our fellow Homo sapiens. It’s no wonder, then, that this season has produced some of the most angst-filled music ever heard, and no one knows how to throw down the angst like a geek.

Here are 12 great and geeky holiday tunes to help you alleviate your holiday angst. Continue reading

Win an OUYA Gaming System for the Holidays!

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This week, GeekDad is giving away a brand new OUYA gaming system unit to our readers. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

OUYA: A Good Gaming System for Geeks

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The OUYA has been misunderstood as a gaming console system to compete with the big names. It’s not that. It’s actually something much better. A gaming system that’s quick and easy to play and program. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Find a Classic Book From Taschen for Everyone on Your Shopping List

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Taschen prints books worth owning. Books that you want to hold and turn the pages. Pull out and read, share them with your friends, or read to your children. Let me share a few that you may want to consider as we enter the 2013 gift giving season. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.

Find Bluetooth Speakers For Everyone on Your Shopping List

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I wanted to share four speakers I’ve been testing for the last couple of months. All four work with most Bluetooth enabled devices, including Mac, iOS and Android; include rechargeable batteries, and a line out for directly connecting to devices. But there the similarities end. The size and features are different, but, more importantly, the price for each vary greatly, but so does the sound quality. Continue reading

About Jason CranfordTeague

Jason spends his time playing video games with his wife and kids, designing web sites (like GeekDad), and writing books about the aforementioned topics. His most recent book is CSS3: Visual Quickstart available at finer book stores everywhere.