Jenny Williams

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Easier Computing With the Pi Dock-It Pro iPad Case

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The Pi Dock-It Pro types like a dream when you need to be long winded on your iPad. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

The Curiosity Cycle: Keep Your Kids Learning and Growing

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One of our jobs as parents is to keep our kids learning, keeping them curious about the world and
adapting to changes in society. This is actually not difficult to do, but it does take effort, and
learning about how kids learn is extremely helpful for this task. The Curiosity Cycle will help you accomplish this. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Fun With History: The Bayeux Tapestry

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The Bayeux Tapestry is an important piece of history, and now you can make your own virtual collage in the same style. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Anxiety Comes in Many Forms (Psst! You’re Not Alone!)

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Many geeks experience anxiety, and sometimes panic attacks. These comics illustrate some common experiences. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

An Unexpected Email From SETI

Phoenix Lander on Mars, the microscope shot the larger image, and the inset one is my augite photo. Larger photo: Public Domain from NASA. Inset photo: Jenny Williams

A hike almost two years ago becomes a lead for a scientist from SETI. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Random Geek Roundup #14

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This installment of Random Geek Roundup gives us an insight into the reading habits of Charles Darwin, how they make curling ice, the origins of World War I, and more. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Danger Mouse Could Be Making a Comeback!

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Those in control of such things are very strongly considering bringing Danger Mouse back into production! Continue reading

Jenny Williams

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

John Kovalic’s ROFL Will Make You LOL

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GeekDad John Kovalic has a brand new board game out, and it will make you ROFL. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Kentucky Bill Allows Computer Science to Satisfy High School Foreign Language Credit

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The Kentucky Senate recently passed a bill which will change how many high school students approach their foreign language credit. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Lonely Planet Covers More Ground With New Best Trips Books

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Lonely Planet’s Best Trips series of books are the only books you need to plan your next road trip. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Scottevest Protects Your Data With Their Blackout Pockets

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Blackout Pockets from Scottevest help protect your data from being hacked. These aren’t just for spies. They are for all of us. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Bob Boyle’s Rosie & Rex: A Nose for Fun! Is a Hoot

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Bob Boyle crafts another masterpiece book for children, with two new stars, Rosie & Rex. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Tegu, Quality Toys to Save for the Grandkids

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Tegu blocks and toys are made from high quality, sustainably harvested wood in Honduras. They are beautiful, fun, and functional. You’ll want to save these for your grandkids when your own kids are done with them. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Wallace and Gromit‘s Comic Strips, Now in Book Form!

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The first year of Wallace & Gromit comic strips from The Sun newspaper are now in book form! Continue reading

Jenny Williams

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

PANTONE: 35 Inspirational Color Palettes Helps the Color-Challenged

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Have trouble putting colors together to make things look nice? This basic but useful book will help you very much. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.