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.

Tonino Lamborghini Quantum Headphones Isolate Extremely Clear Sound

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These stylin’ in-ear headphones produce extremely clear sound while staying snugly in your ears. 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.

Measure Wind Speed With the Vaavud Smartphone Wind Meter

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For those who love weather enough to carry a (very) portable Smartphone Wind Meter around with them, Vaavud has your back. 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 First Ever Hello Kitty Con—You Heard Me Right

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Spend a long weekend with your favorite Sanrio characters this fall in Los Angeles. 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.

As If Regular Bonsai Weren’t Small Enough…

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For those of us who prefer exceptionally tiny plants… 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 Abandoned Island in the Middle of New York City

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Imagine what an island would look like, in the middle of New York City, after years of nature’s reclamation. 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.

A New Translation of Old: Selected Fables

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Selected Fables gathers together many of the traditional fables by Jean de La Fontaine, now translated from the French. 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.

Today’s Document: Learn About History, One Document at a Time

George Washington's Oath of Office, National Archives. (See more than page one at http://todaysdocument.tumblr.com/post/84322163697/congressarchives-225th-anniversary-of-the-first)

The National Archives’ Today’s Document project brings history to life through primary sources. 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.

What Makes a Good Fidget Widget?

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How we fiddle, fidget, and doodle says a lot about our creative process. Some folks are trying to get into the science behind our behaviors. 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.

You Will Want to Own Letters of Note

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Every letter I read I end up saying, “Wow.” when I read it. The alternate history of what never was embodied in the letter written in case the first moon landing was unsuccessful. Mothers giving up their babies, the foundlings. Francis Crick sharing his co-discoveries about DNA with his son before the world heard about it. This is one book I will read, re-read, savor, and use to teach my children. 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.

10 Reasons the History of Science Matters

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Studying the history of science allows you to have a glimpse into both the history of the world and into just how we discovered everything we know about the world. Those moments of discovery may seem anti-climactic to us now, but imagine not having discovered them at all. Imagine living without that knowledge. 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.

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.