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Stack Overflow: More Funny Pages

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This week, I’m wading through my big stacks of picture books. Today I’ll introduce you to some of the funny ones, which are always my favorites. Continue reading

Why ‘Atomic Robo’ Is Your New Favorite Comic

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It’s about time that I introduced frustrated comic readers to my favorite comic, ‘Atomic Robo.’ Created by writer Brian Clevinger and artist Scott Wegener, it was published by Red 5 comics in late 2007, and nominated for an Eisner award the following year. Continue reading

Review: Kidz Gear Headphones With Mic

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If your kids aren’t just listening, but are also learning and creating with their devices in such a way that requires them to speak, they will need headphones that can do the complete job. But you’ll still want to protect their young ears from loud volumes. Continue reading

Young Sherlock Holmes Revisited

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Young Sherlock Holmes recently became available via Netflix “Instant Watch.” I was both excited and apprehensive because I remember really enjoying this movie, and, well, I’ve been badly burned by nostalgic revisits before. (I’m looking at you, Krull. I’m. Looking. … Continue reading

PaizoCon 2015 Four-Day Seattle Convention This Memorial Day Weekend

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PaizoCon 2015 is coming to Seattle this Memorial Day weekend. Hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels near the Seattle Airport, PaizoCon spans four days: Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25. Continue reading

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’

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‘Insurgent,’ the second installment of the ‘Divergent’ trilogy, opens tonight. Here are 10 things you should know before heading to the theater. Continue reading

Kickstarter Review: MudWatt Getting Dirty With STEM

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MudWatt is a microbial fuel cell kit that is intended to teach and spark an interest in energy, biology, physics, chemistry, and engineering across a wide-range of ages. Continue reading

The Dice Section #25: ‘Wrath of Ashardalon’ and the Perfect Dungeon Crawl

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This week on the podcast, we talk about the perennial geek favorite: the dungeon crawl. Why does the lure of loot always get us back down into those dark, dank catacombs? What makes the perfect dungeon crawl experience, and why do so many games fall just short of what we’re hoping for? We play Wrath of Ashardalon, one of the Dungeons & Dragons Adventure System games, and talk about everything from Descent: Journeys in The Dark to Diablo III. Continue reading

Comic Preview: ‘Archie vs. Predator’

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There’s a lot of weird things going on at Archie Comics these days. A complete reboot coming later this year by Mark Waid, author of ‘Kingdom Come,’ a planned hour-long TV show called ‘Riverdale,’ successful series around zombies and witches … and now: ‘Archie vs. Predator.’ Continue reading

One HDMI to Rule Them All: Mohu Channels

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I originally missed the (highly successful) crowdfunding campaign for Channels, the latest home entertainment innovation from HDTV antenna manufacturer Mohu. Thankfully, the team went out of their way to get me a review unit. I’ve been really impressed with Mohu in the past, and I’m happy to say that Channels continues this tradition. Continue reading

Kickstarter Review: ‘Zoo Webs’ Tabletop Game

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‘Zoo Webs’ is a new all ages tabletop game that launched on Kickstarter today. The game was developed by Clint Clark and his five-year-old son, a budding animal activist. The game promises to be both fun and educational for all ages. Continue reading

Kids Read Mean Tweets: Bullying Is Different But Still the Same

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December 9, 2009
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One doesn’t need to grow up as a geek in order to have been bullied, but it certainly helped. My parents and older brothers helped me cope with being bullied, as they had gone through the same experience. As a parent, I should feel confident that I can help my son through such inevitable tough times, but the landscape of bullying has changed. With the internet came anonymity, a comfortable distance from targets, and a much more public voice. Bullying in the 21st century is quite different from what I experienced as a child. A new viral video campaign from the Canadian Safe School Network seeks to help start the discussion. Continue reading