Wear the Apple Watch With Style With the Lowry Cuff

Wear the Apple Watch With Style With the Lowry Cuff

I’ve always been interested in watches but I have never considered myself a watch enthusiast. In fact, when Apple Watch was released I had to get used to wearing a watch again since my watch went to live in a drawer once the original iPhone was released in 2007. So it was a big leap of faith for me to spring for leather cuff band for my Apple Watch, and I have to say I am really glad I did. Read More

Bose Soundlink On-Ear Headphones: Battle Gear for the Cube Farm

Bose Soundlink On-Ear Headphones: Battle Gear for the Cube Farm

Headphones are a very personal choice. But once you have a listen and determine they sound good to you, what then? Are they comfortable for long periods of time? Will they stand up to heavy use? Do they have the features you need? Can they survive the hostile environment of a cube farm? I’ll try to answer these questions and more about the Bose Soundlink On-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones. Read More

Review: Casio PX-5S Stage Piano

Review: Casio PX-5S Stage Piano

I’ve only had my “new” stage piano for about 18 months now, so I guess it’s about time to write about it. I’ve been playing some variant of a keyboard (organ, piano, keyboards) since I was 8 years old. As soon as I got good enough I started playing in church and have been doing so off and on ever since. Read More

Old School Wallets for Today’s Tech Geeks

Old School Wallets for Today’s Tech Geeks

Being a parent, you know how important a wallet can be because it seems like you are forever having to pull it out of your pocket. If you are going to use something that often, why not make sure it has a touch of class and serves a secondary function? Maybe go a little “old school”… Read More

CARROT Hunger: Lose Weight Like a Geek

CARROT Hunger: Lose Weight Like a Geek

Like any other middle-aged GeekDad, my metabolism is starting to slow down and the time I have available for exercise is decreasing. What is a geek to do? So, of course, I turned to technology and found a highly entertaining and abusive app called CARROT Hunger: Talking Calorie Counter and CARROT has been whipping me into shape ever since. Read More

How to Survive a ‘Star Wars’ Hollywood Studios Weekend

How to Survive a ‘Star Wars’ Hollywood Studios Weekend

I am just about the biggest ‘Star Wars’ geek you will ever meet and I live near Orlando, Florida, so it might surprise you to learn that last weekend was my first ‘Star Wars’ Weekend ever! It might also surprise you that I was not even remotely prepared for the crowds I encountered, despite having visited nearly all the Orlando theme parks before. What follows is a survival guide should you decide to take the ‘Star Wars’ pilgrimage to this must-see event. Read More

Book Review: ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen – 2015 Edition

Book Review: ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen – 2015 Edition

‘Getting Things Done’ (also known as the GTD system) is a task management methodology. Before you dismiss this book (and this article) as boring hear this: GTD changed my life about seven years ago when I read David Allen’s book and implemented his system. If you are a geeky parent like me and want to have more time to do the things you enjoy–and be able to enjoy them even more because you know you aren’t dropping the ball somewhere else–then this book is for you. Read More

Doing the Two-Smartphone Shuffle

Doing the Two-Smartphone Shuffle

You know who I’m talking about even if I’m not specifically talking about you. This is the person that comes into a meeting at work and plops down a stack of smartphones on the conference room table. I have recently joined the two smartphone club, and because I see so many others like me struggling to do this dance properly I thought it was time to help make things a little easier. Read More