Category Archives: Evergreen

20 Most Popular Posts of GeekDad/GeekMom History

20 Most Popular Posts of GeekDad/GeekMom History

We’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of GeekDad this month, and so we’ve been doing a log of digging through our history (over 30,000 published posts) and remembering some of the greatest hits. Can you believe we’ve had over 100 MILLION pageviews? It’s incredible!

We thought it would be fun to take a look at the most popular posts we’ve had over the years. Many of these are older, because back in the Wired days, if one of our posts went viral, it REALLY went viral. But that’s okay, we’re much happier now, and grateful that we can continue to bring you great geeky family content. Read More

Fun With a Macro Lens

Fun With a Macro Lens

I first heard about macro lenses–oh, I don’t know when. But from the very beginning, I knew I wanted one. Close-up shots are great fun to take and to look at, to see small things large, to see all the minute detail. Beauty in the every day. Read More

Science Finally Proves Superiority of Geek Brain

Science Finally Proves Superiority of Geek Brain

Studies show that “cultural dysfluency” — Halloween plates on Labor Day, a purple wedding tux, a “good riddance” obituary — jolts brains from complacency and makes people perform better on cognitive tests. This, my friends, is why the geek brain thinks while the mainstream brain coasts. Read More

A Great Weekend Project — DIY Arcade Controller

A Great Weekend Project — DIY Arcade Controller

While writing projects are in full swing, I often tend to collect small DIY projects that remain stacked on shelves until I have some of that free time… I’ve recently finished up writing two books that are now heading to the printer, and I find myself with some free time. I should be putting together a proposal for my next book, but instead I’ve reached for a small box of parts.
This past weekend’s project was quick and simple (relatively speaking), and I had a very easy gauge for determining its success or failure … would I be able to play the classic Atari 2600 game, Adventure, as it was meant to be played? Read More