How To Become A LEGO Millionaire

Could you make a living selling LEGO?  With worsening economic conditions, rampant layoffs, and companies going belly-up, more than a few people have been looking around for alternate sources of income.  Traditional retail isn’t really an option; besides the fact that retail sales have been plummeting, stocking, staffing and paying the expenses on a retail […]

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What a Fantastic Contraption

Fantastic Contraption is a fun physics puzzle game where you create assorted machines to reach a goal.   You can play 20 levels for free at their site.  If spending money is your thing, $10 will give you access to a level editor as well as the ability to try out other players saved work.  Good […]

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GeekDad Has Joined Facebook!

The GeekDads are pleased to announce that we now have an official Facebook page.  At the moment, it contains only a feed of the blog and of the GeekDad Flickr group, but we’ll put some more content up there in days to come. If you enjoy reading GeekDad, please check out the Facebook page and […]

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NASA Image of the Day on the iPhone

I know that there is a large percentage of the GeekDad readers who also follow the NASA Image of the Day feed, which always carries cool and wonderful space pictures.  Well, over at the ToughTurtle site, Todd Barnes has pulled all that content into a really nice iPhone web application.  Take a look! Link to […]

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Flat Stanley Gets A Lawyer

Is it true?  Could this favorite two-dimensional, globetrotting, camera hogging, celebrity-consorting, children’s book character really be going to The Slammer?  The Big House?  Well, fortunately that’s not going to happen.  But that doesn’t mean the little guy isn’t in a mess of controversy and courtroom drama.  I would have put up a photo, but you […]

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Bad Dad: No Net Nanny

Despite my wife’s initial disapproval, I have removed all forms of net nanny software from the kid’s computer.  They now surf unhindered by the arbitrary limits of the ambiguous cyber-morality-police.  The experience has been great for all of us because they do not need my approval to visit every new variant of Disney.com or Cartoon […]

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Strange Maps Lays it Out

I found this on the web a while ago: Strange Maps. If you ever wanted to see the geographical distribution of cannibalism, which states have the most overweight people, or the floorplan of Sherlock Holmes’s flat at 221B Baker Street, it’s right there.  Strange Maps hosts an eclectic array of maps, from the informative and […]

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Introducing Your Kids to the Web: Shopping

I wasn’t paying much attention to how my boys were using their computer time last week.  The laptop hummed on the dining room table as they plotted together.  Over three daily sessions, they covered an oversized sheet of paper with Lego products, quantities and prices copied from the website. Their list was heavy with Bionicles […]

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Zombie Harmony Dating Website

Because the apocalypse doesn’t have to be lonely. I want to find someone with braaaaaains! Disclaimer: ZombieHarmony is for zombies only. We advise signing up for ZombieHarmony only if you lack a pulse, have limited motor skills, or feel an intense desire to feast on human beings. We are not responsible for lost or ingested […]

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GeekDad Coat of Arms

Here’s something fun to play with in your idle online hours.  The Scion motor company has a flash website for building your own modern family crest.  I, of course, figured we needed a GeekDad family crest.  What do you think? Link to the Scion crest site.

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Respect the Code

From the intersection of “unbelievable” and “Easter Egg” comes news that Google Reader contains what is, perhaps, the ultimate inside joke for geeks and gamers. As revealed by Blogoscope, if you enter the primordial Konami Code (sans “Start”) via your keyboard – Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A – your unread […]

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Here’s a MMORPG I’m Waiting For

I just found out that one of my favorite pen-and-paper RPGs, Champions, is now under development as a Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game.  I am stoked (and yes, I know that City of Heroes is already out there).  Champs – a RPG where you play superheroes trying to save, or supervillains trying to take over, […]

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Wil Wheaton Swears by GeekDad

When I heard that Writer, Actor, and friend of GeekDad, Mr. Wil Wheaton was going to be just down the road at the San Jose Supercon this weekend, I resolved to go and say hello in person for all us GeekDads.  Wil was kind enough to record a message for all of us: But, like […]

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A GeekDad Jotts Down Some Thoughts

Jott is literally blowing my mind. I asked for help a couple of weeks ago to get some GeekDad organizing tips/suggestions to get a handle on the geek life that I’m living. Balancing schedules with little league, and bowling league, and drama, and birthday parties and everything else that goes into raising kids. And for […]

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GeekDad: The Music Video

Are there many GeekDads out there like me, who put together a music/video/slideshow of the year’s family photos around Christmas, to send to friends and family?  Well, if you’re that kind of geek, then get ready to save yourself a few days of work next time around.  I was listening to the Net@Night podcast with […]

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