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2016 Holiday Geek Gift Guide

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:55:56 +0000

Another Black Friday has passed us by. It’s now Cyber Monday and the beginning of cyber week (is that new? how long have we called it cyber week?) so that means it’s time for another Holiday Geek Gift Guide. This is the 13th year I’ve created a gift guide. It started as a way for... Read more »



Doom 2 Seinfeld Edition

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:37:24 +0000

A brilliant developer (and Seinfeld fan) Doug Keener has created a Seinfeld version of Doom 2… and it’s awesome! You can download and play the game too.



Amazon Dash Button for Mentos

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 02:15:31 +0000

If ever there was a frivolous device it’s the Amazon Dash Button. Unfortunately, they made one I couldn’t turn down. You all know that I’m obsessed with Mentos, so when I discovered there was a Dash Button that would send me Mentos at the touch of a button, I had to order it. It showed... Read more »



Making My House a Bit Smarter with SmartThings

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:29:13 +0000

I have been thinking about how to make my home smarter for a little while now, but never really had a truly compelling reason to make the investment. The most common use of smart home devices seemed to be turning on and off lights, which didn’t really appeal to me. I think a physical light... Read more »



Present Wrapping of the Future

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:16:04 +0000

I was doing some shopping a few weeks ago at a local artists store and found an interesting item called a Japanese Furoshiki. It’s a colored cloth used to wrap presents in Japan (with no paper waste). There are a number of ways you an use it to wrap different shaped objects. The diagram to... Read more »



2015 Holiday Geek Gift Guide

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 22:47:35 +0000

Black Friday 2015 has just come and gone, so it’s time for another Holiday Geek Gift Guide. I’ve been updating these gift guides for quite a few years to help with my own gift shopping for friends and family. I like  technology and gadgets (and general geekery) so I also like to give technology and... Read more »



Mentos Mentors

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:46:47 +0000

Well done, Mentos… well done. Kids giving adults live advice on making friends and meeting people. Mentos, the real-life equivalent of a friend request.



Business Card Video Game

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:15:06 +0000

Business cards = boring Business cards that play video games = AWESOME! A kickstarter project called Arduboy has taken an Arduino board and stripped it down to its core components, making it small enough to fit into a credit-card sized package. The entire thing is just 1.6mm thick! So while it’s probably not priced cheap... Read more »



Makerbase

Sun, 16 Aug 2015 04:33:20 +0000

Anil Dash and Gina Trapani (the awesome people who created Thinkup – check it out if you haven’t heard of it) recently launched a new site called Makerbase. The new site is a big database of digital projects and the people who made them. It’s kind of an IMDb for makers and their projects. Just... Read more »



The 1980’s JC Penney Christmas Catalogs

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 02:29:18 +0000

A real hero named Wishbook on Flickr has taken the time to lovingly scan a large number of holiday catalogs from going back to the late 60’s through the early 90’s (including the big Sears and JC Penny Wish Books). I can remember scouring these catalogs as a child picking out what I wanted for... Read more »