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Posts on Regator:12558
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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Wayback Machine | iPads Are Not a Miracle for Children With Autism

The iPad has received evangelical coverage in the media and blogosphere, especially when it comes to autism. Parents have flocked to the device and governments and other organizations that support children with a disability have been hit hard with requests...

Preview: A GeekDad Brings Lego Fun to Indian Kids in Need

One GeekDad contributor heads to Delhi with LEGO fun for some underprivileged kids.

Wayback Machine | Great Geek Debates: Legend versus Labyrinth

Ahh, the eighties! A formative time for many of us GeekDads, and a time of energetic, if not always excellent, experimentation when it came to fantasy and science fiction in film. Take for example the topics of our current GGD:...

Watch This | The Hobbit on DVD and Blu-ray: Peter Jackson Sucks Us In Again

As of today, (March 19), you can buy a physical copy of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99, on 5-Disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, and on 2-Disc DVD Special Edition for...

Webcomics We Love | Dork Tower Tuesday

Find the Dork Tower webcomic archives, DT printed collections, more cool comics, awesome games and a whole lot more at the Dork Tower website: www.dorktower.com.

Watch This | Bioshock Infinite In-Depth Preview With Director Ken Levine

With Bioshock Infinite approaching release this month, we had the chance to sit down with Ken Levine, creative director behind the game and studio, to find out what inspired him to make another Bioshock game.

Best Practices of Spell Design: Another Programming Journey

Following up on his earlier book, Computational Fairy Tales, Jeremy Kubica brings us more education in programming through stories in his newest book, this time dealing with the best practices of writing software.

Behind the Scenes with Oz, the Great and Powerful

One might assume that, like other recent films, Oz the Great and Powerful takes place in an entirely computer-generated environment. Surprisingly, it doesn't. Producer Joe Roth explains, "I think one of the misconceptions is that we were making a CGI...

GeekDad Approved | Parlez-Vous Geek? Two GeekDads Featured on French TV Doc

Last year, GeekDad editor Ken Denmead and GeekDad contributor Ethan Gilsdorf were approached by French filmmakers to be interviewed for a comprehensive documentary about the history of geek culture, La revanche des Geeks. Translated: The Revenge of the Geeks.

GeekDad Dinner Discussion: Raindrops Won’t Kill You

This week's topic for dinner discussion asks why rain falling thousands of feet won't hurt you but other objects can ruin your day.

Puzzle me this! | GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: drowssorC Puzzle

DrowSsorc? Is this another RA Salvatore reference, like Arach-Tinilith? No, it's actually just the word "crossword" as in "crossword puzzle," backwards. Technically, this week's GeekDad Puzzle of the Week is more of a cross-number puzzle, but then I won't...

Watch This | Cool TEDx Talk by PBS Producer Making Awesome Educational Kids Apps

Bill Shribman is a photographer and a Senior Executive Producer at WGBH Public Television - you know, the folks who make all those great kids shows? They also make the apps to go with those shows, and in this TEDx...

Game on! | Hands-On With Disney Infinity Cars Playset

I had a chance to go hands-on with the toys from the first Playset expansion for Disney Infinity. Here's our close-up assessment of Lightning McQueen, Holley Shiftwell, Francesco Bernoulli and Mater in Disney Infinity style.

It Takes a Village to Create a Great Board Game

Overview:  Each player controls several generations of a family in a 1700s-era village, but in addition to managing workers and resources, players must also consider time. In Village, the actions you take with your workers are important, but the legacy...

Sherlock Holmes And The Never Ending Adventures

I've recently spent some time catching up on a number of new Holmes/Watson books... as well as some older ones that have been sitting idle, waiting for some down time. If you're a fan like me, I've got a short...

Watch This | Cal Ripken Jr. “Crashes” Disney XD With Cole Jensen

Cal Ripken Jr. visits Disney XD and hangs out with Crash & Berstein star Cole Jensen to talk baseball.

Samsung Chromebook Makes A Good, Cheap Kids Computer, But Not Much Else

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to play with a Toshiba Satellite U925t, one of the new breed of Windows 8 convertible Ultrabooks. This time around, I was able to spend some quality time with a new Google...

Game on! | Pick Your Brackets in the GeekDad Basketball Group

Pick your teams for the NCAA tournament in the GeekDad bracket group.

Watch This | New Doctor Who Trailer Wonders About The Impossible Girl

So, it looks like, even more than Amy Pond or The Silence, the new companion, Clara Oswin Oswald is the real mystery behind the new season of Doctor Who. I know I'll be there a week from Saturday to start...

Getting Schooled About Crowdfunding

Raising money is hard. Despite the proliferation of fundraising websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the truth of the matter is that this newfangled crowdfunding still works best when you bring your own crowd.

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