Fatherhood: Losing Friends Is Easy To Do

You kind of expect to lose a few friends when you have kids, especially if those friends don’t have any of their own. There are any number of articles about the subject which will tell you that the best thing to do is to go out and make new friends. That’s great, and for the...

How To Balance a Passion Project and Your Family/Personal Life

I read an article today on Gizmodo Australia with a similar headline to this one. I was a little disappointed with the substance of the article though, as there was only one sentence which related in any way: I’m a broadcast graphic designer by day and an indie game developer by night. Or should I...

Does Commuting Cost 66 Workdays In Your Year?

How much time do you spend going to and from work every day? Is it in any way productive, or are you driving and unable to do anything but keep your eyes on the road? Jef Claes recently did the math on one of his previous commutes and figured that he was wasting 66 working...

A New Home For the Website

Today I moved AussieGeekDad.com to a new home. The site is now hosted in a data centre closer to home, and is running WordPress in the backend instead of Squarespace. The main reason for the move is cost. The old hosting was costing too much compared to what was on offer (the site is now...

Only Dad in the Pool

This morning I took my 15 month old son to swimming for the first time (mine, not his). It was an interesting experience to say the least. Last night, my wife went over all the finer details with me: Pack the bag, starts at 8:45, get him ready, get yourself ready etc... "Oh, and don't...

In-Home Technology Support

I found myself lying in bed last night pondering a thought: Do people want help setting up their smart devices in the home? My house is pretty well connected. We have the basics of Fast Internet, WiFi, Smartphones etc… These are things I think a lot of people have, and can set up to some...

Lemon Melting Moments

  My wife sometimes has an urge to bake. It’s probably not the best for my waist line, but I do enjoy the taste. Last night I came home from a late game if indoor cricket to find her finishing off a batch of Lemon Melting Moments. Ok so they weren’t really for my benefit...

Tips for working outside the office from the Work Awesome Blog

I love the Work Awsome blog, and today they have a great article with 5 Tips to Successfully Work Outside the Office One tip that is on every article about working from home ever written is to have a dedicated space to work: This area should preferably be a dedicated office, but other areas can...

Diamond Forest Cottages – First Family Holiday

It has been a bit quiet here on Aussie Geek Dad recently, and for good reason! We have just been away on our first family holiday with our 1 year old son. We decided to take a holiday "Down South" and spend a few days at a farm-stay. We figured that this would be the...

The Biggest Working From Home “Experiment” In History

The Olympic Games are just hours away from starting in London, and it also marks the start of probably the largest working from home trends in history. Workers in the UK capital are being encourage en-masse to work from home if at all possible. This is to help reduce congestion on the roads and public...