Giggle And Hoot Cake

Our son turned 1 yesterday, and my wonderful wife made a fantastic cake for his party. Hoot from Giggle and Hoot on ABC 4 Kids, made out of chocolate cake and lots of marshmellow fondant. It wasn’t too difficult in the end and the result was amazing. A couple of large rectangle cakes, a bit...

Facebook Can’t Keep a Secret

Facebook groups now displays who and when people saw a post in groups.  I noticed this start in chat messages, now it's going into groups... so now what you look at isn't even private. This makes it hard  to simply "ignore" something for a while. I'm all for technology making things easy, but how exactly do...

Make Sure Your Internet Will Work On Monday

You will have heard that a large number of Internet users will be cut off on Monday due to the DNSChanger Malware that may have infected your computer. Thankfully there is a really simple way to check if you’re infected! Just go to http://www.dns-ok.gov.au/ which is a free service provided by the Australian Government which will...

This is our planet

Have you ever wondered what it must be like to be on the International Space Station? Thanks to Tomislav Safundžić you can get an idea with his time lapse video. It’s one of the most awe inspiring videos I’ve seen in a long time! This is Our Planet from Tomislav Safundžić on Vimeo.

A Parent’s Guide to Facebook

I’ve found a great resource to find out how to make sure your kids are using Facebook safely! You’ll find out how to configure your privacy settings, use Facebook Mobile safely and review your activity log. It’s designed to help you understand what Facebook is and how to use it safely. With it, you will...

Teens and Video: Chatting, Sharing, Streaming, and Securing

Teens are immersed in video, whether it’s using video chat applications, shooting and sharing video, or streaming video live for others to view. That said, with more video use comes more security risk. Let’s explore just how much teens chat, share, and stream, and look at a few simple steps you can take to protect...

The Value of a Dad

Last Sunday was Father's Day in some parts of the world. The guys at MoneySupermarket.com were chatting about this in the office the other day, when a bit an argument broke out over just how much our dads do at home, and just what they’re worth (in purely monetary terms).They asked their life insurance guys...

Check Out the Facebook Security Tips… Really!

You may have noticed a security message at the top of your Facebook feed recently. It’s worth clicking on, really! They have a video explaining a few things to keep in mind while using Facebook. The main ones include: 1. Know how to spot a scam If an offer looks too good to be true,...

Geek Dad Song

GeekDad by John Anealio I love geek song writers, Jonathan Coulton has long been a favourite of mine. Tonight I found a new (to me at least) one. The above song by John Anealio about being a geek dad is so fun and catchy. I particularly like the line in the chorus “but my wife...

Facebook, Keep Your Hands Off My Kids!

Currently, children under 13 are not allowed to have Facebook accounts. The reason for this is that websites are not allowed to keep information about children by law (in the US where Facebook is based). This could all be about to change according to the Wall Street Journal. Facebook is apparently testing technology that would allow...