Family

Online Protection for your Family

Last week at our son’s school there was a Cyber Safety presentation for parents. My wife attended to see what information was being talked about. She came home with a page of notes and a few interesting points raised on the night. I’ve been online for over 20 years. I’ve seen the internet evolve from...

And then there were two

After a few more months that the we were expecting, and a reasonably uneventful pregnancy, our family of three is now four. In early April my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Matilda. She surprised us by coming a little earlier than planned (only a week) and is the cutest little girl you’ve...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...