Gadgets

LED Display Shelf

Mr 5 loves lights! And I mean loves them. He has numerous night lights, grow clocks, torches, lanterns and garden lights around the house. Every trip to Bunnings involves a stroll through the lights section. A few months ago I thought it would be a good idea (my wife didn’t think such a good idea)...

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...

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...

Shooting Video Vertically On Your Smartphone is Wrong – PSA

Smartphones are great for quickly shooting video of your little one doing something cute, but did you know there is a “right” and a “wrong” way to do it? Here’s a handy little Public Service Announcement

What Do You Need To Know More About? Ask AussieGeekDad!

As parents we hardly have the time to raise our kids and keep the house clean. So spending time looking into which online movie rental service is the best, is it worth getting a subscription music service or just buy what you like on iTunes or what laptop/tablet you should buy is just not at...

Happy Geek Pride Day

So what do you know, we geeks have a day of celebration too! We are among the prestigious groups of receptionists and sys-admins to have a day all of our own (apart from sharing it with Towel Day, but they’re almost the same thing)! Granted it’s only just getting started (the first was in 2009), but why not have a...

Taking the Home Office to Another Level

I’ve written about working from home before, but this guy has taken the home office to another level. This is a command centre style setup with 5 monitors all powered off the 1 computer, allowing him to spread out applications across a big area. I’ve been a long time multi-monitor person going back to days...

Monitoring vs Filtering Kids On The Internet

Windows 8, the next version of the world's most used operating system is due out later this year and it's parental controls are looking different from the current options available in Windows 7. The current set of parental controls focus more on Filtering what your children have access to on the internet. The new version...

Baby Monitors – The Geek Way

So you've got a baby and you've probably got some sort of baby monitor right? It's probably a boring audio only, plays one lullaby type? Here's how the geeks do it:

How To Work From Home and Spend More Time With Your Kids

I am lucky that my job allows me to essentially work anywhere with a laptop and an internet connection. Sure there are times that I need to be in meetings and on-site with clients, but most of my work involves sitting in front of a computer and typing code. This allows me to work from...