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...

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

Manage Your Family On Time and On Budget

Do you have a plan when managing the day to day running of your family? Have you ever though you’d make a good project manager? If you have, then maybe you should think about a career (I hear it pays well!), otherwise the following book might be a good read if you’re in need of...

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...

Confessions of a Geek Dad – Infographic

I came across this infographic today, Confessions of a Geek Dad. I think it’s pretty accurate in portraying this Geek Dad at least! Click the picture for a closer look.

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...

Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope all the mums out there are being spoiled rotten today by their Husbands/Partners and Children! I hope you get breakfast in bed (and that it’s still warm when it gets to you!), as much coffee as you need or desire, and all the love and attention that you deserve! Have a great day!...