MegaCon: Where Even the Droids Cosplay

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You know it’s a good con when even the droids go all out with their cosplay…

This past weekend I spent quite a bit of time walking the show floor of MegaCon 2016 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. My favorite part of the whole convention had to be the roving R2D2 units, and of course they were in costume just like most everyone else. What I didn’t know at the time was that these amazing R2 units were home-built by a group called the R2 Builders Club.

Tom Bihn Ristretto – My New Favorite Tech Gear Bag

Tom Bihn Ristretto – My New Favorite Tech Gear Bag

Laptop, tablet and gear bags are something almost every geek owns and every geeks seems to have an opinion on. I’ve gone through my fair share of bags over the years(Waterfield, Chrome, Timbuk2, L.L. Bean, STM and others) but this Tom Bihn Ristretto bag I’ve been trying out for the past month has quickly become my favorite all-around bag…

Bose Soundlink On-Ear Headphones: Battle Gear for the Cube Farm

Headphones are a very personal choice. But once you have a listen and determine they sound good to you, what then? Are they comfortable for long periods of time? Will they stand up to heavy use? Do they have the features you need? Can they survive the hostile environment of a cube farm? I'll try and answer these questions and more about the Bose Soundlink On-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones.

Moleskine Levels Up With Evernote and Pro Edition Notebooks

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CARROT Hunger: Lose Weight Like a Geek

CARROT Hunger: Lose Weight Like a Geek

Like any other middle-aged GeekDad, my metabolism is starting to slow down and the time I have available for exercise is decreasing. What is a geek to do? So, of course, I turned to technology and found a highly entertaining and abusive app called CARROT Hunger: Talking Calorie Counter and CARROT has been whipping me into shape ever since.

How to Survive a Star Wars Hollywood Studios Weekend

I am just about the biggest Star Wars geek you will ever meet and I live near Orlando, Florida so it might surprise you to learn that last weekend was my first Star Wars Weekend ever! It might also surprise you that I was not even remotely prepared for the crowds I encountered despite having visited nearly all the Orlando theme parks before. What follows is a survival guide should you decide to take the Star Wars pilgrimage to this must see event.

Book Review: Getting Things Done by David Allen - 2015 Edition

Book Review: Getting Things Done by David Allen - 2015 Edition

Getting Things Done (also known as the GTD system) is a task management methodology. Before you dismiss this book (and this article) as boring hear this...GTD changed my life about 7 years ago when I read David Allen's book and implemented his GTD system. If you are a geeky parent like me and want to have more time to do the things you enjoy and be able to enjoy them even more because you know you aren't dropping the ball somewhere else...then this book is for you.

Apple Watch: A Tool or a Distraction for the Geeky Parent?

The geek community is buzzing with discussion of the upcoming release of the Apple Watch. Apple's latest new "thing" is set to be released on April 24th with pre-orders starting in just a few short days on Friday April 10th. So how does the Apple Watch fit into the lifestyle of a geeky parent? Will it be a useful tool or yet another distraction?

Mission Log: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Mission Log: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

At least once a week I talk to a fellow Star Trek fan and I find out they have never heard of the Mission Log podcast. I’m a new writer here at GeekDad, so when I heard the latest episode of the Mission Log podcast (Remembering Leonard Nimoy) and realized Mission Log had not been covered on GeekDad … I knew the topic of my next article.

Doing the Two-Smartphone Shuffle

Doing the Two-Smartphone Shuffle

You know who I’m talking about even if I’m not specifically talking about you. This is the person that comes into a meeting at work and plops down a stack of smartphones on the conference room table. I have recently joined the two smartphone club, and because I see so many others like me struggling to do this dance properly I thought it was time to help make things a little easier.

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