Useless Drivel – For Nature!

Arbor Day PornWatch out, internet, the boys are back in town!  It’s a new month, so that means new podcasts for all of our glory and all of your misery.  They’ve stuck it to “The Man” and found some time to talk meaningless nonsense into the mics for to provide you a questionable choice for weekly entertainment.  You asked for it, so you’re going to get it!  From charitable porn and undead appendages to comic books and comic movies, tune in and zone out as you suffer through a brand new episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point.

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A is for Apple (Registered Trademark)

Photograph by Matthew Farrant

Last week, I mentioned that my 21 month old is quite adept at using the family iPad. The little guy even knows how to do this “swipey thing” to move between open apps.  I don’t even know how to do the “swipey thing” and when I lament that fact while begging him to show me how he’s doing it, he just slyly laughs.  Seriously, he has his father’s sense of humor which tells me I am doomed to a lifetime of being picked on by both of them.

While we are on the subject of apps I’ve decided to share my toddler’s (and my) favorite apps for little ones.

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What it Means to be a Geek Mom

Illustration from the book, “Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families” by Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri, Corrina Lawson, and Jenny Williams.

I am going to drop some truth on you, dear readers.  I am tired.  I wear a lot of hats.  All of them are important to me and all of them require more time and energy than I normally have.  However, the most important hat of them all is that of “Mommy.”    As a full-time working mother, I often fear that I am not there enough time for my 20-month old son.  So, how do I make the most of my time with my toddler?  Well, that’s where being a geek comes into play.

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I’m Digital Card Game Rich!: iOS Card Games

I’ve become addicted to both physical and digital board games, so I thought I’d share the love and give you all a run down of some of the card games I’ve been playing recently on my iPad. Continue reading

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Beautiful But Short: The Act

Every so often there games that offer such an interesting play or pretty graphics that I feel compelling to purchase them. Some of these I have been burned on such as Afrika, while others like Heavy Rain were enjoyable for what they were attempting. My most recent purchase is The Act on iOS. Continue reading

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Episode 33 – Favorite Apps

These days, everyone has a smartphone.  You’ve got one.  Your mom has one.  Hell, even the 2nd graders down the street have one, and they probably know more about how to operate it than the techs at Apple do.  That being said, one of the greatest features of smartphone and tablet technology is the plethora of Apps being developed by everyday geeks faster than you can switch from an Android to an iPhone* (*contract restrictions may apply).  Join us this week as we discuss some of our favorite Apps.  Whether it’s useful time wasters (aka games), infinite knowledge at our finger tips, or the ability to stay organized at work, at the gaming table, or in the daily grind of life in general, we’re not really sure how we used to function without them.  So, make sure your battery is charged, the touch screen is polished up, and your notepad app is open and ready as we discuss it all on this weeks new episode of Monkey in the Cage.

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