Silk Interactive Art Generator

Silk artwork

Since I can't draw anything besides stick figures, I'm always excited about tools that help me create interesting and beautiful things. Silk is a very colorful and simple click-and-create artwork generator. The resulting artwork is pleasantly geeky, with a colorful, computer-generated sort of beauty. I love it! To start using the tool, simple click and [...]

Memorial Day Thoughts – 7 photos

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Memorial Day is an annual holiday in the USA, observed on the last Monday in May. It's designated as the day we remember those men and women who died while serving in the military. Sometimes, we forget the original purpose of Memorial Day. I've put together a little collection of images from our war memorials, [...]

How to unsend a message in Gmail


If you're a Gmail user, here's a tip that could be useful. Have you ever sent an e-mail that you wish you could recall? There's a way to do that in Gmail. You can enable the feature that gives you a few seconds to unsend a message by: Clicking on the gear, then Settings then [...]

Free Phone Case Giveaway for Mother’s Day

tech21 Galaxy-S61

Looking for an affordable accessory for Mother's Day? I have three new Tech21 gadget cases to give away! I've just slipped a new Tech21 FlexShock™ case onto my iPhone 6, and here are my first impressions: It's hard, but flexible. Easy to slip onto the phone, because it bends a little bit. Shiny and colorful. Reminds [...]

Create Mandala Art with Your Words

joy mandala

I'm a big fan of words, letters, and interesting patterns, so I was excited to find this cool mandala word art generator! You can type in some letters, use the sliders to adjust the size and overlap of the characters, and view, share, or save your creation in seconds! I tried a few different words [...]

FIRST Robotics Competition 2015

FIRST teams have spirit!

The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) 2015 world robotics competition was held April 22-25 in St. Louis, where more than 17,000 students from around the globe competed in the in world's largest robotics celebration. The exciting conclusion had a crowd of more than 40,000 fans cheering the winning teams from League [...]

Bedtime Math 3 – Add some math fun to your bedtime stories!

Why learn math? (Fox Trot comic)

My family has enjoyed the first two volumes of Bedtime Math, by Laura Overdeck. When I was offered a chance to review Bedtime Math 3: The Truth Comes Out, we were very excited! If you aren't familiar with the Bedtime Math series, here's a quick introduction. Author Laura Overdeck says, "We want kids to feel [...]