Happy Pi Day, geek people! March 14 is widely recognized as Pi Day, because the date resembles the value of pi, or 3.14…
Since we love reasons to celebrate, and we love eating pie, many people use Pi Day as an occasion to make and eat pies. Here’s a photo from ThinkGeek.com, with what looks like a peanut butter cup pie. Plus, Timmy the monkey is wearing Jayne’s hat from Firefly, which gives this photo even more geek appeal.
I wish you a Pi Day filled with happiness and pie!
Woot is a super-deal site, which features just one deal per day, in categories including kids, home, shirts, tech, wine, etc. Every now and then, Woot offers more than one deal per day — it’s called a Woot-Off! It’s a great opportunity to cash in on more than one great deal.
The most popular items sell out quickly, so don’t delay! Check out all of the Woot sites to find one that appeals to you.
I love this shirt! If you’re a fan of George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire,” or the HBO adaptation “Game of Thrones,” you’ll enjoy this shirt. It’s an adorable interpretation of the Stark direwolf, Lannister lion, Targaryen dragon, and Baratheon stag. And, of course, they’re not getting along. But they’re cartoons, so they’re really cute!
This is a one-day deal at Woot, so get it right now if you want it! Click here: shirt.woot
Why should a true geek settle for standard school supplies — especially when there are so many awesome and interesting accessories available right now? Here are some of my favorite geeky back-to-school products…
It’s almost time for school to start again, and students everywhere are gathering their pencils, lunch boxes, textbooks, and gym shoes.
But why should a true geek settle for standard school supplies — especially when there are so many awesome and interesting accessories available right now? Here are some of my favorite back-to-school products from Thinkgeek!
So it’s really no surprise that you can dress as an Angry Bird or Pig for Halloween, or for your next Bird/Pig costume party. Here are some of the possibilities.
The wildly popular game “Angry Birds” has achieved near global notoriety as an addictively fun, time-gobbling pastime. So it’s really no surprise that you can dress as an Angry Bird or Pig for Halloween, or for your next Bird/Pig costume party. Here are some of the possibilities. Just click a picture to shop!
I’ve been a fan of Netflix ever since I started my subscription a couple of years ago. Not only do I get really happy when I receive a new red envelope in the mail, but I also use the streaming video service A LOT! Thanks to Netflix, I’ve discovered several new television shows that I missed while they were still on the air, but now I’m a fan. For example, I’ve watched every past episode of The Gates, caught up on Psych, and reviewed some of my favorite episodes of 30 Rock and Glee.
Recently, Netflix has made news with its abruptly-announced price increase. Customers have jumped ship by the thousands, and although I’m still happy with the service, I’m also looking into cheaper alternatives.
A while back, Amazon added unlimited free video streaming for its Prime members. Guess what — I’m a Prime member! I didn’t pay much attention at the time, because I was already using Netflix. But here are the details on Prime: It’s $79 per year, and includes free 2-day shipping, and inexpensive upgrades on overnight delivery.
If you do a lot of shopping and shipping through Amazon, Prime is a good deal. Now, Prime also includes unlimited streaming of a growing selection of movies and television shows. So, let’s compare.
Netflix’s new price on unlimited streaming is $7.99 per month. That’s $95.88 per year.
Amazon Prime is $79 per year.
Which would you choose? Yes, I’m afraid I may have to cancel my Netflix streaming service. Amazon may not have DVD mailing service, but it has a decent collection of streaming video, with more on the way. And I can catch most of my regular network shows on Hulu if I miss them in primetime.
I’m not getting anything from Amazon to promote Prime. (You can get a free one month trial of Amazon Prime.) I just wanted to share a service I’ve been using, and which I think is a good value. Let me know about your favorite video streaming source. 🙂