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SIX OF THE WORST… problems with grounding your nerdy child

I'm rather proud of the fact that my daughter is kind of a nerd. Oh, she won't admit it, but she loves Star Trek, board games, Minecraft, and technology in general. And I'm also proud [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… business technology improvements that benefit nerds (and everyone else)

It's amazing how easily a little thing can ruin your day, especially when it happens at the start of your work shift. Maybe you forgot your phone; maybe someone cut you off on the road; [...]

By |April 20th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… ways technology depresses us

I have been diagnosed with depression by two different therapists. I'm pretty sure they're right. One of them, who I saw on and off for almost five years, said I had dysthymia with double-depression, which [...]

By |September 9th, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… parental technology troubles

By now you'd think that even parents would have figured out technology, right? At least the basic stuff -- texting, e-mailing, web surfing, simple printer setups, and so on. But if you went to visit [...]

By |January 7th, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

It’s hip to be square root of 3

For those who don't know, the square root of 3 is an irrational number and is known as Theodorus's constant. I could waffle on about Fermat's method and all of that stuff, but I'd rather [...]

By |June 13th, 2014|Nerdery Publications|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… Discworld onramps

Terry Pratchett's Discworld is a sweeping saga of more than 40 books (not including additional material like maps, recipes, and science texts), and it can be daunting to try to get into. There are several [...]

By |April 23rd, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|1 Comment