Five Extravagant Gifts for the Geek on Your List

Sure, budgeting is important. This is a touch economy. But we can dream, right? Without dreams, we just can’t get by! So, rather than suggest all these economical options for the holiday season, I thought I’d compile a list of the kind of gifts every geek dreams of, and if given the opportunity would probably […]

Tip of the Day: How to Quickly Open the Windows System Properties Window

Tired of always going back to the desktop or the start menu to open your system’s Windows system properties window? Here’s a quick way to do it: Hold the Windows key of your keyboard down, and then press the pause / break key. VoilĂ !

Ten Tips for Geeks on the Job Search

Well, it’s time to move on. Whether you’re looking for new employment, seeking a job for the first time, or just need a change of pace, the job market is definitely a challenge right now. As someone who’s currently on the lookout for full-time employment, I know the difficulty. Not only is the job market […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Hungry Geek

The holidays are quickly and inexorably approaching. And if you’re like me, you’re likely to find a few hilarious (and well-intended) presents under the old Christmas tree, or your celebratory equivalent. Because, try as our families might, sometimes it’s just plain impossible to find a good gift for a geek without some really good direction. […]

Creepy, Last Minute Halloween Recipes: Sweet Spider Eggs and the Bloody Squid

Today, I have for you two recipes of my own devising. One is for your sweet tooth, and the other one will chill you out. Both are super easy and quick. Trends these days in Halloween cuisine tend to go toward the remarkably detailed and complicated. Which is fine. Certainly plenty of folks out there […]

How To Make a D&D Cake from Scratch

Birthday time is serious business around these parts. Part of it probably has to do with my love of hobbits, and their rather extravagant interpretation of birthdays. You know, the sort where the guests get the presents, and entire trilogies are begun. At any rate, my husband turned 29 this weekend, and I wanted to […]

Geeky Halloween Recipes: Sweet Judy’s Blue Eyes

So clearly I’m a Halloween geek. I’ve spent the last couple of days contemplating all sorts of Halloween mayhem that I can share with you all. I’m still working on perfecting a chocolate spider egg concoction, but in the mean time I wanted to share another creepy, easy recipe for your Halloween party. It’s on […]

10 Obscure, DIY Geeky Costumes for Halloween

Halloween is big business, and it’s no better typified than the huge, seasonal stores that poke up in strip malls and shopping centers across the country during the Autumn. Costumes are now a multi-billion dollar business, and getting that perfect Indiana Jones costume is as simple as walking in to the Scare-o-Rama, selecting your plastic […]

Making Spooky Halloween Food with 7 Ingredients You Already Have at Home

As you might remember from last year, I’m a little nutty when it comes to Halloween. My posts from the past mostly revolved around projects, like the Borax spiders and the Brazen heads made out of turnips. And I do have some crazy and cooky, geeky projects planned for this year. So stay tuned. However, […]

The Thrifty Geek: Five Steps To That Next Gadget Buy

Let’s face it: we’re in a difficult economy, we geeks. We covet the expensive, the shiny, the technologically advanced, all in spite of our financial situation. Sure, some geeks are lucky. They’re good with numbers and programming and, in spite of economic woes, can manage to get by and drive new cars and snatch up […]

HOW TO: Build a Cheap Burning Laser

Youtube user Styropyro built this cool burning laser out of parts he salvaged from an old computers. Total cost of the project: $3.55. Oh, and if you decide to build one for yourself, be sure to act responsibly and don’t go pointing this thing into people’s eyes. [Via]

Beam Me Up Scotchie: 10 Star Trek-Themed Cocktails to Get your Party Started

With names like “Beam Me Up Scotchie” and “Phasers on Stun Punch”, there’s no possible way to go wrong if you mix these at your next “Trekker” party… unless the borgs decide to show up of course. Then having a “successful” party is probably the last thing you’ll care about.