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f.lux

Software to warm up your computer display at night, to match your indoor lighting.

Source: justgetflux.com

I always heard it was not good to read or watch TV and computer screens before bed.  I didn’t know why.  It appears there is a solution to this problem and it can be found here.

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Posted by on December 30, 2014 in Technology

 

Patch My PC Updates Tons of Windows Programs At Once

Windows: Program updates keep Windows computers safe and secure. If you aren’t sure which programs need updating, Patch My PC checks your computer for you and runs just the updates you need.

Source: lifehacker.com

This looks great.  When I have a PC again in the future I am going to revisit this post.

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Posted by on December 30, 2014 in Technology

 

Top 20 popular sites since 1996

Not long ago sites like Netscape or Altavista were the kings of that new thing called the internet. That thing has evolved to the point that I can’t believe there was a time when Facebook and Goolgle didn’t even exist. This infographic shows that evolution listing the 20 most popular sites from 1996 to 2013.

Source: sploid.gizmodo.com

I love comparisons,infographics, and stuffaboutthe internet.  This consolidates all of those ideas and allows me to see that Yahoo was the most popular site in 2013…What really?!!

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Posted by on December 17, 2014 in Technology

 

Drift-Light by Saffron

Drift light is the self dimming LED sleep bulb created by Saffron.

Source: drift-light.com

I love this cheap light that allows you to simply fade it on or off.  It is also so durable and long-lasting.  Did I mention it was cheap?

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Posted by on December 17, 2014 in Technology

 

Give the Gift of Creativity with These DIY Tools and Maker Kits

Maker kits and DIY tools are perfect for that crafty person in your life–supporting hobbies and also perhaps presenting new experiences. Here are some gift suggestions for your favorite do-it-yourselfer.

Source: lifehacker.com

This is a nice consolidated list of tools and toys I hope to begin buyingand playing with withmy son in a few years.  He is three and loveslego, but this list will help bring him to the next level ofbuilding.

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Posted by on December 17, 2014 in Technology

 

Excellent Song and Music Resources for Parents and Teachers

It has been a while since I posted anything directly to my site.  I thought I would consolidate four of my favourite resources into one post here that are a seemingly endless and FREE collections of excellent online resources for music, singing, dancing, and nursery rhymes.  Without further adieu:

Bus Songs – This one is great for young kids.  It is sortable and searchable.  For example, if I want to find all the songs that are about Transport; of course they have that…and I can see which ones have audio and which have video.

Bus Songs

Cosmic Kids Yoga – Youtube – This channel is neat because the yoga instructor takes you through a story and teaches different moves.  The stories are done with ‘blue screen’ techniques so it seems like she is in far off or imaginary places.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Just Dance – Youtube – I have seen kids in grade 5 (age 10) who all love the videos from this channel.  This means younger ones will like them too.  The teachers are able to sit back and have the video teach the kids the dance moves.  Forget the square dance.  It is time to doh-see-doh your partner over to these fun, hip videos.

Just Dance

Intellidancing – Youtube – When you have had enough of yoga, hip-hop and pop dancing, and nursery rhymes, it is time for a little modern, conceptual dancing and movement.  This is when these videos are for you.  Enjoy.

Intellidancing

 
 

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