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DIY Portal T-Shirt Is A Triumph (Sorry, Had To Do It)

As far as I’m concerned, there are three real joys to Halloween. One is dressing up like a superhero, because most other days if you walk around with a cape… more

It’s Halloween Time: The Time to Impress Friends and Strangers

We’re nearing the end of October and I can already smell the cavities growing in children’s mouths. (That’s disgusting.)(Shut up.) Halloween has always been my favorite holiday…. more

Nerdist Podcast: John de Lancie

The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his… more

Nerdy Tees Just In Time for Halloween!

With All Hallow’s eve now less than three weeks away, it’s time to hunker down and start putting together those nerdy/awesome costumes.  A prospect which, if you’… more

Neato book stuff!

All right, so this isn’t the customary Friday book review BUT! It’s pretty great. These things were all brought to my attention by you awesome book nerds, so I’m sharing… more

Hey Kitty Kitty

Now this is how you keep the neighbor’s cat from pissing on the Azaleas. Rick Prescott’s Nerf® “Aliens-style heat-tracking autocannon” took home the grand prize at MAKE/Design News Gadget… more

8 Simple Rules for Drinking My Tasty Coffees

This being the eighth month of August and on the heels of Sprudge’s cautionary list to baristas, it’s probably a good time for us all to consider what I’ll call… more

Moshing Machine

When attempting to jailbreak your washer in order to turn the stain-agitating action up to 11, keep in mind the extreme likelihood that you’ll just end up bricking it instead…. more

Google State University

Everyone has heard of The Information Super Highway, aka the Internet. You are on it right this very moment. How many people really use it for information, though? I don’… more

Bedroom Blunder #54: Velociraptor Snatch Attack

There is something wholly intimidating about some guy’s face up against my girl parts. This should not be the case, but it is. This becomes the case when one… more

Going Green: I Suck At It (But This Might Help!)

I try my best to be a “green” consumer. I really do. But as a wise green philosopher once said, “There is no try.” In other words, I can buy… more

The Coffee Nerdist: Go Back in There and Chill Them Coffees Out

Even from deep within my office cubicle, I can hear your squeals of delight “The weather has turned. Summer is here! We haven’t a care in the world and… more

The Prophylactic Princess Primer:
Find the Right Condom for YOU

I’m on a road trip. I’m wearing earplugs. I’m thinking about condoms. Squinting at my screen in the Texan darkness, my little post is turning into an… more

The Coffee Nerdist: Where My Whole Bean Coffees At?

So, you’ve graduated from pitching a tent and living at your local Starbucks to support your habit. You’ve read up at coffee geek and home barista about the… more

The Coffee Nerdist: Open Up And Say Awesome

Does this sound familiar? You’re trapped in your office building staring down the double barrel of both a long meeting and a hand-scrawled sign that reads “The coffee’s NOT… more

Use "Trashing" To Simplify Your Life

My life used to be a mess. I had accumulated a seemingly limitless assortment of toys, books, inoperative gadgets and of course, faded newspapers. With each move I managed to… more

Achieve Seamlessness With Syncing

If the 90s ushered in "The Information Age" then I believe the period in which we currently reside is "The Managing The Information Age." Now that… more


It’s the middle of the week and you’re stuck at work. You’re very close to branding your wrist with a hot paper clip just to break up the monotony. Why… more

How To Make A Steampunk Keyboard

Whether you’ve recently been plucked out of your 19th century timestream and are trying to adapt to our technology’s sterile aesthetic or you’re just a busybody with a lot of… more