A Paradigm Shift 

  

I have gotten the opportunity to move my whole family closer to other family members as well as a chance for a better quality of life in Portland Oregon. 

I’m very excited to start a new adventure and am so happy I’m able to keep my same job. 

I’m planning more updates in the near future about bringing more usability to the Pacific Northwest. 

Stroller Folds into a Backpack

QuickSmart invented a stroller that turns into a backpack.

If you have ever been (or will be) a parent, this is likely to become your favorite tool. Kids want in, then out then into a stroller and they are always needed. If you could just put the stroller on your back, it would be much easier.

This also comes in handy when you are taking the stroller through some tough terrain. Say you are at the park, and you want to take a trail. The young one is going to have to do some walking, but the stroller is safely on the back. It weighs about 9 pounds, which shouldn’t be much if on your back and will come in handy in those airport sprints.

What is really interesting is that the stroller is pretty advanced with a 5-point harness, canopy, padded seat, footrest, and built-in shopping basket with side pockets.

It costs about $160 to $194, which seems like a good price compared to other strollers I have seen and none of then fold up so nicely.

Integrate Facebook & Twitter with Google Plus

I have been trying to leave Facebook for a while now and may have a real alternative with Google +.

There has always been something that keeps me checking Facebook, though; all my friends and family who are posting there.  Now there is a Chrome plugin that will allow people to link their Facebook and Twitter feeds as well as let them post directly to those sites via the Google + page.

This was created by computer programmer Zane Claes. It’s called Start G+,

In addition, there is a nifty little program to import all your Facebook albums and photos into G+. If you visit startgoogleplus.com after installing the extension, you can choose to import your photos from Facebook. The photo importer syncs photos from Facebook and displays the photos in a slideshow format as they are imported to allow you to monitor the progress. Continue reading

Top 10 Child Friendly YouTube Extras

Here are some great ways to to filter YouTube to make it safer for educational and child friendly viewing as well as some ways to edit YouTube videos.


Top 5 Ways to Make YouTube Viewing Safer for Kids

  1. YouTube: Safety Mode – This is a great new feature which is simple to use. By clicking on the safety mode button at the bottom left of a YouTube screen, it filters inappropriate words from comments and doesn’t allow inappropriate videos to be played.
  2. ViewPure – Nice way to remove comments and ads from YouTube video and easy to use. Also, can install a bookmarklet into your browser for convenience.
  3. Safe Share TV – Great site which generates a unique safe URL for viewing YouTube content.
  4. Silentube – Installs a bookmarklet in your browser to watch all YouTube, Viddler, and Vimeo videos in peace.
  5. Vusafe – An excellent way for an educator to create a safe environment for students to watch videos. Continue reading

Family Feud Unexpected Answers

I can’t believe that Family Feud is still on the air, but I guess the forum still provides an opportunity for laughs.

I found these others that are pretty entertaining, including from the original host, Richard Dawson totally losing his cool.

More Family Feud Bloopers