Here’s an awesome video made by a guy named Patrick Boivin who has a ton of videos on YouTube. The baby in the video is his son and he has made another great one parodying Iron Man with his daughter as the star. Enjoy.
As I’m sure is the same for every set of new parents, we have received a large quantity of greeting cards. The baby shower alone generated a couple dozen and… Read more →
The US Census Bureau released an interesting report last week that covered the growing trend of US workers staying home and working remotely. Given that I am a mixed worker… Read more →
As a child, I remember fondly sitting with my mom or dad as we paged through old family photos. We had about 10 big tomes of pictures held in place… Read more →
Today, I present another great father related article about a recent study. Apparently, fathers also feel “mother’s guilt” which is more commonly referred to as “guilt”. I never would have thought that it’s possible that a man could feel bad about working a ton instead of spending time with his children. Luckily, thestar.com was quick to pull a single stat… Read more →
As part of prototyping a co-op 2D game, I have been working on seamless dynamic split screen support. Read on for a write up and video of how I got it working in the Unity game engine…
Last week, I read an interesting post on Lifehacker about a father teaching his children about using computers by starting with the very basics. When I say basics, I mean really the basics. The author installed Debian without any GUI and showed his kids how to use the command line. While it’s a cool example of passing along his love… Read more →
Well, well, well…it hasn’t been that long since I was singing the praises of Hyundai for not stooping to mocking dads in their commercials. Evidently, I spoke too soon. The car company currently has an ad on TV where a flustered and hopeless father is trying to cook spaghetti for his family while mom is not home. He’s on the… Read more →
This car related dadvertisement by Hyundai is juxtaposed to my last dadvertisement post about BMW. Things start out pretty iffy: a dad doing all sorts of fun/irresponsible stuff with his kids. A trip for giant sundaes, putting out a tent that’s on fire, toilet papering some front yard, etc. After each stunt he breaks out that old adage “Don’t tell… Read more →
One of the things that excites me the most about being a parent is being able to share all my childhood interests with my daughter and see what sticks. So seeing the video above mixing current music with a beloved childhood show is pretty darn awesome. I have great memories of Fraggle Rock and I enjoy the new Ben Folds Five album. So this works for me on a couple levels. The video was produced by the excellent Nerdist (check them out if you haven’t already).
This BMW Dadvertisement hits all the right notes to make you cringe. A father who passionately states that buying a BMW is the “best day of his life”. The camera pans to show that his wife and 2 daughters are right next to him. Unrepentant, dad waits as his family walks off. I guess BMW knows who their customers are: mindless doofuses who care more about their cars than their families. BMW ad wizards: bonus points for making sure that there is no son in the picture. These type of “dads” would never say such a thing about their sons. Only wives and daughters.