So I promised a good friend I’d get back on the blogging horse and finally cover this topic. I must confess, Pooky and I were on a roll in blogging. Then the holidays kicked in, and with it little flu germies ran rampant through the home like cloaked nerds at a Star Wars convention. Let’s … Continue reading Basic Theory for Home Content Filtering
So I got a nice request for a post, though I do apologize for the delay in posting it. The question: I just read your password security blog and I was wondering...How do I change my router name/password to something other than admin/admin? I think it was something different at some point but the other … Continue reading Taming Your Router with Style and Grace
Please don’t EVER substitute my advice for a doctor’s care. I merely dabble in things named “natural.” I would definitely classify myself as “unnatural," completely "uncrunchy." Until recently, I have eaten a severely processed diet rich in high fructose corn syrup, GMOs, and second-hand hormones. I take antibiotics when the doctor tells me to, Tylenol … Continue reading Uncrunchy Pooky’s Home Remedy for Sinus Infection
The fireplace crackled and popped, embers fading to hues of dark orange. They sat together on the couch, his arms around her protectively, her head lying across his chest. He savored the smell of her fruity hair, the gentleness of her warm affection soaking into his very pores. The children had fallen asleep hours earlier, … Continue reading DNS Wizardry for Muggles
I haven't introduced meself. Rubeus Hagrid, Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts. Thus far I’ve done a passable job at explaining what a network is, and how devices talk to one another. What I’d like to do today is tie those two pieces together and introduce you to the most important member of your … Continue reading On Routers, Hagrid, and Deadbeat Dragon Dads
So in my last post, we determined how to repel monsters. Between you and me, last night my three-year-old went right to bed without a fuss. She also took her nap today without a fuss. And tonight she went right to bed – without a fuss. Blinking LEDs for the win! Or if you want … Continue reading IP, You P, We All P!
*Disclaimer: Please realize much of this advice is meant to be “tongue in cheek,” not to provoke hate mail or death threats. Hopefully, you can relate to having done some pretty crazy things as a parent and can have a good laugh at my expense. Yes, this advice is taken from my own actual parenting … Continue reading Dear Pooky: How Do I Keep My Little Ones Occupied While Homeschooling the Bigger Kids?