Category: holidays


Merry Xmas / Happy Hanukka, Dammit!

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukka (below), Dammit!

Boilr’s Favorite Free Apps Guide 2008

With ~2 weeks left in the year and Chrismahanukwanzakah just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to revisit my favorite freeware of 2008.  If you are planning to give and/or receive a new computer* this holiday season, save yourself (and/or your loved ones) some hard-earned dough by switching to these highly capable, (paid for-alternative) …

The Simpsons get in the (opening credits) holiday spirit

Word of the Day

va⋅ca⋅tion [vey-key-shuhn]
1. a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday: [Law] Schoolchildren are on vacation now.
2. a part of the year, regularly set aside, when normal activities of law courts, legislatures, etc., are suspended.
3. freedom or release from duty, business, or activity.


Fast track to (Rubik’s) tenure

In times like these, people are looking to give holiday gifts that keep on giving (and don’t break the bank).  For under $10, the Rubik’s Professor Cube should frustrate preoccupy just about anyone (who doesn’t belong to MENSA) for quite some time.

Happy 75th, 21st Amendment!

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment (aka every college kids’ favorite constitutional amendment) which repealed the 18th Amendment ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol for consumption – aka prohibition.
For those of us in the Bay Area, KQED’s Forum had a great segment on this morning about …

This is the Droidel you’re looking for

BoingBoing has unearthed a 2yr old post from providing instructions (and printable PDF) for making your own Droidel (R2-D2 dreidel), a Druish boy’s dream come true!
Everyone else can enjoy making a TIE fighter holiday ornament.

Happy (Green) Holidays!

According to the US Census Bureau, Americans send 1.9 billion holiday cards to friends and family each year. With the economy in the dumps and an ever-increasing need to cut back on energy/natural resources, why not do your part by sending e-cards this year.

Electronic cards are a convenient, green, and economic alternative to traditional greetings …

Happy Thanks-eating!