Archive for January, 2006
Parent Hacks describes a hack as a workaround, a jerry-rig, a clever, pragmatic answer to a problem. Parents are some of the best hackers, because raising kids requires on-your-feet thinking and frequent improvisation. Parent Hacks converted this clever idea into an incredibly useful website.
The website chose a weblog model to present its content. This model allows Parent Hacks to create a collaborative environment where visitors can engage with, and contribute to, its content. The content categories are relevant for all parents.
Google has fun breaking up the monotony of their website by often tweaking their logo for a holiday or other special day. Today, they decided to honor Louis Braille, the inventor of the braille alphabet — which enables people who are blind to read. The altered logo linked to http://www.google.com/search?q=louis+braille+birthdate.
Since New Year’s Day is notorious for resolutions — particularly resolutions to eat better and lose weight — I thought it would fun to promote the opposite. Instead, you may want to start off the new year with a Butter Fried Krispy Kreme Donut. After all, you have the rest of the year to eat broccoli and carrots.