Alphabet recently authorized another large stock buyback. Like Google’s previous stock repurchase program, the quantity is a little geeky. :)
From their website: “The 2018 Engineering Gift Guide from Purdue University is filled with fun toys, games, books, and applications to engage girls and boys ages 3-18 in engineering thinking and design. Researchers looked for toys that would promote engineering practices ranging from coding and spatial reasoning to problem solving and critical thinking.”
Here’s a link to ThinkGeek’s “Black Friday” deals:
Funny, and geeky. From this Twitter page.
The 2014 Buddhist Geeks Conference is coming soon, and I’m looking forward to these talks, and many more. If you’re at the conference, be sure to find me. I’ll be volunteering there again this year.
A good short story on the life and inventions of Nikola Tesla, from this link at The Oatmeal.
Geek Valentine's Day Gifts: I just received an email from Think Geek regarding their geek Valentine's Day gifts for 2011, and I have to say, some of them are really excellent. I've picked out just a handful of them (plus one from a French chocolate supplier), and I'll share them in order from my least-favorite to most-favorite. Click on any picture to see the full page at the Think Geek website.
Geek Valentine's Day gift: LED Flashing Heart
While I won't be giving this first product away as a Valentine's Day geek gift idea, it looks pretty clever:
More geek gift ideas for 2010 - One of the fun things about having relationships with vendors through this website is that I get all sorts of emails about new products, and as I look at them this time of the year, I try to find the ones that I think will be great geek gift ideas.
In the last few days the emails have been flying, and since time is limited, I thought I'd put together another article of great geek gift ideas -- but this time I'm just sharing the ads for huge Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts that I receive directly with you.
Geek gift ideas for under $20 (2010 edition): Looking for a great geek gift idea for the 2010 holiday season? If so, I hope this collection of geeky holiday gift ideas will offer some inspiration. I've dug through hundreds of gifts in the Under $20 category, and whittled this list down to my favorite gift ideas.
Geek gifts 2010: As I start digging into geek gift ideas for the 2010 holiday season, far and away the most unusual geek gift idea I've seen is the "Magic Wand programmable remote control". It appears to be what it says it is, a remote control for your television, in the shape of a magic wand.
You can see one photo of the Magic Wand remote control below, and here are some of the product specifications from Think Geek: