PBS’ History of Gaming

In case you forgot or haven’t picked up on it from other postings on the site, I’m a gamer.  Currently, I’m hooked on City of Heroes, but I veer off on other paths on occasion, and like to try plenty of other genres.  I especially like the whole retro scene.  I still like playing a lot of those old games – thank heaven for MAME.  With that in mind, this PBS history of gaming site caught my eye.  I’m still working through reading it, but it’s pretty neat.

Over the past 30 years, video games have become an integral part of our culture, and the video game industry has become a multi-billion dollar behemoth. Follow the journey of video games from university laboratories to our living rooms.

The site has an interactive timeline of gaming, a retro corner for downloads (wallpapers and other miscellany), and a listing of some of the best and worst games of all times.
[tags]PBS, History of gaming, retro gaming[/tags]

Print your own flashcards

(via Lifehacker)
Tons of downloadable/printable flashcards for all kinds of things you need or want to learn. Personally, I’m considering it these for the work on my older son’s reading skills. But I can also see some usable categories for my own study. Just look at some of the high-level categories with printable cards:

  • Early Eduction
  • Elementary School
  • Science
  • Information Technology
  • Medicine

There are a few more areas of study in addition to those above.  I do think they need to fix that spelling error in the first category though. 🙂

[tags]Flash Cards, Study helpers[/tags]

Build your own kite

(via Lifehacker)

Get out and build a kite for fun project. This is the kind of thing I need to work on with my children. They’d love having a kite, especially one they got to make themselves. Yes, I’m turning my children into geek/DIY-ers.

[tags]DIY, kite[/tags]