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Sep. 21, 2011 at 12:37pm Gamers solve AIDS puzzle

I'm a gamer, and I have been for most of my life.  Puzzles, board games, pen & paper RPGs, CCGs, video games... I remember my mom setting up timers for me and my three siblings in an attempt to see we all got equal time gaming (and oh, the perils of finding a save point within our allotted time).  For my sixth grade graduation, I received The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, which was replayed again and again and again.  In college, I shared Final Fantasy VIII and Civilization with one of my roommates - FF8 resulted in another TV scheduling dilemma, between the two of us and the two other roommates who wanted to watch actual TV shows.  Boo!  Last month, I went to PAX Prime and basked in the sites, sounds, and smells of other gamers.  It was awesome.
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Aug. 19, 2011 at 10:58am International Geocaching Day

Back in July, we had a geocaching program for teens, introducing many to a great hobby that combines technology with exercise.  If you haven't heard of geocaching before, let me explain.  A quick description would be that it's a high-tech treasure hunt.  A longer description... well, I would suggestion watching this two minute video. Read more

Jan. 26, 2010 at 1:36pm Simply Haiti

As someone who works with teens and also spends a lot of time online, I found this website/project of interest.  A local high school senior, Alex Herbig from Mountlake Terrace High School, had just started his senior project two days before the quake hit Haiti.  His project, Simply Haiti, focused on relief for Haiti. Read more