Welcome to the Thursday Edition of The Weekly Nerd! I hope you enjoy what I have found interesting around the internet!
The Thursday highlight!
A Great Resource for Sunday School or Even Art Class – This is a short review of Big Picture Bible Crafts. I did not write the review, however, it has spurred me to want to order it and use it to help with my home school curriculum. Check it out, it’s useful in so many different settings.
How to Use Parental Controls in macOS to Limit Access to Features and Apps – The fight against harmful aspects of technology (and I am not limiting it to pornography) is something that needs to begin right at home. Many giants in the tech industry severely limited their own children from using smart devices, with some not allowing them at all. If the likes of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs had such restrictions, should we not think about it for our own families? Here is a good article for those who are ardent macOS users.
Here is an article on Parental Controls for Windows (one of many, Google it) – Windows has many more options and third-party software hacks that can help. I recommend doing a lot of research on the subject.
OpenDNS is a great option for filtering websites. It’s free and easy to setup.
Finally, There’s a Book About Which Animals Fart – I can’t believe this actually exists. Hopefully this made you laugh a little.
How to Pick the Most Comfortable, Spacious Seats on an Airplane – “If there is someone who knows how to make a plane ride more comfortable, it’s the pilot. That plane is their office, and they know all its secrets. Here are some tips from a professional flier on how to make the skies a little more friendly—for you.”
Huge Study says “Anti-Depressants Work” – “The biggest ever study of anti-depressants has found that they reduce symptoms of depression and are more effective than placebos. The findings also included the first ever league tables comparing different antidepressants, confirming that they all work, but some less well-known drugs work better than well-known ones like Prozac.”