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Linksys Loves You So Much They Want to Give You $100

February 2nd, 2012  |  by  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  23 Comments

Note: This post was sponsored by Linksys and the new Linksys E4200v2 router. For more information on sponsored posts, read the bottom of our About Page.

Over the course of the next few weeks we’re going to run a few DadWagon posts related to the idea of “connectivity,” at the behest of Linksys, which has graciously offered to sponsor said posts here at DadWagon.

What’s more, Linksys has generously allowed us to offer a free $100 BestBuy gift certificate to a DadWagon reader. Here’s how it will work: Those of you who read this post can head over to the DadWagon Facebook page (why not “like” us while you’re there–we like you!), and just comment on this post.

Say anything. Say everything. Share your deep, unabridged, uncensored, unmoderated, unhinged, hyper-critical, totally unfair, completely biased, rarely intelligible, opinions. Let us have it! Praise us to the heavens! Just write! Because there’s nothing worse than begging for comments and likes, as we have now just done, and not getting any. Or getting a few polite and neutral ones.

We’re going to be taking comments until next Tuesday, at which point, we will select one commenter at random—using this totally neat site—who will become DadWagon’s inaugural Lucky, Lucky Winner™. Who will win! Because he or she is lucky, and also was diligent enough to go to Facebook and write something about this post!

Another thing: Linksys has also done a bit of research on what they–charmingly, oddly, absurdly–call “Geek Dads.” By virtue of having this blog, we DadWagoners are in fact Geek Dads. Don’t agree? Here’s the short version of what a Geek Dad might be: “tech-savvy, intelligent, engaged, confident fathers who take great pride in sharing their passion for tech with their kids, creating new traditions and making family life fun and memorable in their own unique way.” That is so us! Totally, completely, totally, really us.

Here’s a bit more data from the survey: “Nearly 70 percent of geek dads consider themselves to be cooler than other dads with 75 percent of them attributing it to creating a home where their kids’ friends enjoy hanging out.” We at DadWagon don’t just think we’re cooler than other dads…we know we are, and we have have the low-paying jobs, failed marriages (in Theodore’s case), poor physiques, and receding hairlines to prove it. And we all have iPhones. Geek!

Or how about this: “One in five geek dads admit to using technology in secret to avoid being discovered by their wives.” Yep–we don’t tell our wives anything. Ever. On any subject.

[Ed. note: Portions of this post were amended at the request of our sponsor.]


  1. Jason Sperber via Facebook says:

    February 2nd, 2012at 12:21 pm(#)

    Sell-outs. ;-P (Can I have some?)

  2. Max Yang via Facebook says:

    February 2nd, 2012at 12:36 pm(#)

    I prefer DigitalDads but GeekDads is more hip I suppose 😀

  3. DadWagon via Facebook says:

    February 2nd, 2012at 12:42 pm(#)

    DigitalDads makes me think of fingers. Which are useful in fatherhood, I suppose. #opposablethumbdads are pretty cool. Congrats, anyhow, to our first two contestants. Who’s next?!

  4. Graham Giles via Facebook says:

    February 2nd, 2012at 1:33 pm(#)

    I guess you’ve got to pay the bills somehow, because I’m sure as hell not going to forking over my wife’s shoe money for corporate advertising drivel.

  5. DadWagon via Facebook says:

    February 2nd, 2012at 1:46 pm(#)

    Yes, Graham Giles! We think. Wait, what does that mean? You won’t pay for advertising? We won’t either!

  6. Peter St.Wecker via Facebook says:

    February 2nd, 2012at 2:16 pm(#)

    Add me to the GeekDad list as well (just don’t call us nerds!)

  7. Tim Thomas via Facebook says:

    February 2nd, 2012at 2:43 pm(#)

    Ah the projects you can do with $100. I’ve found routers are really useful once you load DD-WRT. I’ve got one running a music server attached to wireless speakers via a USB audio card controlled by an Android App.

  8. Steven Scott via Facebook says:

    February 2nd, 2012at 2:47 pm(#)

    Nice, you guys will be rolling in dough any day now.

  9. Nate Roth via Facebook says:

    February 2nd, 2012at 3:19 pm(#)

    Sweet, one free Monster Cable.

  10. Oliver Ortega Chua via Facebook says:

    February 2nd, 2012at 3:37 pm(#)

    If I win, I’ll consider it (partial) reimbursement for the E3000 that bricked on its own after only a couple months. 😛

  11. Eric Williams via Facebook says:

    February 2nd, 2012at 4:00 pm(#)

    Daddies need toys, too. 😉

  12. Kevin J. Wangler via Facebook says:

    February 2nd, 2012at 5:50 pm(#)

    We actually need a new router, so this is fortuitous — if I win!

  13. Jack Steiner via Facebook says:

    February 3rd, 2012at 12:39 am(#)

    $100 at Best Buy- well I do need a new camera….

  14. Nick Moscaritolo via Facebook says:

    February 3rd, 2012at 9:50 am(#)

    Love the site- wish you could post more!

  15. Paul Rimple via Facebook says:

    February 6th, 2012at 12:15 pm(#)

    If I win I will switch to Linkseys if my provider will provide me with one. If I lose, which is very extremely likely, I’ll stick with my ZTE ZXV10 W300 series thing (is that geeky sounding enough?).

  16. Eddie Camarillo via Facebook says:

    February 6th, 2012at 4:27 pm(#)

    Well, as a Geek Dad I have to suggest that the genuine article actually owns an Android phone and not an iPhone. Daughters 2 and 5 already know about Link/Zelda and Final Fantasy IV. They are also adept at running random maintenance tasks on my laptop when the mood strikes them… Favorite task of the 2 year old…. running AusLogics Defrag… she thinks it’s pretty.

  17. Barbara Sacks Singer via Facebook says:

    February 6th, 2012at 11:11 pm(#)

    getting my comment in just under the wire

  18. DadWagon via Facebook says:

    February 7th, 2012at 9:35 am(#)


  19. DadWagon via Facebook says:

    February 8th, 2012at 8:15 am(#)

    Hey Max Yang: We pulled #2 out of Random.org, and you’re the second commenter, so you’re the big winner. Check your FB messages.

  20. Max Yang via Facebook says:

    February 8th, 2012at 12:02 pm(#)

    Winner winner chicken dinner! Thank you DadWagon and Linksys. Time to get my geek on.

  21. DadWagon via Facebook says:

    February 8th, 2012at 6:41 pm(#)

    Hey Max Yang: FB message not getting to you? Email us at tips dadwagon.com to claim the prize. We need to know where to send it, etc…

  22. Max Yang via Facebook says:

    February 8th, 2012at 7:00 pm(#)

    No I haven’t received. Will email.

  23. DadWagon via Facebook says:

    February 8th, 2012at 7:13 pm(#)

    DONE! First giveaway is closed. Stand by, however, for another giveaway prize in the not-too-distant future.

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