Review: Unusual Suspects Board Game

  • December 2, 2016
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of the Unusual Suspects Board Game, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. The Game of Stereotypes The first and only game of this I played lasted one round. One round because we eliminated the guilty party. One round because no one wanted to play a second game. Initially I thought this was going to be similar to Guess Who. And it is, but how you determine the guilty party is by looking at the individual’s photo and coming up with what stereotype(s) they match.

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Review: LucidSound LS20 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset

  • December 2, 2016
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of the LucidSound LS20 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Amazing Build Quality, But Heavy and Tight Having recently moved in with my girlfriend, I’m no longer able to crank up the sound and openly chat with friends during our weekly (or at least when we can now) gaming sessions. While we’ve bounced around a few services, we’ve stuck pretty closely with Google Hangouts.

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Review: Radiance LED String Lights

  • November 21, 2016
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of Radiance LED String Lights, 5 ft, Silver Wire, Warm White, Battery Powered (2 Pack), received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Bright and Flexible The first thing to note about these lights is that they consist of a wire between the lights, meaning they’re easy to bend into place. The lights themselves are additionally pretty bright, with 15 lights on each ‘string.’ The lights are a part of the light, which means they don’t stick out too far.

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How to Copy a PICO-8 Game From a PocketCHIP

  • November 19, 2016
  • James Skemp
Having recently received my PocketCHIP I decided to start going through PICO-8 Zine #1 and its first tutorial. However, being the person I am, I hadn’t written too many lines before I started wondering how I could source control the games I work on on my new PocketCHIP. Since I’m using a MacBook Pro, here’s how I was able to copy my games off of my PocketCHIP and get them into git.

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Review: Isotoner Men's Microsuede Devin Hoodback Slippers

  • November 19, 2016
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of Isotoner Men’s Microsuede Devin Hoodback Slippers, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Best slippers I’ve ever owned In my adult life I’ve only owned two pairs of slippers, both within the last half decade. For whatever reason I never had much of a use for slippers in the past, but as time has gone by I’ve wanted a pair, more for leaving the apartment than anything else.

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Review: Galiva Men's Cotton ExtraSoft No Show Cushion Socks

  • November 10, 2016
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of Galiva Men’s Cotton ExtraSoft No Show Cushion Socks, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. I’ll stick with my Hanes I’m pretty brand loyal, but when I had the opportunity to try out a pair of Galiva socks, I decided to give it a try. After all, it has been a couple of years since I’ve tried anything else. Initially I was a little impressed, since the socks came in a hard box.

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Review: DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable, Heat Resistant, Everyday Kitchen Basic Oven Mitt, 9 x 8", Set of 2, French Stripe- Chambray Blue

  • October 24, 2016
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of the DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable, Heat Resistant, Everyday Kitchen Basic Oven Mitt, 9 x 8”, Set of 2, French Stripe- Chambray Blue, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. What’s an oven mitt if it can’t keep your hand cool at oven temps? (Since Amazon combines the reviews of a number of other items, if reading this review on Amazon, these are for the 9 x 8” oven mitts, specifically the French Stripe, Chambray Blue, style.

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Review: Raspberry Pi User Guide, Fourth Edition

  • October 22, 2016
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of the Raspberry Pi User Guide, Fourth Edition, written by Eben Upton and Gareth Halfacree, and received as part of the Amazon Vine program. A good basic overview of the Raspberry Pi My experience with the Raspberry Pi is limited to a year of owning three Pi 2s (one that I turned into a backup server, one into a RetroPie machine, and one that never left the box) and one Pi 3 (that I just started to get setup as an updated RetroPie machine).

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Review: Treasure Hunter

  • October 7, 2016
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of the Treasure Hunter board game, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Not as complicated as it first seems The last Richard Garfield board game I purchased was King of Tokyo (and the CCGs Magic and Netrunner a long time before that), so I’m a little familiar with his games. When I saw that Treasure Hunter one plays two to six players in 40 minutes, I figured this would be a perfect game to play during our weekly game lunches at work.

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Review: OtterBox SYMMETRY SERIES Case for Samsung Galaxy S7

  • September 18, 2016
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of the OtterBox SYMMETRY SERIES Case for Samsung Galaxy S7, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. A cross between an OtterBox and a slim case I’ve always preferred slimmer cases for my phones, so when I picked up a Samsung Galaxy S7 a handful of months ago I ultimately decided upon the tech21 EVO ELITE Protectective Case for my device. However, my girlfriend uses an OtterBox, specifically one of the DEFENDER SERIES cases for her Galaxy S6, and I recently picked up a bike, and we were going to be out biking, with our mobile devices in tow.

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