Review: Enjoy Learning Japanese Kanji: Discover Their Hidden Meanings

  • July 30, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of Enjoy Learning Japanese Kanji: Discover Their Hidden Meanings, written by Kun Ho Park and Kyung Yong Kong, and received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Not a Book for Beginners Right off I’m going to state that I failed when it came to this book. I have a number of books to help learn how to read Kanji, but as with all of them, despite my best efforts I’ve failed to gain much from them.

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Review: FELINE GREENIES Dental Treats Oven Roasted Chicken Flavor 11 Ounces

  • July 30, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of FELINE GREENIES Dental Treats Oven Roasted Chicken Flavor 11 Ounces, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Mostly Cat Approved Years ago, we started giving Greenies to our cat after the vet had recommended them to help clean our cat’s teeth. Since then I’ve picked up Greenies on an occasional base for my last cat, but never for the three cats I’m living with now.

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Review: CRAVE Grain Free High Protein Salmon Paté Wet Cat Food Trays

  • July 30, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of CRAVE Grain Free High Protein Salmon Paté Wet Cat Food Trays, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Messy to Open, Despite Little Juice We have three cats of varying ages, who mostly free-graze on dry food throughout the day. As a treat we’ll give them varying types of wet food, with one of them just lapping up the juices, and the other two eating what they can.

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Review: AmazonBasics Xbox One Wired Controller

  • July 4, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of the AmazonBasics Xbox One Wired Controller, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. In My Eyes (and Hands) A Much Better Xbox One Controller Note: This item does not yet seem to be available for purchase from Amazon. For these reasons the links point to my review on Amazon. I never owned an original Xbox with the ‘Duke’ controller, but as a longtime PlayStation owner I recall noting how fat the Xbox 360 controller felt in my hands.

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Review: One Night Ultimate Alien

  • June 29, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of One Night Ultimate Alien, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Another Game in the One Night Series The One Night Series of games consists of Werewolf, Werewolf Daybreak, Vampire, and now Alien. Each of these games can be played by themselves, or can be combined to allow for more players and different experiences. For gameplay, they’re very lite versions of Ultimate Werewolf, as instead of playing over the course of many nights, you effectively play one night and then figure out who, if anyone, should be killed.

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How to Backup SNES Saves With the Super UFO Pro 8

  • June 10, 2017
  • James Skemp
For the last handful plus years I’ve been worried about losing some of the saves I have on a few SNES (Super Nintendo) games. Recently I saw a video review by My Life in Gaming on the Super UFO Pro 8, which promises to be able to copy carts, as well as backup saves. Based upon that video I decided to ignore some of the negative reviews of the Super UFO Pro 8 and pickup one from eBay (which was slightly cheaper, and faster, than picking one up from Amazon).

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Review: Pfister Weller LG49-WR0K 2-Handle 8-inch Widespread Bathroom Faucet in Brushed Nickel

  • May 29, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of the Pfister Weller LG49-WR0K 2-Handle 8” Widespread Bathroom Faucet in Brushed Nickel, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Looks Nice, But Expect a More Advanced Installation First, I’ve never installed a faucet before I tried installing this Pfister faucet. But now that I’ve tried to install one I’ve done so, but not this model. A month or two ago we replaced the shower curtain rod, toilet paper, and hand towel holder, in the first floor bathroom, with ones that have a brushed nickel finish like this Pfister Weller.

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Review: Sony HT-CT80 Soundbar Home Speaker

  • May 29, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of the Sony HT-CT80 Soundbar Home Speaker, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Working Great in Our Kitchen For a couple of a months we’ve been looking at Soundbars at Costco, and at what Best Buy has on sale each week, to use within our living room. We previously had a 5.1 system in there, but once we switched to a smaller table for our TV stand, we didn’t have the room.

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Review: Petstages Channel Scratcher Catnip Blasted Scratching Post Station for Cats, Large

  • May 28, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of the Petstages Channel Scratcher Catnip Blasted Scratching Post Station for Cats, Large, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Did Nothing For Our Three Cats We have three male cats at our home who love their cat tree, and scratching up the carpet. With our stairs having recently been relieved of their carpet, they’re no longer able to attack a corner of one of the stairs up from the landing between the first and second floors.

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Review: Anpro Stainless Steel Heavy-duty Fruit and Vegetables Masher, Potato Ricer

  • April 22, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of the Anpro Stainless Steel Heavy-duty Fruit and Vegetables Masher, Potato Ricer, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Results in Amazing Mashed Potatoes I’m not much of a cook, so when the Anpro Potato Ricer was available for review I asked my girlfriend, an amazing cook, if she’d be interested in helping me out. She said she had never used one, but would be interested in doing so.

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