Homebrew Wanker™! Review of the Pinter fresh brewing kit

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A big red cask in a sea of cardboard.

Do you like beer? Do you like cider? Would you like to brew your own? Would you like a frustrating experience? Well, gang, do I have a treat for you! This is the Pinter from the Greater Good Fresh Brewing Company. It promises to introduce you to the wonderful world of beer and cider brewing.…

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Game Review: The Secret of Monkey Island – Special Edition

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High resolution graphics.

Blogging like it’s 1991! I’m pretty sure that I had the shareware version of the original Monkey Island. At any rate, I remember the amazing graphics… But I don’t remember getting further than the first few screens. I do remember a few years later, my brother and I completing the CD-ROM version of “Day Of…

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Review: Aftershokz Titanium Bone Conducting Headphones

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Set of black headphones.

Welcome to the world of endless conference calls! My last pair of headphones broke after a few months of constant use, so I decided to treat myself to a new, sturdier pair. These Aftershokz are SEVENTY QUID! Which is about £40 more than I usual spend on a pair of cans. But these use magic…

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Review: G9070 Robot Vacuum

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A round robot.

It has been over five years since I added WiFi to a Roomba. Technology has come a long way since then. I’ve just bought a WiFi enabled mopping robot for under £150. This is the snappily named Muzili G9070. It is a rebranded Tuya model – more on that later – which is available under…

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Game Review: Catlateral Damage

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Cat swatting objects off a shelf.

I’m playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. It’s a lovely morning in the home, and you are a horrible cat. Your aim is to cause mayhem and destruction by knocking over as many things as possible. This is a joyful little game…

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Game Review: Islands Non-Places

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Weird chairs on top of a tangle of roots.

I’m playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. This is… awful? It is visually interesting without actually being fun. It is intriguing for five minutes before becoming hollow. It is surreal and delightfully weird. But it isn’t a game. You have to hunt…

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Game Review: WitchWay (and getting it running on Linux)

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A witch pushing some blocks.

I’m playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. This starts as a fun little logic puzzle, but quickly descends into frustration. Like Portal, you have limited array of actions and have to manipulate your environment in order to get move on to the…

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Game Review: One Night Stand

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Hand drawn artwork.

I’m (slowly) playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. Remember all those one-night-stands you had when you were younger? No – me neither. I was a paragon of virtue… But, if you did engage in such shameless behaviour, did you ever wonder how…

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Man Goes And Perishes – inside some cheap motion sensitive LEDs

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Circuit board with PIR sensor.

I was recently asked to review some motion sensitive LEDs. Not usually my thing, but they charge via USB – so why not! It has the most bizarre product description I’ve seen: Always nice to review a gadget which comes with a reminder of your own mortality… pic.twitter.com/wGJYcWCVyJ — Terence Eden (@edent) October 7, 2020…

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Review: Lexar corner desk

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A black desk.

I’ve spent six-months working from an old kitchen table, and there is never quite enough room for all my monitors and associated kit. With the news that we’re all going to be working from home for a while longer, my employer very generously agreed to pay up to £150 for a WFH desk. So I…

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