Geoffrey Wiseman

Articles tagged with 'review':

Sam Phillips: Don't Do Anything

November 5, 2015

For the past month or so, I've been playing the Sam Phillips album, Don't Do Anything (iTunes, Amazon, Wikipedia, AllMusic) very regularly. It's a great album, end to end, basically all the songs are good. You should listen. And if you don't like it, what's wrong with you? (Or maybe you just have different taste, I guess.) read more ⇒

Resogun: Save the Last Humans

January 11, 2014

My son wanted Skylanders: Swap Force for Christmas. Our aging collection of consoles (XBox, PS2, Wii) wasn't a good fit. Only the Wii would play it, and the Wii version of Swap Force has a reputation for being glitchy.

The Wii U has had a rough start, so I didn't seriously consider it. I briefly considered getting a previous-generation console (PS3, XBox 360), which would have given us access to a library of older games and probably allowed us to play many new console games for a year or two. I suspect that might have been the best choice, but the enthusiast in me wanted the PS4, and I was somewhat nervous that we might be in this same position next year with a new game requested for Christmas that can run on PS4 but not on PS3.

So after Santa brought my son a PS4, Skylanders: Swap Force, Knack and a second DualShock 4, I tried hard not to go wild and buy myself a bunch of games. I mostly succeeded. read more ⇒

Kaffeologie S Filter for AeroPress

August 10, 2013

When you make coffee in an Aeropress, you use a filter on the end of the press which prevents the coffee grounds from going into your cup. These filters are cheap, plentiful, and use very little paper, so there are limited reasons to switch to something...

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Long-Term Reviews of iOS Devices (the iPad 1 is Slow)

April 18, 2013

John Gruber notes that we rarely see reviews of products after they've been used for an extensive period of time:

It shouldn’t be that surprising that a $200 device isn’t built all that well. What should be surprising is analysts and pundits who automatically assume a low price means a winner.

That's true. Actually, a lot of reviews are on the basis of a very short period of examination, or possibly even just on the basis of reviewing the literature about the product. read more ⇒

On "Moves"

April 9, 2013

After reading some pleasant things about Moves (iTunes, website) I thought I should check it out a little more closely.

First Impressions

It's pretty. It's not overloaded with information that I don't care about but the information that is there...

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