Anova Precision Kickstarter

In case my last post didn’t convince you to get one, Anova is coming out with a new cooker with many more features including control via iPhone. All for a lower price, how do they do it?!?! (more…)

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My experiences with cooking via sous vide

Dayum sonThe method of putting ingredients in a bag, sealing them in a vacuum and cooking it all in a water bath held at a specific temperature has been around for decades. The benefit is that you can truly cook things all the way through at exactly the right temperature with hardly any risk of overcooking. The advent of cheap microcontrollers and a resurgence in interest with cooking via sous vide has led to some very affordable home appliances where the only option once was expensive lab equipment. So cheap, I have in fact hacked one together before and Mike and I cooked a very nice dry aged steak in it. (more…)

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Things We Think Are Cool: The Lamy Safari

Black on BlackIt’s the gateway drug to finer writing. The Battlemouth office has three of them floating around for daily use.

We think the Lamy Safari is cool.

 

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Bear Simulator Kickstarter. Enough Said.


A game where I can play as a bear and at the $20 backer level my bear can wear sunglasses? Yes please! (more…)

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Kickstarted – Duelyst

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Every once in awhile a real stellar project will pop up on Kickstarter and I can’t help but back it. Figured I might as well share these finds with everyone as it’s pretty dang easy to miss a project only to find it already concluded and you missing out on all the rad backer exclusive perks. Today I give you Duelyst a a tactical combat game being made by a team of devs that have working on the likes of Diablo 3, Rogue Legacy, and Ratchet and Clank. The idea is to give the game fully to someone when they pay for it, no microtransactions or paywalls, you unlock everything by spending time playing the game. Titles like Hearthstone, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Hero Academy get tossed around when describing Duelyst, all of which get me super excited. (more…)

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How to Lose Your Faith in Humanity and Then Lose Your Humanity

The dusk before our deaths

It happens in a game called Rust. You start off in a random location looking for your friends and a place to set up some sort of base. As you go wandering around, some dude who’s been playing the game for a while comes up and just shoots you. Not because you posed a threat, you only have a rock. Or for your loot, you have none. No this is killing for the sake of killing. Barbaric. Then you finally find your friends after dying about 20 more times and life is just peachy. You have a hut, a gun and some actual clothing. You log off and the next day your camp has been blown up, raided and you are dead. (more…)

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