A Fun Weekend with Pseudo-Virtual Reality

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Go4D Cardboard Viewer

We’ve had our eyes on virtual reality in the home for about 18 months now. From Kickstarter, to toying with the idea of the Oculus Rift, to getting excited about PlayStation’s entry recently. But VR didn’t quite make the cut for our Christmas wish lists this year, so the kids and I decided to dust off our Google Cardboard headsets … Read More

My Experience with Meal Kit Delivery Services

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Home Chef: Normandy Chicken with Apple Cream Sauce and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

I like to eat. I sometimes like to cook. But above all, I love convenience, as I try to squeeze more and more activity into each day. Marrying convenience with freshly-prepared, home-cooked meals, while picking up some new skills along the way, is a slam dunk to me. So I tried out several meal kit delivery services to see what … Read More

Retro-gaming on the Raspberry Pi

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SNES Mike Tyson Punchout

We are a gaming family. Board games, card games, video games — we spend a lot of our free time playing in one form or another. We have various iterations of several different modern consoles attached to TVs throughout our house, but sadly, all of my older games remain boxed. So for this painfully simple Raspberry Pi project, I wanted … Read More

Fire in the Triangle, Competition Dining 2015

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White Street Brewing car

The 2015 season of Competition Dining NC begins early, so as to showcase some of North Carolina’s winter harvests. If you’re unfamiliar with Fire in the Triangle, check out my previous post on the subject. In short, two area chefs prepare three dishes each, to be served blind (i.e. you don’t know whose dish you’re eating) to a hungry dining … Read More

Fire in the Triangle, Competition Dining 2014

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Savor NC Food Pantry

If you’re a home cook, enjoy good food, or enjoy cooking competition shows like Master Chef and Top Chef, you owe it to yourself to check out Competition Dining in North Carolina. Competition Dining is sponsored by the NC Department of Agriculture, and features competitions in five regions throughout the state: Raleigh, Charlotte, Asheville, Wilmington, and Greensboro. Each evening, two … Read More