Tastes a little like Skittles. This gets 8/10 from me.
This flavor is an exclusive to Walmart. After the initial taste it starts to sink it’s teeth in. I like it. Solid 8/10. I’d buy it again.
This has a nice lemonade taste to it and is a good summer drink. Gets a 7/10.
Last year I used a Hypervolt massage gun at my friend’s house and thought it was pretty cool. I wasn’t going to pay $300+, for what is essentially a fancy jig saw, though. Theragun also makes really nice ones, but those can even run up to $600! A couple of weeks ago I saw a thread on Reddit with a link to some more afordable options. I clicked on one and saw really good reviews. It looked nearly identical to the Hypervolt with more speed settings and a lot of attachments. After an Amazon Prime discount, $10 coupon, and tax it came to $95.39. That’s a price tag I could feel okay about spending on a device I might not use much. It’s the Darkiron Massage Gun and here’s an Amazon link to it.
When I opened the box there was even a little card with an offer to get a free battery after submitting a review. Could be why their reviews are so good. 😉 After a little use I submitted an Amazon review, emailed the company, and received a spare battery within a week.
This thing is pretty quiet and runs for 90 minutes on a single charge. As you can see it comes with a bunch of attachments, though I’ve only used the soft ball so far. The case is nice too. I’m really happy with my purchase and it’s a gun I can recommend for the price.
Maybe being impressed by Coke Zero set my expectations too high, because this should be called Zero Flavor. It’s worse than Mellow Yellow.
MtDewVirus Score: 2/10
I posted recaps of my making for 2017 and 2018. I thought I might be able to hit 100 making posts in 2019, but I fell well short of that. November and December of 2018 kind of burned me out. I do a bit in 2019 though…
- Fresh Saw Indicators
- CD Spectroscope
- Microwave Upgrade
- Nick Colors #1
- Nick Colors #2
Only 21 posts for the year!
I watched several movies on the Utah trip flights, so it’s a good time to review everything I’ve watched over the last month or two.
I guess it was a feel-good movie about following your dreams, but I only picked it because I had watched Captain Marvel a week or two before.
Solid addition to the Rocky series.
Do not get between a mother and her children.
Never really knew much about Queen before watching this and I really loved all of the music in the movie.
I managed to avoid spoilers for a week while I was out-of-town and was not disappointed in how they brought everything together for this chapter of the story.
Costner and Harrelson forme a great team in this incredible story.
In no particular order, here are some of my favorite 2017 purchases. Links are included where appropriate.
I’ve bought a lot of tools this year, but this might be my favorite. Works great for breaking down boxes to put in the recycle bin. Can be used for detailed work when creating models as well. Much easier to use than a utility knife. Goes for $6-7 on Amazon.
I use these all the time. You can can measure insides, outsides, and depths and switch between inches, inch fractions, and metric. I wouldn’t go too cheap, which may sacrifice accuracy. I got mine from Amazon on Prime Day and plan to pick up a shorter set as well.
I started out with an AdaBox subscription and later found the HackerBoxes subscription. I would say AdaBox is aimed more at beginners (no soldering required) and the components are higher quality, but HackerBoxes is usually more challenging and exciting. I also like getting a box each month, which keeps me learning more and coming back to electronics if I drift off a bit.
mini French Press
If you’re not grinding beans and using a brewing method similar to a French Press you’re probably settling for low quality coffee. This mini press is $8 at IKEA and is the perfect size for my one cup per day.
I’m still loving this iPhone. Face ID is a game changer and works really well for a first version. The user interface changes made possible (and necessary) after removing the home button are a huge improvement over previous iPhones. No regrets getting the X instead of an 8 Plus.
Oscillating Spindle Sander
I bought this from a guy (found on Craig’s List) when I went to buy his planer. I feel like I stole it when all he wanted was $50, which included 3 extra sets of sanding sleeves. Nobody enjoys sanding, so every machine that speeds up that process is worth the money.
I basically stole this well, getting it with a set of several other used Craftsman battery tools. It probably come out to about $10. I was excited when I learned how to use a power drill clutch, but an impact driver does all of that automatically. Plus it pretty much eliminates slipping, so the days of stripping screws are gone.
YI 4K Action Camera
Much cheaper than a GoPro and it does all of the same stuff. I got mine (both of them) from Amazon. Yep, I said both. 😦 After I cracked my first one and replaced the screen, the crack eventually spread and the mounting threads came out.
Magnetic Parts Holders
I use these in my workshop and at my hobby desk. I think I have 5 of them now, because they are that useful. The base is magnetic making it easy to attach to something and the magnetic tray is great for holding on to your screws as you work on something. They’re only $2.99 at Harbor Freight, but I haven’t paid for a single one because you can get them for free with a coupon.
A great streaming TV service with cloud DVR. I’ve been using this for a year now and don’t miss cable at all. The service has improved a lot since my free trial and the Apple TV app hasn’t locked up or skipped a beat in months.
Netflix really hyped this for the last month or two. I guess they had to when it is the most expensive movie they’ve produced.
I don’t think I’ve watched a movie with orcs, elves, and magic set in a modern-day location like Los Angeles. I enjoyed it and am glad to see they’ve already ordered a sequel.
I bought this book when it came out in 2013 and until a few months ago it had been untouched on my Kindle. It’s hard to believe it was over 4 years ago and Tiger’s crash (pun intended) was even earlier. I wish I hadn’t waited so long to read it.
I’d been a Tiger Woods fan since his historic 1997 win at the Masters. In fact, I almost never watch a golf tournament unless he is playing. The excitement just isn’t there for me unless he’s in contention, which was pretty much every tournament he played for over a decade.
Through the book, Hank Haney gives us a lot of insight into Tiger’s personality. Many things make a lot more sense. At the same time, the book is one man’s view of Tiger. No matter what I read, at the end of the day, I’m still a fan of Tiger Woods the golfer.
If you’re a golf fan or even just a sports fan, I recommend reading this book. You’ll get a rare look into what it’s like working with one of the greatest professional athletes in history.