Nurture & Support 174: Mel and Kelly talk about what to buy on Amazon (again)

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS174.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSSIn what is becoming a trend, Mel and I share what to buy on Amazon based on our recent purchases.  Amazon, feel free to start sending us free stuff to review.  Maybe start with Nintendo Switches.   Mel’s Recommendation –  Star Wars Bookends Han. Leia. Classic poses. Heavy. Bookends. Currently out of stock.  What more do you need to know??  Here is the link to keep checking to order these.           Kelly’s Recommendation – Techole HDMI splitter … Continue reading

Nurture & Support 173: The miracle of loaves and Fitbits

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Nurture & Support 170: Games, judgement, K-pop mishaps, and WiFi

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS170.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSSThis week Mel and I are joined by Dr. Mike.  Again.  Will it ever stop??? Mel’s recommendation – Legendary Game of Heroes This is a fun, yet not cost free game where you can join a guild and help each other out. Mel’s guild “Black Cat Coven” has some openings if you want to join… hit her up at @karmic9 on Twitter if you are interested. Mike’s recommendation –  Victrola 6-in-1 Wood Bluetooth Mid Century Record Player Mikes recommendation is a … Continue reading

Nurture & Support 169: Hobos and iPads

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Nurture & Support 168: Tea and Tapes

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Nurture & Support 167: Back in business with fun recommendations (eventually)

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/NS167.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSSNurture & Support returns with our favorite guest Dr. Mike. Bear with us since it has been awhile and we had to catch up.  Recommendations (worth waiting for) begin around the 8 minute mark, but before that you will be treated to: Mel’s current Internet access situation An audio tour of Dr. Mike’s office/home We do eventually get to recommendations.  BTW, it is worth sticking around until the end because Mel and Mike lose Kelly’s audio, but our recording software does … Continue reading

Squat Cobbler 107: Album Chicanery

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Squat Cobbler 94: A Light Rant

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Squat Cobbler 92: Bye Bye Hangouts on Air

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/SC92.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS Tangent Tally: 6 Effective August 1 Google will shut down Hangouts on Air. Since this has been the base product we use for both the Nurture and Support and Squat Cobbler podcasts, Mike and I ponder the future.  We also plead with our listeners to give us suggestions. Want to subscribe to the Nurture and Support podcast, which is also home to the Squat Cobbler podcast?? Our feed – http://nurtureandsupport.net/feed/podcast, iTunes – Nurture and Support, Stitcher, Google Play and Kelly’s YouTube … Continue reading

Squat Cobbler 85: Lassie! Mike fell down the well!! (and 3D printing)

http://media.blubrry.com/nurtureandsupport/p/www.nurtureandsupport.net/ns/SC85.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSSSo… Mike had to record this episode from his phone and the sound quality is pretty poor.  Sorry!!  We’ll fix it for future episodes.  It is super rocky at the start, but improves after the introduction. This week we chat about my 3D printer.  Here are some links to some of the related sites I mentioned TinkerCAD – Make your own 3D models  https://www.tinkercad.com/ Thingiverse – Get thousands of free 3D models  https://www.thingiverse.com/ CURA – Slicer software https://ultimaker.com/en/products/ultimaker-cura-software Creality CR10S – … Continue reading